Where every dish has a story.

Restaurant 1309, Bar and Deck at Balgownie Yarra Valley

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

Upscale modern-Australian dining and extensive drinks menu featuring boutique Balgownie wine, cocktails and more.

Enjoy panoramic Yarra Valley views through floor to ceiling windows while you wine and dine.

Join the 1309 team for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner available 7-days, and a grazing menu available for in between times.

Bookings are highly recommended.

Private dining and function spaces are also available for group bookings via our events team.

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.

Winter menu now available. View our current menus below.

1309 MENU

A LA CARTE
(When set menu offered, 2-course $70pp & 3-course $85pp)

ENTREES

Native herb focaccia / whipped butter / herb oil $6

Soup (ask our waitstaff for today’s creation) $16

BE feature oysters (4) / rose mignonette / YV caviar(GF DF) $26

Anise myrtle cured Hiramisa Kingfish / lime gel / buttermilk / cucumber and YV caviar salsa (LG) $26

Smoked pumpkin, spiced date and YVD goats cheese tart / candied nuts /watercress, frissee and pear salad (V) $24

Confit duck and lentil cigar / orange and rhubarb compote / fennel, spring onion and pickled carrot / mandarin gastrique (DF) $26

Salt baked celeriac / apple mousse / “aioli” / toasted buckwheat wattleseed and macadamia (VE, DF, LG) $24

Pork and chive terrine / truffle mayo / bread and butter pickles / crisp sourdough / mustard dressing (DF) $26

MAINS

Grilled Buxton trout fillet / trio of Jerusalem artichoke, puree, roasted, chips / petit herb salad / pickled kohlrabi / sliced radish (LG) $44

Crispy Berkshire-Duroc pork belly / whipped broccoli / potato and thyme gratin / braised cabbage and grilled apple / spiced jus (LG) $46

Warm smoked duck breast / caramelised carrot / grilled fennel / pickled grapes / radish / orange infused jus (LG,DF) $46

200g Thousand Guineas grilled sirloin / celeriac puree / herbed polenta / broccolini / wilted silverbeet / Estate jus (LG) $48

Local YV mushroom risotto / baked parmesan / fresh herbs / whipped feta / enoki crisps (V,LG) $40

FOR TWO

Slow cooked goat shoulder / roast potatoes / spiced cauliflower mint and pomegranate salad / tumeric labna $96

SIDES $12

Black garlic infused Brussels sprouts / toasted almonds (V,LG)

Sage roasted kipfler potatoes (V,LG)

Crunchy cos / tangy mayo / dill / chives / pickled onion (V,LG,DF)

Spiced cauliflower and broccoli / turmeric yoghurt / fried curry leaves (V,LG)

DESSERT

YV sweetened feta mousse / textures of apple / white chocolate / pistachio (LG) $18

Upside down rhubarb cake / cinnamon crumble / dark chocolate sorbet / raspberry / rhubarb crisp (VE, LG) $18

Native lemon tart / myrtle meringue / spiced quince compote (LG) $18

Whipped chocolate, salted caramel and hazelnut dome / ganache glaze / cocoa nibs (LG) $18

YV Chocolaterie trio of ice creams & sorbets (LG, V) $17

YV cheese selection / house garnishes (V) $21

V – vegetarian, DF – dairy free, LG – low gluten, VE – vegan.

Whilst dietary requirements are catered for, we do not guarantee a strict nut or gluten free kitchen

Menu is subject to change without prior notice

Public holidays incur 15% surcharge. No Split Bills.

Download A La Carte Menu here.

1309 DRINKS MENU

COCKTAILS AND WINES
To download a complete drinks menu, scroll to the bottom of this section

COCKTAILS

POPCORN NEGRONI $24
Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, touch of popcorn infused syrup

FUNNY VALENTINE (house favourite) $24
Gin, strawberry Massenez, strawberry puree, lemon juice, egg white

MANGO AND JALAPENO MARGARITA $24
Jalepeno infused tequila, cointreau, lime juice, mango

COCONUT CHILI MARGARITA $24
Chili infused tequila, lime juice & coconut

TOMMY’S MARGARITA $24
Tequila, lime juice, agave syrup

SOUTH-EAST MOJITO $24
Lemongrass & ginger infused rum, fresh mint, sparkling yuzu, fresh lime

WHITE CHOCOLATE & PASSIONFRUIT MARTINI $24
Vanilla vodka, passoa, passionfruit puree, pink grapefruit, white chocolate, egg white

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE ESPRESSO MARTINI $24
Vodka, fresh espresso, kahlua chocolate brownie infused syrup

GEORGE MAPLE $24
Spiced rum, fresh espresso, kahlua, canadian maple syrup

ESPRESSO MARTINI $24
Vodka, fresh espresso, kahlua

CLOVER CLUB (1309 TWIST) $24
Gin, raspberry massenez, raspberry puree, lemon, egg white

AVIATION $24
Gin, maraschino cherry liqueur , crème de violette massenez, lemon

SOUR, DONE YOUR WAY $24
Amaretto, whiskey, bourbon

NEGRONI $24
Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

DRY GIN MARTINI DIRTY OR WITH A TWIST $24
Gin, dry vermouth, dirty: olive brine, with a twist: lemon rind

VODKA MARTINI DIRTY OR WITH A TWIST $24
Vodka, dry vermouth, dirty: olive brine, with a twist: lemon rind

PISCO SOUR $24
Pisco, Lemon, egg white

SHIRAZ GIN SOUR $24
Shiraz gin, lemon, egg white

SPARKLING WINES

Cuvee $14 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
Sparkling Shiraz $14 (glass) / 50 (bottle)
Macedon Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay $70
Macedon Sparkling Pinor Rouge $70

WHITE WINES

2019 Black Label Chardonnay $13 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
2018 Estate Chardonnay $58
2021 Black Label Pinot Gris $13 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
2019 Macedon Chardonnay $75

RED WINES

2020 Rosé $13 / 45
2020 Black Label Pinot Noir $13 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
2018 Black Label Sangiovese $13 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
2017 Black Label Cabernet Merlot $45
2019 Black Label Shiraz $13 (glass) / 45 (bottle)
2018 Estate Shiraz $68
2019 Nouveau Syrah $45
2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $68
2018 Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc $65
2019 Macedon Pinot Noir $75

DESSERT WINES

NV Tawny Fortified Shiraz $12 (glass) / 50 (bottle)

MUSEUM WINES

2017 Centre Block Shiraz $85
2015 Old Vine Shiraz $125
2015 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon $125
2017 Railway Block Shiraz $85
2017 Rock Block Shiraz $85

Download full drinks menu here.

GRAZING MENU
DECK / GRAZING MENU

House marinated olives, native focaccia (VE) $12

Yarra Valley Dairy cheese selection / house made garnishes / lavosh (V) $24

Marinated vegetable bruschetta / YVD Persian feta / mandarin gastrique (V) $14

Little Creek Cattle smoked meat selection; Leg Ham, Chicken Chilli Kabana, Pastrami, smoked trout pate / crispbread $24

Chicken karaage bites / tonkatsu / pickled ginger / kewpie (DF) $18

Rustic smokehouse chips / confit garlic aioli (DF) $12

Mushroom arancini / vegan truffle aioli (VE, LG) $18

Braised goat sliders / chipotle slaw $22

Yarra Valley Platter – to share – local cheese and meat selection $48

Mini sweet treats (8pcs) $18

STONE-BAKED PIZZAS

Margherita (V) $26

Prosciutto and roquette $26

BBQ chicken $26

Mediterranean vegetable (V) $26

DIETARIES VE = vegan, V= vegetarian, LG = Low gluten, DF = dairy free

Download full grazing menu here.

IN ROOM DINING

IN ROOM DINING MENU
Available for in-house guests 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

GRAZING

Yarra Valley cheese selection / house made garnishes / lavosh $24

Little Creek Cattle smoked meat selection; leg ham / chicken chilli kabana / pastrami / smoked trout pate / crispbread $24

STONE BAKED PIZZAS

Garlic and rosemary (V) $26

Margherita (V) $26

Prosciutto and roquette $26

BBQ chicken $26

Mediterranean vegetable (V) $26

MAINS

Thai spiced pork belly / steamed basmati rice / sesame bok choy crispy shallots $32

House battered flat head tails / crunchy chips / iceberg salad / tangy mayo / fresh lemon $34

Local YV mushroom risotto / baked parmesan / fresh herbs / whipped feta / enoki crisps (V,LG) $30

Gippsland sirloin / crisp polenta / sautéed seasonal vegetables / BE red wine jus $36

FOR KIDS

Penne pasta / napoli sauce / parmesan cheese (V) $15

Ham & cheese pizza / chips / garden salad $15

Crispy chicken nuggets / chips / garden salad / tomato sauce $15

Battered flathead / chips / garden salad / tomato sauce $15

SIDES

Rustic chips / rosemary salt / confit garlic aioli (DF) $12

Crunchy cos / tangy mayo / dill / chives / pickled onion (V,LG,DF) $12

SWEETS

Whipped chocolate, salted caramel and hazelnut dome / ganache glaze / cocoa nibs (LG) $15

DIETARIES VE = vegan, V= vegetarian, LG = Low gluten, DF = dairy free

Download In Room Dining Menu here.

Opening Hours

Restaurant 1309
Open 7-days

Breakfast
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Mon-Fri)
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Sat-Sun)
Breakfast buffet, continental and hot offering available.

Lunch*
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Dinner*
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.

Reservations

Book a table

Up to 20% off dining for wine club members (max 2 people) – bookings required.

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



(03) 9730 0774


restaurant@balgownie.com

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