Our bistro is open for lunch 12–3 on weekends and public holidays and for lighter food outside those hours. Up to 30 diners, so bookings are advisable. No fixed price and no ‘sittings’—you can stay as long as you like.
The food is fresh, seasonal, generous. Choose across platters, small (entrée) and large (main) plates, dessert. Bread is baked in house. Eggs, herbs, flowers and some vegetables are home-grown. The property has around 500 olive trees—we cure our own olives and (when available) offer our own olive oil.
The menu is constantly changing. Here is a sample menu to show the kind of food we make, as well as prices. This is just a sample—if you come expecting to order off this menu, you may be disappointed.
Diners (and others passing through our cellar door) can purchase wine by the glass, or by the bottle at the cellar door price—there is no mark up. Other drinks are available including locally roasted coffee. No BYO.
To answer other questions, see Notes on dining.
Preserves and other items are at times on sale, depending on season and supply. All items are made on the premises.
The ambience is warm and informal, with panoramic views of the countryside including Surveyors Hill itself. The building is an architect-designed reverse brick veneer with ‘gal’ cladding and lots of double-glazed windows. It’s cool in summer and has a cosy wood fire in winter.
Dogs are welcome, though not in the dining room! They can be tied up outside near the deck, where is it also possible for their owners to eat if they want (weather permitting).