With stunning views across the rolling hills, along with its romantic past, new owners Wendy Crouch and Michael Bayne, couldn’t resist buying it when they were looking for a sea change in November 2013. With a passion to offer quality experiences to all their guests. Their welcoming hospitality is felt from the moment you arrive.
Since then, terrific updates have been made, while maintaining the rustic and vintage ambience that Josephine’s has become know for.
“We have refurbished the dining room which is now air-conditioned for customer comfort”, says Wendy. “While we have made some positive changes we have been very careful to keep all the characteristics that people love about the restaurant.”
The kitchen is producing some outstanding dishes with new Head Chef Brad who says “people eat with their eyes first” and with over 30 years’ experience has proven to be a bright and bubbly addition to Josephine’s.
Josephine’s at the Briars has a delectable a la carte menu to choose from with specialties including the seafood platter.
“We have a good variety with everything from entrees like seafood risotto, and duck salad to wagyu steak and the ever popular pork belly,” says Wendy.
For romantic lunches, why not enjoy a picnic basket on the lawns. Grab a blanket or hay bale and head out under a tree to enjoy some goodies prepared by Josephine’s chef.
For a special treat, gather some friends and come and enjoy a Devonshire tea which is available all day.
“We utilise all the local produce and traders on the peninsula, with our fresh bread from Red Hill Bakery that we serve with four different dipping oils – chili, garlic, rosemary and balsamic oils with dukkah,” says Wendy. “We also have a great selection of peninsula wines and local beers.”
Even the children are well catered for with a great kids menu with regulars like nuggets and chips, sausage rolls and mini quiches and they are sure to love the milk shakes and spiders.