Sandalford Estate, Caversham
Sandalford is one of the best known Swan Valley vineyards, with quite an impressive land area and a lovely cellar door and restaurant area.
The menu is modern Australian, and the drinks menu contains every drink that you could imagine along with the selection of Sandalford wines of course. As it was lunchtime and several of us were driving, we didn’t go for a full wine tasting on this occasion.
Everything on the menu looked appetising and it was hard to choose, but eventually I went for the Exmouth tiger prawns salad with orzo pasta. This was absolutely delicious, great quality fresh prawns and really good flavours throughout.
My partner chose the pork belly with watermelon, radish and sherry vinegar. The pork was nicely cooked and the sweet melon offset the vinegar. A great plate.
We shared some sides of salad leaves and fried royal blue potatoes – all very tasty.
One of our friends chose the lamb shank with roasted eggplant, carrot, feta and date relish, and soft herbs. He loved the texture and flavours, and said that he would choose it again.
Another friend chose the pizza with prawns, nduja (pork sausage spread), zucchini and mozzarella. All pizzas are hand made fresh in a dedicated pizza oven and this one was as delicious as it looked.
Another winning dish consisted of figs with orange, heirloom carrots and caramelised nuts (entree size).
Desserts were spectacular and included a chocolate cube with tonka bean gelato:
A bomboloni Italian doughnut with coffee Frangelico semi freddo, macadamia and white chocolate:
A cassata of raspberry, coconut and mango:
A coconut gelato with berries and melon:
Everything we ate at Sandalford was delicious, the setting was great and it was a very relaxed lunch. Will definitely return.
Last visit date April 2021
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