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Best restaurants – Regional Victoria

Across Victoria, innovative chefs are utilising the freshest local produce to create an array of groundbreaking local and international dishes. You can taste the best of regional Victoria's fresh, diverse and bountiful local produce at one of the fine dining establishments below.

Highlights

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Eleanor's Restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eleonore's

Adopt old world airs and graces for a luxurious dinner or a weekend at Eleonore's at Chateau Yering, awarded two hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Healesville Hotel, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Healesville Hotel

Hatted again by The Age Good Food Guide for its high-end seasonal cuisine and low-down country charm, the Healesville continues to wow.

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Bella Verdere, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Bella Vedere

You could dine weekly at Bella Vedere in the Yarra Valley and not have the same dish, as the menu is updated to reflect what's ready at local farms.

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Mornington Peninsula

Port Phillip Estate

Port Phillip Estate

Treat all the senses at Port Phillip Estate, listed in the top 100 of the AGT Restaurant Awards, with terroir, design, wine and food in the spotlight.

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Old Cellar Door Tractor

Ten Minutes by Tractor

Allow many minutes to indulge in the polished cuisine and fine wines at the winery and restaurant, listed in the top 50 of the AGT Restaurant Awards.

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Monalto Vineyard and Olive Grove

Montalto

Catch the infectious love of all that's fine, with Montalto's art, design and wine flattering the food, awarded a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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The Long Table, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

The Long Table

The eponymous antique timber tables could steal the show if the creative seasonal menu wasn't so impressive, especially matched with Red Hill wines.

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Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Annie Smithers’ Bistrot, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Annie Smithers' Bistrot

You're spoiled for choice in Kyneton's Piper Street, but priority goes to the pioneering Annie Smithers, with a menu sourced from their own garden.

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Dining with Kookaburra

Lake House Restaurant

Treat yourself to stunning seasonal food and sweeping views of Lake Daylesford at the award-winning restaurant of acclaimed chef Alla Wolf Tasker.

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Great Ocean Road

Brae, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Brae

Book ahead for a taste of celebrated chef Dan Hunter's Otways restaurant and join the foodies braying about Birregurra's exciting culinary landscape.

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Chris's Restaurant, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Chris's Restaurant

Only food this sumptuous could rival the stunning ocean views from the dining room. Deserved winner of a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Gladioli, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Gladioli

Since being crowned best new regional restaurant in the 2013 The Age Good Food Guide a table at Inverleigh's Gladioli will be rare, but so worth it.

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Grampians

Royal Mail Hotel, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Royal Mail Hotel

Dine on international foods in a very Victorian milieu at the Royal Mail, #10 in the AGT Restaurant Awards and three hats in The Age Good Food Guide.

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High Country

Provenance, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Provenance

They say you can't eat awards, but every bite of the east-meets-west cuisine at the increasingly acclaimed Beechworth restaurant is a prize in itself.

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Gippsland

Neilsons, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Neilsons

And so it should be that you dine on show-stopping food – deserving of its one hat in The Age Good Food Guide – in the shadows of the Strzeleckis.

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