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Basils Farm

43-53 Nye Rd, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
+61 3 5258 4280
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Go for the service

We braved the outdoor seating in the middle of winter. But we were quickly provided with blankets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TRexTheCat
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Melbourne, Australia
A pleasant Sunday location

This is well worth a visit. Grab a drink and a platter to share and enjoy the view and surrounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shane M
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Geelong, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“wine tasting” (12 reviews)
“cellar door” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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43-53 Nye Rd, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225, Australia
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+61 3 5258 4280
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"wine tasting"
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"cellar door"
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"antipasto platter"
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"pinot noir"
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"vegetable garden"
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"lovely lunch"
in 3 reviews
"veggie patch"
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"home grown"
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"no table service"
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"garden setting"
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"bellarine peninsula"
in 8 reviews
"sunday afternoon"
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"quick tasting"
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"home made"
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"run around"
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"nice bread"
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"definitely recommend a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We braved the outdoor seating in the middle of winter. But we were quickly provided with blankets and a warm welcome. I had the lamb with a $14 pinot. The pinot was excellent. The lamb was a little tough. It was very relaxing to look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. Grab a drink and a platter to share and enjoy the view and surrounds, and service. It gets busy so get there early.

1  Thank Shane M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Basils for my girlfriends birthday, Greg found us a table with a great view. Ordered meals and they came in good time, very tasty! Got chatting to the new manager Talla, who took the time to ensure everything was spot on (which it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In late May 2018 we visited Basils Farm for a large family celebration of 21 people attending from infants, children, adults to grandparents. The location is spectacular and the service was friendly, professional and highly accommodating for all of our requests with such a large...More

1  Thank Julian M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A chance visit with our dogs. Warmly welcomed to eat on the veranda. The view of swan bay was lovely. So nice I’d be happy to live here. We drank local Sav Blanc and had a ploughmans platter for 2 and cheese platter between 3...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

this place isa must to visit. Amazing quaint place with cellar door tastings wonderful experience very friendly people. They have their own vegetable and herb garden which you can walk through whilst chasing food from a great menu. The whole experience is terrific and the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Thought we would try this restaurant as we drive past almost every week... what a wonderful surprise. The view was fabulous, the food top class although a little pricy but worth it fir special occasions. One Fien side was a single grumpy waitress, all the...More

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Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi! Glad you enjoyed your lunch with us! We use the freshest, best quality and local produce we can find. Cheers Kim

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Spending a weekend in Portarlington we were recommended Basil’s farm for lunch. After reading the reviews it sounded great so we booked a table for a group of us. I was really looking forward to a tasty lunch but on my first look over menu...More

1  Thank Moocher1
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Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi there Sorry you found out menu underwhelming. We change our menu every 4-5 weeks to keep it interesting and using our own in season produce We do upload our menu on our website - so our guests can check it out before they arrive/book....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Basil’s Farm today and we were extremely underwhelmed. Firstly we were taken to the wrong table and our friends were taken to another table. We then ordered our lunch which was a Rubens Sandwich and a Farmhouse Platter for two which we decided...More

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Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Chris I am sorry your experience wasn’t as good as it should have been. I have investigated the events with our team and there was some confusion amongst the members of your group. Again we apologise In reference to your meals - no comments...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

8 of us came here for lunch. The staff were more than helpful and friendly. Food and wine are great. The only issue with having a later lunch is that they can run out of some of the dishes on the menu. This is the...More

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Kim D, General Manager at Basils Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi there Glad you enjoyed your visit to BASILS Easter weekend was particularly busy as the weather was superb! We do our best to prepare enough to last Many thanks

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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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