Top Choice Cafe in Mansfield

Mansfield Regional Produce Store

The best spot in town for coffee or a light lunch, this rustic store stocks an array of local produce, wine and freshly baked artisan breads. The ever-changing blackboard menu offers full breakfasts, baguettes and s…
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 Pizza in Beechworth

Bridge Road Brewers

Hiding behind the imposing Tanswells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth’s gem of a microbrewery produces some excellent beers (taste 10 for $15), with nine of them on tap, and serves freshly baked pretzels and super house…
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 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 Beechworth


In an 1856 bank building, Provenance has elegant but contemporary fine dining. Under the guidance of acclaimed local chef Michael Ryan, the innovative menu features dishes such as Berkshire pork belly, tea-smoked du…
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 Swedish in Mt Beauty & the Kiewa Valley

Å Skafferi

This cool Swedish pantry and foodstore is a fabulous place to stop. Try the grilled Milawa cheese sandwiches for breakfast and the Swedish meatballs or the sampler of herring and knackebrod for lunch. It sells a ran…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain


Easily the best restaurant in this corner of the High Country, Graze chef Leigh Irish takes local produce and does some rather lovely things with it – dishes might include braised Milawa duck or Ovens Valley cured v…
Pub Food in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain


The ever-reliable ‘Gen’ is open all year and is a popular watering hole, with a menu of pizzas and good bistro meals, as well as internet access.