2021 VIC Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
Blakes Restaurant

Blakes Restaurant

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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...
"smooth sophistication and elegance."
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 2020 - Regional"
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...
"Beautiful atmosphere amazing food"
Save yourself the airfare and head to Portman Street in Oakleigh to discover a slice of the Greek Islands at Mykonos Taverna. Take a seat in the renovated dining area and be convinced you are shore si...
Those seeking seafood and paella in Cowes head along Thompson Avenue to find Fig & Olive restaurant. This Mod Oz eatery with a European twist welcomes guests with an oasis of hanging and potted greene...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
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...
The Province by Matt De Angelo

The Province by Matt De Angelo

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 6:00:PM

Mildura

12 Chef Hat Award
Your food is their passion at The Province on the feast street of Langtree Avenue in Mildura. Chef and owner Matt De Angelo brings family and friends together over delicious, simple food with lots of ...
Settle Gretel Cafe

Settle Gretel Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Tue 7:00:AM

Carrum

Settle Gretel Café on McLeod Road in Carrum is all dressed up and bubbling with excitement to join the local daily caffeine routine. A cool pale pink and aqua vibe sets the tone for lingering over a F...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Regional"
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...
Sit back, put your sunnies on and feel the sea breeze at Captain Baxter in St Kilda. This iconic destination in the Sea Baths Complex has been Melbourne's go-to venue for lunch under the sun, drinks a...
Martha's Table Restaurant

Martha's Table Restaurant

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Safety Beach

With unparalleled views over Martha’s Cove Marina, delve into Mediterranean flavours at Martha’s Table Restaurant on Waterfront Place in Safety Beach. Admire the turquoise blue waters of the Morningto...
"2020 Readers Choice- Best in Region"
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 - Greek"
Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & Grill

Spinner's Souvlaki Bar & Grill

Greek   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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 - Thai"
Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

Khao Jao Thai Restaurant

Thai   $$$$$   Opens Tue 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...
Roti Boti Indian Restaurant

Roti Boti Indian Restaurant

Indian   $$$$$   Opens Tue 5:30:PM

Hampton

To enjoy a feast of classic flavours in surrounds of timeless style, take a trip to Roti Boti Indian Restaurant in Hampton. From the stained-glass windows lining the entrance to sheer curtains gathere...
"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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
SkyHigh Mount Dandenong
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 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...
"Best City Views in Melbourne"
Those looking for funky, yet sophisticated rooftop drinking with luscious gardens, panoramic city views and creative cocktails head to Loop Roof & Loop Top on Meyers Place in Melbourne. Hard on the he...
Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander

European   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Healesville

Eclectic wines and all-day share plates are pulling in the crowds at Innocent Bystander in central Healesville on Maroondah Highway. This urban cellar door, restaurant and bar dishes up an open space ...