Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Birregurra

Brae

Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, for many Brae is synonymous with Birregurra. Set up by owner-chef Dan Hunter in 2012 (acclaimed from his stint working at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld), the restau…
Top Choice Modern Australian in St Kilda

Attica

The only Australian restaurant on the San Pellegrino World's Top 50 Restaurants list, Attica is home to prodigious Kiwi import Ben Shewry and his extraordinary culinary creations. Native ingredients shine in dishes …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Dunkeld & Around

Royal Mail Hotel

Dunkeld's main attraction is the showpiece restaurant at the Royal Mail – long regarded as one of the finest in the state. Continuously licensed since 1855, today the kitchen is overseen by chef Robin Wickens who's …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geelong

IGNI

Creating a buzz among food lovers across Melbourne is this latest venture by well-lauded chef (and local boy) Aaron Turner. The set tasting menus change on a whim, incorporating a mix of indigenous and European flav…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Rutherglen

Taste @ Rutherglen

Taste @ Rutherglen is the town's go-to place for fine dining, coffee and breakfast, while its attached brewpub is the spot for beer. Its evening menu offers options such as confit-duck spring rolls to go with hickor…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Fairy

Fen

One of coastal Vic's best restaurants, this husband-and-wife-run operation earned itself two chef's hats in 2017. Set up inside a heritage bluestone building, the decor is minimalist and relaxed, while the menu show…
Top Choice Cafe in The Dandenongs

Piggery Cafe

Set over 23 acres on the 1920s Burnham Beeches estate is this venture by celebrity chef Shannon Bennett. What was a former piggery is now a trendy open-plan cafe-restaurant with chargrilled barbecue dishes, kitchen …
Top Choice Bakery in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Lune Croissanterie

The queues may have you turning on your heel, but good things come to those who wait, and here they come in the form of some of the best pastries you'll ever taste – from the lemon-curd cruffin to a classic almond c…
Top Choice Pub Food in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain

Stone's Throw

One of the best restaurants on the mountain, Stone's Throw specialises in produce from regional Victoria. The menu is seasonal, but expect the likes of peri peri Milawa chicken, Blizzard-beer-battered fish and chips…
Top Choice Pub Food in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain

The General

The ever-reliable ‘Genny’ is a popular watering hole with some good local beers and amazing views from its outdoor deck. There's a menu of pizzas, burgers and pub classics, plus good breakfasts and wi-fi. There's an…