Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

\"A genuinely superior dining experience worthy of a detour. Put simply, this restaurant boasts one of the finest, most interesting and most mouth-watering wine lists in the country.\"

Thirty years after it opened, Lake House is still a standard-bearer for regional Australian dining. The light-flooded, meticulously maintained dining room, with its linen-dressed tables and cushion-strewn banquettes, exudes luxury, comfort and sense of place. The lengthy wine list\'s generous representation of local regions underlines this sense of place, as does the menu, which mixes great local produce with that from further afield. Local quail stuffed with slow-cooked pork might come wrapped in a cabbage leaf and served with a brilliant masterstock broth, while Moreton Bay bug agnolotti is teamed for the win with house-made kimchi and tempura tofu. Local vegetables, herbs and flowers share space with polenta, a slow-cooked egg and crunchy grains, while poached Patagonian toothfish is lifted by a saffron veloute. Great service ticks the final box of this impressively well-rounded experience.

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