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1309 @ Balgownie

1309 at Balgownie is the Yarra Valley’s newest restaurant and bar.

Upscale dining by Head Chef Beth Candy (Finalist Best Chef 2021 – TAA Awards) and Director of Food and Beverage Grant Flack (Winner Best Chef 2019 – TAA Awards).

Open 7-days, 1309 features fresh local produce and delicious modern-Australian food alongside an extensive drinks menu featuring boutique Balgownie wine and decadent cocktail creations.

And you don’t have to stay at Balgownie to dine at 1309. Bookings are open to the public AND our inhouse guests.

A brand new Reception and Cellar Door, wine and cocktail bar, private dining spaces, renovated Melba function room, and a stunning refurbished deck accompany the new restaurant.

Join our restaurant manager Ryan McGrath and the 1309 team for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Grazing Menu for in between times.

Discounted lunch and dinner dining available exclusively for our wine club members. If you’re not a member yet, you can explore and join the club that’s right for you here.

Scroll down to view the latest and upcoming culinary events, exclusive to 1309 at Balgownie.

Opening Hours

Restaurant 1309
Now Open 7-days

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Breakfast buffet, continental and hot offering available.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

In-Room Dining
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Grazing Menu
Available Monday to Thursday
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Available Friday to Sunday
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Public holidays incur a 15% surcharge
2/3 course menu only on public holidays and for dinner on eve’s of public holidays
Sorry no split bills

Cellar Door hours and tasting times here.


Book a table

Up to 15% off your dining for wine club members (max 10 guests) – bookings required.

For group bookings (more than 12 seated guests), please contact our events team sales@balgownie.com.

(03) 9730 0774


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Balgownie Chefs

Grant Flack & Beth Candy

The "Melon & Candy" Story

Grant and Beth have known each other for over 13 years, having first worked together at the RACV City Club in Melbourne.

Beth shone as an apprentice chef. Under the tutelage of Grant, who was the Chef de Cuisine of the acclaimed Members Dining Room, and Executive Chef Mark Normoyle, Beth won a multitude of awards throughout her 3 year apprenticeship, culminating in an exceptional period where she won the prestigious Les Toques Blanches (LTB) Award for Excellence, and the Thierry Marx Career Development award run by Shared Tables, and earning her an overseas sojourn to work with Thierry in his kitchens in France.

After working in some of the world’s best kitchens (including The Fat Duck in Bray England), Beth returned to RACV to once again join Grant (Executive Sous Chef at the time). They worked on a project together at the Royal Melbourne Show, catering to more than 55,000 people over 14 days through events, a restaurant and a café lounge.

In 2018 the dynamic duo paired up again at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley. Grant was appointed Executive Chef and Beth was the obvious choice for 2IC. In just 18 months, they successfully renewed kitchen ethos, shifted commitment to local produce, and fostered fabulous team culture in the kitchen. These outcomes (and tantalising menus of course) garnered Grant the Tourism Accommodation Australia’s Chef of the Year in 2019, and bolstered partnerships with some of the finest producers the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Grant and Beth’s close bond and incredible working relationship is testament to the exceptional food and dining events they create together. They are excited to see what the Balgownie kitchen team can produce in their brand new world-class kitchen and Restaurant 1309 @ Balgownie.

Host your next event with us.

An event at Balgownie Estate promises exceptional food and wine and magnificent Yarra Valley vineyard views.

More information on our events page

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