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Nest is proud as punch to host a flurry of events, both here in our home town of Tumbarumba, and further abroad.

  • 12-Mar-2014 12:47 PM

    March Movie Month

    March Movie Month

    The 86th Academy Awards have been and the Oscars chosen. While these cinematic achievements have been celebrated by the rich and famous, you can experience many of the Oscar winning films and famed folk from the ultra comfort of a Nest armchair and determine your own worthy winners.

    Let us treat you like the celebrity in our Boutique Cinema with fine local wines, gourmet grazing food or even a three course meal all served while you get lost in the story on the screen. And if you bring your own posse of fans or foes we'll shout a round of drinks. So for March Movie Month, book in and pay for a group of 10 or more and we provide the first round of soft drinks or standard beers. woohoo! Check out our Cinema main page for all the grand titles and dates coming soon.

    American Hustle, One Chance, 12 Years A Slave, Enders Game, Backyard Ashes, Philomena, Wolf Of Wall Street, Saving Mr Banks, August Osage County, Inside Llewyn Davis... Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper. ....

  • 11-Mar-2014 08:08 AM

    Local Produce & Handmade Market Day Sat 15th March

    Local Produce & Handmade Market Day Sat 15th March In the Tumbarumba locale we have some wonderful produce grown by charming people and creatives who make allsorts of giftware and useful items.  Our next Market Day will be on Saturday 15th March 2014(9am to 12pm), so come on down to Nest and get yourself some great fresh produce, and other lovely gifts or self indulgences & have a chat with the locals over a nicely brewed coffee or a lovely cup of T2. 
  • 07-Feb-2014 11:05 AM

    Love is all around us

    Love is all around us

    Of course it is every day right but this Valentines Day we can help make it a little bit special for you and your love


    We'll make you feel so loved with our special Valentine-inspired menu specials so you can relax with your beloved & listen to them tell you how wonderful you are and then have the option to recline in armchairs and watch 'Night Train to Lisbon' a mystery romance thriller film(...an arthouse treat!) in our boutique cinema. 
    Bookings are recommended. Call us on 69482950.
  • 07-Feb-2014 11:57 AM

    Tumbafest & Tumbanest!

    Tumbafest & Tumbanest!

    It's Tumbarumba's grand summer weekend of food, wine, markets and music in our picturesque outdoors. Tumbafest is here again and so is TumbaNest!


    After a day out by the creekscape join us for a relaxing evening at Nest for an extra special Tumba kind of evening

    Dinner from 6pm: Wine, dine & be entertained by the very Talented duo Anna & Damo (Anna Pritchard & Damian Lodge) from Wagga Wagga - an acoustic duo playing blues, jazz, rock, soul and pop, each time putting there own acoustic feel to classic songs.

    Feast on fine fare of local produce, sharing plates or handcrafted pizza whilst you sip local wines and ciders.  Maybe you've grazed all day and prefer a coffee and house made dessert to see out the evening. Whichever your choice of dining, all will be made sweeter with Blues/Jazz/Acoustic tunes by Anna & Damo.

    Our Cinema will also be in action, screening Hunger Games Catching Fire(Action, Adventure & Fantasy) starring Liam Hemsworth & Jennifer Lawrence which includes a recliner armchair and a footstool to rest your legs after a fun-filled day! ADVANCE BOOKINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER AND/OR FILM. Call nest 69482950

    Over this festive weekend Nest will be open:
    Friday 8am - 10pm
    Saturday 9am - 10pmish
    Sunday 8:30am - 3pm
    Monday 8am - 4pm
    AND you can catch us by the creek at Tumbafest with our Tumbanest Coffee, Baked goodies,  Refreshing cold drinks and nest delights all day Saturday and Sunday - do drop by!
  • 22-Jan-2014 03:53 PM

    Happy Australia Day!

    Happy Australia Day!

    This Australia Day Weekend you can live the good life right here at Nest.  Our Aussie Trading hours are:

    Friday 24 January: 8am - 10pm
    Saturday 25 January: 8am - 10pm
    Sunday 26 January: 9am - 3pm
    Monday 27 January: 9am - 3pm
    Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Cake, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Books, Movies Daily. Dinner and Takeaway Pizza Friday & Saturdays
  • 23-Jan-2014 05:58 PM

    Film Club Season Opens for 2014

    Film Club Season Opens for 2014

    We are looking forward to welcoming back our beloved 2013 members and any newbies out there who appreciate Arthouse and classic films, a good coffee and someone else making your dinner. 

    Join us for a mystery Dinner and surprise Film on the Third Thursday of every month at 6.30pm.  Curious? You can become a member and enjoy: 

    Dinner, Film & Coffee each club night, Discounted tickets to all other Nest films,  and of course the fabulous company of other film club members!

    Film club 2014 season commences Thursday 20 February.  
    Club registration is open NOW with Limited spaces so call in to see us or book on 69482950.     
  • 06-Dec-2013 03:34 PM

    Cheers to 2013

    Cheers to 2013

    2013 A year choc full of goodness. Here's to some of the hits and memories you helped us make. Looking forward to sharing even more in 2014...

    Monthly Film Club - Mystery dinner and film nights, Arthouse + Classics

    Tumbanest Open Air Cinema and Dining

    Youth Club Movie Marathon

    Bastille Day French Feast, Film & Fancy Dress

    A String Quartet Sunday Concert brought to us by Riverina Eastern Arts

    Woodland Film Festival II

    Live Music nights with Bede

    Mothers Day High Tea

    CiderFest

    Welcome to Winter Truffle Dinner Night

    Year 6 Farewell 

    Great Gatsby Getup Fine Finger Food Film and Fancy dress

    Lynne & Martins Garden Wedding

    Stewarts 50th

    Monthly Local Produce & Handmade Markets

    A Waratah Affair

    Champagne Sunday Brunch

    Meet the Winemaker 


  • 06-Dec-2013 02:41 PM

    A Nest Thankyou Moonlight Cinema

    A Nest Thankyou Moonlight Cinema Our nesty way to say  thanks for your love this year is coming to you as a Moonlight Classic Cinema on Wednesday 11 December.

    Join us with your picnic blanket, cushions and friends for a summer starry celebration.  John is pulling out the old school reel with an old classic all ages can enjoy.  No charge for the film and we'll be giving away some treats too.  The Nest bar will be open for drinks and snacks from 7:30pm before a Sundown start to the film about 8:15pm.  To help us cater, we'd appreciate if you can confirm you're coming.
    Hope you can make it! 
  • 08-Nov-2013 01:50 PM

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet the Winemaker We've been meaning to introduce you to this guy. Responsible for many of our locally produced bottles of drinking pleasure in beautiful reds and whites, he also has his own label.  This talented young winemaker who has made an international impression on the wine scene, is a local in these parts now and will be bringing his wine to you personally on Saturday 16 November at Nest.  

    A feature event of the 'Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair' Nest is hosting a special night of Good Food, Fine Wine and a Fab Film.  As Tumbarumba is making a big name for itself on the wine scene and as this weekend is all about food and wine, we had to show the film "Red Obsession". And given one of our finest local wine labels is "Obsession", well, we got talking and want to treat you...

    On Saturday 16 November, every cinema ticket holder for the 6pm or 8pm session will also get a glass of Obsession wine, personally served to you by the young gun winemaker behind the brand.

    Armchair Cinema Tickets are $16 and include your glass of Obsession.  
    You could....
    Book in for dinner from 6pm and then recline to the Cinema session at 8pm, or
    Be wined and dined while enjoying the film at 6pm or 8pm or,
    Enjoy some wine and cheese in the 6pm session and dine afterwards in our restaurant...

    Call the Nest ladies on 69482950 for all film and /or dinner bookings or if we have confused you in anyway.  

    Here is a little more about Adrian and his Wine label Obsession:

    Obsession is the label by Brayne Estate which is created to express the finest  of cool climate fruit.  Arguably the regions most stand out wines, handcrafted  with passion  by winemaker Adrian Brayne with fruit sourced from selected vineyards in the region  ranging from 450m-842m.  These premium wines include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris and Pinot noir. With icon range Obsession being realised only when the quality is at its best.

    Click here to read what Internationally recognised Decanter Magazine had to say about Tumbarumba Wines and Adrian.

    Read on for more on Tumbarumba wines at WineDiva 
    and you'll be hearing alot more about Tumbarumba wines as they are making headlines but come and discover for yourself in the beauty of our lush spring affair at the Tumbarumba Tastebuds Weekend. All the weekend details can be found at visittumbashire.com.au






  • 08-Nov-2013 02:00 PM

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds Produce & Handmade Market - 16 November

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds Produce & Handmade Market - 16 November

    Saturday 16 November 9am - 12noon on the lawns of Nest will be an extra special gathering of makers and growers with their wares.  Come on down enjoy a coffee,  brekky perhaps, sunshine,  browse, buy and chat to the locals.


    Cider Tastings, apples, Heirloom tomatoes, spices, herbs, handmade cards, plants, relishes, jams, Olive Oil, Garden Mukch, Candels, giftware, facepainting, busking... and its free to browse!
  • 08-Nov-2013 02:08 PM

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair 16 -17 November

    Nest is proud to be part of this weekend affair showcasing great seasonal local food, award winning local wines and a fascinating topical film in our unique cinema.  

    We'll be open all weekend here but these are some highlights:
    LOCAL PRODUCE & HANDMADE MARKETS
    Saturday 16th November 2013
    Lawns of Nest Cinema Café & Books 
    9am – 12noon
    Passionate producers and arty artisans bringing their wares to one lovely space for your convenience & pleasure. The ideal place to find rare treasures, garden goodies and limited edition gifts and the chance to chat to our local growers & makers. It's Free too!

    GOOD FOOD. FINE WINE. FAB FILM. 
    Nest Cinema Café Books as recommended in 2013 & 2014 SMH Good Food Guide
    Wine, Dine and Recline in our boutique Armchair Cinema and Café 
    Dishes featuring local produce and the best of Spring, local award winning wine, house-made pizza, Nest cakes, sweets and coffee.
    Dine in our restaurant, experience gold class treatment from the comfort of your armchair in the Cinema, or just come for this fascinating film & a glass of wine!
    Saturday night special treat session - complimentary wine at 6pm & 8pm sessions personally served by local Wine maker Adrian Brayne.

    Film: RED OBSESSION PG – ‘In the vintage of the century in the year of the dragon’
    Bookings recommended for cinema and/or restaurant 69482950 
    Weekend Session times: 
    Friday 11am, 4pm, 8pm
    Saturday 11am, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm 
    Sunday 1pm
    “A most fascinating documentary about the wine industry made by Australian filmmakers Warwick Ross and David Roach. This beautifully shot and constructed film… It is absolutely fascinating, jaw-dropping in some instances when you realize what prices are being talked about here, but at the same time the film is more than the sum of its parts. It's about the commodification of wine, the marketing of brands, the buying for status, it's a cautionary tale of our times. And all this began when Warwick Ross sat next to Master of Wine Andrew Caillard on a plane to London. The journey began there but went on to France, Hong Kong and the outer reaches of China. It really is an epic tale…”

    SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
    Sunday 17th November 2013 9am – 2pm
    A classy Spring picnic affair featuring award winning local wines and delicious good morning food, fresh from the Nest kitchen.
    Relax and soak up the sunshine on the deck and lawns of Nest (indoor avail if weather inclement).
    Of course there will be loads of coffee too.
    Bookings recommended phone 69482950

    Tastebuds weekend Opening Hours
    Friday 8am – 10pm   Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Saturday 8am – 10pm Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Sunday 9am -3pmish  Brunch

    For where to stay and more to do check out www.visittumbashire.com.au
  • 14-Aug-2013 04:16 PM

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

     "I love Large Parties, their so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy"  quote, unquote.Well our dear friends we are putting on a party call it small or large just get on your 1920's decadent getup and join us an evening of glamour.

    When: 7pm, Saturday 14 September
    Where: Nest Cinema Cafe Books
    What: Champagne on Arrival,  Fine Finger Food, Fancy Dress (and prizes) and Baz Luhrmanns Film Production "The Great Gatsby" 
    Cost: $50pp
    Bookings essential - call the Nest ladies on 69482950 to book in. Limited spaces!

    Film synopsis: Baz Luhrmann brings us a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
    Stars:, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan
  • 14-Aug-2013 03:20 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    And what a hootenanny it was! With film makers and good timers coming out of the woodworks near and far to celebrate this collision of creativity and and class set against the wintery backdrop of our beloved Tumbarumba.

    2- 4 August this year saw Nest and our neighbouring RSL Hall transform to a sparkling Woodland setting welcoming locals, filmmakers, celebrities and friends from Sydney, Canberra, Wagga, Albury, Melbourne and the locality of Tumba - Tumut - Walwa - Tooma parts.  After months of planning, fretting, laughing, editing, marketing, building, gathering, tiring, convincing, shopping, brainracking, baking, testing etc etc Woodland number II was here.

    Friday Night of The Informal Shorts was the official opening of films and punters enjoyed popcorn fizzy drink and a relaxed fun vibe watching an assortment of short and not so short films.  Audience Choice award of a Mannus Wine Gift Pack had to be split between two amusing entries Phil Hendersons Animation of "How to Eat a Giraffe" and our own Festival Directors film "Kirk v Picard".  Close behind would had to have been the short heart gripping drama "Telegram Man" starring Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton & Gary Sweet.  Twas a fabulous start to the weekend getting us all in  the mood for more films and frivolity.

    Saturday mornings Market was a top turnout featuring local wares and thankfully no rain!  Matinee film features heralded praise from film goers with their contrasting styles of Music Doco "Larrikin Lad" and Canadian Gangster film "Double Nickels on the Dime"

    With the Gala Spectacular looming, outdoor fires were lit, Nest girls were busily preparing a sumptuous feast, sound checks and hundreds of candles were lit and nervous filmmakers,  (and directors) prepared to make their entrance.  Guests dolled up in their furs and finery began to arrive at nest with Paparazzi, drinks and delicacies to greet them.  The Thrillseekers accoustic trio served up schmoozy tunes to schmooze to as the pre show feast continued.   To match the swanky style of our guests the Nest team led by Angela dished up delectables like Fresh Truffled Spaetzel, Beer & Beef Baby Pies, Petit Parsnip & Apple Soup, Pulled Lamb & Tzatziki Sliders, Cones of Sweet Potato Fries, Tasty little Tarragon Chicken Pies while the celebrated local wines flowed.


    A walk up the Red Carpet into the indoor forest of films where Jamie Way hosted the evenings collection of films, more fine food (oh! for another cup of that Raspberry Peppermint FairyFloss Icecream) and foot-stomping tunes by Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers.  Lucky door and fashions in the forest prizes made a few guests night even brighter but accolades have to go to our film makers and especially those who travelled over for the event - Tiffany Hulm & Lucy Alcorn, Charlotte Earl, Jack Hurley, Sebastian Chan, Atticus & Edmund Blenkins, Harriet Whiteley and the charismatic Matthew Koh. We love you and your work! 

    Judges Neill Overton, Jan Smith and Fred Goldsworthy deserve a huge applause too and well, they can't hear that so pat on the back when you spot them for their dilligent efforts and wise words in determining the awards- all of whom did it voluntarily for the cause.

    An ultra large thank you and eternal appreciation goes to Hyne - our local corporate neighbour who generously invested in Woodland making it possible to put on a show of such calibre. They are topshelf folks running a topshelf Aussie company.   More thanks goes to sponsors Tumba Shire Council, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Courabyra Wines, Blessed Bean Coffee, Mannus Wines for their donations to the event.

    Tumbarumba shined in it's winter glory with its natural beauty, a first class hootenanny and charming locals; the out-of-towners are already planning their next trip back.  

    After the last tree was pulled down, a recovery breakfast of sticky sweet french toast and a couple of lattes, a sense of relief and joy swelled sensing the enjoyment experienced by many over the festival weekend. The kind that only comes with a collaboration of fine folks and friends who share that silly sense of adventure.  Cheers to all who were part of Woodland 2013 and see you at the 2014 quest! 

    More photos, winners and grinners can be found at Woodlands own website www.woodlandfilmfestival.com  

  • 25-Jul-2013 08:16 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 - next weekend!

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 - next weekend!

    Tumbarumba's winter festival is almost upon us.  The red carpet is ready to rollout, the paparazzi poised, film makers and punters readying for their journey to our wonderful locale, the menu getting it's final touches,the band, MC, Judges, tech guys all geared up, the firewood stacked up, the props gathered, the wines ordered... phew and then there's what to wear?! Fancy frocks, tuxedos, fur, top hats or creative woodlandy getup...


    Whatever you plan to dazzle the crowd in on this fancy pants night of nights, just don't forget to get your tickets to the Grand Finale Gala night before Monday 29 July.  Tickets are on sale via woodlandfilmfestival.com for both nights' events:

    Friday Night of The Informal Shorts: 2 August 8pm - $25 including popcorn & can of fizz - Lucky Door prizes too!
    Grand Finale Gala Night: 3 August 5pm - Live Music, MC, Fancy finger food feast by nest, Licensed venue, Lucky Door Prizes & of course the Shortlisted Finalist Films

    We are really making a weekend of it with the Woodland Market on 10am - 2pm featuring local producers and wares and Matinee films Saturday & Sunday leaving you a few spare moments to explore the area.  and then want to come back for more.
    For more details and ticket sales do visit the official woodland film festival site.  
  • 18-Jul-2013 10:42 PM

    Truffles + More at Local Market This Saturday

    Truffles + More at Local Market This Saturday
  • 05-Jun-2013 09:37 PM

    Vive la France!

    Vive la France! Tis been told Bastille Day night out at nest was a highlight of the year.  With french food, film and fancy dress with a dash of french accents and voila! it at least makes for a less than ordinary night out.

    So any excuse for a theme night and fancy dress though none of us Nestys can claim particular allegiance to our French friends (unless you include a brother in law who can sing the French national anthem); Bastille Day at nest is on again!

    When: Saturday 13 July
    Where: Nest
    Time: 6pm 
    What: Three Course French inspired Dinner & Film 'Rust & Bone' - 2012 French Belgium Romantic Drama 
    Cost: $65pp
    Dress: Fabulous French Attire - ooh la la there will be a fashion parade & prizes!
    Limited Seating, Bookings essential phone 69482950 


  • 18-Jun-2013 08:23 PM

    Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner featuring local Truffles, Wines & Delights

    Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner featuring local Truffles, Wines & Delights We love winter at Nest. With an open fire, lounges, windows to gaze out of, aromas of hearty stews, snow falling around the mountains and sugar coating our forests, well, how couldn't you?

    To celebrate the joys of the cosy season ahead on the 22nd June we are hosting a 'Welcome to Winter Fireside Dinner, featuring Dishes of Local Truffles, Wine and Delights'.

    You see Truffles are a very good reason to hurry on winter.  In Tumbarumba we are ever so fortunate to be amidst the elusive truffle growing community.  These curious little fungi are a true gourmet delight highly sought after all over the world.  Their freshness is essential to their exotic aroma, taste and lifespan so we really are stoked to be so close to the farms to reap from the harvest; and also proving yet another fab reason for the winter season.  

    If you are like me you quite likely haven't dined on fresh truffle too often or ever, but being a locally grown delicacy we'd certainly like to feature it on the nest menu in it's short season. Even if we have to pay a little more for it.  Our Welcome to Winter dinner is a great chance to join us and see what all this truffle fuss is about and enjoy heartwarming dishes, local wines and nesty delights with the unbeatable snugness of a crackling open fire.
    Of course the other splendid thing about winter is the fashion.  We'll be awarding a prize for the best winter hat or beannie so embrace the wonders of winter and call ahead to book in for this cosy little night out.

    When: Saturday 22 June
    Where: Nest
    Time: 6pm-6:30pm Fireside Welcome drink
    Cost: Four Course Dinner + Arrival Drink $62   
     Featuring truffle, wine and winters harvest in hearty Nesty dishes.
      
    With guest speakers from the local truffle and wine making community!
    Bookings recommended limited seats Phone: 69482950

  • 29-Apr-2014 02:58 PM

    Mothers Day at Nest

    Mothers Day at Nest

    Treat your mum or granny to a spot of High Tea and Tom Hanks & Colin Farrell at Nest this Mothers Day.

    Nest is opening between 1 - 4pm especially for you to indulge your mum with Coffee and Cake or a little Cheese and Wine or a splendid High Tea.

    For an extra indulgence, book in for the Screening of Saving Mr Banks(2pm) where you can both put your feet up, recline in the armchair and enjoy this very special day...

    Not around Sunday or looking for something else? We can help with other gift ideas in store - Books(new arrivals), T2Tea, Dainty Teacups, Produce, Jewellery, Handmade cards, Gift Vouchers...

    Saving Mr Banks

    We recommend booking in advance for Mothers Day - call 6948 2950


     

  • 18-Jul-2013 10:36 PM

    Local Produce & Handmade Market - This Saturday!

    Local Produce & Handmade Market - This Saturday!
  • 12-Apr-2013 01:13 PM

    Have a Night out at the Movies!

    Have a Night out at the Movies!

    Have a Night out at the Movies!  A special offer for the coming cooler months.

    We'd love to share our arcmhair cinema with you and your friends so treating you to a free pizza!  Just book ahead and bring 3 friends to any Friday or Saturday night session and we'll shout your first pizza. You can dine in before the film or dine IN the film. With yummy appetisers, local wines and cider, blackboard dinner specials and gourmet pizzas, delicious house made desserts and good coffee it's pretty easy to make your evening out at the movies a little extra special in the comfort of a reclining armchair.

    Having recently introduced Seniors Discounts to Nest patrons, we have extended the offer to all weekday matinee sessions for the 65+ crew.  

    Oh AND we are also being extra nice to all Tumba High Students and offering them $10 tickets to all regular movie sessions.  Ah the benefits of being young and local.

    So see you all soon for a movie or three!