My wife and I visited this winery in September 2013. The restaurant itself has a great chalet feel to it with a relaxing view of the vineyard. The large room is divided into a fine dining section and a more economical café partition.
The wine list was adequate and the wines we had with our lunch complimented the food well. I would have expected a little more care in this department from the wait staff (nothing was said about the wine upon serving and I was never asked for a top up) though.
For starters we had an entrée sharing platter which was delicious and very well presented, it featured several of the entrée dishes on the a la carte menu such as the king prawns, vegetable terrine (bit bland), tender grilled octopus accompanied by a delicate foam, pork terrine and excellent duck breast served with a flavoursome blood orange jelly. Our main courses were the chicken breast and fish of the day (barramundi) these weren’t as well presented as the entrees but still tasty and cooked with care. The dessert was a platter to share, although it looked very good this was probably the weakest course, the mousse was a little light and not very chocolaty, the coconut crème brulee didn’t really taste of coconut, the macaroons had seen better days (although the lemon curd was good) the strawberry almond cake was the highlight of an otherwise ho-hum desert platter.
For the price $100 a head, I expect better, more well trained wait staff (after we finished the entrée I asked the waiter to tell us about all the dishes and he had to get a menu)…. And a table cloth…I’m getting tired of paying $40 for a main and not having a table cloth or proper cutlery.
All in all a good experience, I’d go back and I’d send friends on a recommendation.
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