Basils Café

Basils Cafe and Bar at Basils Farm 

Basils Cafe is open for lunch – reservations preferred. Very limited tables are available for walk-in’s outdoors. Please book in advance to secure a table.
Basils Bar – is now closed for the cooler months.
Cellar Door – currently closed. Purchase wine at the Cafe.
Pets: Dogs are permitted at Basils Farm.

Please note, Basils Farm grounds are only open to those dining in the Cafe. Llama feeding Activity Packs are an optional add on ($10) for those dining in the Cafe. Unfortunately, we do not permit visitors to just visit the gardens and/or llamas you must be dining to have access to the property. Thanks for your understanding.

Opening Hours
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 11.30am to 4pm
Weekends: 11am to 5pm

*Public Holidays – 20% surcharge.
* Please note we will be CLOSED on Monday 13th June, Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.  

About the Cafe and Pavilion

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 gardens.

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 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.

Basils Café also 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 non alcoholic beverages.


Bookings for the Cafe are essential to ensure a table is available for you.

Please BOOK ONLINE  or email: [email protected] for further information. If your preferred time slot is unavailable it is fully booked.

By making a booking you agree to the terms and conditions below.

  • Tables booked in the Pavilion will be undercover.
  • Please arrive at your scheduled reservation time. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation for no shows after 15 minutes.
  • All tables are limited to a maximum seating time of 1.5 hours to accommodate later seating times. All guests must be dining with us.
  • Group Bookings, a maximum table size of 10 people.  Groups of 10 are available in the Pavilion and Garden. The maximum table size in the Farmhouse is 8. For private function bookings over 30 people please email: [email protected]  

Virtual Tour of Basils Farm

Virtual Visit 

Angela and Erika of Focal Space Media created this stunning film of Basils Farm, enjoy!


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 please bring bags for dog waste/clean up after your dog.

Dogs at Basils Farm

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