Best restaurants – Regional Victoria
It's official, some of Victoria's best dining is out of town. Dan Hunter's Brae in Birregurra has earned the coveted Regional Restaurant of the Year title in The Age Good Food Guide – with Hunter singled out with the Chef of the Year accolade – and it's just one of many top spots on Victoria's regional culinary landscape.
Across the state, innovative chefs are using the freshest local produce to create an array of ground-breaking local and international dishes. Critics' awards and chefs hats can be found far and wide: from the Great Ocean Road (Gladioli, Tulip, Chris's Beacon Point, The Stag) to Daylesford (Lake House, Kazuki's) and Castlemaine (The Good Table, The Public Inn), and from the Mornington Peninsula (Ten Minutes by Tractor, Montalto, Paringa Estate, Port Phillip Estate), to Mildura (Stefano's) and Bright (Tani Eat & Drink, Simone's Restaurant).
Taste the best of regional Victoria's fresh, diverse and bountiful local produce at the fine dining establishments below. These restaurants will draw you to places you may never have thought to go to, and to places you may never want to leave.
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges