Two Fat Blokes certainly get around. The previous day I see their van pull in to the Peppertree cellar door and laugh at the apt name for a food and wine tour. It’s after I visit De Luliis wines cellar door that I realise that Two Fat Blokes are not just a quirky name but also a serious food business. The restaurant space they inhibit is rather large and spills out onto a covered cobblestone courtyard and further onto lush lawns where umbrella shaded picnic benches sit side by side. Attached to the restaurant is a shop selling produce such as meat and cheese, which is far beyond the usual condiments of oil, chutney and jam, although these too are available. We arrive fairly late, and close to closing time. By days end, the scones aren’t in great shape and my scone turns up a tad dehydrated. The jam is the average bulk purchase type many cafes serve, and the cream is super light. The location is truly a relaxing spot, far from the madding Hunter Valley crowds, and it’s only a hop, skip, and jump to the cellar door.
Tea: A good selection of Tea Tonic loose-leaf teas served in a plunger pot.
Overall: A gorgeous bushland setting looking over vast lawns.