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COVID-19 Update for The Colony Concept

Our Restaurant doors (along with our retail shop and Educational room) is now OPEN Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm Following current guidelines, health and hygiene practices our team are up-to-date and excited to welcome you to dine-in or take away. (Separate menus - see attached or our FaceBook pages) We will be hosting 2 seatings each day 11.30am and 2pm for a (max) 2 hour table, inside or outside, to ensure easy continuity, allowing 20 patrons at a time. Children are included in these numbers, and have their own menu, so please consider this when booking and support us with these changes. We would appreciate bookings and orders ahead please Additionally, we can facilitate Private Functions for dinner service. This allows you to enjoy the restaurant exclusively for your friends and family (min 10 people max 20) (pre booking essential)

The Colony Concept

For the most up-to-date opening hours, please get in touch with a local expert via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911 or contact this business directly.
62 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Follow the long driveway, past the orange gates and you will find bus parking, disabled parking and room for the family car! Open 10am- 4pm Thursday - Sunday
  • Children's Menu
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Free WiFi
  • GIft Vouchers Available
  • Gluten Free
  • Highchair
  • Licensed
  • Liquor Licence
  • Lunch
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Scheduled Demonstrations
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Table service
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Toilet
  • Vegetarian
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dine In
    Dine In
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Outdoor Playground
    Outdoor Playground
  • Takeaway

Not just honey! The Colony Concept is a holistic honey experience including: full restaurant, raw honey sales and tastings, honey wines and beers, tea & coffee, honey bee farm with bee education and bee glass viewing hives, workshops, beekeeping equipment, retail store and kids playground.

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the South West WA region and nestled in the forests against a lake, the focus at The Colony Concept Honeybee Farm is sustainability, and supporting local producers with a "Petal to Pot" and "Paddock to Plate" concept.

You will enjoy delicious local fare in the restaurant where the menu has all your dining options covered and changes seasonally. The Colony Concept contains a fully licensed restaurant offering a casual dining experience with amazing produce from across the region with local lamb, marron, cheeses and honey! Dine inside, on the patio or grab a picnic blanket and head to the lawn.

Also on offer are free honey tastings of over 10 local honey varieties from Southern Forests Honey and a cellar door providing tastings of Honey Wine (mead), produced in conjunction with Margaret River Winemakers. There are 3 varieties of mead on offer with a drier finish honey wine, inspired by the regions chardonnays, a spiced Blush style with hints of cardamon, cinnamon and clove and a pure sweet mead style. Relax with a honey beer produced in collaboration with local brewers, Cheeky Monkey along with ciders and wines from Colonial brewing, Churchview wines and Larrikins.

The retail store covers all of your honey needs with their 13 raw, locally produced and sourced honey varieties. Available in 300g, 900g and 3kg jars or tubs (season dependent) with creamed honey options and medicinal Jarrah and Manuka. Their exclusive beauty products, "Heart of The Hive" include these beautiful natural products, along with their own beeswax, native lemon myrtle and essential native oils. All paraben and SLS free and only available in-store. The range includes body balms, hair products, soaps and Nannup Tiger Balm.

The store sells beekeeping tools, suits and hive inserts and during the year they offer a 'Bee Experience', with workshops in beekeeping and sustainable practice that can be booked in advance. Learn safe, ethical and sustainable ways to keep bees at home!

So why not settle in with a meal & a drink while the kids play on the playground designed by Ethan aged 8 and Amalia aged 6. With Western Australia's largest clear viewing hives in the bee room for small kids and big kids alike to enjoy. There are board and ball games to enjoy as well!

Head on in, say hi, taste the southwest and relax!

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Google Reviews

Food was amazing! The honey wine and honey beer is the perfect accompaniment on a sunny day on the deck with a beautiful view. Must see new addition to the tourist trail, a fascinating information centre of all things honey and bees and even has a big perspex bee hive to check the live action. Epic Mike Watts
Wonderful new addition to the Margaret River Region and in my opinion, a must do. Several different types of unprocessed honey, creamed honey and honey products to try, including three different varieties of 'honey wine'. We really liked the Forest Harvest unprocessed honey variety, but of their honey was delicious. There is a playground for the kids to play, but our kids were more enthralled by the bee and honey information area with a visible glass working bee hive. We thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful meal at the restaurant. The cheese platter and lamb ribs were both well priced and very delicious. The ribs were succulent and the sauce was beautiful. The staff were very informative, including owner Simon who was extremely helpful and knowledgable on all things honey. Wonderful experience, will definately visit again. Adam Jackson
Newly opened. Great experience learning about bees and honey from Noah. She taught us a lot and made us feel welcomed from the first step through the doors. Come and enjoy! mikewms198 .
Amazing experience, food was excellent, friendly staffs. Kids friendly. Olive Yuen
I've been here for lunch twice now and really enjoyed it. Chefs Leon and Richard designed and cook a fine menu with something for everyone including a few yummy kids meals. It's easy to try the Mead with the tasting paddles on offer. It's a lovely venue with a great vibe. Coming trough the front door you'll find the shop with all kinds of products made with honey plus different flavour honey, creamed aswell. Trough to the next room you'll find lot's of information about bees and honey. There are two beehives in a perspex wall which show the workings of a hive very well. Adjoying you'll find the restaurant which features an outside sitting area aswell. There is a playground and games to entertain the children. Beatrice Burns
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