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The Chef


Bristish born chef Simon Arkless' culinary career started in London at OXO and Harvey Nicholls' ‘Fifth Floor’ Michelin star restaurants. Several years later he met and married talented Australian Chef, Cait Mitchelhill and they decided to move home to Australia to bring up their young family. Sonn after relocating to Melbourne, they established a reputation and following at The Elbow Room, Essendon;  Comme, Melbourne; and The Prince, St Kilda. In 2011 Simon and his family moved to North East Victoria and joined the team at Terrace Restaurant, All Saints Estate as Head Chef.  

Simon's menus are constantly evolving, influenced largely by his European heritage and fresh seasonal produce grown close by or a little farther afield. Since taking over the stoves at Terrace, he has re-written the culinary landscape of the Rutherglen Wine Region and draws customers from all over Australia to enjoy his intelligent, delicate and beautiful dishes.

 

The Wine & Food Dream


Owners Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown, had a dream to build the reputation of Terrace Restaurant to match the high quality of their All Saints Estate wines.

In 2013 this dream became reality when the very first Good Food Guide ‘Chef’s Hat' was awarded to Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate. Since receiving this great honour Terrace has been awarded a Chef’s Hat for each consecutive year since. In addition to these praises, Simon’s visionary cooking style has been commended in the Australian Gourmet Traveller ‘Top 100’ Restaurants in Australia' since 2014. For a small regional restaurant this result is outstanding. 

Nestled between our Heritage Listed Cellar Door and one of our older shiraz blocks, the open air 60 seater offers a breathtaking rural outlook of vines, statuesque trees and the immaculate grounds of the Estate. Pairing this with an equally warm, friendly and informed service imbues the relaxed aesthetic. Our front of house team brings a wealth of food and wine knowledge to the dining experience, priding themselves  on continuing to offer consistently high standards of food and wine to our guests. 

  

The Menu


Simon and his team commit themselves to creating French inspired cuisine with finest quality, locally sourced ingredients. The dining experience at Terrace is a synergy of each and every element from produce sourcing and menu preparation through to impeccable guest service . The next stageof the ‘wine and food’ dream is to be self sustainable with all produce coming from the surrounding estate land.

All Saints Estate grown lamb, pork and fresh eggs are only meters from the busy kitchens at Terrace. Our minimal waste processes are important to our team; all organic waste is fed to the winery animals or used as compost on the 80 year old vines.

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Our Awards


2014

‘One Chef’s Hat’ The Age Good Food Guide

2015

‘One Chef’s Hat’ The Age Good Food Guide
‘Top 100’ Australian Restaurants Gourmet Traveller
‘One Glass’ Wine List Awards Gourmet Traveller

2016

‘One Chef’s Hat’ The Age Good Food Guide
‘Top 100’ Australian Restaurants Gourmet Traveller
‘One Glass’ Wine List Awards Gourmet Traveller

2017

‘Top 10 Regional Victorian Restaurants’ Gourmet Traveller
‘One Chef’s Hat’ The Age Good Food Guide

 
 

How to book

Terrace Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch from 12 noon - 3pm and Saturday night for dinner from 6pm. Reservations are recommended at all times to ensure that we can give you the best possible table and service.

Book online here, phone us on 1800 021 621 or email us at terrace@allsaintswine.com.au. For group bookings of 10 or more please email us for a tailored menu.