Picnic at Buda

Why not make a day of it at Buda and have a picnic! A viewing of this historic home of the Leviny family is a must for lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement, heritage gardens and Gold Rush architecture. A gentle stroll around the grounds could be capped off with a picnic lunch on the lawn overlooking the township or listening to the aviary birds while seated at our comfortable tables in the courtyard.

You are welcome at anytime to bring your own rug and picnic hamper, but for those travelling, or an extra special treat, why not book an exclusive Buda gourmet hamper lovingly prepared by Melanie of Fryers Teahouse.

Gourmet Picnic Hampers

Buda Baskets

Hampers come in three sizes.

Miss Hilda’s Basket – Suitable for 1 person

The Charlotte Rose Basket – Suitable for 2 people

The Arts and Crafts Basket – Suitable for 4 people

All gourmet hampers feature fresh seasonal produce (low food miles) and are self contained, with picnic rug, thermos’ and fine china. There are vegetarian options for each basket and dietary requirements can be catered for upon request (please email here.) They also feature special Buda recipes direct from the diaries of the Leviny women.

Baskets must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and will be waiting for you upon arrival on your chosen date at reception. Baskets are simply delivered back to reception after your picnic.

Baskets are available by ordering in advance for any day we are open except Public Holidays and during the Castlemaine State Festival 2021. Price includes admission to the Buda Garden

When checking out, instead of adding your street address to the shipping field, please add the date of your picnic – eg: 30th October 2019

Buda Basket Menu

TO START

Seasonal fresh fruit

MAIN EVENT

Tarts: Egg, bacon and leek

Vegetarian option: Pumpkin, feta and caramelised onion or Spinach and fetta

Buda Cornish Pasties

OR

Freshly made up rolls, pick one of:

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket

Ham, seeded mustard and Swiss cheese

Chicken and mayo and lettuce

Roast vegetable and rocket (Vegetarian)

LOCAL PRODUCE PLATTER

Holy goat cheese: la luna, homemade quince paste, homemade pesto with a Johnny Baker baguette

GRAZING SWEETS

Freshly homemade sweet treats, made with seasonal ingredients. Selection of baked goods including gluten free and vegan options.  Leviny ginger bread lemon tart, flourless orange cake (GF), Persian love cake (GF), brownie (vegan) and  friands.

TO DRINK

  1. Thermos of tea OR coffee

Twinings Herbal tea selection – Green tea, Peppermint, Lemon Twist

Black Teas – Lady grey, English breakfast, Afternoon tea

Coffee is sourced from local roaster, Coffee Basics.

  1. Harcourt Sparkling Apple Juice