George Bernard Shaw once said that there was no love more sincere than the love of food, and that is certainly true at Spicers Clovelly Estate. Our seasonal, produce-driven menus designed by chef Cameron Matthews are driven by the region’s abundance of fresh local produce combined with classic European flavours. From coffee and cake on the terrace, to dining in our in-house French restaurant, The Long Apron, or simply an old-fashioned Pimms in front of the fire, Spicers Clovelly Estate truly is a feast for the senses.
Spicers Clovelly Estate's in-house restaurant, The Long Apron, not only boasts exquisite French-inspired food but elegant decor highlighted by polished timber floors and stunning French doors leading to an outside courtyard that is ideal for dining al fresco.
The restaurant also gives you the opportunity to dine as French families do, by getting all of your friends and colleagues together and sharing a delicious meal over our French Table. Ideal for groups, this table has a view of the kitchen and is the perfect place to enjoy great conversation, fine wine and a five course meal featuring beautifully presented central platters filled with dishes such as hearty seafood bouillabaisse, cassoulet, duck confit, wagyu bourgignon and slow-cooked leg of lamb followed by desserts such as chocolate terrine and tarte au citron before finishing with a large central Fromagerie board featuring Australian and French cheeses. Warm, friendly, personal and, of course, delicious, The French Table provides the ideal alternative to set menus for group get-togethers. Vive la France!
Join two masters for one long lunch
We invite you to join renowned wine maker and critic Phil Ryan on the 8th of December at The Long Apron, Clovelly Estate for our annual McWilliams Wine Lunch.
This year Phil and our multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews have combined their skills and passion to create an exquisite 4-course menu matched with wines from the legendary McWilliams Wine Group in the Hunter Valley.
Where: The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville, QLD
When: 8 December 2013
Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm sit down
Price: $99 per person
RSVP: Call 1300 252 380 or email
The Long Apron's renowned chef, Cameron Matthews, holds cooking classes one Saturday a month where you can cook, eat, laugh and learn how to make some of Cameron's truly incredible dishes. All classes are inclusive of lunch, wine, take-home The Long Apron branded apron, recipes from Cameron and a take-home gift. Visit the events page for more information.
Light and airy with magnificent views over the property, the outdoor terrace is the ideal place to breakfast, lunch or dine, but it is perhaps best enjoyed with a drink at dusk as the setting sun colours the night sky.
Providing the perfect place to meet before dinner, our main lounge and bar area features genuine French antiques, dramatic black lacquer furniture, exquisite European fabrics and a stone bar to share with 10 friends. The magnificent marble fireplace found in the lounge area also features built in seating, making it the perfect place to curl up with a glass of red wine or cognac.
Spicers Clovelly Estate’s cellar offers 100-plus labels from the surrounding wine regions along with benchmark vineyards around the world. Take the chance to sample some previously untried varieties with wine tastings always available with our sommelier. Degustation menus with matched wines by the glass are also a wonderful way to sample a variety of drops.
Regional Listings – Spicers Clovelly Estate is located near four fantastic Queensland vineyards, so many of the surrounding region’s flagship bottles and boutique gems sit happily alongside some of the world's most renowned labels on our wine list.
Wines from France – With its European theme and French influence, one can’t go past our selection of imported French wines. Our sommelier has hand-picked the best reds and whites available.
We always strive to use local produce and producers. See some of our favourite local producers
For The Long Apron restaurant bookings phone 1300 252 380.