St Andrews Beach Australia
03 5988 6011

‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’

Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own


We promise to feed you well at Big Blue Backyard. Forget cereal and toast: days here begin with indulgent chef-cooked breakfasts – featuring the freshest local produce – and end with romantic three-course dinners, served by candlelight. Pick from a choice of gourmet packages.


We don’t go in for formal timings. Your long-tray breakfast – think champagne-poached pears, perfect eggs, cured meats and cheeses, homemade preserves, just-baked pastries and so on – can be brought to you any time after 9am, - as late as you like! 

Dinner is served, to your hideaway between 6pm and 9pm.

Owner & Chef, Paul is the one doing the cooking, you’ll need to order dishes to share as a couple (but we promise you won’t mind).

Lots of our ingredients are sourced from the brilliant Transition Farm, our local organic, biodynamic community share farm. The menu varies according to the season: relaxed, comforting food such as beef fillet with wild mushrooms and potatoes, fish stew with local yabbies and chocolate pudding with homemade ice-cream. What grows in our gardens decorates dishes, too: sea celery flourishing just steps from the waves, for example.


Of course, wine is important too. We have a short local wine and beer list just for your convenience  Mornington Peninsula’s best wine

Of course you may bring your own special bottle with you


Delicious, fresh, local, organic and biodynamic produce from Transition Farm


Local food from seed to harvest