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The Piggery Café

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Published February 24th 2016
Long week? I got the perfect remedy
The Piggery Café can be found on Sherbrooke Road, just before the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens. It forms part of the Burnham Beeches Mansion, the luxury venue that is currently being given a facelift by Vue de Monde chef, restaurateur and director Shannon Bennett and his business partner Adam Garrisson.

The Café is a mix of rustic and modern design giving its customers a laid back feel. The tables outside face a 23-hectare estate and into the distance and you'll spot the 500-tree trufferie and extensive vegetable gardens. There is also an Emu enclosure where they hope to source the eggs for the café's dishes.

Much more to come

The area is kid and dog friendly and also includes lawn bowls, croquet and bocce pitches.

This time I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of Shannon himself, it was a special touch to the proceedings. The Piggery Café and Burnham Bakery are fully operational with many more attractions to follow when the mansion is complete.

Blackmore Wagyu Beef burger and house made fries

The smell of freshly baked bread truly compliments the meal beforehand, and I gorged on the Blackmore Wagyu Beef burger, which now sits on my list Top 5 burgers in Melbourne, and I washed it down with a French drink called Orangina.


The staff are so pleasant, the atmosphere is exceptional, and the surrounding estate just adds that touch of class. It's a place I highly recommend for a weekend trip, you won't be disappointed.


How to Get There
When heading up Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, turn right into Sherbrooke Road and about 1km down the road, your destination will be on your left.
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Why? Awesome Food, Beautiful Estate, Wind down
When: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, Dinner on Friday nights from 5pm-9pm
Phone: (03) 9691 3888
Where: 1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC 3789
Cost: Check website
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Don't forget to visit the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens while you're in the area.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8093) 1889 days ago
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