Altair Restaurant

There are three elements to a great restaurant experience: the people, the food and the ambience. I believe that an establishment is truly winning if they tick these three boxes in this order. Who wants ambience with terrible food and little to no interaction with staff?  Or amazing food sitting in a repellant space with … More Altair Restaurant

Healesville Hotel

When I heard that my last assignment with Yarra Ranges Tourism would be the Healesville Hotel I found myself awaiting my visit with anticipation and excitement.  I had heard through social media that the historic hotel had landed itself with a hat from the Good Food Guide recently and looked forward to experiencing the acclaimed … More Healesville Hotel

Coonara Springs

Have you noticed that if you don’t polish your silver it becomes tarnished and dull?  Like a piece of silverware Coonara Springs had become a little tarnished, a little dull:  The garden overgrown and the building tired and worn.  It looked as though years of serving the locals had taken its toll and it was … More Coonara Springs

Levantine Hill

  Can I tell you a secret? Yarra Valley Life is a bit of a stalker!!! It’s true! You see it’s been a year almost to the day since I discovered the intriguing Levantine Hill Estate on social media.  It’s been a year since I vowed to go and try their tasting menu – because … More Levantine Hill