2020 VIC Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
The Winery Kitchen

The Winery Kitchen

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30: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...
"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,...
"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 - Turkish"
Yagiz

Yagiz

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

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...
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...
"Not your average steakhouse."
Rare Steakhouse Downtown

Rare Steakhouse Downtown

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Melbourne CBD

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 ...
"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 ...
"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...
South Of The Wall

South Of The Wall

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00: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...
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 - 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...
"great charcuterie & grazing plates."
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 - Bistro"
Blk.Mlk

Blk.Mlk

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

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...
A space to gather, celebrate, eat, connect and relax, Casa 305 on Maroondah Highway in Ringwood will have you walking away with a smile on your face. This café by day and restaurant by night has been ...
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...
The Grove Gippsland

The Grove Gippsland

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 8:30:AM

Krowera

Graze your way through Gippsland while taking in expansive views of Bass Hinterland and the olive and truffle groves at The Grove restaurant on Uren Road in Krowera. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne's C...
"this dining gem hits the mark"
Spoons Riverside

Spoons Riverside

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Swan Hill

Well positioned as Swan Hill’s only river restaurant, Spoons Riverside sits nestled between award-winning Pioneer Settlement and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. An ideal spot for weddings, functions o...
"Best City Views in Melbourne"
Loop Roof & Loop Top

Loop Roof & Loop Top

   Opens at 3:00:PM

Melbourne CBD

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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Greek"
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 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...