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 Spring 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.


Table d'hôte - MENU

Spring Harvest 2023 


Spring Risotto

Lemon & Lemon Myrtle and pea risotto with spring radish and parmesan crisp.with our own fresh made brioche roll (V) (GFO)

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ‘Airlie Bank’ Sparkling Chardonnay 


Tuna, Snowpeas, Gin with Wattleseed Buttermilk creme

Gin and Tasmanian mountain pepper cured tuna with slivered snowpeas and wattleseed buttermilk creme. (GF)

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ‘Chalmers’ Vermentino


Le Jardin

Soft cheese and chive mousse with caramelised spring onions, whole grain lavosh, apple walnut compote, green pistachio soil and barberry jam (V) 

Chef wine pairing suggestion - Viognier ‘Mia Valley’


Lamb Noisette, prosciutto and preserved lemon

Lamb noisette  infused with ras el hanout with parsnip puree with cauliflower and broccoli salad and preserved lemon and roasted almond.

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - ‘Joan Picton’ Pinot ‘Paramoor’


Crispy Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Grilled Asparagus and Soft Herbs

Sous Vide Crispy Chicken with braised Swiss chard, grilled asparagus with bergamot, Dijon mustard honied Jus, chervil, parsley and calendula

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - Rose` ’Heathcote No 1’ 


Sweet Potato Buckwheat, Miso creme, Jerusalem Artichoke and Hazelnut

Sweet potato and warm spice buckwheat cake with miso creme, Jerusalem artichoke katsuobushi, celeriac and hazelnut puree, charred spring onion, and Jerusalem artichoke wafters

Chefs wine pairing suggestion - Marsanne ‘Armstead Wines’


Creme Brûlée with Pernod, Rhubarb and Bay Leaf.

Coconut and Vanilla creme brûlée, with Pernod cured rhubarb,  cardamom ice cream and bay leaf leaf syrup


White Chocolate with Plum, Red Velvet and Lavender.

Vanilla and white chocolate semifreddo , beetroot violet cake, preserved  plums infused with lavender with red fruit crumb.

Menu notes

Wattleseed is and Australian native ingredient with a nutty dark chocolate flavour, Lavosh is a thin biscuit, Ras el hanout is a North Africa spice mix that is warm and fragrant, katsuobushi is a smoked Jerusalem artichoke that is dried, Pernod is a liquorice flavoured liqueur, Violet i flower, red fruit crumb is freeze dried raspberries, blackberries and dried lavender, Semifreddo is a semi frozen mousse.

Harvest at Blackwood Ridge this Spring…

Asparagus, Bay leaf,Beetroot, Cauliflower,  Celeriac, Chervil, Chives, Dill, Finger Limes, Lavender, Leek, Lemons, Mint, Oranges, Parsley, Peas, Romanesco, Rhubarb,Spring Onions, Snow Peas, Swiss Chard, Tasmanian Mountain Pepper.

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

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How to find us:
Address 812 Greenhills Road, Blackwood, Victoria
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Phone (03) 5368 6707

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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.