Slope-roofed and wisteria-fringed, this old homestead has the sort of whimsical appeal that makes one want to pack up and move to the country. The warm, country cottage feel extends to the interior, where polished timber and lemon yellow walls exude a sunny glow. On warm days, diners are moved into the lush gardens to soak up the gentle Barossa sunlight.
This picturesque bistro has been drawing guests with its grand gardens since 1992, but the contemporary menu is an equally strong draw. After a change in ownership, it boasts a refreshed menu of modern Australian food, ranging from European-influenced dishes to the odd Asian flavour. The dishes crossing this broad spectrum might include a rabbit tartlet with shaved fennel, green olives and gremolata; tempura-battered garfish with green nam jim; or duck with a harissa and sweet sherry jus.