The premise behind the cooking style is family feasting, but with modern trend inspiration. It’s hard to pinpoint any directly culinary influence, with Moroccan food bowls and Asian-style glass noodle phyllo wraps and fry-ups (with edible flowers inside that look more like treasured gifts than food), but it would seem that colour is the strongest influence. Whatever is colourful and hints of healthfulness holds the attention on the menu. And it would be remiss if was all looks, but it tastes as good as it photographs.
Cookie-cutter breakfasts of bacon and eggs are eschewed for arrestingly beautiful smoothie bowls, poached eggs, creamy scrambles. The star fruit and goji berry smoothie bowl is almost too beautiful to eat.
Lunch is a mosaic of colourful salads, savoury tarts, quiches, roasted meats and other appetising morsels. Although the offering changes weekly, popular repeat dishes that feature include sticky onion marmalade pork sausages, zucchini fritters and mushroom-and-thyme phyllo pastry cigars. Two things that should be scooped up in generous portions if spotted are the pork belly, with crackling so crispy that it snaps like decadent shards, and the Asian-style short rib. It’s tender and submerged in a rich, umami-rich sauce, sprinkled with a confetti of toasted sesame seeds. Pillows of beetroot gnocchi in a creamy dill-and-lemon sauce and tender roast chicken pieces are hearty and sublime, too. Quinoa, chia and herb arancini, stuffed with oozy brie and served with a tangy tomato dipping sauce, is a hit of healthy decadence.
Whilst the savouries have a definite healthy approach, there’s no limits on desserts. Tarts, cakes, meringues, date balls and chocolate truffles are an alter to worshippers of all things sweet. There are even dairy-free and sugar-free options.
Fresh-pressed juices are available, changing regularly and with ingredients informed seasonally. This is a hidden gem for gin lovers, too, with various craft gins and cocktails available.
Service is efficient and friendly. The harvest table has self-service convenience.
An intrinsic connection between family, friends and food is demonstrated in the setup of the restaurant. Picnic tables dot the veranda, and every day lunch is served as a variety of platters on a harvest table. The air is filled with chatter and children, and a convivial atmosphere is paired with the hearty and delicious food piled on decorative plates.
Bring a shopping basket and pop into some of the little craft food shops at this complex to grab freshly baked bread, farm butter, milk and fresh veg, all from local producers.
Whether you’re here at breakfast, brunch or lunch, Delish Sisters caters for all palates with their wholesome cafe-style cooking.
The breakfast menu steers clear from run-of-the-mill eggs on toast, featuring the likes of pecan-crusted French toast, shakshuka and creamy scrambles with tomato and chorizo. The eggs Benny is a thing of beauty: a freshly baked English muffin is topped with perfectly poached eggs, smoked salmon or bacon, and a gloss of Hollandaise with a glorious lemon and mustard flavour. Another winning breakfast dish is their flapjack stack. Three fluffy flapjacks tower high with a pat of cinnamon and pecan butter, maple syrup, toasted pecans and mascarpone. It’s sweet, rich, and perfect for an indulgent weekend treat.
The harvest lunch table changes on a weekly basis but is always laden with fresh, wholesome dishes featuring seasonal ingredients. It’s a weigh and pay system so be careful not to get too excited when you see options like roasted lamb naan wraps, onion and thyme tarte tatin, and cream cheese and beetroot terrine. The sticky onion marmalade pork sausages are rich and satisfying but it’s the phyllo cigars that the ones not-to-miss. These long and delicate phyllo straws are filled with a meaty mushroom filling and fragrant thyme and are so popular that they’re snatched up as soon as they come out of the oven.
As for dessert, expect freshly baked delights that change daily like quinoa and berry cake, halva and pecan cheesecake, almond tart and addictive pasteis de nata.
There’s coffee by Beanstruk Roastery located right next door as well as daily fresh pressed juices (think clementine, apple and mint). If you’re looking for something with a kick, the small wine list offers good quaffers like Dieu Donne MCC, Black Oystercatcher sauvignon blanc, and Moreson “Dr Reason Why” Unbaked Chardonnay. There are also some local craft beers available and seasonal Inverroche gin and tonic cocktails with flavourings and garnishes of rosemary, grapefruit, Turkish delight and strawberry.
Whether you’re helping yourself at the harvest table or ordering off the menu, expect to be greeted with bright smiles and friendly service. The bubbly sisters are ever-present to accommodate and give their recommendations. It might be a bit slow at times but it’s an excuse to linger a little longer.
The location is everything you want in a lazy lunch. There’s natural wood, leafy delicious monsters and palm fronds, wicker placemats and jazzy music. Nab a table outside and bask in the area’s balmy weather with the rustling trees or sit inside the buzzing deli, surrounded by succulents and food-laden tables.
The Delish Sisters team are also available to cater for dinner parties, work functions and even weddings.