Tag Archives: Victoria

TOP 100 QUEST: LAKE HOUSE, Daylesford


Some months ago, a friend and I embarked on a Top 100 tour of regional Victoria.  After going to four fantastic restaurants in a row and having some of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had, I was wondering how good Lake House could possibly be – it was the last destination of the trip, and maybe I’d had too much good food within too short a time (is there such a problem?).  I thought Read more

TOP 100 QUEST: GLADIOLI, Inverleigh, Victoria

Pan fried Parisienne potato gnocchi, asparagus and goats curd


Another regional gem – this one in Inverleigh, about a half hour drive from Geelong. It’s on the main street, a small unassuming Victorian weatherboard.

This lunch time I was dining on my own.  There’s a choice of a five or eight course tasting menu. As I had a dinner booking back in Melbourne at 6pm, the five course was really the only option if I wanted to have any chance of Read more

TOP 100 QUEST: TERRACE RESTAURANT, Wahgunyah, Victoria

Seared yellow fin tuna, salt cod fritter, Lombardo peppers and saffron dressing


As soon as you turn off onto the tree-lined road leading up to All Saints Estate you get the feeling that you’re about to have a quality experience.  You walk through a huge rustic tasting room into a lovely covered outdoor dining area where, when you sit, you’re at eye level to the grass which is something a bit different.  Everyone you pass is Read more