Food, Drink and Produce
While the Parklands is a go-to for DIY picnics and barbecues, there are also several terrific choices for dining and purchasing fresh food and produce - from a sit-down meal, to a quick coffee, a soft-serve ice-cream or a big bunch of farm-fresh silverbeet to take home!
The new pop-up cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday serving Breakfast and Lunch favourites all day!
Location: Lizard Log picnicground, entry via Cowpasture Rd and The Horsley Drive gates
Opening hours are:
8am to 4pm - Tuesday to Saturday
9am to 6pm - Sunday
For Lunch orders and Picnic Platter Packages* call John on 0404 198 963.
*Platters for 10people or more require 3 days notice.
A place to socialise, or stay the night, Atura Hotel is bright and modern, combining industrial style with pop-art colours. Try the Roadhouse Bar & Grill for everything from burgers and steaks to high tea and delectable desserts.
This historic pub serves up hearty pub meals, wood-fired pizza, cook-your-own and made-to-order steaks, and more. There’s also trivia and live music, located close to Wet ‘n’ Wild water park and the Skyline Drive-In cinema. First licensed in 1880.
Located close to the playground and picnic area at Plough and Harrow East, Abbotsbury, this award-winning eatery serves excellent coffee, weekend breakfasts, tapas, and Italian food, including a wide range of pizza. Perfect for a special occasion or private function.
Mickey’s Ice-cream Van
A frequent visitor to Lizard Log on weekends, plus often on weekdays and school holidays, Mickey’s old school soft-serve menu will please the sweet-tooth.
Urban Farm Stalls
A Farm Gate Trail featuring walking and cycling paths is a long term goal of the Parklands Urban Farming Masterplan. In the meantime, two farms currently have roadside stalls selling their produce. Sun Fresh Farms, Ferrers Road, is family-run and grows a wide range of vegetables, leafy greens and strawberries. Westside Growers, also on Ferrers Road, is also family-run, with a similar range of just-picked produce.