Bistro Molines: Lunch with a View

Bistro Molines will make you want to stay forever. Everything is perfect, from the setting with rolling vine hills to the food and the service. Decorated with candelabras and wrought-iron chairs, whitewashed cabinets, and flower arrangements, the decor will transport you to southern France. Book a table in the courtyard if the sun is shining. Order dishes such as house-smoked Quail with a beans cassoulet or baked figs wrapped in prosciutto. Check in at the Little Orchard Cottage if you can’t leave.

Casual lunch dining: Leaves & Fishes

You could easily spend a whole day – or even more – in Leaves & Fishes. It is a homewares shop, accommodation, and restaurant. Lunchtime is when the restaurant gets the most attention. You can choose to dine in the dining area or outside on the grounds. Asian dishes such as soft shell crab served with Singapore chili or Szechuan chicken wings served with pepper caramel and peanuts are available. You wouldn’t be wrong to order the fish and chip meal for a picnic in the sunshine.

Remo Restaurant: Modern Italian cuisine with a twist of local flavor

The ethos of eRemo, the resident restaurant in Spicer’s Guesthouse, is to connect with local producers and create unique dishes. The mod-Italian cuisine is the main attraction, but you will also enjoy the breathtaking views of the nearby vineyards. Visitors can stop by the kitchen for lunch every day, even if they don’t stay at the accommodation. You can order generous portions of rock lobster with Calabrian chili bucatini, scallops roasted in nduja cream, or dry-aged Aylesbury duck roasted and coated in peach muscatel sauce. The ‘Avido,’ which means “greedy” in Italian, is a four-course menu that will satisfy your appetite.

Farm-to-fork dining: Circa 1867

The best lazy lunches are those from circa 1867. This heritage cottage is nestled in a verdant kitchen garden of Roscrea Estate. The menu is based on paddock-to-plate fare. The property’s Japanese Quails provide the eggs, while vegetables are picked daily, and butter and bread are made on-site. There are many options to choose from, including the wild-caught snapper and smoked pork belly. When they’re so fresh…


Kawul’s menu is forward-thinking and relaxed. It features native Australian produce such as bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle (also known as saltbush), macadamias, and more. The menu at this restaurant is relaxed and forward-thinking. It’s located on the Calais Estate, which belongs to the family. You might begin with saltbush polenta or damper and confit garlic, then move on to Daintree Barramundi, which is served on a bed with a burnt onion purée. Dark chocolate fondant with wattleseed and bee pollen ice cream is a must-try.

Mount Broke Restaurant serves up French cuisine with flair.

Mount Broke Restaurant is a perfect example of the saying that good things come threes. The bistro menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can enjoy wine tastings with the beautiful Brokenback Range and a bistro menu. The seasonal blackboard menu, overseen by French chef Julie Chevallier, is European-inspired. Expect dishes such as duck confit mushroom with potatoes paradises and truffle cream or rib-eye cooked on the bones served with granny smith parsley potato and green salad. Desserts like the chocolate fondant and vanilla creme brûlée are sure to satisfy.

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