124 Main Road
Hepburn Springs, VIC
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About Us

Experience the finest produce of Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges, including ingredients picked fresh from our own Argus kitchen garden and nearby farm 'Vale Hill', expertly woven into imaginative dishes by Executive Chef David Willcocks and his team. The Argus Dining Room serves stunning Modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, clean flavours and regional produce. Led by Executive Chef David Willcocks, guests can enjoy a varied seasonal menu in understated but sophisticated surroundings designed by interior designer Stuart Rattle. Utilising food grown onsite in our Argus Kitchen Garden, the menu is also complemented by rare breed beef and lamb from the hotel's farm 'Vale Hill' in Smeaton. Our extensive wine selection, handpicked by sommelier Jeremy Shiell features boutique wines from small-scale, family owned farms and growers expressing wine of terroir with minimal interventions or additions. Recently scored 14.5 By The Age Good Food Guide 2014, The Argus was also recently awarded Best Australian Food and Wine Experience - Dining at the Luxury Travel 2014 Gold List Awards and Best Regional Restaurant at the 2013 Tourism Accommodation Australia Awards. The Argus Bar and Lounge provides a stylish space perfect for pre or post dinner drinks. Sink into deep club chairs and sofas and enjoy an impressive selection of hand-picked wine, sublime cocktails or an aperitif.