Healesville Hotel Makes a Grand Comeback

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Restaurants / 8 September 2023
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Healesville Hotel Makes a Grand Comeback

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Restaurants / 8 September 2023

A Yarra Valley Treasure Reopens Its Doors

The historic Healesville Hotel officially reopened in the Yarra Valley after a period of renovation. New owners Matt Vero and Scott Connolly, also co-owners of Armadale’s The Orrong Hotel, led the pub’s transformation.

Healesville Hotel

The Dynamic Duo Behind the Change

Matt Vero and Scott Connolly are no strangers to the pub scene. With a track record of restoring classic establishments, this duo knew exactly how to tackle the Healesville Hotel project.

Respectful Renovations

The pub’s iconic entrance, guarded by a centuries-old tree, remains untouched. Inside, changes are subtle but meaningful, mixing modern flair with historical elements. Vaulted ceilings and large windows pay homage to the pub’s original architecture.

Choose Your Own Foodie Adventure

Multiple areas underwent a refresh for dining and drinking. Chef Ella Stevens steers the kitchen, now offering Italian-inspired pub fare. Bar snacks feature treats like nduja sausage rolls and chicken liver parfait accompanied by homegrown kumquat jam. For the mains, options include standout pork schnitzel and a hearty club steak. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with Yarra Valley honey panna cotta.

A Drink for Everyone

The revamped wine list champions local vineyards like Seville Hill and Soumah. For beer enthusiasts, local brews like Watts River Pale Ale and Matilda Bay Redback are on tap.

More Than Just a Pub

If you’re planning to explore the Yarra Valley, the Healesville Hotel also offers accommodation. Ideal for weddings or weekend getaways, rooms are available for booking year-round.

An Exciting New Chapter

The reopening marks more than just a facelift; it signifies a renewed commitment to both the community and the Yarra Valley. Whether you’re a new visitor or an old friend, there’s every reason to celebrate this revived local icon.