We spotted this restaurant whilst driving down to Greenwell Point, then looked it up online and promptly made a booking. The Butter Factory Restaurant in Pyree was once an actual butter factory in the 19th century and was Shoalhaven’s first and at that time NSW’s largest.
The restaurant doesn’t look anything like a butter factory today, but it has retained old worldly charm and they have some photos of what it once looked like. It still has old school character with its heritage look. It feels a little plain, with hardly any decor or art and we think it could be enhanced with some vintage prints of its historic past or dairy memorabilia.
The tables look out onto the beautiful property so you do get a nice country feel. Staff are welcoming and friendly and seat us immediately at the table.
We ate there for lunch and the venue offers some great $25 lunch specials. The seafood tasting plate for 1 was outstanding! A beautifully presented plate of grilled seafood including fresh prawns, scallops, Mussel & Squid. High quality, healthy and just the right thing for a light lunch.
We also tried the seared scallops, which were perfectly cooked, served on a cauliflower puree, topped with a Chorizo Crumb, Chives & Buerre Noisette. To complement the meal, we order some lovely house made bread, served with olive oil and dukkah, as well as a generous serving of seasonal greens with a drizzle of olive oil.
There’s so many meals we’d happily order and hope to return sometime to try more. If you’ve got kids, be sure to take them, for the kids menu is great. They are served with a Green Leaf Garnish, Hot Chips & Tomato Sauce or Steamed Vegetables, Sauté Potato & Jus. Each meal comes with a zooper dooper for just $15.50.
Although we don’t drink this day, the venue is fully licensed. You can also have parties and events there with catering, including weddings. See their website for details.
Make it on your destination list for an enjoyable lunch.
739 Greenwell Point Road
(02) 4447 1400