The Garden Room Restaurant at Blackwood Ridge

Discover our hidden gem, a charming and intimate boutique restaurant nestled within the verdant embrace of the Kitchen Garden at Blackwood Ridge.

At our small 18-seat intimate culinary retreat , we take pride in cultivating a diverse range of produce right here on our farm. Our menu is a true reflection of the seasonal bounty, bringing the vibrant flavors of the paddock to your plate. What sets us apart is our unwavering focus on utilising the unique ingredients harvested from our very own gardens at Blackwood Ridge.

Indulge in the delights of Summer with our exquisite 4-course set menu, available for lunch every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Our lunch service commences promptly at 12:30 pm, offering you a leisurely dining experience that spans approximately 2 hours.

Join us on this culinary journey as we celebrate the freshest ingredients and showcase the essence of our gardens at Blackwood Ridge.

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Table d'hôte

Harvest Menu - Summer 2023 

1st

Summer Risotto

Spring onion risotto with basil creme, slow roasted tomato

with our own fresh made brioche roll (V) (GFO)

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ‘Airlie Bank’ Sparkling Chardonnay 

2nd

Korean Chicken with Radish Kimchi

Spicy crispy fried chicken, radish kimchi, cucumber pickle and calamansi syrup. (GF)

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ‘Chalmers’ Vermentino

Or

Blackened Carrots

Caramelised baby carrot with tahini labneh, miso creme, black sesame, honeyed miso glaze and toasted sesame wafer. (GF) (V)

Chef wine pairing suggestion - ‘Armstead’ Wines Marsanne

3rd

Swordfish, Lovage & Dill.

Pan fried sword fish with potato & dill croquettes, cured celery with lovage, salted grapes, finger lime, oxidised sunflower, whey and herb dressing. (GF)

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - Granite Hills ‘Riesling’

Or 

Wagyu brisket, Popped Barley & Horseradish.

Slow cooked ‘Wagyu’ beef brisket with potato dauphine, celeriac remoulade, warrigal greens, smoked beetroot, popped barley on horseradish and parsley creme.

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ECK Wines Shiraz ’Heathcote No 2’ 

Or

Tofu waffle, Zucchini & Barberry.

Tofu and lime waffles with zucchini fritters, goat cherve, chilli and barberry relish, cucumber and apple salad.

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ECK Wines Rose ’Heathcote No 3’ 

4th

Lemon Savarin, Basil  & Strawberry.

Limoncello soaked brioche with lemon verbena panna-cotta, sweet basil oil, fresh strawberry and mascarpone.

Or

White Chocolate. Raspberry & Fennel Pollen.

Red wine and raspberry confiture, raspberry and white chocolate semi-freddo, raspberry and Calvados jelly, fennel pollen and creme fraiche icecream and crisp tuile ring. (GFO)

Menu notes

Kimchi is a spicy fermented pickle, calamansi is a small tangy citrus, tahini is a paste made from ground sesame, miso is fermented soy paste, lovage is a herb with a slight aniseed flavour, whey is a slight tart liquid made from separating yoghurt, warrigal greens is native spinach, barberry is a piquant berry from the berberis family, Limoncello is a lemon flavoured alcohol, confiture is a set jelly/jam, calvados is apple liqueur and tuile is a thin shortbread like biscuit. 

Harvest at Blackwood Ridge this Summer…

Basil, Beetroot, Carrots, Celeriac, Chervil, Chives, Dill, Fennel pollen, Finger Limes, Lemon Verbena Mint, Parsley, Spring Onions, Radish, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Warrigal Greens., Zucchini 

(GF) Gluten free (GFO) Gluten free option available (V) Vegetarian 

How to find us:
Address 812 Greenhills Road, Blackwood, Victoria
Restaurant Enquires :

Contact
Phone (03) 5368 6707
Email book@blackwoodridge.com.au

Trading Hours :

Restaurant Trading Hours :       

Our restaurant will is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, offering a delectable 4-course lunch experience starting at 12:30 pm.

Public Holiday Closures:

Kindly be informed that the restaurant will be closed on all public holidays.

Complimentary Garden Access :

We are delighted to offer our restaurant guests complimentary access to the private gardens during their visit. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our gardens while enjoying your dining experience.

Open Gardens :

Open gardens on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. A nominal entry fee of $12.00 per adult is applicable, and children can enter for free.

Restaurant Bookings :

To ensure an exceptional dining experience, we kindly request that all guests make bookings for lunch in advance.

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Indulge in our exquisite 4-course set menu, priced at $112 per person. To make a booking, simply click the button below.

Lunch service operates with a single sitting on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12:30 pm, offering an enjoyable duration of approximately 2 hours.