Thursday, June 30, 2016

Malmsbury's Small Holdings

Fridays at the Colliban Foodstore in Trentham was our special place for that glass of bubbles on our "Champagne Friday" but alas, it has been sold and new owners are dragging their feet to reopen it.

Nevertheless we have discovered a new treasure by the name of Small Holdings in Malmsbury and we think it is a keeper. It's run by the bearded Dave and with his chief chef and kitchen staff in full view of full proceedings, it offers a very friendly ambience. It's almost like being in the company of good friends who are cooking in the kitchen just for you - not a bad wine choice either and Dave knows how to make a macchiato. Small Holdings was a timber church at one time and previously was run by the "2 Dans" whom now run the Wedge in Kyneton. Previously they worked with Annie Smithers at her one hat restaurant in Trentham.

We've been to Small Holdings several times now and can't think of a better place to bring our friends from Melbourne for brekky or lunch. Dave is the most congenial host and plays an eclectic bunch of background music, mainly soft jazz and middle of the road classics.

Take the opportunity to get off the fast moving freeway from Melbourne to Bendigo and on any Thursday to Sunday, pop in to say hello at Small Holdings. We do!!!


  1. What a lovely place to eat at, and if we were in your part of the world we would definitely have a meal there. Looks like the sort of place I would have if I were to start up a small restaurant!


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