Coonara Springs

in The Dandenongs

Built as a residence in the 1890s and operating as a teahouse and restaurant since the 1930s, this is undoubtedly the best dining destination in the Dandenongs. Chef Luke King uses seasonal local produce to excellent effect, delivering well-balanced and tasty dishes. On summer weekends, pizzas are cooked and served in the restaurant's gorgeous three-hectare garden. Excellent wine list.