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Margaret River Gourmet Escape

41 Stevens Road | Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Seriously if you don't go, you will smack yourself!

If you have any interest at all in great food and wine then the number 1 place you should go is the... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
LeeMcKerracher
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Sydney, Australia
SECRET GARDEN - Unorganised and Unprofessional

We attended 3 events at the MR Gourmet Escape with 2 being fabulous(please see other reviews... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Monica R
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Sydney, Australia
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Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi is a unique opportunity to discover wondrous produce, taste world-renowned wines and meet internationally celebrated chefs, food producers and winemakers amongst the extraordinary natural beauty of the Margaret River Wine region. Over 40 culinary superstars from around the world will share their knowledge and passion across an abundance of mesmerising food encounters. Indulge in long-table lunches in the vines to once in a lifetime dinners, from world class wine tastings to fire-fuelled forest feasts, the festival provides unforgettable dining experiences, food and wine for every taste. Tuck into the ultimate meat-lover’s feast in a karri forest. Indulge in magnificent seafood during a cruise on Geographe Bay. Chill out under the stars while a cult DJ plays mellow beats. Or simply kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes at the best beach barbecue you’ll ever see. No visit to Gourmet Escape is complete without experiencing the delights of the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, which comes alive over two days. With cooking demonstrations and master classes from the star studded line up as well as Western Australia’s top restaurants, winemakers, brewers and food producers, this is the ultimate way to discover global tastes and local flavours. Food, wine and a legendary culinary line up in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Count yourself in, and let the feast begin.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
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41 Stevens Road | Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

If you have any interest at all in great food and wine then the number 1 place you should go is the annual Gourmet Escape at Margaret River. Yes. unless you live in WA, it does take a bit of effort to get there but...More

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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback Lee! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and hopefully will see you again next year.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We attended 3 events at the MR Gourmet Escape with 2 being fabulous(please see other reviews) however the Secret Garden was a huge disappointment. Service was inconsistent and rude. The winemakers talk was accompanied by an empty glass, not a drop of wine in sight.....More

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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at both of the events you attended on the weekend of Gourmet Escape. We are however sorry to hear that your experience at the Dining by Twilight dinner at Margaret River Secret Garden did not...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Friday night Castle Rock (Dunsborough) beach dinner was excellent. The location was perfect. Food was very good except the hosts ran out of dessert. Logistics were managed very well given the remote location. Saturday Leeuwin Estate Gourmet Village (Stevens Rd, Margaret River / visiting on...More

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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding the Platinum Lounge, and we're glad that you enjoyed your weekend!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Amelia Park Winery and Restaurant Local chef Blair Allen produced an outstanding dish of Wagin duck, incorporating wattle seed and fermented mulberries. Jo Barret created a desert which was heavenly What a magnificent location to enjoy a gourmet lunch, I will be back for lunch...More

1  Thank vasse6280
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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

This is great to hear, thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The ambiance was really nice, the event staff were lovely but the food was not worth the money. May as well go and just drink wine. The BBQ was cooked then put on a small table with salads and after queuing for one person to...More

1  Thank jeffd0c
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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hi Jeff, I'm sorry to hear your experience was below par. Are you able to contact us on info@gourmetescape.com.au to advise which day/session you attended so we can provide feedback to the Beach BBQ team? I hope the rest of your experience was satisfactory. Kind...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Absolutely the most beautiful setting in terms of location and marquees etc but that is where the compliments end I am afraid. I booked for a group of 10 friends including some mates from Texas. At $230 per person it was a disgrace and really...More

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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hi Gary, I'm sorry to hear your experience was below par. Are you able to contact us on info@gourmetescape.com.au to advise which day/session you attended so we can provide feedback to the Beach BBQ team on your points raised above? Kind regards, The Gourmet Escape...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was my first visit to the region and absolutely loved it! The layout and setting of the gourmet village was easily the best I've seen at a food/wine event. We went to both the Colonial brewing wild table and feast in the forest and...More

3  Thank Jordan D
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GourmetEscape, Owner at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thanks Jordan!

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Arrived just before opening. There were some issues at the start, but after that we had a very enjoyable day here. There was a good guide telling you what was where and what was happening when; a good range of stalls with delicious wine and...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Gourmet Village: I attended this on my own. Pros - The bus was the best way to get there and back from Margaret River so I could have a drink. The food available was fantastic as was most of the wine. I enjoyed the live...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

As a big foodie, I couldn't wait to experience the Gourmet Escape and I was not disappointed! It was the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful beaches and vineyards of the Margaret River whilst indulging in some exceptional food and wine. A truely wonderful weekend...More

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Response from 59clm | Reviewed this property |
At the gourmet village there are picnic rugs and plenty of room for children but its main aim is adults and drinking/sampling wine. The beach BBQ is an adult affair. So not child unfriendly but most things not suitable for... More
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Response from 59clm | Reviewed this property |
I travelled there 1 week before GE and booked 6 months in advance. I found that local winery tours far outweighed the GE in quality and content and of course price. Although based in MR I tended to drive out of town and only... More
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