Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo

in Tamworth

The Glasshouse is just that: a stunningly designed glass-walled dining room set on the historic sheep station of Goonoo Goonoo (pronounced 'gun-oo gun-oo'). It's also head-and-shoulders above any restaurant in the Tamworth area, with an expertly staffed open kitchen turning out delights such as tea-smoked chicken with truffled chat potatoes, or a rib-cracking Florentine steak for two, served with chimichurri.

If the extensive wine list proves too tempting there's excellent accommodation on-site, from rooms in the 'Shearers' Quarters' (d $195) to small self-contained cottages ($375) and the luxurious ten-guest 'Homestead' ($1250). Goonoo Goonoo is 19km south of Tamworth.