Think we have just found our new favourite restaurant. The food is amazing and priced really reasonably. My steak was cooked so well that it didn’t matter that I wasnt given a steak knife.

Amazing view. The best place to watch a great sunset. Cant wait for Summer and dining whilst looking at the beautiful water view. I strongly recommend everyone to go and support this amazing local business you wont be disappointed.

— Phillippa Roil Glendenning, Bistro Testimonial 2020

The good (and it’s mainly good) while the menu is limited the food is cooked very well and is a reminder that many restaurants do a lot of things averagely. Our favs from the current menu would be red onion tart, duck confit, and Portuguese tart (so good). And rates highly on the value for money score as well.
Not so good is the too limited wine list with no wine by the glass that suits the steak or duck. Not a deal maker but still. And a minor distraction is the chandelier with 5 bright, intense white, bulbs. Changing those for something softer would stop the squinting.
We’ll be back!

— James Sadler, Bistro Testimonial 2020

Thank you very much for making our party such a successful occasion. It all looked so special & it was great to be allowed to make the venue our own. Everyone we have dealt with has been pleasant & co-operative , so altogether a good experience. Please thank all of your staff who had a part before & during. Friends who hadn’t been before thought it was a beautiful venue & will keep it in mind for future celebrations.

— Armstrong Family, Birthday Party Testimonial 2017


Gear Homestead was the perfect location for the type of wedding we wanted. We wanted an outdoor ceremony and reception, with the option of being indoors if the weather was bad. All of our wishes could be accommodated at Gear Homestead. Fortunately the weather was perfect and the day ran like clockwork, which meant we could just relax and enjoy it. We were more than happy with the beautiful setting, as well as service and food. We also had excellent feedback from our guests. We would have no hesitation recommending Gear Homestead as an outstanding wedding venue, and if we had to do it all again, we wouldn’t make any changes, as the day was perfect.

— Darryn & Doreen Leighton, Wedding Testimonial 2016

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Red herring created a divine looking and delicious tasting banquet for our wedding day. Pre dinner canapés were enjoyed by our guests while we were away for photos, and we were all looked after by friendly, attentive staff for both food and drinks all afternoon
and evening. The only hard catering decision we had to make was choosing our menu from the exciting and creative range red herring had to offer. Many of our guests’ commented on how much they had enjoyed the food. Thank you Lorna for helping to make our special day perfect.

— Wedding Testimonial – Stephanie & John Withers

What a wonderful place Gear Homestead is!  We had such a wonderful day with our family and the children loved running around the beautiful gardens.  The food was amazing and the staff were ever so helpful. Thank you Lorna for making our lunch so special and stress free. 

— 60th Birthday Party Testimonial – Janet & Steve Gorman

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