You’re already treating yourself to a weekend away – why not splash out on a dinner to remember? Make a reservation at the Independent in Gembrook, where you can sample Argentinian shared plates including the likes of crumbed, smoked pork belly served with chipotle or treat your sweet tooth to some dulce de leche ice cream.
Or head to Olinda where you can check out some award winning pies at Pie in the Sky. The cosy wood cabin-esque venue is popular among tourists and does a mean beef curry pie with flaky layers of pastry encasing tender pieces of beef in a moderately spicy curry sauce. Pair it with piping hot steak cut fries and a side of its silky gravy. Or get it go.
On the fringes of Sherbrooke Forest is Burnham Bakery and Piggery Café, the bakery-cum-café by Vue de Monde’s Shannon Bennett. Head in for lunch and order the artichoke soup with herb oil and artichoke chips, then play a spot of bocce on the lawns.