Heading up the dirt track serving as Fleurtys driveway, you may wonder where you’re going, but as the trees clear and you arrive at this modern, glass-fronted restaurant you will fall under the spell of the tranquil rural setting. On the menu fresh greens, organic vegetables and aromatic herbs add zing and crunch to salad-stuffed pides, soups, savoury tarts and bruschetta. Take an outside table with verdant farmland views spread out before you and enjoy a honey-brown mushroom burger, or the uniquely Tasmanian flavours of pan-fried polenta with bush tomato, lemon myrtle and native pepper. A walk along the picturesque forest sculpture trail will round off your afternoon.
3866 Channel Hwy, Birchs Bay; (03) 6267 4078; open Fri–Sun for lunchcomments powered by Disqus