Fine Dining

Relax in the bar and enjoy a cocktail, before being treated to a fine dining experience to delight the senses. The menu includes three and six course fine dining and a choice of traditional or western style breakfast.

Modern Asian Cuisine

Specialising in Modern Japanese cuisine, our chef’s signature six course degustation dinner is inspired by fresh, seasonal, local produce and delivers a culinary taste sensation. Enjoy stunning views looking across landscaped gardens.

The Oriental Lounge

The Oriental Lounge provides a romantic and intimate dining experience for couples. In the evening enjoy a six course degustation dinner for two surrounded by silken decor and mood lighting.


From The Chef

There is nothing more sensual than taste. The right combination of flavours and textures, combined with a romantic atmosphere, will set the fires of romance burning.

Our menu celebrates the Omakase (Japanese six course) cuisine. All dishes and flavours are chosen to make your visit to Balinese Retreat unforgettable and to add to the romance of your stay.

Menus are subject to change

Please note that the menus presented here are samples and are subject to change.


Do you have suggestions on ways we can enhance your stay? Do you have feedback on your dining experience? We’d love to hear from you.

Something For Everyone

Japanese style

Grilled fish or chicken
Baby spinach ohitashi
Seasonal vegetable pickles
Assorted fruit
Miso soup
Sansai takikomi gohan

Western style

Scramble, poached or fried eggs
Grilled bacon, mushroom and tomato
Saute baby spinach
Assorted fruits
Potato pottage soup
With Compliments

Daily Fresh Juices

Cold Pressed Juice: Orange, Apple & Pear, Watermelon | Mint and Ginger, Ginger Zinger Juice, Green Goddess Juice, Today’s Special Cleansing Juice


Croissants Ciabatta & Jams


Sashimi moriawase

Side dishes

House made Tsukemono (Pickled vegetables)
Seaweed salad
Miso soup
Two kinds of wagyu
Gippsland grass fed eye fillet
Scallop butter
Seasonal vegetable


Trio of ice cream (green tea, red bean, black sesame)


Your choice of a selection of teas/coffee - including Jasmine Lychee hot tea
For Carnivores


Black Sesame Tofu
Naturally Fermented G/F Soy
Fresh Ginger Spring onion & Sesame Crisp


Tuna Tataki Sashimi
Shallot Soy, Bonito Mayonnaise, Potato Glass
Petite Shungiku


Balmain Bug and Crystal Bay Prawn Dumpling
Sake Foam, Ponzu Jewels
Lamb Cutlet
Red Miso, eggplant Grape tomatoes
Miso infused Tempura Vegetables
Goats Cheese stuffed
Zucchini Flower


Poisson Chicken Teriyaki
Dashi Pumpkin Terrine


Black Cod Saikyo-Yaki
Black Garlic, Pickled Golden Beetroot
Duck Sansho Yaki, Confit Spring Roll
Carrot and Edamame Puree
Eye Fillet Steak w Nori Butter Warrigal Greens
Sweet Potato
Shimeji Mushrooms
Mushroom Tofu Steak
Medley of Asian Mushrooms and Ginger Soy


Vanilla Panna-Cotta, Compressed Peaches and Strawberry Sorbet
Green Tea Tuile

Green Tea/Coffee

Full selection of teas or coffee


Baby cucumber seaweed with sour miso
Vegetable terrine to-fu sesame foam
Grilled corn
Celery kimpira
Avocado saikyo-yaki

Cold dish

Green tea soba sushi


Steamed seasonal vegetables

Deep Fried

Lotus skinless bun with kelp broth


Grilled eggplant with sweet miso paste


Yuzu Granita

Green Tea/Coffee

Full selection of teas or coffee

What Couples Say

This awesome place has exceeded my expectations! From the entrance of the property to the smallest detail-superb!! Thank you for making us feel very special people. The massage was excellent, the food ahh! Thanks for making our 15th Wedding Anniversary worth remembering

Janette and Nagmleni

This incredible place you have here is absolutely breathtaking! Wow, what a unique place in the eastern suburbs. The food and all service were flawless! We will be back and be recommending your stunning Balinese Resort to everyone!

Luisa and Heath

What a wonderful hidden oasis, from the minute you drive in it is just WOW! Have enjoyed every minute of our stay, everything is just 1st class, only regret is that we didn't book 2 nights!

Georgie and Darren

The Finer Details

Finding Your Way

Our romantic accommodation and spa resort is located in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. An easy 45 minute drive from the centre of Melbourne brings you to the lush mountain landscape of the Dandenong Ranges, filled with soaring mountain ash forest and small villages with historic gardens, restaurants and galleries. Your romantic accommodation is a private Balinese style wonderland for you and your partner to explore and be pampered in absolute seclusion.

Drive east of Melbourne on Canterbury Road to Montrose. Turn onto York Road, then into Inverness Road. Access Mountain Crescent via Inverness Road.

14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose, Victoria, Australia 3765

Inclusions In Every Spa Therapies Package

When you arrive for your romantic getaway, we have some special treats for you.

Welcome drinks including a premium beer and a mixed drink (or similar)
Luxurious bath sheets and linen


The Balinese Retreat adjoins two water bodies and this may be perceived as hazardous and or dangerous. Under the circumstances and to the extent permitted by law, we do not accept liability in the event of damage, loss or injury to persons or property at Balinese Retreat arising from any cause whatsoever. All guests are hereby notified that Balinese Retreat has inherent dangers and all guests acknowledge that they enter Balinese Retreat at their own risk.


The Balinese Retreat took 18 months to build and is constructed from materials which are extremely flammable. For this reason smoking is not permitted inside the building. Guests are also advised that the use of candles, tea lights or other burning materials including incense are also not permitted.

No Refunds Will Be Given.


Balinese Retreat offers a boutique resort experience, however due to the small nature of the resort we do not offer a Bellhop to carry luggage to the retreat.


If you wish to cancel your accommodation reservation the following terms and conditions apply: Cancellations within 2 months of arrival 50% of total paid will be refunded. Within one month of arrival all monies will be forfeited. No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to illness, weather disruption or related emergencies. Should a request be made to move an existing booking management reserves the right to transfer a booking to another date at i’s discretion. A fee of $200.00 per day will apply to any transferred bookings. Transferred bookings will not be offered for long weekends or public holidays. If you decide to leave early no refunds will be issued for the unused portion of your stay, package or unused spa services. We recommend that you protect yourself with travel insurance. Rates are subject to change without notice.