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Fowles Wine Cellar Door and Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
Cnr Hume Freeway & Lambing Gully Rd, Avenel, Victoria 3664, Australia
+61 3 5796 2150
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (74 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Hume Freeway & Lambing Gully Rd, Avenel, Victoria 3664, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We dined here on a Saturday for lunch. Had to be seated by 11.45am and out by 1.30pm as apparently they have two sittings for lunch. Not sure I like that idea, but we were given the information up front at time of booking, so...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're not aware, there are apparently two hour sittings on a Sunday for lunch patrons. My friend rang and reserved a table for 3 for Sunday lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. I think she understood it was a time-limited booking, but I was...More

Thank Nosila Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the wines (very drinkable) and went to the cafe for lunch. My partner had the steak and accompanying wine and I had the goats cheese tart. Both were excellent and plating up was delightful. We will definitely be back if possible!

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely wines here, had a sparkling Rose and white sparkling wine, very nice. Although found out from friends (not the staff or while we were there) they had a clearance section out the back of the winery, would have been nice to know. Apart from...More

Thank Wenjoy61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a busy thought not packed Saturday early afternoon. The wine tasting area is well set out, and the staff on hand guided us through all their offerings, from sparkling, to food friendly to cellar worthy. The cafe had a great selection of...More

Thank RLBates
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We were told about fowles cellar door by a friend and decided to give it a go. Not far from the Avenel service centre on the Hume freeway, this restaurant/cellar door is a hidden gem! The food was magnificent, as are their wines, and the...More

Thank jackandmolly
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Fowles offers some of the best restaurant food in the region. Breakfast and lunch is superb with a great chef and first class service. It attracts visitors from Melbourne as well as locals who come just for the food. The winery is undergoing major renovations...More

Thank timothygoodacre
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had lunch with a group of friends and really enjoyed our meal. We shared some platters which were very substantial. Too much for one! The restaurant was quite full so it was very noisy. We were sitting right under the air conditioning vent and...More

Thank GaTa352
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very professionally run business, offering a range of wines (range of grapes/styles and price points), and good food adjacent to the freeway between Sydney and Melbourne. Lunch was our highlight - tremendous meat free tapas and very good service.

Thank redemigrant
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Claire was amazing. We joined the wine club because of her knowledge and friendliness. She was awesome.

Thank Angela L
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Myra R
29 December 2017|
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Response from Carla H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do and lunch is at 12
Caroline A
11 April 2016|
Response from CWriggles | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website they have a menu on there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Hume Freeway & Lambing Gully Rd, Avenel, Victoria 3664, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Avenel
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5796 2150
  • E-mail
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