Friday, 27 January 2012

Have You Been To Mavis' Kitchen?...







I know you know that I'm a complete sucker for beautiful gardens - particularly one with an old Queenslander quietly nestled in the landscape. There's something just so homely about a grand, old, slightly rundown timber house and something just so soulful about a garden that has been loved and tended and filled to the brim with edible delights. Add to this - heart-warming home cooked meals and you have a beautiful restaurant and a recipe for a great day out ! Hubby and I decided to head up to Mavis' Kitchen in Uki (about a 40 minute drive from us in Byron Bay) last weekend on a whim -  it was our 18 year wedding anniversary - and with the sun shining and nothing particularly planned we thought we'd drop in to see if we could get a table. Luckily for us - there was room and we were able to spend the afternoon languishing in the beauty of the surroundings.... I do love that such a place has been created in the midst of nowhere - and yet because of it's beauty attracts people from near and far. It's a real testament to the place. If you're in the area, then it's worth checking out Mavis' Kitchen - if simply to have tea and scones and to delight in the love that abounds there..

7 comments:

REread said...

It's lovely ... friend's had a wedding reception there, was just so pretty!

Tricia Rose said...

Actually I have! although I live in California, my brother lives in Uki and we went to Mavis' Kitchen. Loved the food, bit wary of the cane toads in the ladies'...

cinnamon hill said...

we drove past there on the way to climbing Mt. warning (as a family thing ... that made you feel proud afterwards ... like we actually climbed that mountain !!! )... any way ! ... we saw this place and thought it looked a bit special ! ... didn't realise it was open for drop ins? ... thought maybe it was a cooking school or B&B ???

Verandah House said...

Thats definitely worth the trip, cant wait to visit x

Penny said...

Yes, twice for lunch with friends when we visited from South Australia.
Lovely food and view.

Nadia said...

Have been several times...always lovely. We have a pre-dinner glass of bubbly and stroll around the gardens, admiring all the herbs and fruits growing in the fertile, volcanic soil...oh, and of course the magnificent Mt Warning. The 2 guys who run it are always so cheerful and personable and the food is real, home cooked and generousl. It's a gem!

Andrea said...

My sister in law took me there for my birthday a few weeks ago, it's a favourite spot and only fifteen minutes up the road. So spoilt!