Fo0die dined as a guest of Seville Estate Restaurant and as such, the rating does not give any consideration to customer service.
We arrived at Seville Estate at 11:30am on a Friday after driving for about an hour from Melbourne’s East. Through the duty gravel road, we made our way to the car park and after a short walk, we arrived at the cellar door and restaurant.
On entry, there’s a counter to welcome guests. From here we could see a room to the left and another room to the right. We were taken to the room to the right and found ourselves at the cellar door where the wine tasting happens. This area is spacious with large tables to accommodate larger groups as well as smaller groups who can sit around a barrel ‘table’ and a lounge area with a two seater sofa (which could technically seat four if you don’t mind squeezing in).
We sat at the barrel ‘table’ and looked through the wine tasting menu. Wine tasting is free at the venue but they also offer an option to pay $15 for tasting of the reserved wines.
After our wine tasting, we moved to the opposite room; the dining room, which, similar to the wine tasting area, is also spacious and light. Filled with a range of round and square light timber tables, these are paired with a mix of dark and light chairs against light wooden floor (the room itself is very aesthetic).
At the opposite end of the room are bi-fold doors that lead out to a decked area with outdoor seating under large shady trees and umbrellas (amazing spot to enjoy a meal on a beautiful day!). The large windows at the side of the dining room along with the bi-fold door, gives the dining room beautiful natural light and views to enjoy your meal with.
While the venue does offer an alacarte menu, we went with the four course ‘feed me’ menu which left the food selection to the very capable team (a great option when you don’t feel like going through the menu and selecting the dishes).
After the team asked whether we had any dietary requirements, our ‘feed me’ adventure started with a warm bread roll. Who else loves starting a meal off with warm bread?
Our first course was the heirloom vegetables which was slightly char grilled and dressed with a light vinegar sauce. The light dressing allowed the true natural flavours of the dish to come through with every vegetable in the bowl perfectly cooked so that it remained fresh and crunchy.
10 pieces of firm textured Kingfish paired with a crunchy and thinly sliced cucumber and kohlrabi; the dish was perfect for the warmer weather.
Our favourite dish of the ‘feed me’ menu was this house made gnocchi which was surprisingly light and paired well with the salty bacon and fresh basil. We recommend slicing the bacon up so that you have enough bacon to go with all the gnocchi in the dish.
Our last main dish was the perfectly cooked and super tender lamb sitting on top of a polenta mash. This was served with a beetroot salad (much to Mr J’s horror as he does not like beetroot). However, I did not end up feasting on this salad on my own (unfortunately…), Mr J actually didn’t mind the beetroot salad paired with candied roasted walnuts which gave the salad a nice earthy flavour.
If you’re after fresh seasonal ingredients and dishes that incorporate these while maintaining the natural true flavours of the ingredients then Seville Estate Restaurant is one for you to check out.
Dishes that make up this review
- Four course feed me menu ($60 per person)
- Escabeche of heirloom vegetables
- Black kingfish, kohirabi, cucumbers, buttermilk
- Potato gnocchi, our tomatoes, garden basil, olive
- Victorian lamb rump, soft polenta, barberries, yoghurt
- Beetroot, stracciatella, pecan