When staying at Barnbougle Lost Farm, guests are automatically booked in to Barnbougle Lost Farm’s restaurant for dinner so if you have other plans, as we did, make sure you let reception know.
We opted to go into Bridport our first night to the Bay Inn Hotel for a pub meal where you will find an extensive menu including wood fired pizzas. On this occasion I went for Beer Battered Fish and Chips and Mr Iced Vovo had the Chicken Parmagiana. Both were generous servings. We managed to share a homemade macadamia nut icecream sundae with hot chocolate fudge sauce for dessert that was delicious.
For our second night we decided to stay at the Lost Farm but had pizzas from the Sports-bar for dinner. I had the Roasted Vegetable Pizza that had olives, pumpkin, spinach, fetta and herbs and was very tasty, whilst Mr Iced Vovo selected the Chilli Beef Pizza – and he said it had a bit of a bite to it so he was happy!
Our final night we had dinner in the main Lost Farm restaurant. We ordered the bread for an entrée that consisted of a selection of three breads accompanied with two spreads – a pesto and balsamic dipping sauce. There was a flat style bread, a white and a mixed grain bread and all were delicious and just enough to start our meal.
For mains I had the Braised and baked Scotsdale Pork Belly that was juicy and falling apart underneath but wonderfully crispy and crackly on top! It was on a bed of sautéed carrots and had a rocket mix on top with homemade apple sauce on the side. Mr Iced Vovo chose the Cape Grim Eye-fillet that came with a potato and parsnip rosti, pan-fried greens, a rich mushroom jus and Heritage Blue Opal butter. We also shared a side of fries with garlic aioli.
For dessert I had Sweet stewed apple and rhubarb with ginger crumble with caramel fudge, vanilla bean custard and Meander Valley double cream quenelles. Mr Iced Vovo had the Sticky date pudding that was served with honey tuiles and creamy Pyengana icecream and a poached pear.
With wonderful views across to Bridport’s lights and the Bass Strait it was the most wonderful way to end our trip away. I am looking forward to coming back when daylight saving is on as I can imagine the sunset will be spectacular.
The restaurant has a good beverages list featuring many Tasmanian and other Australian wines. Guests are free to look through their cellar that has been specially climate controlled for both the red and white wines.