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We are open for dinner Fridays and Saturdays (5-9pm) with brunch or lunch available 7 days a week (10-4pm) The full menu is available with local beers and wines to accompany. You can even call ahead for takeaway. Social distancing in place with all staffed trained and ready to serve you or your group. Bookings and orders ahead please to assist us to assist you. 9755 7777. Additionally, Tuesday-Thursday, we can facilitate private functions for dinner service. This allows you to enjoy the restaurant exclusively for your friends and family (min 12 people - pre-booking essential).

The Colony Concept

Open 7 days for Lunch, Retail, Bee Room: 10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday Breakfast: 9 am Dinner Service Friday and Saturday: 5 pm - 9 pm
62 Harman's Mill Road, Metricup WA 6280
Through the orange gates, meandering down the long driveway, you will find bus parking, disabled parking and room for the family car!
  • 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

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

28
Sep
2020
A nice place to visit to get honey and have a good lunch. The setting is quite nice, so have a meal at the outdoor area. You can do honey tasting and mead tasting while waiting for your meal. Mead tasting does cost $10 per person, however you do get a discount if you purchase at least 2 mead products. We would recommend the Fortified Honey Mead (it tastes really interesting and stands out the most). The lunch we had was good and tasty and also filling. Furthermore, customer service was good too. Most importantly, it’s dog friendly too! The HoneymoonLusters
27
Sep
2020
What a gem in the south west! We had previously enjoyed Southern Forests Honey and finally had a chance to drop into colony concept. Great location, informative and wide range of products with welcoming service. Fortified mead is absolutely sensational! We will be back for lunch when down south over Christmas school holidays. Geoff Watts
02
Jun
2020
Delicious meals, great service and amazing value for money. We had a set menu of 3 courses plus a drink for only $45 per person. The meals were incredible and the portion sizes were more than generous. The vegetables were so fresh, full of flavour and the chicken was cooked to perfection. The honey wine was also interesting to try and so tasty. We then finished with two fantastic desserts, including a chocolate brownie which was perfectly gooey in the centre. Yum!! The service was prompt and efficient and it was really nice to see the staff so friendly and smiley. If only more restaurants were like this! We will be telling all our friends and will definitely stop in again soon.. Renata Steenland
09
Aug
2020
This lovely place is so warm and inviting, the food itself was pure and fresh, a taste sensation in the mouth and a party for the nostrils. We were able to talk to the chef and effectively feedback to the kitchen. The honey we tried and believe me there is a good variety really highlighted the complexity of flavours melting in my mouth. On offer were some of the chefs homemade bottled goods which were tasty and complex. Let's not forget the wine. All was great and our favourite was the white honey wine which left a sweet after taste, on offer is a mead and a rose honey wine as well. Lots of home products based on honey. The staff were courteous and friendly and this made our visits worth it. Great place for kids to watch the bees working and producing honey. I highly recommend lunch and wine tasting and purchasing of course! Helena Cooper
21
Aug
2020
One of Margaret River's little gems. It's clear that the owners and staff are passionate about bees and honey and love what they do. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The setting is beautiful. Be sure to try the honey wines! I'm hooked. Great job team. Rebecca Young
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