Nestled amongst rolling green hills and fertile farmland about 20-minutes south from the Gold Coast Airport, Potager is perched on a small 10-acre farm in the beautiful setting of Carool. The venue has a cosy farmhouse vibe and operates on a paddock-to-plate philosophy using locally sourced produce, organic and grown on the premises where possible. Settle in for a long lunch on the deck and soak in the view of the fruit trees lining the lawn or seek sanctuary inside in the dining room next to the internal fireplace. Pick at a plate of warmed Australian olives and pickled garlic as you peruse the menu that is imbued with international influences trying to come to some kind of consensus. The grilled octopus and skordalia (Greek potato and garlic dip) is a must for seafood lovers as is the Peruvian sudado de pescado (fish stew) and for carnivores, the 12-hour braised lamb shoulder with pickled veg, millet chips and yoghurt tahini dressing is guaranteed to hit the spot. Just be sure to leave room for the buttermilk panna cotta with stewed rhubarb and elderflower sherbet or forgo the traditional dessert entirely and opt for a glass (bottle) of dessert wine. If you fancy long lunches that roll effortlessly into early evening or dinners with a difference, take a trip to Potager at Carool.