The Butterfactory Cafe & Restaurant, Nowra
The Butterfactory is a wonderful old 19th century structure located in idyllic dairy country near Nowra, offering Modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and local produce.
The menu is changed seasonally and where possible uses estate grown ingredients. The restaurant is fully licensed and has an excellent wine list, showcasing special Shoalhaven regional wines, as well as interesting wines from other Australian regions.Owner and chef, Andrew Heffill, shares with us his passion for local produce, “like many chefs I am probably a frustrated gardener at heart, but the land we have here at The Butterfactory allows me to indulge my passion for produce. It is great to put a pot of water on to boil, walk out the back door, pick enough broccoli for service and be back before the water boils to cook it!
With much of our produce, it is great to know that we plant it and nurture it, and then use it for people to enjoy. Like many chefs I am really interested in the source of our produce. Sometimes it can be a toss-up – do we use local or the best? But, when it is the best – and local – that just makes us happy!”