Basils Farmhouse Café seats 45 indoors and our heated marquee seats 60. Additionally, an extensive grassed area surrounded by landscaped gardens provides seating for over 100. Sit amongst the mature fig and citrus trees and absorb the breathtaking views across the lawned area and potager garden to Swan Bay and the historic township of Queenscliff. The kids can also have fun, playing our outdoor games, digging in the sandpit or exploring the edible garden.
From September to April visitors can enjoy our “Sunday Sessions” – a relaxed vibe, featuring acoustic tunes from talented local musicians, every Sunday afternoon. Please check our Events page for artists and dates.
Our seasonal menu always includes fresh produce from of our own gardens. Don’t be surprised if you see one of the kitchen staff scurry past your table and out the door headed to the potager garden… then pass you on the way back loaded with armfuls of freshly picked produce. Chances are it’s about to be served up to you for lunch.
It’s who we are and what we do.
Sustainability and supporting local producers is important to us. If it’s not fresh out of our garden, it’s direct from one of our specialty local producers – Farm Foods Queenscliff, Cheese from Drysdale Cheeses and Apostle Whey, Bannockburn Chicken, Drysdale Farm Fresh, milk from Schulz Organic Dairy, extra eggs from Wes Eggs and coffee beans specially roasted for us locally by Ocean Grind. We also make all our cakes in-house.
Basils Café offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the full range of Basils Farm wines including – Kiltynane, Basils Farm and Farmhouse, in addition to a selection of local boutique beers, organic juices and soft drinks.
Open Wednesday – Sunday. (CLOSED Monday & Tuesday).
The Cafe and Cellar Door will be closed on 24th, 25th & 26th December.
December CAFE opening hours
Weekdays 10am – 4pm.
Weekends 10am – 5pm.
Open 7 days from Thursday 27th December 10am-5pm.
Saturday 29th December 10am-7pm.
Cellar Door hours
Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Open 7 days from Thursday 27th December 11am – 5pm.
SUMMER HOLIDAY HOURS
Both the Cafe & Cellar Door will be open 7 days a week throughout January. The Cafe will open from 10am to 5pm weekdays and Sunday. Saturdays in January, 10am to 7pm. Live music from 3.30pm-6.30pm.
OPEN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 12 noon to 5 pm.
Please note: A 15% Surcharge will apply on Public Holidays
**BOOKINGS highly recommended! Book online 24/7 for instant confirmation**
Dogs at Basils Farm
We love our furry friends and welcome well-behaved dogs that can be placed on a leash (as we also have lots of families visit). We have many lovely shady spots under our fruit trees and also gums, for doggies to relax. Please also ensure you keep your dog off the garden and bring/take away clean up bags with you.