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“Great food, view and service but charged for water”

Max's at Red Hill Estate
Ranked #7 of 30 Restaurants in Red Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Max’s at Red Hill Estate sits high on a hill in the beautiful hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, with breathtaking panoramic views over precision planted vines to Westernport Bay and Philip Island.Max’s Restaurant offers an award winning modern Australian menu showcasing the finest local ingredients, featuring Max’s own range of produce and matching dishes to the estate wines. Max's caters for intimate dining, groups, weddings and corporate functions. Max's is complemented by two delightful cottages and artisan food and wine tours, which combine with the restaurant to provide an authentic gourmet experience in one of Victoria's most picturesque regions.
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

From start to finish it was terrific but let itself down by not offering free tap water, which I believe is illegal in Victoria for licensed venues that supply alcohol for consumption on-site.

It is a poor decision to taint an otherwise promotable experience by charging $4.50 for water on top of a min mandatory flat charge of $90 for a 3 course meal on the queens bday weekend (we happily upgraded to the $110 incl wine).

Moving on from the water, everything else was first class and worth the money. The service (excellent maitre d and very good wait staff) was prompt and effectual, the food was excellent, the view of the ocean is spectacular, the area is scenic and the drive from Melbourne is easy.

If not for being gouged on the water I would be telling 10 of my friends to try it out as we speak.

2  Thank Giddyup124124
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Max's restaurant is outstanding.

A good menu with great food, cooked as requested; great service; terrific setting and view and a winery there to boot!

What is not to enjoy?

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Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

First time at Max's and we were not disappointed with the service, food and in particular the views,
From the time we walked in we were made to feel at home by our friendly waiter. the food arrived in a timely fashion and it was of a good standard, not great but very good and certainly worth the money although desert was a little disappointing.
Overall good place to visit.

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Thank Sergio P
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

My wife and I had been to Max's, for lunch, on two previous occasions, once on our own and the second time with friends from Melbourne and interstate. On both those occasions the food and the service were excellent and of course the views spectacular.
We visited again recently with our family, for a birthday celebration, and again enjoyed wonderful food, wines and attentive, efficient and friendly service.

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1  Thank cib800
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views. Try the red hill Shiraz and the food was absolutely fantastic!! Thank you to the wonderful staff for making my birthday special x

1  Thank MBuchanan90
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