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Basils Farm

43-53 Nye Rd, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 4280
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Great venue in well maintained garden overlooking Swan Bay but.... Do not close a table near the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hesmcm
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Such potential but Disappointed with breakfast

Lovely spot with views over the water to Queenscliff. I feel the owners are cutting corners though... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarkpGeelong
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Basils Farm is an artisan Winery on the shores of Swan Bay, (Bellarine Peninsula) specialising in traditionally made wild fermented wines. Varieties include: Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Wine tastings and wine by the glass are available to enjoy at the Cellar Door or in the Cafe with an antipasto platter or seasonal housemade dishes featuring local and Basils Farm grown produce. Coffee, tea, cakes, wine and other beverages are available all day. Take in the Bellarine Peninsula's most picturesque views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff and relax amongst landscaped gardens, overlooking the vines. Wander through the stunning potager gardens that supply fresh produce to Basils Cafe and sit by the firepit with a glass of wine over winter. Hours: Monday & Wednesday - Friday: 9am-4pm. CLOSED Tuesday. Weekends 8am-5pm. Breakfast & lunch 7 days. (Limited breakfast menu weekdays 9-11am. Full breakfast menu weekends 8-11am). Public Holidays: 12-5pm.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cellar door” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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43-53 Nye Rd, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great venue in well maintained garden overlooking Swan Bay but.... Do not close a table near the sandpit if you are not interested in children being unsupervised, sand fights and the usual petty whinges that go with the lower ages. The lamb for 2 was...More

Thank hesmcm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot with views over the water to Queenscliff. I feel the owners are cutting corners though. The tables are set up with nothing but a number on them for breakfast. You have to go inside to a small counter. If it was busy it...More

Thank MarkpGeelong
Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Mark Thank you for your feedback. I follow up with the Cafe Manager as the service you experienced is not our normal standard. I apologise on their behalf for the poor experience Just to let you know, the hollandaise is homemade, along with eggs...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is always above average. the International Wait staff are always eagre to please and their wines are really well done. Basils Farm, whilst not on main tourist roads, is loved by locals and visitors alike. Spectacular views over Swan Bay.

Thank Robert A
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robert. Thanks for your kind words. The viewd are quite amazing! Cheers Kim

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely to overlook the veggie garden and the view is stunning. Our food was excellent as was the table we had. To book though is somewhat cumbersome and best done by internet, which is not everyone’s forte!

Thank jacquelinem449
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jacqueline Thanks for visiting! We are looking at ways to make our booking systems easier. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Cheers Kim

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden setting under Olive Tree 2, looking over the water. Staff could not have been more courteous,with their service,and the meals was first class and very prompt. A variety of drinks where chosen and throughly enjoyed.

Thank bevrobt
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi. Glad your group enjoyed their visit to Basils. Hope to see you all again soon Cheers Kim

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t do any dining at their adjacent cafe but did the wine tasting. An extensive wine list for wine tasting and some really good wines but the winner is definitely their shiraz - dark red in colour, sweet for the first second or two, and...More

Thank vanelic
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for visiting our cellar door. The Shiraz is definately one of our favourites! Cheers Kim

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen this venue on the tourist info and wasn't sure we would get there until we decided to visit Portarlington and stopped in. So glad we did, what a beautiful place. It was close to closing so we did not get food but...More

1  Thank Juggernaut42
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Thanks for visiting and look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers Kim

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to pay Basils Farm a visit after hearing about it from a few friends. The venue overlooking the water, and Queenscliff in the distance, is the perfect setting to sit in the garden and relax on a Summers afternoon. The...More

Thank Luke S
Kimdema, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Luke Thanks for stopping by. Cheers Kim

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This great cafe in a lovely location delivered one of the best lunches we’ve had for quite some time. The key was the fresh produce, some of which is grown at the farm, and all of which comes from local providores. The food is presented...More

Thank Paul A
Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul Thanks for visiting Basils and glad you enjoyed the experience. Summer time is a very busy period for us and the rest of the Bellarine! Hope to see you again soon Many thanks Kim

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the café and its tabled lawns offer panoramic views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff and on tranquil days you can also enjoy the range of birdlife that make the Swan Bay reserve home. The cellar door offers wine tastings of the Basils...More

Thank ViniVitiGlobus
Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ViniVitiGlobus Thanks for visiting Basils Farm on Saturday. We did plant our vines in October 2016, their first vintage will be 2019 - we are looking forward to some fun and funky young styles The fruit in our current wines are sourced from some...More

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Ashley B
16 September 2016|
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Response from Basils_Farm | Property representative |
Hi Ashley, Sorry for the delay in seeing this message come through. The answers above are correct. You can also book online via obee. From December 3 you can also enjoy ‘Breakfast at Basils’. • Egg + Bacon Rolls every... More
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