Basils Cafe and Bar at Basils Farm
Basils Cafe is open for lunch – reservations only, full menu.
Basils Bar (Outdoor Caravan) is open for walk-ins (no bookings, subject to weather) from 12pm to 4pm. Tables subject to availability. Basils Bar Menu only.
The Cellar Door will be open for wine tastings from 11am to 4pm. 6 people at a time. Walk-in’s only.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Monday, Thursday & Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 7pm
(Excluding the 23rd January, Cafe & Cellar Door closing at 3.30pm, Basils Bar Food from 12pm to 2.30pm, last drinks 3pm)
(Closed Australia Day – 26th January)
Monday, Thursday & Friday 12pm to 5pm
Weekends 11am to 5pm
*Public Holidays – 20% surcharge.
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 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 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@example.com for further information. By making a booking you agree to the terms and conditions below.
Dining for Walk-in’s – Basils Bar Menu
- Subject to availability and weather conditions. If you wish to guarantee a table we suggest you make a Cafe booking.
- All tables are limited to a maximum seating time of 1.5 hours.
- Maximum table size of 10 people. Please note, this number includes children over 12 months of age – as per government regulations.
- Basils Bar menu – www.basilsfarm.com.au/cafe-menu
- Basils Bar opens during Cafe opening days (weather dependent). 12pm to 4pm.
Farmhouse, Pavilion Undercover Dining or Outdoor Garden Dining – bookings required.
Space: Inside/Veranda (Maximum 18 people, combined)
You can request your preference of inside the Farmhouse or on the Farmhouse veranda. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Space: Pavilion or Garden/Outside (Maximum 70 people, combined)
You can request your preference for the gardens or the pavilion. If it is raining, you will be automatically moved to the veranda for protection.
- 20 people inside/veranda,
- 70 people outside/pavilion,
- 80 people at cellar door/caravan
If you wish to guarantee a table booking in the Farmhouse or Verandah (undercover), Pavilion (undercover) or outdoors in the garden, a booking is required.
- Tables booked in the Pavilion will be undercover, however, the blinds will be open as the Pavilion space is designated as an outside area. On cooler days, the Pavilion will be heated and for those dining outdoors, gas heaters are available. We suggest you please bring a warm jacket. Outside tables mostly have shade from umbrellas and trees.
- 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.
- Maximum table size of 10 people. Please note, this number includes children over 12 months of age – as per government regulations. Groups of 10 are available in the Pavilion or outside (not available in the Farmhouse or Verandah).
- We will be adhering to social distancing requirements with tables being placed 1.5 meters apart. Hand sanitiser will be available and we will be increasing the cleaning of the venue throughout the day.
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.
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