2020 VIC Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2020 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM


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...
"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 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 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...


Indian   $$$$$   Open Now

Black Rock

12 Chef Hat Award
For modern Indian cuisine that is second to naan, Black Rock diners head to Elichi on Bluff Road. Meaning cardamom in Indian, this sister restaurant to Babu Ji in St Kilda and Hawthorn's Piquancy, roc...
"smooth sophistication and elegance."


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


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...
Discover the beauty of award-winning Forest Edge Restaurant on Gembrook-Launching Place Road in the picturesque Yarra Ranges. Just a 50-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD, guests are treated to breatht...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Turkish"


Turkish   $$$$$   Open Now

South Yarra

12 Chef Hat Award
A tantalising fusion of Turkish cuisine comes together at Yagiz on Toorak Road in South Yarra. This unpretentious restaurant adopts a philosophy of fine food without fuss, served in casually elegant s...
"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 newly renovated dining area and be convinced you are sh...
Wolfe & Molone

Wolfe & Molone

International   $$$$$   Opens Wed 4:00:PM


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...
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"
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...
"Not your average steakhouse."
Residing on King Street in downtown Melbourne City, sits Rare Steakhouse - the third sister establishment to the brand, now also offering locations on Little Collins Street and Goldie Place. Not just ...
Two Black Sheep

Two Black Sheep

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Wed 8:00:AM


Those seeking country charm and a menu to match drop into Two Black Sheep café on Tenth Street in Mildura. A monotone palette sets off crisp white tablecloths and black-framed prints on the walls, whi...
To fulfil cravings for the tantalising spices of Indian cuisine when in Bendigo, join locals heading to Food O’Clock Cafe & Indian Restaurant on Mollison Street. Diners are welcomed inside and invited...
"Readers' Choice 2020 International"
In the Tripodi family for more than 25 years, Quo Vadis Restaurant and Pizza Parlour on Campbell Street has become an institution on the Swan Hill dining scene, offering hearty Italian cuisine in frie...
"warm welcome & generous portions"
Pratty's Patch

Pratty's Patch

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 3:00:PM


Housed in a 150-year-old cottage, Pratty’s Patch on Monsants Road, sits right at home in historic Bendigo. Weathered stone and brick walls give Pratty’s a warm and pastoral feel, while artefacts like ...
"2020 Readers' Choice Award Winner"
When visiting the Mornington Peninsula be sure to take a scenic drive to the coastal suburb of Sorrento to find quaint local eatery, Bistro Elba residing along Ocean Beach Road. Enter to discover a tr...
Peninsula Hot Springs
A lush oasis of pools, lakes and sprawling gardens, Peninsula Hot Springs day spa feels a world away from the mundane. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, this unique Fingal attraction is Victoria’s only...
Hanoi Kitchen

Hanoi Kitchen

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens Wed 12:00:PM

Barwon Heads

Residing within a heritage listed cottage on Barwon Head’s main shopping strip along Hitchcock Avenue, is locally loved Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi Kitchen. Open the front courtyard gate to be greeted...