2020 VIC Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2020 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Seymour

Espousing a paddock-to-plate philosophy in Seymour is The Winery Kitchen. Located only an hour from Melbourne and tucked into Seymour’s picturesque Somerset Crossing Vineyard, this family-run restaura...
"smooth sophistication and elegance."
Sault

Sault

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Daylesford

13 Chef Hat Award
Offering up a taste of some of Daylesford’s freshest produce combined with smooth sophistication and elegant style is Chef Hat-awarded Sault. Views are of course abundant and inspiring with the restau...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Port Fairy

There’s something fishy going on at Blakes Restaurant on Bank Street in Port Fairy. Cosily nestled in the historic Dublin House, Blakes is the local go-to spot for sparkling fresh seafood and a relaxe...
"2020 Readers Choice- Best in Region"
Red Gum BBQ

Red Gum BBQ

American   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Red Hill

Located in the heart of Red Hill, the Mornington Peninsula’s premium foodie destination, Red Gum BBQ speaks to the country feel and atmosphere of authentic Southern BBQ. The converted warehouse space,...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Bendigo

12 Chef Hat Award
Follow the aroma of delicious smokiness to The Woodhouse on Williamson Street in Bendigo. This steakhouse and red gum grill is a local favourite presenting a rustic dining experience, where guests can...
Kekou

Kekou

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Richmond

12 Chef Hat Award
What started as a boat trip through Asia to discover hidden food gems has culminated into a craft beer and foodie heaven known as Kekou, on Bridge Road in Richmond's trendy dining strip. Rocking a lig...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Woodend

A typical Thai welcome and subtle flavours await Woodend locals at Khao Jao Thai Restaurant on Templeton Street. Dine indoors under cane and paper umbrellas in cool surrounds, or alfresco in the calmi...
Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone

International   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Bentleigh

Residing on the corner of Centre Road in Melbourne’s suburb of Bentleigh is modern wine bar, Wolfe & Molone. Find an ambient dining space which has been designed around an open-air kitchen and bar, st...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Perched within the Dandenong Ranges, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong offers a dining experience nothing short of breathtaking. Unparalleled views from the Mornington Peninsula across Port Philip Bay to You Ya...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Greek"
Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & Grill

Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & Grill

Greek   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Healesville

Those with a hankering for traditional Greek fare find satisfaction at Spinner’s Souvlaki Bar & Grill on Green Street in Healesville. This Yarra Valley eatery delivers three dining spaces – inside the...
"Readers' Choice 2019 International"
Known as Ballarat’s grand dame, the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Lydiard Street South presents a diverse collection of restaurants, bars and lounges in a magnificent package of Victorian grandeur. ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Italian"
There’s so much more than pizza on offer at Bay Beach Pizza & Pasta in Port Melbourne. Cosily located on Bay Street, diners can sit alfresco and soak up warming rays under red market umbrellas, or din...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Regional"
Bistro Terroir

Bistro Terroir

French   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Daylesford

12 Chef Hat Award
For a little slice of France in the heart of Daylesford, locals rendezvous at Bistro Terroir on Howe Street. This sophisticated neighbourhood bistro is the place to savour fine fare, paired with a car...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Enjoy a chilled glass of wine and fine fare overlooking the beautiful vineyard and waterfall at Russo Estate Winery & Restaurant on Holden Road in Diggers Rest. This elegant family-owned establishment...
Borchelli Ristorante

Borchelli Ristorante

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Bendigo

The brick-laden shopfront of Borchelli Ristorante on View Street effortlessly reflects the Victorian era boomtown characteristic of Bendigo. Checked red and white tablecloths, friendly hospitality and...
Embracing northern English roots and local seasonal produce, Northern Ground on Main Street in Bairnsdale dishes up big flavours in stylish, modern surrounds. This trendy restaurant sets a relaxed din...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Steak"
Parkers Steakhouse Geelong

Parkers Steakhouse Geelong

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Geelong

Set in a charmingly rustic bluestone building circa 1853 at the end of Shorts Place is Parkers Steakhouse, a reputable restaurant on the Geelong dining scene. With an inviting atmosphere and rapport f...
South Of The Wall

South Of The Wall

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Richmond

Richmond amigos say hola to Mexican fare and Margaritas at South Of The Wall on Cremorne Street. This fun, funky cocktail bar and restaurant oozes a laidback vibe, with worn brick walls adorned with c...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Seasons at Cloudehill

Seasons at Cloudehill

International   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Olinda

Famed for picturesque gardens full of lush greenery, misty air and enchanting woodland ambience, Seasons at Cloudehill in Olinda offers a chance to stop and enjoy nature, while indulging in tasty coun...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Coffee"
Old Green Bean

Old Green Bean

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Bendigo

Finding popularity among Bendigo locals, pay a visit to Old Green Bean coffee shop and café on Lyttleton Terrace, for a bite to eat and an aromatic coffee. An ideal place for guests of all ages, this ...