This site provides a thoroughly researched guide to best restaurants, best hotels and best cafes within a one day’s outing from Melbourne.
The Golden Plate Award regions cover Ballarat, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Central Victoria, Colac, Daylesford, Geelong, Hepburn Springs, Lorne, Pyrenees, Queenscliff, Surfcoast and the Bellarine.
Each year the best eateries in these regions are judged by independent hospitality experts for excellence in:
> use of local foods and drinks
> food and drink quality
> customer service
> value for money