Stella's Kitchen

Named after the Montague family matriarch Stella, Stella’s Kitchen offers a new destination dining experience, a short drive from Melbourne CBD.

Get to know Stella, who cared for her family while they worked the orchard at Narre Warren North, through the menu which features a selection of her favourite recipes.

Dine on fresh, local seasonal produce, including fruit from the orchards as you enjoy views of the landscaped lawn and pick-your-own orchard from the open plan indoor dining area or outdoor covered deck.

We’ve proudly partnered with one of Australia’s oldest hospitality families – Kahan’s Hospitality Services – to deliver a menu that heroes our fresh produce.

Bringing over 30 years of experience in the Melbourne dining scene, Kahan’s Hospitality Services play an integral role in developing our seasonal menu and delivering an exceptional dining experience.

Located right next door to Lysterfield Park, combine a meal at the cafe with a visit to this popular national park or grab a takeaway meal and coffee to enjoy by the lake.

If you would like to make a booking, please contact us via the email address below.

Contact us

For bookings, please call us on 03 9658 5912.

Opening hours

Take away:

Monday – Sunday - 7.00 am – 4.00 pm

Restaurant:

Tuesday – Friday - 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Saturday – Sunday - 7.30am – 4.00pm

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The Orchard at Montague is officially open 🎉🥳⁠.⁠

We look forward to welcoming you when you visit.⁠

Currently, Stella's Kitchen, takeaway window and Bill's Orchard Gate are open to the public.⁠

We'll share more soon about when you can book to pick seasonal fruit at The Little Orchard and take a Facility Tour.⁠

Keep following for more information and don't forget to tag us in your photos when visiting.⁠

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It wouldn't be Stella's Kitchen without including some of her favourite recipes on the menu.⁠

Hands up 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ if you'll be ordering Stella's scones when visiting?⁠

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The signs are on, the tables and chairs are in and the chef is firing up 🔥 the hot plates in the kitchen.⁠

We can't wait to welcome you to The Orchard from next Tuesday 👏🏻.⁠

Head to our Instagram Highlights Reels to learn more about Stella's Kitchen and Bill's Orchard Gate before your visit.⁠
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The countdown is on with less than one week until The Orchard opens to the public.⁠

Our Managing Director, Scott Montague, shares why we are so excited to be able to connect with consumers in this new way.⁠

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Calling all early morning walkers 🚶🏻‍♀️ or cyclists 🚴🏻.⁠

Look for this window at the front of The Orchard for your morning barista-made coffee fix next time you're visiting Lysterfield Park and Lake.⁠

We'll be pouring @st_ali coffee daily from 7am to 4pm ☕.⁠

Tag a friend you'll be sharing your first brew at The Orchard with.⁠

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Merry Christmas from the Montague family.⁠⠀
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Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season 🎄 with your friends and family.⁠⠀
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We are excited to welcome you to The Orchard at Montague in early 2021.⁠⠀
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Have you ever wondered how our fruit gets from the orchard to the supermarket shelves?⁠

You'll be able to see part of that journey for yourself as part of our Facility Tour.⁠

The new state-of-the-art fruit processing centre at The Orchard will have the capacity to process 280 million pieces of fruit each year.⁠

🍎 See how it all started when Bill Montague planted the first apple trees at the Narre Warren North orchard in 1950. ⁠
🍎 Learn how Australian apples and stone fruit are grown, and get insights into 21st-century fruit processing⁠
🍎 Gain insights into packing and distribution to supermarkets and greengrocers around Australia and the world.⁠

Tag a friend who would love to see this in action.⁠

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Explore Our Menu

SMASHED AVO POMODORI (V) $22

Smashed Avo on toasted sourdough with glazed cherry tomatoes, Persian feta, crunchy rice & fresh herbs from the garden

STELLA'S SCONES (V, F) Two for $9

With house jams & whipped cream

PANINIS $16

Pulled Pork - Grilled Chicken Caesar - Vegetarian

CHARCUTERIE BOARD (DF) $25

A selection of cured meats served with house-made pickles & our sourdough crisp

PORK BELLY (GF, F, DF) $19

Pressed pork belly with green mango, shoestring potatoes & lime gel

SEARED SCALLOPS (GF) $20

Port Philip scallops with summer squash puree & pancetta chips

PATATE DOUCE (V, GF) $20

Caramelized sweet potato, cucumber emulsion, broccolini, feta, preserved lemon labneh, sumac & micro sorrel

CAPE GRIM BEEF BRISKET (GF, DF, F) $20

With grilled peach, papaya, mustard leaf & chimichurri

RAGU DI MANZO $30

Black Angus beef ragu with pappardelle, beef crackle, garnished with buffalo pecorino

STELLA'S KITCHEN BURGER $26

Black Angus beef patty, Monterey jack cheese, baby cos, local tomatoes, herbed aioli & bacon jam, served on a milk bun with house fries

SUMMER SALAD (V) $19 Add Chicken or Smoked Salmon + $6

Summer leafy greens, cucumber, toasted pinenuts, target beets, halloumi, kipfler potato, pickled carrots & sherry vinaigrette

DUCK CONFIT (DF) $39

With Montague plums, pickled shallots, panko cauliflower steak, finished with a red wine jus

MARKET FISH (GF) $38

Fish of the day, dill oil, squid ink cracker, Jerusalem artichoke puree & fondant potatoes

GIPPSLAND CHICKEN (GF) $29

Seared chicken breast with pomme de terre puree, leek foam, panko eggplant, demiglace & crispy herbs

HOME MADE CHIPS (GF, DF, V) $12

With herb aioli

CHIFFONADE OF SNOW PEAS (V, GF, DF) $13

With pomegranate, radicchio, cured egg yolk & Montague cider dressing

ROAST POTATOES (GF, VE, DF) $14

With garlic & thyme

HEIRLOOM CARROTS (V, GF) $12

With vincotto, feta & toasted almonds

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