Graze Ballan

From the Kitchen

Savour the experience of local seasonal produce

From your arrival through to your farewell you have the option to graze through a rolling menu of culinary treats from our region. This can be complimented by refreshments including beer, cider, wine, gin and vodka, all from local producers.  When you elect to enjoy one of our PREMIUM DINING packages your beverages are all included. Specific menu selections are not provided as our focus will always be on seasonal produce at the time of your visit. Naturally, any dietary preferences notified will be taken into consideration. Before your visit we will discuss your preferences and work to provide a tailor-made experience for your stay. A LOCAL PRODUCE DINING menu is also available whereby choices can be made and drinks are not included but can be ordered. We prepare all the food on site after visiting local producers in the lead up to your visit, carefully making selections to ensure quality and variety.  A STANDARD DINING  menu is also available with self cater options and drinks can be ordered from an in-house list.

Graze-Ballan also has a catering service for local areas – see the catering page for more information.

Graze Ballan Kitchen
Here’s an example of premium package dining

BBQ or Roast Feast

You can enjoy your welcome feast around a campfire

(weather and fire bans permitting)

Gourmet Sauasages from Ballan Local Butcher

Shazam Lamb shasliks or a roast Sher Wagyu

Roasted Vegetables or Garden Fresh Salad

Roast Potatoes or Potato Gratin

For Premium dinung packages we would pair this with

Hepburn Springs Distillery gin or vodka, 

Hepburn Springs Brewery boutique beers

del Rios 2016 Carmen tempranillo which is simply awesome with lamb!

Grazing Breakfast

Served in the cabin at a time of your choice
Berry goodness from Pink Muesli
Homemade Blueberry Muffins
Naturally Berry preserves…and yes there’s vegemite if you insist!
Karon Farm roasted coffee
Fresh juice and boutique teas from The Cottage Herbalist

Signature Local Grazing Board

A selection of three Goldfields Farmhouse cheeses, Springmount Fine Foods condiments

ManaHill Estate Olives, Istra smallgoods, Homemade Pate and so muh more

The following would be included with the Premium dinind packages

Refreshing ginger beer and LLB from Daylesford Mineral Spring Co

Boutique beer from Hepburn Springs Brewing Co 

Heburn Springs Distillery vodka/gin

or Captains Creek  Sparkling Pinot Noir  

Tasting Plates from the Region

Only available with Premium dining package

An easy paced rolling menu served to you in the dining room of the cabin

Starts with our Signature Grazing Board and pre-dinner drinks.

followed by a specialty board of…

Potato & Bacon broth, duck egg custard

& Meredith Dairy cheese tart

then a premium meat and vegetable board with…

Sher Wagyu fillet  – Pork Belly from Brooklands Free Range

and Roasted farm fresh veg with shaved truffle from Truffle Treasures

 …and to finish…

A Selection of chocolates from The Daylesford Chocolate Mill

 St Anne’s Winery white chocolate port and Herbal Lore liquors which

when combined with the fresh strawberries and the choccies is absolutely divine!

Throughout your meal you’ll enjoy a selection of premium wines from ….

del Rios , Captains Creek Organic Wines, and Passing Clouds


Farmers Breakfast Buffet

Inglenook Dairy yogurt with Ohsogood granola and Pink Muesli

Our own golden eggs

Istra Smallgoods Kaiserfleisch Bacon
Home-made baked beans
Home Grown Tomatoes, Basil, Mushrooms, and other seasonal offerings
…and more of that awesome locally roasted coffee from Karon Farm

Farmers Buffet Breakfast