The Farmers Basket in Nunn St has new owners and now offers an array of contemporary Australian and international cuisine.
If you fancy a steak, but the kids want Chinese, no problem — the Farmers Basket will cater to the whole family, fussy eaters included.
Jenny is the new owner and her husband Tom is always on hand to help out.
Tom said the couple decided to retire just over one year ago, however, they missed their previous life running restaurants and made the decision to go back to work.
‘‘When we retired we became very bored with life and wanted something to do,’’ Tom said.
‘‘I decided to buy the old Farmers Basket with my wife, so we could have a business together again.
‘‘We have a great variety of food for everyone to enjoy. We have western food, fish and chips, steak and also Chinese food. We make sure it’s affordable and suitable for everyone.’’
Jenny and Tom have been in the food industry for more than 40 years, starting out with a restaurant in Hong Kong.
In the mid-’80s they made the decision to move to Australia and opened a successful restaurant in Melbourne.
Tom said they decided to move to Benalla in 2004 as they found the local people to be friendly.
They operated a take-away business on Bridge St for more than a decade before deciding to retire.
Jenny and Tom said they felt lucky to be living in Benalla and looked forward to serving local people high-quality food for years to come.
●Farmers Basket is open from 8.30am to 9pm Tuesday to Sunday and is at 52 Nunn St.
●Menus are available in store and you place an order by phoning 57625710.