Two Beans and a Farm Restaurant is situated at the majestic Carome Homestead in Mernda. The Homestead itself was built in 1861 from local bluestone and is situated on the property that once housed one of Victoria’s first water-powered flour mills. Some remnants of the mill still remain overlooking the Plenty River. The Homestead has been restored and now provides a historically rich backdrop for this remarkable restaurant.
The premise of “from the garden to the plate” is alive and well here. The chefs are passionate about using homegrown and locally sourced produce, respecting seasonality, and creating the restaurant’s delicious wares “from scratch”.
This wonderful Homestead has previously been lovingly restored by the Mint Inc., a committee of management appointed by the Victorian Government to restore heritage properties located on Crown Land for commercial and community use.
Our lovely restaurant owners are; Pat and Lisa- husband and wife of over 30 years, and Joe, their family friend of also 30+ years.
In 2017, when Pat, Joe and Lisa moved to the wonderful town of Mernda, they discovered this rare gem that is the Carome Homestead. They each had seen something very special in this remarkable piece of land and in the amazing farm house restaurant that boasts so much history and charm. Living nearby they became regular customers whom enjoyed visiting the farm daily… soaking up it’s life story and tranquility. So when they heard that the restaurant was for sale, they didn’t give it a second thought! They were already in love with the place and what it has to offer.
From day one they have had the burning desire and passion to showcase it’s every ounce of beauty – inside and out, whilst staying very true to it’s history and previous residents since the early 1860’s.
Some of their many goals are to offer a unique menu and dining experience and an outstanding level of guest satisfaction that leaves you wanting to return over and over… and not only for the local residents… but all over Victoria, becoming a wonderful and well known tourist attraction.
During the day the menu boasts a delectable selection of homemade savoury tarts and pies, which complement heart-warming slow cooked dishes, fresh salads featuring just-picked vegetables and greens, and unique Spanish inspired tapas. The same passion for quality is also showcased at breakfast time with the chefs re-creating some old favourites and tantalising tastebuds with a Mexican twist.
We’re equally inspired when it comes to dessert. All cakes and sweets are created in our kitchen. With a heavily Spanish, South American and French inspired dinner menu, the team serve up a selection of tapas, raciones and more traditional mains.
Fully licensed, our wine list is ever-changing. Whilst it features quality French and Spanish wines, the gang have also sourced some great Aussie wines that you won’t see just anywhere.
Open 7 days a week. Fully Licensed. Community Gardens.
We look forward to having you visit us soon.
Two Beans and a Farm.
We regularly arrange custom packages for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, kitchen teas, hens parties, christmas parties, conferences, private dining… and more.
With acres of space, our farm is the perfect setting for a variety of special occasions.
You are welcome to hire out the whole venue, or a portion of it.
We consider it an honour to host special occasions and strive to make each event unique and memorable.
Get in touch to chat about your specific requirements.
Site visits also most welcome.
Please fill in all of the fields in the contact form below to further discuss your function requirements.
**For standard table reservations please call the restaurant directly on:
9717 – 0978