Basils Farm Cafe Menu
Basils Farm Cafe is open with a limit of 75 seated guests. Once again we encourage you to book ahead online at basilsfarm.com.au/bookings. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 people and a 1 person per 4sqm rule applies for guests dining.As per the regulations, we have been instructed to conduct ID checks and check-ins are compulsory, via the Service Victoria Check-In app or website. Unfortunately for our Melbourne friends, the lockdown restrictions are still in place and cannot visit regional Victoria.
We hope to welcome everyone back to Basils as soon as possible!
Basils Cafe is open for lunch – reservations only. Indoor/undercover dining only – Farmhouse/verandah and Pavilion.
Basils Bar – is now closed for the cooler months.
The Cellar Door will be open for wine tastings from 11am to 5pm, weekends. 4 people at a time. Walk-in’s only.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Weekends: 11am to 5pm
Public Holidays – 20% surcharge. Please note we will be closed on the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday, Monday 14th June.
Booking Conditions – Cafe page.
Basils Farm Cafe Menu
At Basils Farm we LOVE to keep things fresh – using ‘just picked’ seasonal produce from our garden and partnering with great local producers and suppliers to complement the growing season. (Please note, our menu changes regularly and is subject to availability).
CAULIFLOWER BHAJI $15
Kashmiri spiced coconut milk, cashew and onion relish (GF,DF,Veg)
CHICKEN RICE NOODLE $16
Pickled cucumber, daikon radish ginger salad, yuzu soy dressing $16 (DF,GF)
CRISPY FRIED ARTICHOKES. $15
Quince mayonnaise, macadamia thyme crumble (GF,DF,VEG)
SEAFOOD BISQUE $18
Prawns, fish, calamari, mussels, Pernod tomato bisque sauce, fennel caraway crouton (DF, GF on request)
BBQ SQUID. $16
Fennel white radish salad Pickled onion, beetroot hummus (GF, DF)
FROM THE GARDEN SOUP OF THE DAY $14
With walnut pumpkin sunflower seed loaf and pepper butter (GF on request)
FARM TASTING PLATE FOR TWO $27
Kitchen terrine, pink peppercorn chicken liver pate, olives, pickle vegetable, blue cheese, cured hams, relish, and cottage breads (GF on request).
KAFFIR LIME GINGER DUCK BREAST $36
Tamarind carrot puree, pickled green tomato, crispy rice, pac choy (GF,DF)
LAMB SADDLE WITH JUNIPER ROSEMARY $34
Field mushroom, thyme cocktail potato, crispy kale, sauté greens (GF,DF)
ONION INFUSED CHICKEN BREAST $32
Leek puree, charred leek, green beans, chicken jus and crispy chicken skin (GF)
SMOKED PORK TENDERLOIN $35
Red kidney bean pork croquet, avocado red pepper salsa, smoked paprika coulis, garden greens
MARKET FRESH FISH $37
Fillet of grilled fish, celeriac puree, crispy polenta, pickled cauliflower, Caper shallot salsa $37 (gf,df)
BBQ TOFU $29
Smoked miso pumpkin puree, tempura eggplant, spinach, yuzu dressing (GF,DF, Veg)
BRAISED BEEF CHEEK $33
Red curry, grilled pumpkin, garden greens, Asian herb bean shoot salad (GF,DF)
FRESH PASTA OF THE DAY $29
Chefs selection from the paddock, ocean or garden.
ASK OUR STAFF FOR TODAY’S SPECIALS & WINE PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
MINI CHEESEBURGER, CHIPS & SALAD
BEEF NACHOS WITH GUACAMOLE (GF, V on request)
CHICKEN VEGETABLE FRIED RICE (DF, GF)
CRUMBED FISH FILLET, CHIPS & SALAD
BACON MACARONI & CHEESE (V on request)
All $15 each
ADD: Activity Pack including animal feed, $10.
ROAST POTATOES (GF, DF, VG) $9
marinated in garlic and rosemary, herb aioli.
GARDEN GREENS $9
sautéed in a herb and garlic oil. (GF, DF, VG)
VIETNAMESE RICE NOODLE SALAD $9
with crushed peanuts (GF, DF, VG)
GRILLED CORN $9
with tomato, picked zucchini salad and lemon dressing (GF, V)
WARM COTTAGE BREADS $6
Served with Butter and Olive Oil
RUSSIAN HONEY CAKE $16
Pear sorbet, English breakfast tea dust, honeycomb
LIME GREEN TEA BOMB $15
Candied lemon verbena, maccha powder (GF)
CINNAMON CUSTARD PANNA COTTA $15
Apple fritter, toasted oats (GF )
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT DELICE $16
With fig ice cream
RHUBARB CRUMBLE CAKE $16
With pomegranate coconut sorbet (GF, DF, Vegan)
GIPPSLAND BRIE & SMOKED KING ISLAND CHEDDAR $20
Fruit, fig paste, crackers, walnuts
Juices, Coffee, Tea, and Craft Beer
In addition to the Basils Farm range of wines, Basils Cafe also offers a selection of Naked Life sparkling beverages including and Almighty juices. Moda Sparkling Water is also on tap. For the beer lovers, we have local Craft Ales from Blackman’s Brewery, Prickly Moses, and Southern Bay Brewery. Spirits include Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, and Rum. Local Woolshed Coffee and Organic Love Tea are also available.
Woolshed Coffee $4.50 (Mug + $1.00)
Latte, Flat White, Cappuccino, Long and Short Black, Macchiato, Piccolo. Options include Full cream, Skinny. (Soy or Almond Milk +$1 and Takeaway +$1).
Hot Chocolate $5.00
Served in a mug with marshmallow’s
Boozy Hot Chocolate/Coffee $15
“Love Tea” organic range of tea’s $4.00
English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Chai, Chamomile, Peppermint
Moda Sparkling Water on Tap $5.00
Almighty Juices $5.50
300ml bottle. OJ, Guava, Passionfruit and Apple and Apple Juice.
Naked Life Sparkling Beverages (Sugar Free) $5.50
330ml bottle. Natural Cola, Guava, Raspberry & Lime, Ginger Beer and Cucumber Lemonade.
**Please note this online menu is current at the time of publishing but is subject to change in the Cafe as we are passionate about providing seasonal dishes featuring the freshest produce. Our menu provides an overview of ingredients and some dishes may contain shellfish or allergens. If you have a food allergy, please advise our staff when booking or when ordering. We thank you for your understanding**
All dishes made in-house
Kaffir lime ginger duck breast
Cinnamon Custard Panna Cotta
Braised beef cheek with Red Curry
Onion Celery Infused Chicken Breast
Grilled Fillet of Fish
From the Garden – Soup of the Day