King Henry’s Restaurant in Sassafras is situated less that an hour from Melbourne and is set on 5 acres with a large deck overlooking expansive English style gardens. The old guest house, dating back to 1902, has been tastefully renovated with an English theme and is the home to a range of antique and original fittings which gives this gorgeous venue a warm and historic feel.
King Henry’s Restaurant in Sassafras is one of the most popular destinations in the Dandenong Ranges.
There are several rooms inside the guest house with each room offering a different vista of the garden and with a different feel. King Henry’s Restaurant is a warm and cosy place to connect with family over lunch, to retreat to after a day exploring the area, or simply a great spot to enjoy some excellent food and drinks with friends. With a large outdoor deck overlooking the lush forests, tranquil ponds and beautiful gardens, King Henry’s Restaurant offers hearty English fare and is the perfect place to visit for lunch, dinner or High Tea. If you happen to visit in July, you’ll get to experience a traditional “Christmas in July” three course lunch or dinner. Now this is a truly delicious treat!
On warmer days, you will be able to enjoy sitting on the outdoor decking under large market umbrellas where you can get the best views of the beautiful gardens and breathe in the cool and refreshing mountain air.
Look out for the man himself, King Henry VIII who can often be seen outside the front of the restaurant dressed in all his refinery, welcoming guests as they arrive at this iconic eatery.
Tip: Order ahead for a delightful picnic hamper to enjoy in the mystical mountains or take back to enjoy at Villa d’Amour.
There is ample parking at the rear of the property accessed via the main driveway or alternatively parking is available directly outside the restaurant on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. King Henry’s Restaurant is just over 6km away or an 8 minute drive by car from Villa d’Amour.