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Moorabool Valley Taste Trail

A guide to regional Victoria’s top food and wine trails

From bucolic regions where emerald pastures meet the sea, to alpine towns populated with inventive microbreweries and coastal hamlets dotted with vineyards and olive groves, regional Victoria’s food bowls love to throw open their cellar doors and farm gates to visitors from near and far.

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Regional Victoria’s best vegetarian and vegan dining spots

Once considered the domain of ‘hippie cafes’, the days of finding restaurants, bars and cafes that serve plant-based fare are well and truly over. While cities tend to lead the […]

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Melbourne – Where It’s at and What’s Next

When it was announced that The World’s 50 Best Restaurants roadshow was coming to Melbourne, there were two dominant reactions in the local food and drink world. There was certainly […]

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Melbourne on a plate

Melbourne’s lauded food scene is one of the city’s biggest drawcards. With new restaurants, bars, cafes and late-night cocktail haunts opening each week, locals and visitors always have a long list of new places to sample fresh flavours and find the next, big must-taste drink or dish.

Brae Restaurant with Chef Dan Hunter, and the team.

Regional Victoria’s top restaurants

While the city of Melbourne is known for its wealth of first class dining opportunities, regional Victoria has plenty of restaurants to rival the greats of the city dining scene. In fact, some of Australia’s most awarded and esteemed chefs choose to set up shop in Victoria’s regional towns. No doubt drawn in by the slower pace of life and direct access to the region’s best fresh produce, premium dairy and meat, many well-travelled chefs can be found manning the pans in places like Daylesford, Mildura, Bendigo, Ballarat and beyond.

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Melbourne welcomes Absinthesalon

Fitzroy’s newest bar, Absinthesalon serves only absinthe, albeit more than 30 varieties of the herbal liqueur.

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Victoria’s best fish and chips

No matter the season or the stretch of coastline, there’s top notch fish and chips to be found in many of Victoria’s coastal towns and villages. Here are some of the top picks.

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Cruising into Melbourne

Ideas for day-stop cruise passengers – how to capture the essence of Melbourne in just 12 hours.

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10 reasons to visit the High Country

From waterways to wineries, cycling to ballooning, the High Country is ready to welcome visitors this summer – whether looking to indulge in local produce or get active in nature’s gym. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit.

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Global chef swap includes two Victorian chefs

As part of an annual international chef swap called The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle, two Victoria chefs, Dan Hunter of Brae and Ben Shewry of Attica, were invited to be part of an elite group of 40 Chefs from around the world to swap homes and restaurants for a one night only dining experience.

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Free barbecue hot-spots around Melbourne

Food trends come and go in the culinary city of Melbourne, but there is one cooking style that is deeply entrenched within the culture of the Australian people and landscape.

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6 new rooftop bars in Melbourne

Six new rooftop bars have opened in the city just in time for summer.

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Victorian cafes that roast their own beans

These regional cafes are serious about the bean; sourcing the best from around the world to roast onsite and serve with a produce-packed brunch.

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Tap wine gains momentum in Melbourne bars

Tap wine served direct from the keg has gained popularity for both value and quality.

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A whiskey bar-come-bookshop

Buck Mulligan’s Irish Whiskey Bar and Bookshop

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17 new reasons to visit Victoria in 2017

The world’s most liveable city will welcome a host of new attractions, events and experiences in 2017.