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 breakfasts provisions– featuring the freshest local produce discreetly tucked into your fridge for you to enjoy at which evertime you like.  Breakfast povisions are replenished each day with something new for the next when we refresh your hideaway between 12noon and 2pm.  End your glorious day of adventure with a private dinner, served by candlelight.


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 a divine madagascan green peppercorn sauce and had cut chips from locally grown potatoes, fresh local mussles in a sauce to die for with crunch bread and a garden salad 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


boardwalks connect you though the garden down the beach path

small de-light-ful details in the bush hideaway

small secret garden details

The Main House, where you will find your friendly hosts

Local food from seed to harvest