After an hour and half of foraging for mushrooms, we were hungry. We had several places to chose from but decided to stop at The Gardener's Kitchen in Bundanoon, which was about 15 kms away from Wingello.
The Gardener's Kitchen is a cosy country cafe that serves breakfast and lunches in a casual setting. There are tables set up indoors and outdoors. Meals are ordered at the counter and served at your table.
We had Ham and Cheese Croissant; Beef Pie served with Creamy Mash Potatoes and Peas; Pumpkin, Spinach Leek and Feta Frittata served with salad and Spinach and Ricotta Pastie served with salad. Thankfully, service was prompt and meals were brought to our table quickly. We were hungry and tucked straight away.
We all had our eyes on Ash's pie and creamy mash and peas; more specifically, we were eyeing the mash and gravy. I am usually not keen on mash as I am trying to stay away from carbs, but this mash was simple irresistible. I had to have a few forkfuls.
I was happy with my frittata; a light and healthy meal which left my tummy some room for the best scones in Bundanoon. No complaints from Cait on her croissant which is a good sign. Chris happy ate his pastie.
We had to taste the scones, so we ordered a serve to share. The scones were indeed the best, served piping hot and light with raspberry jam from Alpine Berry Farm and clotted cream. We also ordered coffees. I found my skim flat white quite mild and milky, it was more like a latte. Chris on the other hand, said he was satisfied with his flat white. Hmmm..slight inconsistency here. Usually he's the one who complains about the quality of his coffee.
After lunch, we popped into the delightful shop next door called "Nest and Burrow". It's owned by the same owners as The Gardener's Kitchen and managed by the mother-in-law of the owners, who is a friendly lady from Bowral (I forgot to ask her name). Our main purpose to visit "Nest and Burrow" was to buy some Alpine Berry Farm jams for family back in Sydney. Just quietly, we did come out with more than just jams. There are so many beautiful items for sale from kitchen and homewares, jewellery and toys. Yes, we could have spent more time there if not for the trip back to Sydney. I suppose we just have to return another time.
The Gardener's Kitchen
27 Railway Ave
Bundanoon NSW 2578
(02) 4883 6354