The huge Homested Brewery, is found at Mandoon Estate, a winery in the Swan Valley. We’ve enjoyed many long lunches here and often bring visiting friends and family to this spot, as we love its “Margaret River vibe”. The brewery is popular with locals and tourists, making it busy on weekends and especially during the school holidays and sunny days.
In the shady beer garden, there are loads of picnic benches and its right next to the fenced playground. There were a few soccer and crickets games being played on the expansive, lush lawns. It had a lovely atmosphere and is very popular with young families.
We chose to drink and dine inside the brewery, which is shiny and modern. It’s a lovely view from the decking overlooking the vineyards.
For craft beer connoisseurs there is a good choice on tap at the brewery. My husband was spoilt for choice with all the beers that are brewed on-site. There’s German-style lagers, a “Kaisers Choice” a German-style wheat-beer, American style pale ale, IPA and cider too. The price of a pint ranges from $10 to $13.
Though it was mid-week, we were surprised at just how busy the venue was. We weren’t anticipating this, so didn’t have a booking. The waiter at the door was only too happy to find us a spot, and we didn’t mind waiting for a table. My name was put onto a waitlist and I was given a buzzer, which went off about 10-15 minutes after we arrived.
Whilst we’d been waiting for our table, we all had a chance to look over the menus, so we quickly ordered. Within 20 mins or so our food arrived and it all looked delicious. I chose a mouth-watering fish dish, with pearl cous cous.
My daughter enjoyed her salad. The spinach was hiding all sorts of goodies, like grilled zucchini and it was well dressed.
A few people chose to share some small plates. The chiu chow sticky lamb ribs ($17), chinkiang, bok choi, sesame were so tender.
The sliders and slaw were a big hit too.
My grandson had a Margarita pizza, with added chorizo ($10) from the little people meal’s menu, which has a choice of four kids favourites.
On the weekends the beer garden bar opens and you can also order spit-roasted meat rolls with salad for $15 from the deli.
All In All
We think Homestead Brewery is a good choice for a spot of lunch that caters for all ages and tastes. Great for groups too. I thought the food was lovely and afterwards it’s nice to visit the art gallery, have a wander around the grounds or even have a wine tasting at the Mandoon cellar door, found next to the Brewery.
Address 10 Harris Road, Caversham, Perth.
Phone 6279 0500
Disabled Access Yes. Parking and toilets.
Distance from Car Parking area: There’s plenty of parking and an overflow car parking area on the grass for peak times.
Grandchild Friendly: Very – kids menu and fenced playground.
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