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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-Dec-2019 04:55 PM

    Holiday Trading 19/20

    Holiday Trading 19/20
  • 29-Oct-2019 11:06 PM

    Paul West Cookbook Launch in Tumbarumba

    Paul West Cookbook Launch in Tumbarumba

    With Paul in town for two days, we have a lineup of events to join in and celebrate the launch of his new Cookbook

    The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide

    For Paul West, a meaningful life is one built around food and community.   In this new book, Paul shows you how easy it is to grow and cook some of your own food, no matter how much space you have.   

    Edible Garden Workshop 

    Wednesday 6 November 

    10am-11:30am $45
    Come and get your hands dirty with Paul West in a home vegetable gardening workshop that will get your beets banging and your celery singing! Ticket includes arrival coffee and light lunch.  

    Twilight Picnic with Paul

    Wednesday 6 November

    5pm- 9.30pm $140
    Return travel by small tour bus to secret forest location where your picnic feast awaits. Local wine, beer and cider paired with delicious dishes from Pauls Edible Garden Cookbook.  Chat with the River Cottage star in the golden light amid the trees and take home your own signed copy of the book

    Afternoon Tea Book Signing 

    Thursday 7 November

    3pm-4:30pm
    Pop in to Nest,  grab a copy of this fabulous new book and have it signed by Paul over a spot of afternoon tea and a chat. 

    Edible Cookbook Launch Dinner Event

    Thursday 7 November

    6pm-10pm $115

    Come and hear Paul chat about his new book with a sumptuous shared feast celebrating the food, community and the good things in life. This special Nest Dinner event will feature dishes from the book, wine on arrival and a signed copy of Paul's new book.

    Get tickets here

    Nest is stoked to have this likeable lad back in town as he shares so much knowledge, experiences, daggy jokes and stories of his life in cooking, growing, family, country life and the media.    Make the time to hang out with us and Paul over these two days as he tours across Australia. 


  • 16-Sep-2019 12:13 PM

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. 

    Friday 18 October 7pm
    Classical-folk-pop cellist and singer Monique Clare live in the Nest Cinema space, with a dessert supper included. 
    Tickets $35 available here
    Pre-show dinner and drinks from 5:30pm - book direct at Nest on (02)69482950.

    Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Since breaking out as a solo artist in 2017, her songwriting has become increasingly daring and potent, with hard-hitting lyrics and an unconventional brand of classical-folk-pop cello. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. His work with The Railsplitters has seen him play Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Celtic Connections.

    This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes

    ART
    All the way from Brisbane, Ingrid Bartkowiak Art will be painting throughout the show, reacting to themes from the music and the places they visit. Ingrid and Monique have a history of collaboration; Ingrid's artwork was the cover of Monique's debut EP, By The Stars. She'll have a selection of her incredible artwork displayed and available for sale on the night.

    You're invited to unleash your wild creative side too! Paper, pencils and clipboard folders will be on hand for you to use and try your hand at live reaction artwork.
  • 16-Sep-2019 11:53 AM

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    “Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse is a songwriter lauded for his observational lyricism - a cocktail of wit and grit delivered in a versatile baritone. 

    Discover this lone troubador on the Nest stage as he crisscrosses the country this Spring.    

    FRIDAY 11 October 8pm

    Tickets $20 at skyscraperstan.com.au

    His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. His sophomore album, Golden Boy, has just been released this winter.
    As a touring musician based out of Central Victoria Stan spends upwards of half the year on the road. His regional tours have taken him to every state and territory in Australia. He has shared bills with artists such as Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.  Since his first almbum release Stan has toured Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, released a live album and written a song for academy award long-listed documentary 25 April.

    Originally classing himself as a country musician his earlier influences included pre-war blues, the Laurel Canyon songwriters, Nick Cave and Sam Cooke. Since arriving in Australia from New Zealand in 2009 The Drones, Peep Tempel and Paul Kelly among others have been added to the list.

    “Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” 
    Sydney Morning Herald

    “Inspiration, talent and a singular musical vision. “Last Year’s Tune” is a truly rewarding listen”
    New Zealand Music magazine

    “One part Nick Cave, two parts Hank Williams”
    Sunday Star Times


    Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats pinned down, the sheet is pulled from under you”
    Forte Magazine

    “This album delivers on every level it is possible to deliver on… Last year’s tune, next year’s legend”
    No Depression

  • 16-Sep-2019 12:15 PM

    Spring Mountain Discovery

    Spring Mountain Discovery

    Wander through a Spring Mountain Season.

    Taste, explore, discover this springs lineup of soirees and shindigs amid the natural wonders of Tumbarumbas big backyard.   

    There are gardens and films, films about gardens, picnics and degustation dinners in gardens, a garden workshop and a kitchen workshop, markets and more movies, book launches and live music, and garden produce in the menu and always a garden at Nest to dine in.    

    Our spring Nest is buzzing with discovery and we hope you can be part of it.    

    Download the program here

    Tickets to special events and workshops at EVENTBRITE/Facebook - limited spots!

    Tickets to Live Music at 

    Skyscraper Stan

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito

    Tickets  to Movies - Book direct at Nest 69482950

    Anything else, give Laura@cafe-nest.com a shout

  • 29-Jul-2019 11:01 PM

    Foreign Film Month 2019

    Foreign Film Month 2019

    Be inspired by our collection of new release films in world cinema and dine as if you were there.

    Enjoy a pre-show dinner or lunch of dishes inspired by the film origins.

    Tickets are $20 Friday and Saturday nights and include intermission with exotic sweets

    Weekday matinee tickets are $15

    All bookings for film and/or dinner please call 69482950 to reserve your armchair ticket.

    Session times:


    Friday: 11am, 2pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday:11am, 3pm, 7:30pm
    Monday - Thursday 2pm

    Travel with us to:

    ISRAEL in Foxtrot 2-8 August

    Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, he spirals into a whirlwind of emotions, which rival the surreal and darkly comic military experiences of his son.
    Foxtrot, the sophomore feature film from director Samuel Maoz (2009's Golden Lion winner Lebanon) and Israel's official Oscar candidate, is a visually bold and emotionally powerful exploration of war, grief and family.
    Winner of the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival and recipient of eight Ophirs at the 2017 Israeli Film Awards including Best Film, Director and Actor, Foxtrot has garnered widespread praise for its unforgettable story which weaves three interconnected narratives into an overarching tale of love and loss, mixing comedy and tragedy in a wholly unique way.
    Drama MA15+ 113 minutes

    SWEDEN in The Square 9-15 August

    Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is THE SQUARE, an installation which invites passers-by to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
    Comedy MA 15+  151 minutes

    DENMARK in The Guilty 16-22 August

    Gustav Möller’s nail-biting Danish thriller about an emergency services phone operator won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance.
    A sympathetic ear and willingness to help is what you expect when you dial 000. That’s not what happens when Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) answers. “It’s your own fault, isn’t it?” he tells one caller. But this demoted cop with a bad attitude springs attentively to life after receiving a call from Iben, a distressed mother who claims she’s been kidnapped by her violent ex-husband. Gustav Möller’s mightily impressive first feature delivers breath-quickening suspense without ever leaving the claustrophobic confines of Asger’s office. Pulling off such a conceit requires a precision-tooled screenplay and a flawless central performance. As the audience award at Sundance – and another at Rotterdam – indicate, The Guilty has both.
    Thriller MA15+ 85 minutes

    TURKEY in The Wild Pear Tree 23-28 August

    An aspiring writer returns to his native village in rural Turkey, where he becomes overwhelmed by his father's debts.
    Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) is an aspiring writer who returns to the village he grew up in, and while his image of his childhood home grew rosy in his absence, being confronted again by its realities quickly causes Sinan to feel restricted and for resentment to build inside him against people, especially his blustering father Idris (Murat Cemcir). An inveterate gambler in debt to everyone in town, Idris embodies the messy chaos that Sinan wants to completely avoid in his own life. But Sinan is making problems for himself in other ways: despite his arrogance, his literary talents may not be as golden as he believes them to be.
    Drama M 188 minutes



  • 29-May-2019 11:27 AM

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Feast with the Farmers, Explore with our Growers, Be inspired by Film, Music and Makers as you choose your own slow adventures this winter in the snowy mountain foothills and forests.

    Download your season program here

    The season begins with 

    FIRESIDE FRIDAY on 7 June

     A free event welcoming winter from 6pm

    Rug up and rejoice with the season of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, music and fireside
    food under the stars. Meet local growers in a casual outdoorsy, fire smoky setting.
    Drinks, Pizza, winter campside/street food will be available for purchase

    FEAST WITH A FARMER - FIRESIDE DINNER SERIES

    JUNE, JULY & AUGUST • TICKETS $69 TO $99
    Explore, taste and discover our local farmers and their high country harvest over dinner, drinks and fireside (inside) chats at our Nest long table.    You'll find local produce every day on our menu, but we've invited a few farmers to share some of their story and showcase their produce over these three dinner events. 
    Showcasing:

    8 JUNE

    Chestnuts of Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Happy Wombat Hazelnuts, Locally grown Angus Beef and Crafty Cider. $69

    13 JULY

    Highfield Farm & Woodland pasture raised chicken , Snowy Valley Mushrooms and Johansen Wines. $69

    10 AUGUST

    Truffles of Grand Oak Trufferie, Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Muddy Pig Pastured Pork and Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. $79

    You can add $20 to price for a paired wine/cider 

    BOOK FEAST TICKETS HERE 

    EXPLORE WITH OUR GROWERS

    Orchard Tour & Cider Tastings

    SATURDAY 8 JUNE, 10:30AM–3PM • $55
    Discover winter wonders of this high country hazelnut and fruit orchard.  Craig & Bindi of Happy Wombat Hazelnuts will take you on an exclusive farm tour of their pioneering and picturesque orchard. Linger over lunch
    around the fire before heading to the regions newest cidery for tour and tastings with Tony of Crafty Cider. Nest morning tea on departure and Lunch at the orchard by HWH included.  Return travel from Nest by Tumbarumba Touring Company.

    BOOK TICKETS HERE

    Winter Kitchen Workshop - Citrus

    SUNDAY 14 JULY, 9:30AM-12:30PM • $95
    Meet Louise Freckelton, Highfield Farm & Woodland. Preserver, pickler, fermenter, Farmher - Louise grew up eating pickles and remembers the first jar she made in her student days - she hasn’t stopped since. Louise aims at busting gluts, reducing waste and adding a whole new world of flavours via these timehonoured techniques. Gather round our Nest table with coffee, croissants, buckets of local produce and preserve winters citrus sunshine together. Discover more ways with citrus over grazing platters and take home your spoils of the day.  We'll be making preserved lemons, pickled cumquat and citrus salt.   Limited spaces.

    BOOK WORKSHOP HERE

    Truffle Hunt & Chestnut Farm Tour

    SATURDAY 10 AUGUST, 9AM–1PM • $95 
    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee & fresh baked muffin to Tom & Judy’s private Alpine Truffle and Chestnut Farm. Meet Truffle growers, the hunting dogs, the hunter and join the search for the exotic Perigord truffle. You’ll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a fireside fresh Truffle Brunch.  (Whilst it is anticipated there will be truffles found, there is no guarantee. There will be fresh truffle however for tasting & brunch)

    BOOK HUNT HERE

    Vineyard & Wine Tours

    Experience Tumbarumba Cool climate wines at a cellar door, winery and vineyards as part of a small tour by Tumbarumba Touring Company. 

    Package dates are 

    SUNDAY 9 JUNE, SATURDAY 13 JULY, SUNDAY 11 AUGUST + PRIVATE TOURS
    1:30PM – 4:30PM 

    TICKETS & FURTHER DETAILS: Call Mark Tumbarumba Touring Company 0406 0376 605

    ADVENTURE FILM SERIES

    We're excited to bring to Tumbarumba this world class collection of outdoor adventure movies touring internationally, guaranteed to leave you breathless and inspired.

    Armchair Tickets $20 include Popcorn. Weekday Matinee tickets $15.

    MOUNTAIN FILM .................................. 7-10 JUNE & 28-29 JUNE
    EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR ............................... 21-27 JUNE
    WARREN MILLER FACE OF WINTER .................................5-11 JULY
    PATH TO EVEREST ................................................... 19-25 JULY

    BOOK ADVENTURE FILM TICKETS - Mountain Film June HERE

    LIVE MUSIC - Copenhagen Slim 

    THURSDAY 25 JULY • $35
    TICKET INCLUDES INTERMISSION SUPPER
    Award-winning Danish Blues artist arrives in Australia for his debut solo tour. Expect a cross
    between Chicago blues and Leadbelly in one-man band format.   Slim will be performing on the stage in the converted cinema to gig space
    Doors open 7pm with Pre-Show Dinner and drinks from 5:30pm

    GET TICKETS HERE

    August is FOREIGN FILM MONTH

    Be inspired by our collection of the best new releases in world cinema and dine as if you were there. Enjoy a pre-show dinner/lunch of dishes inspired by the film origins. 
    Tickets $20 Friday & Saturday Night sessions include intermission with exotic sweets.
    Weekday Matinee tickets $15.
    ISRAEL DRAMA: FOXTROT ........................................ 2-8 AUGUST
    SWEDISH DRAMA COMEDY: THE SQUARE ...................9–15 AUGUST
    DANISH THRILLER: THE GUILTY .............................. 16–22 AUGUST
    TURKISH DRAMA: THE WILD PEAR TREE ..................23–28 AUGUST

    BOOK FOREIGN FILM TICKETS HERE

    Winter Makers Market

    Meet the local growers and makers at our Indoor Winter version of the monthly market held in the cinema space.
    When:  Saturday 20 July, Saturday 17 August 9am - 12noon

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    There is much to discover and experience of winter in our neck of  the woods and it's best done by getting out to explore.  Here's a few ideas:
    Stroll amid the frosty (or snowy if you're fortunate!)Sugar Pine Walk then warmup by the fire at Nest with a spiced hot chocolate
    Visit a cellar door for award winning wines 
    Trek out along the Hume & Hovell with a picnic (we can provide) Friday or Saturday and recover with a hearty dinner or pizza fireside at Nest

  • 16-May-2019 05:06 AM

    Mothers Day 2019

    Mothers Day 2019

    This Mothers Day treat your Mum to an Afternoon Tea Party with all the pretty teacups, silver pots and doilies you can imagine 

    Book in for this limited edition event and enjoy time out with your mum, granny, daughter, son...  

    WHEN:  Sunday 12 May 2pm
    WHAT:  High Tea selection of delicious Nest sweet and savoury bites, fancy pots of tea, coffee and pretty cups.
    3pm Matinee Movie 'Ladybird'  - The 2017 Golden Globe Best picture - mother daughter drama comedy 

    COST: High Tea $35pp includes Sparkling wine on arrival
    Movie $15pp includes gourmet popcorn

    TICKETS:  Bookings for High Tea and/or Film at Nest phone 69482950/email laura@cafe-nest.com  
    $10pp deposit required upon booking 

    FILM: LADYBIRD (MA15+) in our Armchair Cinema 

    In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.


    P.S. We can also help out with finding your mum the ideal gift with our fresh range of pretty and purposeful goods.  Gardener, cook, booklover, foodlover, homemaker, just your mum - there's likely something to suit.  (Half of us at Nest are mums and we pretty much stock Nest with things we'd love for ourselves)   
  • 28-Mar-2019 10:00 PM

    Vigenser & Martin Live on Stage 26 April

    Vigenser & Martin Live on Stage 26 April

    All-original and a bit wild, their style is rooted in folk but resembles everything else. 

    Close your eyes and you’d swear you heard twins, with weaving rhythms, tight songs, and harmonies you just can’t pick apart.



    Vic & Linds will be live on the cinema stage at Nest 

    7pm Show
    Pre show Dinner and Drinks from 5pm
    Intermission supper included in ticket price $35

    AU’s fiddler extraordinaire Lindsay Martin brings his virtuosic strings and velvet vocals to the fore, while NZ’s songstress Victoria Vigenser brings great lyric, driving rhythm and her sensational voice to the mix. They’re packing hefty and emotional punches, but with hands wrapped in silk, and songs to heal the scars.


    Both accompanists by trade, their shared approach to harmony and musicianship makes for a full sound. They met at a rainy festival in NZ’s capital one day, and have since worked and played across the Tasman to produce a long-awaited (…avoided) album of Vigenser’s original material. They set off on an experimental tour, and their duo show received such a warm welcome from audiences across AU and NZ that they decided to keep it up. Now they’re back with even more hooky new material- it’s bound to leave your heart jumping and your head spinning.
  • 28-Mar-2019 10:02 PM

    Frank Burkitt Band 4 April at Nest on Australian Tour

    Frank Burkitt Band 4 April at Nest on Australian Tour

    The Frank Burkitt Band are gathering their instruments and hopping over the ditch from their New Zealand home for a 17 date tour across Victoria and New South Wales. Following on from the success of their March 2018 Australian tour in support of their second album Raconteur, this tour will support their new live EP Lost But Alive (out 30th Dec). 


    “The sincerity and heart that emanates from his song-writing is endearing, to say the least. I believe people who are truly great at their craft make what they do seem easy”
    Janise Kumar - muzic.net.nz

    Starting at Yackandandah Folk Festival, they will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Tumbarumba

    Touring this time as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk. 

    SHOWTIME

    Thursday 4 April 7pm

    Tickets $35 include intermission supper - book here

    Pre-drinks, canapes, dinner or whisky nips are available from 5.30pm. Call 69482950 to book. 

    Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians. 

    Frank Burkitt (vocals, guitar), Cameron Burnell (mandolin, lapsteel), James Geluk (double bass)


    “Exceptional” - Graham Reid – elsewhere.co.nz


    All tickets and information can be found at frankburkitt.co.nz/shows

  • 21-Feb-2019 06:54 PM

    Our Table - A Taste of the Region

    Our Table - A Taste of the Region

    This Autumn, Batlow will play host to the regions third Our Table long lunch.  An event showcasing the regional produce of the season.

    Nest is delighted to be joining the party this year, together with MasterChef contestant Trent Harvey, the leading lady behind the event Emma Murray, her team of local enthusiasts and of course all our wonderful growers to create a feast for 150.

    Tickets have now sold out for this event so if you've missed this occasion be sure to get in early for the next one and stay tuned for the photos.

  • 20-Feb-2019 10:12 PM

    Tumbafest 2019 Feast at Nest

    Tumbafest 2019 Feast at Nest

    TUMBANEST SUMMER FEAST OF FAVOURITES

    We are open all Tumbafest weekend at the cafe AND serving your coffee by the creekscape.

    Saturday night come, partake of our banquet and feast with new, old or yet to be friends in the afterglow of Tumbafest day one.

    We are putting on a lavish four course Menu of Fresh local fare, summer inspiration and Nest favourite dishes that complement the lovely local wine, beer and ciders on offer

    Tickets  $59pp and bookings from 6pm.  Book here to secure your table and preferred time.

    Here is the banquet menu

    Or 

    Experience Tumbarumbas dine-in cinema

    The feature is "Bohemian Rhapsody" and your $35 ticket includes pizza, pasta or the salad bowl special for Saturday only.  20 armchairs available. (Sessions are on all weekend and you can choose your own food, wine, brunch lunch etc from the menu.)
    Movie ticket only can also be added on to the banquet special for 6pm dinner.  Drinks and sweets can also be ordered before the film and served to you during the movie.

    Earlybird Express Dinner

    If you've had a big day out and keen for just a quick bite to eat book in for our earlybird dinner.
    For bookings from 5pm - 6pm you can choose one of our three pizzas, pasta or salad bowl for $25.   

    Tumbafest Cafe Hours

    Friday 8am-10pm
    Saturday 9am-10pm
    Sunday 9am-2pm

    Cinema Sessions for Bohemian Rhapsody
    Friday 11am,5pm,8pm
    Saturday 11am,3pm,8pm
    Sunday 11am
    Monday -Thursday 11am,2pm

  • 10-Sep-2018 09:44 PM

    Rhodeworks Bluegrass Americana at Nest

    Rhodeworks Bluegrass Americana at Nest

    RhodeWorks are an award-winning bluegrass folk band who play fast paced, high energy folk music, introducing a set of traditional and well-loved bluegrass alongside their original material.

    Rounding the package, the three brothers present soulful vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals.  Laurence (17), Sam (15) and Nate (12) are largely self-taught multi-instrumentalists, who have wowed audiences throughout NZ and Australia.  As well as their dedication to creating unique roots-conscious music they love nothing more than heading to the workshop to craft their own instruments.


    On a short tour from NZ, Rhodeworks will be performing on Saturday 3 November on the Nest stage between festival gigs.

    Tickets are $30 and include dessert supper at intermission.
    7pm for a 7:30pm start

    Pre-show drinks and dinner from 5pm. Bookings with cafe direct 69482950
  • 10-Sep-2018 12:29 PM

    Spring Holiday Movie & Picnic

    Spring Holiday Movie & Picnic

    This School Holidays Adventure outdoors with a picnic after enjoying a movie in our armchair cinema

    29 September - 11 October

    $22 ticket per person Age 2+

    10am Movie in our Armchair Cinema

    Picnic Hamper and Adventure map provided after the film for you to head outdoors into the woods for playtime in Tumbarumbas spectacular big backyard

    Treasure Hunt prizes awarded at end of the holidays for the secret hashtag competition - details on the treasure map given on the day

    Buy Tickets Online Here

    Please get in touch ahead if you have any dietary requirements

    THE MOVIES

    28 September - 4 October THE MEG (M)  - For the Teenagers

    A deep-sea submersible--part of an international undersea observation program--has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew--and the ocean itself--from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below

    5-11 October MAYA THE HONEYBEE: THE HONEY GAMES (G) - For the Little Ones

    When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

    THE PICNIC



  • 16-Aug-2018 12:45 PM

    Live Music Spring Weekend

    Live Music Spring Weekend

    Live Music Spring Weekend at Nest 22-23 September: Cookie Baker Live on Stage Saturday night + King River Rising 6 piece groove band Sunday afternoon 

    Saturday Night 7pm on the Nest stage

    Contemporary folk singer/songwriter COOKIE BAKER comes to Nest at her most personal, personable and intimate best, previewing material from her upcoming album.  

    Tickets $30 include Dessert Supper at intermission 

    Buy tickets here

    Cookie Baker is a pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with.   A walking, talking exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation. As gutsy in person as she is empathetic on stage, as careful with her picked guitar as she is unapologetic with her incisive words, as warm in her interactions as she is unafraid of bringing airtime to the hard stuff.

    More often than not penning songs of keenly observed lost love and found habits, Cookie speaks honestly of longing, loss, displacement and isolation, and the emotional debris resulting from these experiences.

    Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, the deceivingly gentle melodies, cool wordsmithery, and sparkling grit of her vocals that audiences have come to adore have taken Cookie performing around Australia and brought her to share stages with many esteemed Australian artists, including Augie March, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ben Lee, Angie Hart (Frente!), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Little Birdy, and The Audreys.
    Her ongoing collaboration with Sydney-based engineer and producer, Michael Carpenter, produced the cracking first single, Little Engine, paved the way for second single, The Summer (featuring Tim Rogers of Australia’s beloved You Am I), and the sweeping third single, Don’t Start A Fight. Don't Start A Fight is a charity single dedicated to Cookie’s best friend and musical right-hand man, Jaan Kiploks, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer. All proceeds from the digital-only single will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis SA and other CF-related charities. 

    Cookie Baker is also a vocalist with festival favourite Sun Records tribute, ‘Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis’, and is the founder and director of Melbourne-based contemporary choir collective, ‘If You See Her, Say Hello
    Playing only one show in the region and coming highly recommended by her friend Fanny Lumsden, don't miss this concert at your very own Nest, Tumbarumba.

    Sunday Groove Session 

    Melbourne 6 piece Reggae Groove Band KING RIVER RISING will be performing on the Nest outdoor stage aka the Deck on Sunday 23 September from 2pm

    Tickets $30 include roving pizzas

    BUY Earlybird Tickets here or take your chance at the door


    King River Rising are an 5 - 8 piece groove group that push the boundaries of Reggae Rock while paying homage to the genre’s predecessors.
    With an eclectic fusion of Reggae that effortlessly mixes with their Rock roots, Melbourne based King River Rising blends deep groove with alluring harmony.

    Often compared to artists such as Sublime, John Mayer and Groundation, King River Rising draw from many of the player’s deep roots in Blues and Rock; while putting their own spin on front man Ward Hancock’s love of Rocksteady and Dub. 

    After gigging their latest release titled “Lucid” relentlessly for the past seven months, 2017 has seen them cruise down to the Mornington Peninsula supporting Queensland’s top Reggae acts, play hot gigs and drinking cold beers at upper-class wineries in country Victoria and take tireless trips to Sydney and the Blue Mountains. 

    Listen here for an intro to their gig

    With an arsenal of enthralling originals and tastefully enticing covers, King River Rising will be playing Tumut River Brewery the Friday Night and at Nest Sunday afternoon.

    Book tickets to both Cookie Baker & King River Rising gigs at Nest and we'll shout you a drink on Sunday.


  • 07-Aug-2018 09:39 PM

    Foreign Film Month 2018

    Foreign Film Month 2018

    Nest is bringing to Tumbarumba a collection of great foreign films this August for you to experience.  


    We'll be serving up dishes to match each film from around the globe.

    Enjoy lunch or dinner before or during the movie and choose from a few feature dishes inspired by exotic cultures and our delicious pizza menu on Friday & Saturday Nights.
     
    We are off  to...
    ITALY with ‘Where Am I Going?’ 

    RUSSIA with “Leviathan"

    CZECH Republic with ‘The Teacher’       

    NORWAY with ‘The Kings Choice’         

    Session times for each film will be:
    Friday 11am,5pm,7:15pm
    Saturday 11am,3pm,7:15pm
    Monday 11am, 2pm + Thursday 11am,2pm
    or group bookings & other times by arrangement.  Please call to confirm session times in advance and book your favourite armchair.

    Tickets 
    Cost: $13 weekends, $10 Weekday Matinees      
    Meals from $15-$35
    How to Buy Tickets: Call Nest to Book 69482950 

    More information: email Laura@cafe-nest.com
     

  • 11-Jun-2018 09:50 PM

    9th Annual Nest Bastille Day French Feast & Film

    9th Annual Nest Bastille Day French Feast & Film

    Book a seat at our long table fireside French Feast this year on Saturday 14 July and armchair ticket to the French hit film of 2017

    Nine years on from the opening night of Nest Cinema, we bring you another fabulous four course feast, French film and fun with fancy dress.

    Dig out your stripes, berets and fake moustache, find a friend and book in for this classic Nest event.

    WHEN: 6pm, Saturday 14 July

    WHAT: Four Course Feast & French Film, prizes for fancy dress & trivia

    COST: $65pp

    TICKETS: Book direct at Nest 69482950

    FILM:  Just To Be Sure (ÔTEZ-MOI D'UN DOUTE)

    OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2017 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT
    OPENING NIGHT GALA – 2017 ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    The breakout French hit of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, where it premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight to multiple, raucous standing ovations, writer/director Carine Tardieu’s charming romantic comedy JUST TO BE SURE is a winning tale of parenthood, love and family, both lost and found.

    “Rich in comedy and human emotion. This one is for the grown-ups. A movie about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Tardieu builds her story with infinite but invisible care.”
    Paul Byrnes, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

    “A thoroughly enjoyable experience for holiday viewing. Filled with amusing details and throwing up serious questions along the way, the principle one being the role of the father. De France, as always, lights up the screen whenever she appears.”
    David Stratton, THE AUSTRALIAN

    “The comedy favourite of Cannes. Invigorating and intelligent.”
    Pierre Vavasseur, LE PARISIEN

    Ophelia Daguin, ELLE MAGAZINE

    Erwan, an unshakeable mine-clearing expert, suddenly loses his footing when he learns that his father is not his father. Despite all the tenderness he feels for the man who raised him, Erwan discreetly sets out to learn more about and to find his father. He turns out to be an elderly and very endearing man named Joseph, who Erwan becomes fond of. As good things come in pairs, Erwan crosses paths with the elusive Anna, who he undertakes to seduce. But one day when he pays Joseph a visit, Erwan realizes that Anna is in fact his half-sister. This bomb is even harder to defuse because his adoptive father now suspects that Erwan is hiding something from him.


  • 15-Jul-2018 04:41 PM

    Winter Mountain Adventure

    Winter Mountain Adventure

    This 27-29 July Tumbarumba and surrounds.  


    Special guest Paul West will be sharing the love of all things wintery, outdoorsy and food-ey as we Taste, Roast, Hunt, Cook, Feast, Chat, Explore and Wander through a winter mountain weekend with Nest and our heroic growers. Showcasing local nuts, black truffles, wines and the fabulous folk who grow it.


    A collection of experiences over one big adventurous weekend in Tumbarumba and surrounds.

    Limited weekend tickets available that include the Truffle Hunt, Winter Feast, Cooking Class and Farm Tour as per details below.
    Tickets to Winter Feast and Individual weekend events are available seperate to this package ticket.

    Buy tickets at Eventbrite:

    EARLYBIRD PACKAGE TICKET link $295pp  SOLD OUT

    WINTER FEAST with PAUL WEST TICKET link $85pp Tickets left

    1)FIRESIDE FRIDAY

    from 6pm - non-ticketed event

    Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and fireside food under the stars. Meet local growers and chat with River Cottage Paul West in a casual outdoorsy, fire smoky setting. All welcome!

    Drinks, Pizza, winter campside/street food will be available for purchase. Film also showing in the Boutique Dine in Cinema.

    Bookings phone 69482950 (not a ticketed event/ FREE entry!)

    2)TRUFFLE HUNT & CHESTNUT FARM TOUR

    Saturday 9am - 12noon - ticketed event $95pp

    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee & fresh baked muffin to the Trufflerie and Chestnut Farm.

    Meet Truffle growers, the hunting dogs, their hunter and be part of the search for the exotic Perigord truffle.

    You'll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a fireside fresh Truffle Brunch cooked by chef Paul West. A tour of the chestnut farm and production is included in the morning.

    (Whilst it is anticipated there will be truffles found, there is no guarantee. There will be fresh truffle however for tasting & brunch)

    Buy TICKETS HERE

    3)WINTER FEAST

    Saturday 6pm - ticketed event $85pp

    Experience a four course lavish banquet featuring chestnuts, hazelnuts, truffle and local produce prepared by Nest in cohorts with guest chef Paul West.

    Share from the abundance of food served on platters as you are seated communal style at long tables. Chat with locals, growers, travellers and Paul over the warming winter feast.

    Wine tastings will be part of the evening by Tumbarumba vignerons and winemakers as they showcase the best of our award winning region wines and recommend food wine matches.

    Buy TICKETS HERE  

    4)FRENCH BREAKFAST COOKING CLASS

    Sunday 9am - 12noon - ticketed event $75pp sold out

    Learn how to make authentic French pastries with Paul West in this hands on cooking class.

    Breakfast and coffee (of course) included

    5)HAZELNUT ORCHARD WALK AND FIRESIDE COOKUP

    Sunday 1:30pm - 4:30pm - ticketed event $55pp

    Return Travel from Nest by small tour bus

    Discover the winter wonders of this high country hazelnut orchard. Craig & Bindi of Happy Wombat Hazelnuts will take you on an exclusive farm tour of their pioneering and picturesque orchard, otherwise unavailable to the public.

    Afternoon tea featuring produce from the orchard is included

    Buy TICKETS here

    EXPLORE

    While in our neck of the woods we encourage you to discover more about this wonderful part of the world we dwell like the - waterfalls, forests, mountain bike tracks, wineries or even just hanging out at Nest.

    STAY

    For accommodation options check out:

    Tumbarumba Club Motel, Brigham House at Tooma, Tumbarumba Creek Caravan Park, Whitening Cottage and other AirBnBs in the locality.  

    Here is a link to find your bed for the weekend   or here

    For more information or questions email us, call or pop in for a chat.

    Hope to see you there!

    Laura and the Nest team xx



  • 08-Mar-2018 10:38 PM

    This Easter Nest

    This Easter Nest

    We can't promise the Easter Bunny but with an Easter Egg Hunt, A Special Sunday Lunch, Family Film + Chocolate 

    Surely that's almost as good?

    As you gather with family and friends to fellowship, adventure or feast this Easter, Nest will be here at your service.   We're also taking orders now for our special Easter gifts

    Here is the 2018 Easter Nest you're invited to

    Good Friday

    Rest day

    Easter Saturday Open 9am - 9pm

    Join us for Coffee Breakfast Lunch Dinner Film Chocolate Wine Pizza and more

    Enjoy an Armchair Movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" 11am, 4pm, 7pm

    Bring the Kids for the Free Annual EASTER EGG HUNT at 3pm

    Easter Sunday Open 12noon - 3pm 

    Easter Feast - A limited edition Special Sunday Lunch featuring homegrown and autumn produce, local wines and chocolate concoctions

    Bookings are essential for this three course banquet $65pp

    Easter Monday Open 9am - 3pm

    Relax over Breakfast Lunch and/or Film

    Movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" 12noon

    Nest Easter Gifts

    We're cooking up sweet little chocolate cakes and our 'Made in the Mountains' Rocky Road so you can share the chocolate love around with Tumbarumba made goodies this Easter.  

    The decadently delicious gift wrapped cakes are available as:

    Small 2-3 people  $19

    Medium 4-6 people $36

    Large 6-10 people $69

    Nest Honey Salted Popcorn and Hazelnut Rocky Road is available as:

    Individual $7

    Sharing size $13

    ORDER by Friday 23 March to guarantee your chocolate dose delivery.  Call 69482950 or email laura@cafe-nest.com

    We do recommend bookings for meals and movie sessions over the busy Easter weekend.

    and you never know, the Easter bunny may find it in his chocolate heart to make an appearance at Nest this Easter...



  • 05-Mar-2018 11:47 PM

    Frank Burkitt Band touring from NZ

    Frank Burkitt Band touring from NZ

    Port Fairy, Melbourne, Tumbarumba, Canberra, Blue Mountains

    The Frank Burkitt Band come to the Cinema stage of Cafe Nest, Tumbarumba as part of their limited stop Album Release Tour of Australia and NZ this month.

    Starting at the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, the string Band inspired by jazz, blues, folk, swing soul and all things American Roots are to play just 6 Australian venues in Melbourne, Tumbarumba, Canberra and finishing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival.

    Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. After years performing solo, he formed his incredible backing band when he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh.

    Frank Burkitt Band will play on Wednesday 14 March 7:30pm.  

    Tickets $35 include canape dessert intermission. 

    Purchase TICKETS HERE

    Pre Show drinks and dinner bookings from 5:30pm - call cafe to book ahead 69482950


    The Frank Burkitt Band play original music inspired by jazz, blues, folk, swing, soul and all things American Roots. A string band that have become popular throughout New Zealand thanks to their entertaining performances, strong musicianship and fantastic song-writing.  

    The band have made incredible progress in the last 3 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015, which reached No.12 in the Official NZ Music Charts. They have embarked on several national tours and have played several festivals across NZ. Inspired by artists such as Pokey Lafarge, Van Morrison, Billy Joel and The Wood Brothers, they play high energy, original music written by Burkitt and arranged by the band. They are releasing their 2nd album Raconteur on 9 March 2018 before embarking on a release tour of Australia and New Zealand. 

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to see an international band on stage in Tumbarumba.   For more about the band check out

    WWW.FRANKBURKITT.CO.NZ