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Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

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350 Hepburn-Newstead Road | 10 Minutes North of Daylesford, Shepherds Flat, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
+61 3 5476 4393
Fri - Tue 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good setup. After hearing an interesting story about Swiss Italian family, we enjoyed a short stroll through the property. Expected to see more farm animals but 2 emus were a surprise. Lunch was good standard.

Thank Sung H
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to take the family and the fur babies Beautiful place to walk around then finishing up sitting in the beautiful outdoor restaurant sipping lavender sparkling and eating lavender scones

Thank Joy K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always nice to drop by and walk through the gardens and to check out the wonderful buildings.. Shame to see those lovely apples spoiling on the ground and some other veggies going to waste - I'm assuming they have other veggie gardens which they utilize for the cafe?

Thank Vic820
Greater Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden was very relaxing, a nice walk and atmosphere. The cafe had a very warm feel to it. But we waited half an hour for our brunch only to find out that they forgot about us. So we were very disappointed. Love the geese.

Thank jenjz
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very good. The entry point the staff were very pleasant and explained what the place was about and where to go etc. the grounds are nice and clean and the old house is a must look. The food was good but they walked up all the cakes which was strange as they would have better cold. Fresh... More 

Thank nathan h
Perth, Australia
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824 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It helped that we turned up on a day when the weather was perfect, but the food was also superb! Pastie was great (especially the relish!), the minestrone soup tasty, and the shared platter very impressive! Wandering around the grounds afterwards was also excellent.

Thank TippOz
Victoria, Australia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now. It's good to get in early before the crowds if you want to enjoy the peacefulness. Food is good and prices are of a reasonable range for the location

Thank Gary B
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

A little underwhelmed with the farm. Less animals to see than we expected and we didn't see any lavender in bloom (maybe we walked around the wrong parts of the farm)?? The farm is a bit lacking in signage and more could be done to highlight points of interest and some of the stories of the farm in days gone... More 

Thank Rachaburi
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47 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lavender fields, a lake , and great scenery. We had lunch in the cafe, great meals! Reasonably priced $10-25 a meal, lavender champaign & wine. We played a game of baci, and took some great photos with lavender fields. Great for a stroll, a picnic or a lunch at a cafe . Would recommend it .

Thank Rie Rie D
Jack L, Public Relations Manager at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It seems we made your time on the farm both relaxing and memorable. I know the kitchen crew will be delighted that their hard work is paying off. It's also a thrill for us when visitors enjoy the scope of things we have to offer, like strolls in the garden, saying 'Hello' to the animals or... More 

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

This place was wonderful. One of the prettiest locations I've had a meal! The outdoor seating under the trees is just divine, and even sitting inside would've been fantastic. The quality and selection of food was really good too, would definitely visit again if we are in the region.

Thank Katrina Z
Jack L, Public Relations Manager at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Katrina. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on the farm. Most people agree that when the weather is fine there's no better place to eat and relax than under the shade of our ash grove. With the recent rain it's meant that our little lake has held its water. I'll certainly tell our kitchen crew... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
Italian, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 Hepburn-Newstead Road | 10 Minutes North of Daylesford, Shepherds Flat, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Hepburn Springs  >  Shepherds Flat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5476 4393
Please note, we are an open garden that offers a gift shop, cafe, tours of the historic homestead and charge a gate entry of $4 per adult and $1 per school-aged child. Lavandula Farm is open every day during school and public holidays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?