Best wineries to eat at
We love food and think that a day at a winery is the perfect place to dine with a group of great foodie friends, a romantic getaway or even with the relatives that drive you mad, knowing there will always be an endless supply of quality wine and the tasting bar to help you get through the day. It doesn’t have to be all top end fine dinning as you will see from our list, it can be casual and affordable but as long as it’s about the quality.
In no particular order
Bistro at Banks serves up wonderful French bistro fare that is perfect for a day of wine tasting. It’s a more modern approach than the thick cream and butter sauces of yesteryear that people may remember as French cuisine. And thank God for that!
The cool casual funky vibe is just one of the things we love about this place. The guys do great things here and one of those great things is the food. Whether it is a cracking breakfast or a lazy lunch you cant go wrong. Just remember to squeeze in a wee wine tasting as well.
It’s nice to eat somewhere fancy, but other times its nice to go somewhere where there are no airs and graces. T’Gallant has two establishments but it is the Spuntino Bar with its fantastic pizza’s that comes delivered on paddle boards to the outdoor picnic tables, that for me is the place to be.Atmosphere, laughter and no matter how busy they are, T’Gallant is bang on getting your food to you quickly. Definitely no long waits wondering if you are going to pass out from starvation. Great for groups.
This is at the upper echelon of the best dinning; where the food comes out so beautifully presented it’s like artwork. The service, the extensive wine list (not just wines from Ten Minutes By Tractor) and of course the beautiful food. Save this restaurant for a special occasion or one with your foodie mates and you will have an experience that wont be forgotten.
Zonzo is the excellent Italian restaurant serving up authentic Italian antipasto, small bites, salads and some of the best pizza we have eaten. There is more to the menu but those pizzas! Oh la la! Zonzo at Train Trak is a great place for groups where they do a sharing menu for friends and family the Italian way. A great spot that wont hurt the back pocket.
If you love a degustation menu then Hentley farm is the place for you. Two set menu options available with or without wine pairing. Flawless service that will make your dinning special.
Its just not cracking reds that come from d’Arenberg. The kitchen brigade at d’Arry’s restaurant are determined that the wines are not going to get all the attention and are sending out top notch food. The floor staff top the experience with their professionalism. When two parts of the business strive for greatness then there can only be one winner and that is us the punter.
Leeuwin wines have been a stalwart in providing quality wines and the chance to match their wines with excellent food served from their restaurant is an opportunity not to be missed.
Voyager Estate with its distinctive architecture is a winery worth visiting not only for the wonderful wines but also for the excellent restaurant. There is a degustation menu, a two or three course set menu with about four options from each course to choose from or the high tea menu.
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