Menu

Facebook
Site by Jac

Homegrown produce.
Beautiful surrounds.
Friendly service.
Delectible food.
Simple.

Our Story

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 lovingly 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”.

Our website is brand new – we are still working on some content – be sure to check in again soon!

Open 7 days a week. Fully Licensed. Community Gardens.

  • two-beans-and-a-farm-4
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-5
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-6

Farm News

Our Story

01 - 08 - 2014

Late in 2011, Geo and Hayley stumbled upon the grounds of the Carome Homestead, bordering the new Riverdale Estate in Mernda, whilst out walking their dog. For Geo, a passionate Chilean born chef, the seed of something unique was planted. When the “for lease” sign went up at the front of the property merely weeks later they decided fate was trying to tell them something and they leapt headlong in to the adventure of setting up a produce driven restaurant in the empty shell of the Carome Homestead. The Homestead itself had 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.

IMG_4586

The quirky name “Two Beans and a Farm” is an ode to their two little girls, nicknamed the “two beans”, and their delight in discovering their new “farm”. 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”. 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. The kitchen are 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, Geo, Dion and 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.

 

Contact

You will find us on the banks of the Plenty River, within the beautiful grounds of Carome Homestead.

10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda 3754.

Call us anytime within business hours on 9717 0978, or email us using the form below.

Trading hours –

Monday to Thursday 9am till 4pm
Friday & Saturday 9am till 10pm
Sunday 9am till 4pm

Friends

  • two-beans-and-a-farm-7
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-8

Our suppliers are the heart and soul of Two Beans. We are wholeheartedly committed to using only the finest producers; we like them to be sustainable, high quality and as local as possible.

We are extremely proud to call the following suppliers and producers our friends here at the farm –

We are working on this right now! Check back soon!

Functions

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.

We regularly arrange custom packages for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, private and dining and more. Get in touch to chat about your specific requirements. Site visits also most welcome.

  • two-beans-and-a-farm-9
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-10
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-11
  • two-beans-and-a-farm-12