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Flint in the Vines

34 Isabel Drive
Murrumbateman NSW 2582
Tel : +61 2 6227 5144
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Chef: Christian Dalla Costa
Price Range: $$$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Flint in the Vines' food philosophy is to produce high quality modern European cuisine, sourcing as much seasonal produce as possible from the local area, including their own kitchen garden. The restaurant is ideally situated on the picturesque and historic property, Ollyville, at Shaw Vineyard Estate with a smart yet informal ambiance overlooking the vineyard. It is reminiscent of the great vineyard restaurants from the country regions of France and Italy.

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Located just off the Barton Highway, only 25 minutes north of Canberra.

This impressive 700 acre property in the Canberra wine region, is the largest privately owned vineyard holding in the area. The property formerly known as ‘Olleyville’ historically produced some of Australia’s finest wool. Nowadays, some 85 acres (32ha) are planted to vine including Riesling, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz on the property’s most optimal vineyard sites. Located within one of the region’s busiest winery cellar door facilities, the restaurant, operated by ex-Longrain sommelier Jai Dawson has become a Murrumbateman institution since opening in 2005, and in its first year was named ‘Best Restaurant in a Winery’ in the Southern NSW Regional Restaurant & Catering Association’s Awards for Excellence and went on to compete in the National Awards in Melbourne. Ideally situated on the picturesque property with a smart yet informal ambience overlooking the vineyard estate, the restaurant lends itself to the same high quality dining experience that Flint has become renowned.

Flint in the Vines presents innovative seasonal menus, which are inspired by French and Italian flavours. The menu incorporates elements of the Canberra offshoot and maintains a showcase for fresh local and regional produce, utilising the woodfire oven and grill to create dishes that are designed to be shared. The wine list features a well-rounded selection of drops from Shaw Vineyard Estate.

Flint in the Vines is the ideal setting for private functions and weddings with an open plan dining room catering for groups of up to 100 people. The vineyard, rose garden and farmland offer a wide range of options for holding a ceremony and reception as well as presenting superb photo opportunities.

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  2012 CountryLink Inland NSW Tourism Awards
Best Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services 2012

 NSW Restaurant & Catering Award
Best Restaurant in a Winery

 NSW Restaurant & Catering Award
Best Tourism Restaurant

 2012 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
Best Restaurant in a Winery

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Scallops / sweet pea puree, proscuitto crumb, capers, caper vinaigrette | $19.00

Baked Rabbit Rillette / fig & goats cheese mouss, Shaw cabernet reduction | $18.00

wild Mushroom Tart Tartin / truffled spinach oil, baked goat`s cheese | $16.00

Swordfish Carpaccio / capers, shredded kaffir lime leaf, lemon vinigrette | $18.00


Dukkah Crusted Chicken / quinoa, corn, pomegranate, spanish onion, chives & yoghurt dressing | $27.00

Crispy Skin Pork Belly / green apple soubise, fennel & orange salad, maple reduction | $31.00

Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet / cauliflower puree, spring vegetables, citrus butter | $28.00

Grilled Sirloin Fillet / anchovy butter, braised witlof, hand cut chips | $36.00


Sauterne Panna Cotta / Shaw Vineyard botrytis syrup, mandarin | $16.00

Pear & Frangipane Tart / mixed berries, chocolate fudge ice cream | $16.00

Traditional Madagascan Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee / raspberries fig ice cream | $16.00

Frozen Chocolate Souffle / salted caramel popcorn | $16.00

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white wine selection

2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
bottle | $35.00

2012 Premium Riesling
bottle | $35.00
glass | $7.50

2009 Flint Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
bottle | $29.00
glass | $7.00

2011 Dunsborough Hills Chardonnay
bottle | $39.00
glass | $8.00

red wine selection

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
bottle | $39.00
glass | $8.00

2008 Cabernet Merlot
bottle | $35.00

2008 Merriman `Handpicked` Cabernet Sauvignon
bottle | $60.00

2009 Flint Merlot
bottle | $29.00
glass | $7.00

sparkling wine selection

NV Cielo Sparkling Semillon
bottle | $37.00
glass | $7.50

NV Veuve Clicquot
bottle | $110.00

dessert wine selection

2008 Botrytis Semillon
bottle | $39.00
glass | $8.00

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Flint in the Vines - User Reviews


Fantastic venue, amazing food, great events!review  31/10/2012

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Harlie Jensz:

On a spur of the moment decision, I took my grand father and mother to Flint in the Vines for a birthday dinner. On arrival we were given a complimentary glass of sparkling after I mentioned to our attentive waiter that it was my grandpa's birthday... This only set the scene for a fantastic night, accompanied by fantastic food, which just blew my grandparents and myself away!! I highly recommend Flint in the Vines for that special occasion or for just a casual lunch, regardless of the event, I am sure you will have a fantastic time. ... Defiantly coming back, thank you very much Flint!review  16/05/2012

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We visited the restaurant on a gorgeous unseasonal warm September day and met with friends and were seated on the terrace with kids in tow. Always a worry when you take the kids, but Flint accommodated us so well. We adults started with a glass of the Shaw bubbly, followed by some fantastic fresh entrees - kingfish Carpaccio with a rosemary vinaigrette, chilli calamari and a soft shell crab special of the day. They were all delicious. It was a Sunday and the kids were playing on the lawn with the dads, so everyone was happy. Pizzas to follow and share with a bottle of the Shaw Riesling was an excellent choice. A few of the blokes had some meat specials of the day and licked their plates clean. You can't go past the pear and gorgonzola pizza. We finished on another high note with a couple of chocolate terrines with bitter orange sauce and a few coffee martinis. Yum. We will definitely go back there again with the kids when they have their live music in  14/10/2011

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Restaurant Specials

All Year Round Specials/Events
WEDNESDAY DINING Now open Wednesday nights from 6pm. Also supporting local music with live acoustic music in the dining room every Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Offering a mid-week dining special - there's no excuse no to eat out! $29 for any main course plus a glass of Flint wine.

Restaurant Features
Award Winning/Hatted
Cellar Door
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
In a Winery
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings

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