It was a long weekend and we had planned to visit Lake Mountain to experience snow (first time for me and Lil’ M.!). Ms. L. had (as usual) arranged for accommodation at Maryton Park B&B Country Cottages for two nights. This place was chosen because it offered country-style cottages and has a lake and farm attached with excellent view. In addition, breakfast was included.
Breakfast was served at Maryton Park’s own restaurant, The Cumquat Tree Restaurant. This restaurant has been operating since 2003 but at the time of posting this blog, it was temporary closed to the public and only open to guest for breakfast. You may need to contact this place or check their website for updates.
The Cumquat Restaurant opens at 8.30am. We were early because we wanted to be ahead of everyone (from Melbourne) who is planning be at Lake Mountain during this long weekend. We were warmly greeted and was provided a table that is by the window, facing a lake. The interior ambiance was warm and cozy and, as expected, country-styled. Majority of the interior decorations are for sale.
There was a buffet counter at the side where you can get the typical morning breakfast like cereal, weet-bix, yoghurt, milk, juices and more (no coffee). On our table, there were warm croissants and home-made strawberry jam. The home-made jam is for sale and can be purchased on your way out.
As we were early, we were fortunate to witness parrots being fed by one of the staff. There were a couple of ‘well-fed’ chooks that wouldn’t want to be left out on free meals …
Shortly after we’d settled down with some bites from the buffet counter, our waitress came by and took coffee orders. Phew …. thought there was no coffee! We had our usual Flat Whites and as anticipated, Lil’ M. requested for her Babyccino.
A couple of minutes later, big breakfast plates were served. There were tomatoes, poached egg, hash brown, bacon and toasts. We loved the simplicity plated here! Great breakfast to start our journey up Lake Mountain.
We had the same great breakfast on the following day. The breakfast this time was more relaxing, no need to join the rush up the mountain.
We took a stroll around Maryton Park enjoying the country atmosphere and picturesque surroundings. No wonder this place was chosen to host the World’s Longest Lunch Event on March 4, 2011, in conjunction with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. I highly recommend this place for a weekend getaway. Great rates, great food and priceless country scenes.
It was a fantastic weekend having visited the main eateries like The Cumquat Tree Restaurant, Butters Cafe of Buxton and Bucky Bistro at Buxton Hotel along the Marysville-Buxton stretch. Do visit my trailing posts on our lunch (at Igloo Roadhouse- Home of the Buxton Burger) and coffee break (at Fraga’s Cafe Restaurant ) before we make our way back to the city.The Cumquat Tree Restaurant
Maryton Park Bed & Breakfast Country Cottages, 36 Maryton Lane, Marysville, 3779 Victoria, Australia. 61-3-5963-3242