I managed to spring a private tour of Point Leo Estate before it opened to the public to see the type of restaurant $40million could build.
The building is a concrete, glass and stainless-steel structure that rises toward the sea on a grassy knoll overlooking Western Port Bay. The surrounding vineyard and ornamental lake slope away to the north of the restaurant's front which is dominated by a floor-to-ceiling curved glass wall that allows views of the ocean and the surrounding sculptures.
In the grounds are significant works by some of Australia’s most internationally acclaimed artists' such as Inge King, Clement Meadmore, Anthony Pryor, Deborah Halpern and Lenton Parr. The permanent collection works are displayed with the coastal backdrop. This really is an extraordinary place and the outstanding restaurant menu invites diners to embark on a journey of discovery with local flavours in fresh combinations for a fabulous indulgence of the senses.