O.MY makes for a great story. Why? Because it’s the story of three young brothers – Blayne, Tyson and Chayse who bought an old butcher shop and, in a relatively short time, have successfully created a Top 100-worthy dining experience in Beaconsfield, regional Victoria. Yes, it’s the Read more
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
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
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
KAZUKI’S, Daylesford: If there’s one restaurant you should go to, it’s this one. Not currently included on the Top 100 list, but it certainly should be! It’s ridiculously good. Blending modern Australian and Japanese, this food is different, beautiful and delicious. The decor is relatively simple with colourful paper Read more
Set up in Beechworth’s old bank building, this place is quite the find. A restaurant with luxury accommodation out the back, this place is worth the 3 hour drive from Melbourne airport. Michael Ryan’s food is Asian, European and Middle Eastern inspired and features local produce. This night’s degustation menu ticked all of Read more