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Colenso is warm hearted and detailed.

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

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.

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

We are a tiny team in a small restaurant, who keep things simple and appreciates bookings.
To make a booking please call us in the dining room on 5427 2007. 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 appreciated and finds us well prepared for your visit. More detailed enquiries about your get togethers can be addressed to–

current hours

tuesday – saturday 

We are open for lunch Tuesday-Friday from noon

and begin our dinner menu at 6pm.

Saturday evening we offer our a la carte menu with delicious specials from 6pm.

Stop by for whatever takes your fancy.


We are open Saturday evenings at 6pm for Summer 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’. 


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. If we are still cooking, we are often, happy to keep doing so.

Colenso appreciates that bills will be paid as one payment.

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.

BYO? No.

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

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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