This is probably the top dining experience in McLaren: it is indeed a verandah, enclosed and with a stunning view across garden and vineyards. The menu sparkles with interesting dishes that don't disappoint when they appear in front of you, showing a dollop of creativity and a love of fine ingredients that are thoughtfully handled. The house specialty is their own Dop ... lamb in three versions. It's rich and sweet, but rather fatty, lamb but the house reds are a great antidote/match making it worth trying. Service is in the "nothing's a problem" area, friendly and professional, making you comfortable and cared for. Wine flights of the various ranges are available, while the list goes beyond the house labels, and even beyond Australia showing confidence in the high quality of the d'Arenberg range.