Foodie Affair

Escape the everyday and reconnect with family. Whether its bushwalks, beaches, water adventures or just taking time out at the property, you will be spoilt for choice in the surrounding Great Lakes region.

Enjoy a Foodie Affair with the flavours of the region

The Great Lakes region may be best known for its stunning natural beauty and beaches but it also offers a delightful fusion of coastal charm, fresh produce, and culinary experiences that showcase the best of the area. Whether you’re a seafood lover, wine enthusiast, or simply enjoy exploring local flavours, this region has something to satisfy every foodie’s cravings.

In April each year, the local producers and foodies showcase their sumptous creations on the Great Lakes Food Trail. However, you can experience the local fare all year round.

Here are some of our top suggestions.

Local Producers

Specialising in ethically raised water buffalo producing delicious buffalo milk products. Stop off at the gazebo on The Lakes Way to pick up some creamy award-winning mozzarella, decadent gelato, buffalo sausages & more.

A holistically managed family farm that focuses on the humane production of wholesome food. They supply local wholesome produce straight from their farms to your fridge via Farm To Fridge, with the lowest possible food miles in the Mid Coast.

Monin Seafood offers a huge range of fresh, local and sustainable seafood from prawns, lobsters, crabs, oysters, fish fillets, mussels, marinara mix, whole fish to speciality items like smoked trout & salmon, Tasmanian scallops. Pick up from the shops or have delivered.

With a passion for exceptional beer, the Coastal Brewing Co. combine traditional brewing techniques with a creative twist. Their diverse range of handcrafted brews, from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, offers a refreshing taste of the coastal lifestyle.

Casual Dining Options

The Good Food Store is for people serious about their coffee. Eat-in for a wholesome, healthy and fresh breakfast or lunch or you can take away. They use a lot of local produce and the delicious treats you’ll see on display are created by another clever local, Nadine The Cake Queen. They’re also dog friendly.

Single Fin Coffee is on the headland between Number One . We love Single Fin for the consistently great coffee, tasty baguettes, toasties for the kids and other counter-style treats. Take a seat on the headland over the road for a delicious lunch with stunning views of Boat Beach.

On the shores on Wallis Lake in Elizabeth Beach is The Recky (or Pacific Palms Recreation Club). Great for bistro-style food for lunch or dinner. Grab a table on the lawn, on the balcony or inside in the Bistro. You can order the courtesy bus but check their website for times and booking conditions.

Frothy Coffee Boatshed is an iconic fixture in Smiths Lake. You can visit for breakfast and lunch and expect traditional cafe style fare. In our experience we’ve enjoyed consistently great food and friendly service with a beautiful view of Smiths Lake.

Kembali is a Bali-inspired cafe in Blueys Beach offering delicious Indonesian food. Known for its fresh and healthy ingredients, its a popular diverse option to the cafe mix in Blueys Beach.

One of our favourite things to do for dinner during daylight savings is to order a pizza from Hueys At Blueys and take it down to Blueys Beach for a picnic. Just order online with plenty of time as there can be a long wait in busier periods.

Farm To Fridge

To order produce from these and many other local producers, browse the produce and make the order online at Orders can be collected at nearby Topi Open Range any day from 10am to 6pm. Topi Open Range is 15 minutes from the property just off the Lakes Way. If you’re coming from Sydney you can easily pick it up on the way.

Finer Dining Options

Located on Wallis Lake in Tuncurry, Thirty Three Degrees is the go-to for oyster and seafood lovers. The star of the menu is the Sydney Rock Oyster farmed and cultivated right there in Wallis Lake.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sip’s showcases fresh, local produce at Boomerang Beach. Enjoy a bite or cocktails & craft beers with some live tunes. They also do takeaway for a grab & go option.

Add a little spice to your culinary adventure. Spice Monkey is a popular Asian fusion restaurant in Forster that offers share plates so you and your family or friends can get the full experience of what the menu has to offer.

Located across the road from Main Beach in Forster is The Sicilian. Fresh ingredients, hearty flavours and the heart of nonna’s cooking, makes this Southern Italian-inspired restaurant a local favourite for special occasions.

Cooking At The Property

Private Chef Sarah Wilton can come to the house and cook for your special occasion. Sarah uses fresh and local ingredients to create wholesome delicious meals.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking her in as soon as you can as her availability fills quickly and she needs at least a week’s notice to prepare.

The house has a fully functional kitchen equipped with electric oven and cooktop, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and sandwich press.
We keep a supply of food staples in the pantry for guests to use. These include olive oil, plain flour, self raising flour, white sugar, brown sugar, ground coffee, instant coffee, tea leaves and tea bags.

We grow fruits and vegetables in our Harvest Garden for guests to use. During their growing seasons (and dependent on conditions) you’ll find tomatoes, cucumber, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, spinach, snowpeas, strawberries, celery, zucchinis, capsicum, basil and chilli. On fruit trees throughout the garden you’ll find apples, pears, plums, apricots, lemons, oranges, limes and ruby grapefruit.

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