Houghton Café provides a much sought after combination of delectable food and friendly service, in relaxed surroundings. Houghton has several cellars and attractive spaces that can provide the ideal backdrop to your wedding, birthday or other celebratory event.
Houghton Winery Cafe’s resident executive chef, Herb Faust, was the only contestant to beat an Iron Chef on Channel 7’s series of the cult show. Herb’s seasonal menus are developed with an emphasis on fresh, local, and Australian produce, and boast international flavours that feature his diverse culinary skills.
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Herb’s favourite way to dine is to share with family and friends, and so you’ll find a great selection of contemporary share-style dishes on the menu. This allows everyone to experience a myriad of flavours and textures, and encourages a fun and social atmosphere at the table. Or if you’re in the mood for something of your own, we have a selection of deli-style toasted sandwiches, served with a side of shoestring fries. Plus, our substantial grazing plates can be shared as an entree, or enjoyed as a ploughman’s style lunch over a glass of your favourite wine.
For group bookings of 12 or more guests, we have two special set menu options to choose from. Our Grazing Plates provide a delicious yet relaxed ploughman’s style lunch with locally sourced produce and house-made condiments for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Or for a banquet-style feast, our Share Fare menu offers six of our most popular share dishes (1 per every 4 guests) presented down the centre of your table, allowing everyone to experience an array of flavours, colours, and textures over a long, lazy lunch.
Our picnic menu is perfect for groups who would like to sit on their own rugs or camp chairs on the beautiful lawn area. We also have a limited number of picnic benches under the Jacaranda trees which are available on a first come, first seated basis.
The picnic menu offers the flexibility of allowing guests to order and eat as they please, and the short-order items offer a speedier turnaround time. The items on this menu are served in takeaway boxes for your convenience. You can even pre-order picnic boxes to be ready for collection at your preferred time!