Top Choice Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Ferryman's Seafood Cafe

It’s hard to beat the ambience of dining on the deck of this floating cafe-restaurant, which will fill you to the gills with fish and seafood dishes, including good ol’ fish and chips. The seafood platter is a great…
Top Choice Italian in Bright

Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. This is one of regi…
Top Choice Bakery in Rutherglen

Parkers Pies

If you think a pie is a pie, this award-winning local institution might change your mind. Try the gourmet pastries – emu, venison, crocodile, buffalo, or the lovely Jolly Jumbuck (a lamb pastry with rosemary and min…
Top Choice Tapas in Healesville & the Lower Yarra Valley

Giant Steps & Innocent Bystander

The industrial-sized Giants Steps & Innocent Bystander is a buzzing restaurant and cellar door – a great place for delicious pizzas, tapas and cheese platters or a lazy afternoon drink. Wine-tasting is free at t…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rutherglen

Tuileries Restaurant & Cafe

The bright courtyard cafe is a fine place for lunch, and in the evening the fine-dining restaurant produces superb Mediterranean-influenced dishes with local produce such as gum-smoked kangaroo fillet or Murray Vall…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Bright

Pepperleaf Bushtucker Restaurant

This place doesn’t look fancy but the philosophy and flavours – using native ingredients such as wattleseed, quandong, wild limes and lemon myrtle – are something of a taste revelation. Tapas-style plates give you a…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geelong

Jack & Jill

Choose three small dishes from the menu of regional produce (perhaps local Barwon lamb and couscous filo parcel with lemon yoghurt and pomegranate molasses) and they’ll all be served to you on one plate. Upstairs ha…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Echuca

Fish in a Flash

Consistently ranked among the best fish-and-chip places in Victoria, Fish in a Flash does occasional river fish as well as the usual suspects, all dipped in the owner's secret batter. Great for a riverside picnic.
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lakes Entrance

The Boathouse

This much-awarded restaurant is Lakes Entrance's most celebrated kitchen. The atmosphere is refined and the emphasis is on creatively conceived seafood. Start with the Atlantic scallops with pea puree, pancetta and …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Great Ocean Road


Given the success chef Dan Hunter had at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, the Birregurra tourism guys must've been licking their lips for several reasons when they heard he was moving to their town to open his new r…