Du Fermier
  • 42 High St,
    Trentham, VIC
  • (03) 5424 1634,
  • Lunch Fri-Mon noon-3pm

Du Fermier

Menu? Who needs one? Not Annie Smithers. She rustles up the day's spread with picked-that-day ingredients from her massive kitchen garden. Everything else - Suffolk lamb, duck, fish, Sher wagyu - comes from local suppliers who breed free-range and ethical meats. Do book if you want to secure a seat at one of the rustic tables in the welcoming restaurant. If it's summer, you may score a zucchini salad with cherry tomatoes, rocket and pan-seared blue eye. Courses arrive on one plate, ready to be dished up family style: medium-rare wagyu with a rich jus perhaps, on a bed of purple cabbage with buttery baked spuds and crunchy radish. "We've got a bottle of nebbiolio open," the switched-on waiters may inform you. Good idea.  Follow that with a perfect shortcrust pastry fruit pie and double cream. It's cooking with heart - dishes that appear 'simple' but are hard to get right. Want more? Pick up a copy of her latest cookbook on your way out.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • 3-course menu $70

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Annie Smithers


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