Just a short drive from Daylesford or Trentham, is Lyonville, a small country town with a population of just under 200 people. The town takes its name from James Lyon, who had arrived in the Glenlyon district in the 1860s. The local attraction in Lyonville is the Radio Springs hotel. This was once owned by the Australian radio and television personality Ernie Sigley.
This cute and cosy hotel has an eclectic and eccentric interior mix, with options to sit at the front bar, parlour bar, main dining room, private dining room or just lay back lounge/library. Winter here has a splendid ambience where each unique space offers a crackling & warm fireplace.
The menu offers a range of seasonal food freshly prepared by French Head Chef, Yvan Meunier and always beautifully plated. The menu is available for Lunch and Dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Or why not try out their delicious pizzas on Tuesdays for their pizza and film night in the Back Beach Bar from 4.30 p.m.
The regional wine list includes a choice of nine beers on tap (including apple cider) and a well-stocked top shelf. The bar also has a wide range of single malt whiskies.
So if you are after something different, Radio Springs Hotel is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a delicious selection of seasonal dishes for lunch or dinner, watch a film and pizza on Tuesday nights. Admire the vintage memorabilia, lounge around in one of the many different spaces and parlour rooms. Stay a night or two and enjoy the serenity, away from the crowds and tourist towns and listen or dance to some live music.
Hi Nekoburro, What a great discovery. Even the name Radio Springs Hotel sounds a bit quirky and thoughts of a Journey to the centre of the universe.
It may be off the beaten track and must be Victoria's best kept secret. Congratulations to the owners that brought back one of the many country hotels that closed and now again the hub of local community. I plan to take my interstate family for weekend lunch at this quaint hotel. Afterwards we will explore Radio Springs and Lyonville. I wonder were the name of Radio Springs originated.? David J