Courtney’s has built a great reputation in Parramatta for it’s food, wine & service. We also have a great reputation with the local Farmer’s. Our fresh ingredients are sourced locally direct from the farms, selecting ingredients while they are at their best and working with them to build a menu that changes daily.
Our Menu Changes Daily with what is in season and what is available from local farms
Courtney’s has taken the step towards using produce from within a 200km radius. We are doing this for a number of reasons.
We are supporting the local producers, buying direct from the farmers, growers and producers. Reusing their packaging & boxes.
We get better quality produce (fresher and riper) than from any other source, as it is selected by us at the farm.
We talk to local cheese makers and have produce made for us for certain days.
We have our meats dry aged.
We source game, eggs and meats that are from animals that are raised outdoors in a natural environment. We look for animals that are not given growth promotants.
We only use what is in season locally. Vegetables, fruit, local oils fresh from this season, honey, nuts & much more. We are also growing our own herbs.
By buying direct we have reduced the number of hands the produce passes through, this effects age, price & transport. (Before the produce went from the farmer to the market agent, then to wholesale distributor and finally to us the restaurant) We are reducing our carbon footprint.
How our menu is determinedWe talk to the farmers and see what is at its best. We look at what cuts of meat are at their prime (aged), and what seafood is around locally, at its best.
We take this produce and put together a menu for today.
This guarantees the freshest product for you.
A variety of methods for preparing the same ingredient that is in season. You may notice the same ingredient in different dishes, some served natural, pureed, pickled, preserved or poached.
The menu is based on simple, fresh flavours.
Meet Some of Our SuppliersLimes, lemons. Bay leaf & figs From Marilyn & Ed, Wanaka, Oakdale.
Beetroot, carrots & rocket. From Edgar, Grech Farms, South West Sydney Basin
Olives, oil, Zucchini Flowers & olive blossom honey. From Uncle Steve’s Olive Farm, Silverdale
Lettuce, celery, herbs, cauliflower, broccoli & pumpkin. From Eddie, Werombi Farm, Werombi
Organic lamb & beef. From Phil & Back Paddock, Kurrajong
Free range eggs, Healthier Eggs Farm, Quakers Hill
Potatoes & onions. From Great Roots, Eastern Sea Board
Cavolo nero, coriander, mint, asparagus, bok choy, tarragon. From Rita’s Farm Produce, Kemps Creek, Bio-Dynamic
Pecans from Jim, Oakdale Nuttery, at Oakdale
Free Range, ducks, duck liver & chickens. From Thirlmere Poultry
Apples, pear & Peaches. Wayne & Mendie from Wybaleena Farm, Batlow
Herbs From chef’s Backyard Blue Mountains
Baby Vegetables, fennel, leeks, turnips & carrots. Grima’s Farm, Wetherill Park
Macadamia nuts, blueberries & dried figs. From Pineview Orchard, Batlow