Basils Farmhouse Café seats 45 indoors and our Pavilion seats 100. 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 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. We also have live music every Saturday in January from 1.30-4.30pm. 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 Inglenook Dairy, extra eggs from Wes Eggs and coffee beans specially roasted for us locally by Woolshed.
Basils Café offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the range of Basils Farm wines including – Basils Reserve and Basils Farm, in addition to a selection of local boutique beers, juices and sparkling drinks.
Summer Hours – Open 7 days a week from 27th December through to 27th January, 10 am – 5 pm. Open from 12pm – 5pm on the Australia Day Public Holiday, Monday 27th January. Regular hours from 28th January. Closed Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th January.
Regular Hours from Tuesday 28th January
Cafe Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-4pm and Weekends 10am-5pm.
Cellar Door hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11am-4pm and Weekends 11am-5pm.
Basils Garden Bar: Weekends (Weather dependent). Walk-in’s ok.
Open for Dinner in January: Every Friday & Saturday night.
**BOOKINGS highly recommended! Book online 24/7 for instant confirmation**
We OPEN 7 DAYS a week from 27th December – 3rd February. Public holidays, open 12 pm – 5 pm. Please note a 20% surcharge applies.
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 and take away clean up bags with you.
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