Where to eat
Healesville Sanctuary is located in the heart of Victoria’s leading wine region. When you eat and drink with us, you’ll enjoy some of the best food, coffee and wines the Yarra Valley has to offer.
Our food partners, the Healesville Hotel, are renowned for a dynamic, passionate approach to food. They use high quality local produce from the region’s farms, orchards and artisan producers.
Between our three cafes, we cater for every taste and budget – from couples looking for fine dining, to groups wanting a great lunch option, to fussy kids looking for a snack on-the-go.
The Sanctuary Harvest serves up something a little special.
Head chef Greg Hampton has a particular passion for Australian bush food, which he marries with the contemporary approach of the Healesville Hotel team and a smorgasbord of seasonal local produce to create a tantalising array of dining options.
If you’ve got a busy day planned, our ready-to-go options could be for you. Choose from our seasonal salads and fresh sandwiches, steaming hot local pies, or freshly baked cakes.
Or linger among the leafy surrounds of our dining room and enjoy a meal from our seasonal a la carte menu. Options range from beer-battered flathead tails and chips with wild lime tartare, to a mushroom, thyme and Yarra Valley goat’s cheese risotto with parmesan salad.
And you can match your meal with a crisp local sauvignon blanc, cool apple cider or boutique beer – or an expertly blended and roasted Genovese coffee.
The Candlebark Cafe is conveniently located just outside the entrance to Healesville Sanctuary – in case you need a coffee or snack to kick-start your day’s touring, or to wind down at the end of your visit.
Enjoy a Genovese coffee, a freshly baked Harvest muffin, a warming ham and cheese toastie (the ultimate comfort food?), a cool drink or indulgent ice-cream.
The Candlebark Cafe is the perfect stop for sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats.
The Pavillion Cafe overlooks the children’s playground and the outdoor pavilion that gives it its name. It offers indoor seating and a winter wood fire.
Located near the birds of prey, it’s a great place to stop and recharge.
The offer here is simple: fresh sandwiches, Gladysdale pies, coffee, cold drinks and ice-cream.
Gourmet picnic hampers and barbecue packs
Why not relax and enjoy a barbecue or picnic in beautiful bushland surroundings?
For the ultimate foodie picnic, you can pre-order gourmet picnic hampers and barbecue packs, featuring a range of local Yarra Valley produce.
Just ring through to Sanctuary Harvest and confirm your selection at least 24 hours in advance. We’ll provide a delicious barbecue pack ready to cook – or you could simply spread a blanket in one of our lawn areas and unpack a picnic hamper.
For reservations and pricing, contact Sanctuary Harvest:
Tel: (03) 5957 2837