2019 VIC Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Seymour

Espousing the 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 restau...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Turkish"
Yagiz

Yagiz

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

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...
Red Gum BBQ

Red Gum BBQ

American   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Red Hill

Australian smoked, American style barbeque meat, along with Southern sides and sauces, await at Red Gum BBQ on Arthurs Seat Road in Red Hill. Team slow cooked succulent meat with craft beer on tap and...
"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 Winner"
Wild Cattle Creek Estate Restaurant in Seville combines picturesque views with refined Mod Oz fare, ideally matched elements for enjoyable dining. Resonating with the beauty of the Yarra Valley, this ...
Verandah Retreat Phillip Island

Verandah Retreat Phillip Island

$$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Cowes

Hamptons-style accommodation, minutes from the beach, awaits at Verandah Retreat on Gordon Street in Cowes. This Phillip Island beach-house is an idyllic couples’ getaway for a romantic retreat, or fa...
"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...
"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 Award - Coffee"
Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cocoa Moon Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Warrandyte

Just as magical as it sounds, Cocoa Moon Cafe in Warrandyte is where sweet dreams are made – both proverbially and literally. Cosy and contemporary in design, this charming cafe takes away your worrie...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Bistro"
Blk.Mlk

Blk.Mlk

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Mildura

Bringing a little of Melbourne’s inner-city panache to Mildura residents is Blk.Mlk specialty coffee café on Deakin Avenue. Drawn in by tantalising smells, organise to meet friends for brunch and soak...
"2019 Readers' Choice Winner."
Enjoy cocktails and fine fare surrounded by lush gardens across from the tranquil shores of Port Phillip Bay, at Portsea Village Bar & Grill on Point Nepean Road. Nestled inside Portsea Resort, this s...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00: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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Malaysian"
An adventurous gastronomic trip awaits diners at Passage Thru Malaysia on Main Street in the heart of Greensborough. Enter a rustic Malaysian backyard where the experience is more than just food, with...
"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...
"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 - Cafe"
Bertsy & Co

Bertsy & Co

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Wangaratta

Enjoy a grand ambience when spoiling yourself at Bertsy & Co, a deliciously aromatic venue offering baked treats and tasty cuisine in Wangaratta. Aptly located along Ovens Street, find a coffee counte...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Irish"
Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pub, P.J.O'Brien's Southbank is a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether looking for a quiet beer, comforting meal or after-work drin...
"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...
"Great food with panoramic views"
Pippies by the Bay

Pippies by the Bay

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00:AM

Warrnambool

Located at the Flagstaff Hill visitor’s centre, Pippies by the Bay offers locals and tourists alike a place to dine with a panorama over Warrnambool’s dazzling bay. Relax with friends in a warm atmosp...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Boo's Place Cafe & Provedore
Known and loved by the local community, Boo’s Place Café & Provedore on McCrae Street is a cosy, welcoming venue for brunch and coffee catch-ups in Swan Hill. A charming country vibe abounds inside wi...