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Warm hearted and detailed.

We serve lunch from noon, Wednesday to Friday and dinner from 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Colenso is casually styled with quality food, made in the Macedon Ranges.

Chef/Owner, Kathryn Russack’s menu is a hub of regional suppliers and small scale producers who add a sense of season and depth of place to the offering. Our food is low fuss and high care with beautiful pastas, seasonal meats, seafood and vegetables that nourish and satisfy.
Desserts delight, too.

 
To make a booking please call us in the dining room on 5427 2007.

THE LATEST DATES

– FATHER’S DAY LUNCH – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST –

Join us for Father’s day this year to celebrate Dad
with a beautiful three course lunch.
Sit down to shared starters for the table
followed by your choice of main and dessert.

FIRST

chicken liver pâté, cornichon, warm bread and butter
chevre, beets, radishes and walnuts

SECOND

eye fillet of beef with thyme jus and shallots

chicken ‘kiev’ with a tangy slaw

lasagne al forno

with creamy potato gratin and green beans for the table

THIRD

self saucing chocolate pudding with espresso ice cream

rhubarb crisp with double cream

roquefort with crackers and quince

65pp

– GATHERINGS –

We currently have availability throughout Winter

for your special gatherings, dinners and celebrations. 

Whether you are thinking of canapés and drinks, a long lunch,

or an intimate evening – Colenso has you covered. 

All our menus can be customised to suit your needs.

 

‘I can’t thank you enough for the absolutely wonderful feast you prepared for Mum’s birthday.
It was stunningly tasty and a total hit with everyone.
Each dish was delicious and interesting too. Everyone commented on the fabulous meal.
The entire party was a huge success due largely to the great food.’

 

For further details call or email the restaurant. 

our menu

(menus change regularly and the listed ones are samples only)

 

to nibble

barfold olives

good bread, our seasoned ricotta and salami

leek fritters, creme fraiche, yarra valley salmon pearls and lemon

to eat

eye fillet of beef, mashed potato,
cherry tomato compote, herb butter  

‘mcivor farm’ pork scotch, butternut stuffing,
apple sauce and mustard

our potato gnocchi with spinach, lemon, pine nuts
and dreaming goat fresh chèvre

our ‘hand to ground’ egg rich fettuccine with
blue swimmer crab, chilli, garlic, herbs and white wine

on the side

nonna-style greens with garlic

crisp potatoes with rosemary salt

to finish

brandied prunes, our vanilla ice cream, ricciarelli

date and ginger pudding, caramel sauce, our vanilla ice cream

delicious cheese (just ask) with house-made crackers and fruit   

 

to drink

Colenso continues with a handmade offering for our wine list.

We choose small production, minimal intervention wines, most often with examples

that are drinking well now, from makers we know.

We are committed to our local wine producers while maintaining delicious wines of pleasure

and interest also come from places further afield.

If it is on the list, we are excited by it, we know where it is from, who made it and how.

We work with mostly small volume producers, so our list evolves with availability,

seasonality and for range and variety of offer.

If there is a particular wine you love and can’t bear to be without, please let us know.

current hours

tuesday – saturday 

We are open for lunch Wednesday to Friday from noon

and begin our dinner menu at 6pm, serving Tuesday to Saturday.

We offer our a la carte menu with delicious specials and from time to time a set menu to celebrate an important occasion.

Stop by for whatever takes your fancy.

weekends

We are open Saturday evenings at 6pm for Winter 2019 with a market driven a la carte menu.

Please make a reservation as this helps us with our direct grower orders, our own garden harvest,

staffing matters and allows us to offer maximum value with zero waste.

location

Our address is 35 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444.

We have always described our food as ‘handmade and modern’.

So it feels natural to be in Kyneton, the home and gathering point for all manner of artisans,

tradespeople and retailers who show that ‘make and do’… is very ‘now’. 

BOOKINGS

To make a booking please call us in the dining room on 5427 2007.

We are a tiny team in a small restaurant, who keep things simple and we do appreciate reservations made by telephone.

You will usually find us in the kitchen, garden or dining room preparing for service and cannot always get to our screens.

If your call is out of hours we will get back to you as soon as we return to the restaurant.

Booking a table is recommended and finds us well prepared for your visit.

When wishing to make more detailed enquiries about your get togethers they can be addressed to –

hello@colenso.com.au

 

NOTES

Colenso can recommend local drivers and transport to have you safely

from your place to ours and back again.

Kyneton Taxi Service – 54226900

Ky-uber – Ric – 0458 826 393

from Trentham  – Mez – 0431 482 003

 

A BIT ON POLICY

Please let us know of your dietary needs with 48 hours notice prior to your reservation.

Our kitchen closes around 8pm. But, this is not set in stone so if we are still cooking we are often happy to keep doing so.

Colenso appreciates that bills will be paid as one.

A deposit is required for bookings of 8 guests and more.

Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund of deposit.

On public holidays we introduce a 10% surcharge.

With notice, we can make a cake for your special gathering.

BYO? No.

Colenso is pleased to have been awarded a  ‘1’ Glass Rating in the Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019 by Gourmet Traveller

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