Warm hearted and detailed.

We serve lunch from noon, Wednesday to Friday and dinner from 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Colenso is casually styled with quality food, made in the Macedon Ranges.

Chef/Owner, Kathryn Russack’s menu is a hub of regional suppliers and small scale producers who add a sense of season and depth of place to the offering. Our food is low fuss and high care with beautiful pastas, seasonal meats, seafood and vegetables that nourish and satisfy.
Desserts delight, too.

To make a booking please call us in the dining room on 5427 2007.




This is just one of the ways we are celebrating our 10th year of business.
The ‘Colenso Hospitality Prize’ is valued at $600 and is awarded
to an aspiring hospitality student from Kyneton Secondary College.
Join us for lunch throughout the month of July to enjoy our ‘Colenso Prize Dish’.
Proceeds from your lunch will also be donated to the prize.
On July 18th we will be hosting a two course launch dinner to celebrate.

a beef and red wine ragu with pan seared potato gnocchi

pear and cinnamon crisp with local honey ice cream

Come along and show how we can support the hospitality professionals of tomorrow, today.

2 generous courses – $45 – for bookings please call 5427 2007



Enjoy a ‘wine dinner’ with a difference.
Arrive to a glass of sparkling wine and canapé. From there,
allow yourself to be carried to the main course
with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Kyneton’s closest vineyard.

– 2014 Domaine Epis Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot –
Allow the time to truly savour this wine throughout your meal
and sip to the last alongside some truly world class cheese.


gruyere gougeres
2013  macedon ridge, blanc de blancs


slow cooked beef, chestnuts, red wine and spaetzle
good bread + butter with a perfect green salad
2012  domaine epis ‘flynns vineyard’ cabernet sauvignon/ merlot 750ml


aged cloth bound cheddar with house-made crackers


a slither of almond frangipane with armagnac prune ice cream

$200 for two with wine


We currently have availability throughout Winter

for your special gatherings, dinners and celebrations. 

Whether you are thinking of canapés and drinks, a long lunch,

or an intimate evening – Colenso has you covered. 

All our menus can be customised to suit your needs.


‘I can’t thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful feast you prepared for Mum’s birthday.
It was stunningly tasty and a total hit with everyone.
Each dish was delicious and interesting too. Everyone commented on the fabulous meal.
The entire party was a huge success due largely to the great food.’


For further details call or email the restaurant. 

current hours

tuesday – saturday 

We are open for lunch Wednesday to Friday from noon

and begin our dinner menu at 6pm, serving Tuesday to Saturday.

We offer our a la carte menu with delicious specials and from time to time a set menu to celebrate an important occasion.

Stop by for whatever takes your fancy.


We are open Saturday evenings at 6pm for Winter 2019 with a market driven a la carte menu.

Please make a reservation as this helps us with our direct grower orders, our own garden harvest,

staffing matters and allows us to offer maximum value with zero waste.


Our address is 35 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444.

We have always described our food as ‘handmade and modern’.

So it feels natural to be in Kyneton, the home and gathering point for all manner of artisans,

tradespeople and retailers who show that ‘make and do’… is very ‘now’. 


To make a booking please call us in the dining room on 5427 2007.

We are a tiny team in a small restaurant, who keep things simple and we do appreciate reservations made by telephone.

You will usually find us in the kitchen, garden or dining room preparing for service and cannot always get to our screens.

If your call is out of hours we will get back to you as soon as we return to the restaurant.

Booking a table is recommended and finds us well prepared for your visit.

When wishing to make more detailed enquiries about your get togethers they can be addressed to –




Colenso can recommend local drivers and transport to have you safely

from your place to ours and back again.

Kyneton Taxi Service – 54226900

Ky-uber – Ric – 0458 826 393

from Trentham  – Mez – 0431 482 003



Please let us know of your dietary needs with 48 hours notice prior to your reservation.

Our kitchen closes around 8pm. But, this is not set in stone so if we are still cooking we are often happy to keep doing so.

Colenso appreciates that bills will be paid as one.

A deposit is required for bookings of 8 guests and more.

Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund of deposit.

On public holidays we introduce a 10% surcharge.

With notice, we can make a cake for your special gathering.

BYO? No.

Colenso is pleased to have been awarded a  ‘1’ Glass Rating in the Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2017 by Gourmet Traveller

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