winter ‘ORDER & GO’ MENU
With the re-introduction of Stage 3 restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne regrettably The Members’ Lounge & Bar and The Members’ Dining Room has been temporarily closed.
Whilst we won’t be able to see you face-to-face for a little while, our expanded ‘Order & Go’ menu allows us to bring some of your favourite Eastern dishes into your home – offering a selection of ‘heat & dine’ pizzas and takeaway meals, dinner options that can be easily prepared at home and desserts are available for you to order from.
If you prefer to stay at home, we can also provide contact free delivery* to your door.
We would like thank all Members, and your guests, for your support and patronage in recent weeks – we will miss you but cannot wait to see you again soon. Please stay well and keep safe.
Desserts are new to the menu
‘The best things in life are sweet, or cheese.’
The perfect ending to any meal is a taste of something sweet and you can now enjoy some of our most popular desserts that are prepared and ready to heat and serve. For those that enjoy their cheese our Head Chef has sourced a selection of local and international cheeses for your enjoyment, complemented by his own feijoa paste made using fresh feijoas sourced from the Yarra Valley.
We’ve added some winter favourites
‘Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth.’
Winter is a time for slow cooked, hearty meals and our expanded menu let’s us do the cooking for you. Select from some classics including osso bucco, lamb shanks, and lasagne – choose from either a traditional bolognaise option, and for the vegetarians there is a roasted eggplant lasagne. Following your feedback, everyone’s favourite dish, the Chicken Pie, now comes in a serving that is perfect for two people to share – add one or two of our newly added selection of side dishes and dinner is ready.
Dinner is served
‘The fondest memories are made gathered around the table.’
Our family roast chicken dinner can now be ordered for collection on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – we’ve done all the prep work for you to simply put in the oven and enjoy.
Feeling like a porterhouse, our Head Chef has sourced some of the country’s premium beef cuts from Gippsland to create the perfect dinner for two. With his easy to follow instructions, all that needs to be done is pour a glass of red and enjoy the food and company.
offering Complimentary Home Delivery*
At a time where ‘Stay at Home’ is being strongly encouraged for all Victorians, we are offering complimentary contact free delivery to those most vulnerable* within our community.
- If you are aged 70+ years
- Have existing health conditions and are aged 60+ years; or for Indigenous Australians, 50+ years
- Live within a 30 minute radius of the Club
* T & C’s apply
We would also encourage you to share our ‘Order & Go’ menu with family and friends – as a Club, we are committed to serving our immediate family, but are also here to offer our support in assisting all of your extended family during these challenging times.
Updated: July 13, 2020
welcoming a new cider to the mini bar
We are delighted to welcome St Ronan’s apple cider to our mini-bar offer for guests to enjoy during their stay.
From small beginnings in the Yarra Valley, St Ronan’s burst onto the scene with a gold medal for their Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider in both the 2012 and 2013 Australian Cider Awards. In addition to these awards, winning the People’s Choice award in 2012 for the Methode Traditionelle Pear Cider cemented St Ronan’s place in the league of serious producers.
Today the boys can found on a small farm just outside the town of Healesville in the Yarra Valley, sourcing fruit from local growers, making cider and planting their own trees for the years to come.
As the flagship cider, the Methode Traditionelle is produced using the same method used for the production of Champagne. Why? ‘Because it produces an amazing drink of exceptional quality and style that the boys love to drink!’
our food philosophy
“Food tastes better when you enjoy it with family and friends.” – Anonymous
Head Chef, Brian Elliott’s passion is presenting dishes that showcase the best available seasonal produce, that has been grown by food producers he knows personally and, where possible, is locally sourced. Provenance is very important – Brian wants to know Mr Murphy – the Gippsland farmer that grows his green beans, where his oysters that will be shucked to order are sourced from, and the cheesemaker who will be supplying their beautiful produce for you to enjoy.
His desire to provide the freshest dishes for your enjoyment sees a new approach in our kitchen – we are making our own pizza dough and buns, we are pickling, curing and aging our meats – dishes including our dim sims and spring rolls that were previously brought in are now being made in-house whilst ice-cream is being made daily.
With a background in French cuisine, and a strong passion for Creole food, you will see some of these influences within the new menu; and Brian will also apply his own classically trained style to some of your favourites.
To enable us to deliver the best dining experience for you Brian, and his team, are creating dishes that can be prepared faster, are lighter in style and are presented in a refined and elegant way.
welcoming another local artisan food experience
The Ministry of Chocolate is a family-owned and run business producing high quality chocolate within 10 minutes of Yering Gorge Cottages. From humble beginnings at Farmer’s Markets across Melbourne, husband-and-wife team Drew and Karin Maddison found it increasingly difficult to produce their wares at home with two young boys wanting to taste test EVERYTHING so they took the leap and opened a large-scale kitchen.
We are excited that our guests will be able to enjoy these delicious taste sensations including their milk chocolate bar with honeycomb and the always popular freckles to the mini bar from late December, 2019.
showcasing another local – hargreaves hill pale ale
Keeping true to our philosopy of promoting local, we are delighted to now feature Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale in our Mini-Bar.
A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene’s great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region. The following weeks saw an outpouring of support for Hargreaves Hill from the craft beer community. And, just six months later, a new brewery was re-established in Lilydale, with a larger brew length, greater process control and improved bottling facilities.
MINI BAR GOES BIG ON LOCAL
Yering Gorge Cottages is opening the door to the bounty of local wineries, brewers and food producers on their doorstep. Continuing to enhance the accommodation and destination experience we are providing, guests can now enjoy a selection of some of the Yarra Valley’s best producers straight from their mini bar including:
Coombe Farm Blanc de Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz – home of the iconic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba, their Estate Grown, boutique wines deserve equal recognition for their style and elegance.
Feather Weight Craft Light – The Public Brewery – only one of three craft light beers produced in Victoria; and the only one made in the Yarra Valley. The team at The Public Brewery developed Feather Weight to challenge age old perceptions that light beer isn’t cool or worth drinking.
The new mini bar offer complements the upgrades to our continental breakfast basket undertaken earlier in the year including a selection of teas from Yarra Valley Tea and coffee sourced from local roastery – Silva Coffee
FOOD & DRINK experiences
Yering Gorge Cottages Hamper Menu provides a selection of food experiences for guests to have waiting for them on their arrival. In addition to the always popular ‘cheese platter’ and cooked breakfast hamper, guests can enjoy a charcuterie board and selection of Coombe Farm wines. A full selection of food and drink packages can be found here.