dining

"Breakfast is not a meal, it is an event"

The Dudley Breakfast

“Make sure you allocate an entire morning to relax and enjoy The Dudley breakfast.”

Breakfast is an event at The Dudley! We’ve become known for our lavish breakfasts. Food at The Dudley is made with ingredients sourced from seasonal local produce by growers in the region when possible. All room packages (except Room-Only option) at The Dudley includes breakfast for two every day of your stay. Breakfast is served daily in The Dining Room and we offer a wide selection of coffee and Tea Drop teas to choose from. Enjoy viewing the garden or on a sunny day, you may choose to enjoy tea or coffee alfresco on the verandah.

“Breakfast is simply amazing.  We stayed for 3 nights and it was the highlight of our trip. The breakfast menu was a culinary adventure.”

Start your breakfast journey with the Continental Buffet of fresh juices, yoghurt parfaits, fresh and preserved fruits and a selection of cereals.  Then, the biggest decision of the day –  your hot option.  From a classic omelette to modern breakfast creations, every palate is catered for with a selection of hot meals to choose from. If that is not enough, we also strive to cater for any cravings you might have to start your day right. Then linger over another espresso, latte or a pot of loose-leaf tea, and simply relax.

Vegan and Vegetarian options are available as part of our regular breakfast service and we accommodate specific food allergies and preferences.

“We’ve travelled the world, and this is by far the best breakfast we’ve ever had.”

Lunch & Dinner

For group bookings of the entire property for conferences, private celebrations or group getaways, consider catering Lunch or Dinner at The Dudley.  Served in the Dining Room with full silver service, Wedgwood china and Waterford Crystal or a more relaxed event on a summer’s day in the garden, we will work with you to offer a sensational menu that delights your group. For menu planning, please contact the team at ask@thedudley.com.au.

For individual room bookings, Lunch and Dinner is not served at The Dudley; however we are pleased to recommend a list of excellent restaurants and cafes in the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area and we will gladly assist with reservations. For a list of recommended restaurants please ask@thedudley.com.au

Pre-dinner drinks at The Lounge or The Library

During your stay, The Lounge and Library is where evening drinks and pre-dinner canapés are served. Enjoy a delightful nibble before heading out to one of the many lovely restaurants in the area. This service is included for direct bookings only. For munchies in the middle of the night, you can sneak into The Lounge where you’ll find an array of chips, chocolates and sweets!

The Dudley Picnic

The Dudley Picnic is an exceptional experience.  We will pack you a scrumptious picnic, Creswick Woollen Mills picnic blanket and even a Frisbee with recommendations to some gorgeous picnic spots.  Whether you’d prefer the splendid view of one of the many lakes or prefer the tranquil  forest or breath-taking view from mountain hideaway spot, your picnic basket will be filled with tempting delights and a lovely bottle of bubbly.  The Dudley Picnic is available for a couple or group and is a magnificent way to explore the area with memorable food and exceptional surroundings. Orders for Picnic Baskets must be made 48 hours in advance. For arrangement and price of The Dudley Picnic, please ask@thedudley.com.au