Fairbrossen is a picture perfect winery in the Bickley Valley. We’d visited the casual café before, now it is being run separately to the winery under the name “Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen”. We dropped by for a weekend bite to eat, and we were lucky to get a booking, being squeezed in for a late lunch.
In what was once an old tractor shed, the open, rustic dining room enjoys sweeping views over the boutique vineyard below. Service was friendly, if not a little rushed, and we had to wait some time for water or a drinks menu. During cooler weather the café is enclosed with café blinds but are opened when the weather is fine. There are indoor heaters, though I’d take a layer to keep warm, just in case.
Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen caters very well for groups. The seasonal menu is seasonal has plenty of variety, including share food and platters. It’s a popular spot for Devonshire Teas with fresh made scones served with jam and cream too. Being a winery, we had planned on enjoying a glass of wine with lunch. What we didn’t realise, is that the restaurant is not licenced, so bottles of wine can be purchased from the neighbouring cellar door. My husband enjoyed the slow cooked pork belly, with duck fat potatoes, red cabbage, apple and crispy crackle.
I had fresh pan fried barramundi, with Exmouth prawns and salsa fresca.
After lunch, I popped over to the cellar door, where there’s good quality wine to suit all tastes – sparkling, rose, shiraz, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.
“I’m fair Brosen” is an old saying which means “full to bursting” – and we were after our large meals. Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen is a pretty spot in the Perth Hills to enjoy a tasty lunch, just 25 minutes from the city.
Tom’s Kitchen at Fairbrossen – The Details
Address: 51 Carmel Road, Carmel.
Phone: 0449 998 014
Disabled Access: Yes, there is disabled parking and ramps (note: the disabled parking is on gravel).
Distance from Car Parking area: There’s a little walk from the gravel car park to the restaurant. For those not as sure-footed, you can be dropped a little closer to the entrance.
Grandchild Friendly: Yes, children can explore the grass area with wishing well. There’s a kids menu, colouring in books/board games and highchairs.
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