Taste the difference of organic food and wine in a beautiful setting high in the Barrington Tops
The food at the Tops Organic Restaurant is delicious, unpretentious and served in a hospitable, relaxed atmosphere.
From garden to table...
John loves producing some of the food for the organic restaurant in his "Organic Food Garden." He is happy to share his knowledge of organic farming principles and enjoys seeing the fruits of his labour being enjoyed in the restaurant.
With the "roots" of the organic garden in place, John is working towards being more self-sufficient and supplying the restaurant with abundant nutrient-rich organic fruits and vegetables in the future.
Sharini's speciality is traditional Sri Lankan curries. Her signature dish is Sri Lankan red prawn curry using wild caught prawns. Sharini has a keen interest in nutrition and, as a Chef, loves creating tasty meals to be enjoyed by the in-house guests. She creates the fresh table d'hôte menu which is on offer in the evening. The evening meal is based on what John has growing in the garden, what is in season, and what is local. It is important to cook using pure essential ingredients such as Celtic sea salt and Rosnay’s certified organic extra virgin olive oil.
For children, there are no chicken nuggets on offer, but real food. Sharini is happy to accommodate varying tastes, especially those of children.
Organically-grown is sometimes used loosely, but not here. We serve certified organic lamb, beef and chicken. The seasonal fruit and vegetables are also certified organic. Being aware of the "carbon miles" in bringing food to the table, we also source some locally grown produce which may not be certified but grown organically. Seafood that is served in the restaurant is not farmed, but wild caught.
We serve a hearty organic breakfast starting with our own oven roasted muesli or bircher muesli, organic fruits, fruit loaf and biodynamic yoghurt. This is followed by a hot breakfast including farm eggs, sausages, freshly made tomato sauce and other seasonal accompaniments.
You may spoil yourself on a leisurely organic breakfast for $25 with bottomless cups of organic teas and coffee. A fresh menu is offered each evening with a choice of entrees, mains and desserts. You can enjoy a 2 course dinner for $50 or a 3 course dinner for $60. Children under 10 years are half price. Please book in advance for breakfast and dinner.
Sharini finds it a pleasure to cook for vegan and vegetarian guests.
If you are staying in one of our self contained cottages, your food supplies can be purchased in Gloucester (35 min by car). The local supermarket FoodWorks has organic milk and some organic fruit and vegetables.