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Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket


Life needs more polka dots and picnics!

It’s Picnic Week here at AGFG…we encourage you to go on an Autumn picnic – even if it is in your own backyard.

There are many venues around the country happy to help you out with a picnic basket to have on their grounds to take to your favourite chill-out spot for a catch-up with friends, food and sunshine.

Wine not picnic today with these six venues:

Picnic in the Pavilion Gardens

Located in the heart of the Scenic Rim, The Vue Restaurant on Ipswich-Boonah Road in Boonah offers fine dining meals and quality service. With an atmosphere of relaxed elegance inspired by the exquisite cuisine and spectacular views, you can enjoy a culinary adventure with hometown charm.
 
Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket

On Sunday, June 9, unwind in the Pavilion gardens with a choice of sweet or savoury picnic baskets, showcasing the finest local produce; lounge on picnic blankets or book a table, to enjoy live music and indulge in local wine, beer and signature cocktails from the garden bar.

Must-visit Attraction for the Family

High Country Gardens, Gallery and Maze on Piries Street in Goughs Bay is one of the must-visit attractions in the Victorian High Country. With six acres of award-winning gardens, a large maze and gnome hut, licensed garden café and art gallery, everyone is entertained at this dining destination.
 
Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket

Watch acclaimed artist Tony Pridham at work in his gallery, enjoy paddock-to-plate fare in the licensed garden café and hunt gnomes in the maze; or perhaps pack your own picnic to enjoy in the peaceful surrounds, alfresco or on the shaded lawn area.

Order Your Picnic Box Today

Escape to the bliss of The Balcony Restaurant, perched above Flinders Street in the heart of Townsville. A heritage building has been the home of this restaurant for more than 30 years; a timber staircase takes you up to a quirky space above where a relaxed vibe allows chilling out from the hustle and bustle of below.
 
Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket

Artisan picnic boxes are available to order seven days a week to take away to your favourite spot; think bacon and egg sliders, avocado on sourdough bites, scones with jam and cream, mixed pies and sausage rolls, Thai chicken curry and rice, along with chicken sliders and chips.

Pick Your Size Grazing Box

Salt Pig Deli on The Entrance Road in Erina is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking quality ingredients and delightful flavours. Offering the finest selection of artisanal meat, cheese and gourmet products, along with a sandwich menu made with house-baked sourdough and ciabatta, this Central Coast deli also offers grazing boxes, bespoke grazing tables and event catering.

Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket
 
Choose your size grazing box with goodies such as specialty cheese, artisan cured meat, olives, pickles, relishes, lavash crackers, fruit and nuts and head to the park for an impromptu picnic; or perhaps opt for a breakfast pack with granola, sourdough, croissants, jam and smoked butter.

Quaint Hobart Diner

There are picnic baskets on the shelves and vibrant murals on the walls at locally loved The Picnic Basket Café on Channel Highway in Taroona. This quaint Hobart diner projects a cosy vibe of polished wood floors, shabby chic tables and colourful cushions, ideal for lingering over a brew and a bite to eat.
 
Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket

Stop in for brunch and check out the goodies in the market store before ordering a Picnic Basket toastie to go such as an egg and bacon roll with tomato relish and mayonnaise; or a pulled chicken panini with greens and dill mayo.

Picnic Amongst the Vines

Dine in sweeping countryside landscapes at Restaurant @ Glen Erin at Lancefield on Rochford Road in Lancefield. Offering sophistication, warmth and the friendliness of a true country retreat, relax inside in front of open fires in Winter, or on the terrace during warmer months with picturesque views over the vineyard.
 
Food, Friends and Sunshine – 6 Venues to Grab Your Picnic Basket

Experience the epitome of a perfect day out with a gourmet picnic package, including a full tasting of the estate-grown wine range and a carefully curated hamper with a ploughman’s platter, terrine, savoury muffins, salad, fruit and cake, best enjoyed amongst the vines.

Featured Locations

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Restaurant @ Glen Erin

Dine in sweeping countryside landscapes at Restaurant @ Glen Erin at Lancefield on Rochford Road in Lancefield. Offering sophistication, warmth and the friendliness of a true country retreat, relax...

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The Vue Restaurant

Located in the heart of the Scenic Rim, The Vue Restaurant on Ipswich-Boonah Road in Boonah offers fine dining meals and quality service. With an atmosphere of relaxed elegance inspired by the exqu...

Cafe    $$$$$

The Picnic Basket Cafe

There are picnic baskets on the shelves and vibrant murals on the walls at locally loved The Picnic Basket Café on Channel Highway in Taroona. This quaint Hobart diner projects a cosy vibe of polis...

Modern Australian    $$$$$

The Balcony Restaurant

Escape to the bliss of The Balcony Restaurant, perched above Flinders Street in the heart of Townsville. A heritage building has been the home of this restaurant for more than 30 years; a timber st...

Cafe    $$$$$

High Country Gardens, Gallery and Maze

High Country Gardens, Gallery and Maze on Piries Street in Goughs Bay is one of the must-visit attractions in the Victorian High Country. With six acres of award-winning gardens, a large maze and g...

Deli    $$$$$

Salt Pig Deli

Salt Pig Deli on The Entrance Road in Erina is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking quality ingredients and delightful flavours. Offering the finest selection of artisanal meat, cheese and gourmet ...

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