Cherith Grove is definitely one to visit when in Gidgegannup. An absolute gem tucked away in the Darling Ranges set on 8 hectares of picturesque land covered in olive trees. It’s like a Mediterranean dream!
We stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is not big and has a few tables indoors and more in an alfresco setting attached to the main building. The day we went it was quite warm, so the huge cafe blinds were pulled down, but I imagine the view and sense of space would be most impressive when they are opened.Known for their organic produce and a reputation for a fresh, flavoursome menu, we were excited to tuck in.We were greeted by the only waiter on staff (that we could see) who we presumed did all the cooking too. Because of this there was a fair wait, however, with the beautiful surrounds and the lovely ambiance, it was a nice change to slow down and relax. You can BYO wine which a lot of the locals had done and were enjoying a glass or two.
The wait was definitely worth it and the meals delicious. We ordered the Roasted Beetroot, mint, pecan nuts, haloumi, chees and salad leavesthe mushroom and herb pate with melba toast,the chicken cooked with pear cider, cream, grilled pear and bacon with mashed potato and the creme brulee
Everything other than the pate and the brulee was made to order, though we were unsure if the beetroot was canned, we were expecting fresh, though this was a very minor issue that didn’t take away from the rest of the lovely salad.Cherith Grove also grow and produce their own olive oil which visitors are welcome to taste at their cellar door – where there are also local Avon Valley produce available for purchase.Be sure to take a stroll around the grounds, where you can walk amongst the lovely olive trees and award winning gardens,
the Cherith brook,
some very friendly geese
and some of the history of this interesting establishment – including the vintage olive crusher now in retirement.A beautiful property with equally delightful fare to enjoy in the peaceful surrounds. It will feel like a mini trip to Tuscany!
Where: Lot 122 Mayo Road Gidgegannup
Open: Thursday group bookings by appointment
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 9pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
Contact: o8 95746424
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