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Darlington Estate Winery

On the drive home from Northam back in June, we took the road to Darlington Estate Winery in search of breakfast. The restaurant was quiet that morning; with only two other tables occupied, we enjoyed the sweeping views of the surrounding bushland. It’s a pretty, tranquil setting that showcases the sometimes forgotten natural beauty of the Perth Hills.

Darlington Estate dining room Darlington Estate dining room

The coffee is by BioBean, the only certified organic roaster in Perth. After the cups of tea in our room at the Northam Motel we desperately craved a good cuppa. Thank goodness we found it here.

Soy flat white and cappucino - the coffee is BioBean Soy flat white and cappucino – the coffee is BioBean

Jac chose the eggs Benedict with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, grilled chorizo, Roma tomato and jalapeno salsa (AU$18). Jac is a big fan of eggs Benedict but really enjoyed the having chorizo and jalapeno salsa instead of the usual suspects. The menu’s changed since since our visit – Eggs Benedict now comes with honey leg ham, wilted spinach and citrus hollandaise.

DSC_8652-2 Eggs Benedict – poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, grilled chorizo, Roma tomato, jalapeno salsa (AU$18)

I ordered the full breakfast (AU$22), with bacon, sausage, egg (I chose scrambled), confit tomato, garlic and herb mushrooms, wilted spinach, homemade baked beans and toast. You really can’t go wrong with curdy, buttery eggs, lots of springy mushrooms and nicely browned bacon. It was a total lunch-stealer; after eating this I couldn’t even think about a snack until well after 4pm.

Full breakfast - bacon, sausage, egg, confit tomato, garlic & herb mushroom, wilted spinach, toast, homemade baked beans (AU$22) Full breakfast – bacon, sausage, egg, confit tomato, garlic & herb mushroom, wilted spinach, toast, homemade baked beans (AU$22)

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The staff were attentive and friendly without overdoing cheery Sunday morning, which was much appreciated. The prices aren't the cheapest, but our meals were substantial. I’d like to return on another weekend for a leisurely lunch.

The bar The bar

Darlington Estate Winery is around half an hour’s drive from the Perth CBD, located the in the village of Darlington in the Perth Hills. In winter, breakfast is available only on Sundays. Darlington Estate’s wines are available from the cellar door, online shop or on the wine list at lunch and dinner.

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Darlington Estate Winery
1495 Nelson Road
Darlington WA 6070
Telephone: (08) 9299 6268

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  • Gourmanda

    How gorgeous – I think sometimes it’s just too easy to forget about the natural beauty that’s just outside of our capital cities! I’m definitely guilty of this, I’m not far from the NSW Central Coast, but never take a day on the weekend to drive up and explore.

  • http://whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com/ What should I eat for breakfas

    Eggs benedict with chorrizo – why didn’t I think of it! :)

  • Craig Hind

    Ooh that full breakfast looks wonderful!

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen | OrgasmicChef

    I love eating at wineries – the food most often local, fresh and wonderfully cooked so they can showcase the wine. Not sure about breakfast. :)

  • xx

    after eating thiis i wouldn’t even think about a snack until well after next year. gluttoness much.

  • Lexi

    Wow, looks crazy good!

    http://goldensunrestaurant.com.au/

  • Cindy M

    The Eggs Benedict look yummy (seems one of Jac’s breakfast favs – mine too!), but I could do without the spinach. Love the rustic look of this place.