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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Victoria

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Victoria? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Moke restaurant
5.0
5 (55)
$101 and over
Australian
Flinders
About the restaurant
MOKE is a premier and authentic taste of the Mornington Peninsula. Since opening in December 2019, our mission has been to provide high-quality food for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience.

The Moke team have created a relaxed bespoke environment where groups of people gather to experience the Mornington Peninsula's culinary expression, featuring local growers, small producers. We capture the seasons and deliver our unique guest's menus presented and executed with a restrained sensory-driven approach. Our sharing plates are for you to relax and enjoy great company.
Top review
MarshaD
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Wonderful food in a quaint setting. The five of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience
A photo of Sip Champagne Bar restaurant
5.0
5 (53)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Ballarat
About the restaurant
Welcome to SIP Champagne Bar, the epitome of elegance and effervescence!
At SIP Champagne Bar, we believe that every moment, big or small, is worth toasting. It's a place to create memories, celebrate life's victories, toast to love and revel in the company of friends and family. We offer an experience that transcends the ordinary—a place where the art of living is celebrated in every glass!
As you immerse yourself in the refined, art deco-inspired ambiance, we invite you to explore our French-European influenced morsels, chat with our knowledgeable staff, and let us know how we can make your time here exceptional, your experience is our priority.
Our extensive selection of the finest champagnes and sparkling wines include classic French labels to exquisite boutique producers, there is something to suit every palate and occasion.
Top review
CourtneyR
Dined 6 days ago
I always have a great time at sip! Food and drinks are great, staff are always friendly and accommodating!
A photo of Brown Brothers Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (640)
$41 to $100
Australian
Milawa
About the restaurant
131 years of wine making excellence, paired with seriously good food. Showcasing freshly picked produce from our kitchen garden and pantry preserves, accompanied by premium local suppliers and sustainably sourced native produce, meats and seafood.

Our seasonal menu caters for light lunches, shared feasts with friends and family, or a 5-course wine and food experience.

Full table service either inside or outside, bookings are essential as tables are in high demand.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had the seasonal set menu. Absolutely fantastic. Made with Wonderful fresh and local produce. Really great and friendly staff with excellent knowledge of the menu.
A photo of Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes restaurant
4.9
4.9 (35)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Wattle Flat
About the restaurant

Discover Black Cat Truffles by Liam Downes, an idyllic farm in Victoria's central highlands, a short 15-minute drive from Ballarat's CBD. Specialising in Black Perigord truffles in winter and tuber aestivum in summer, our sensory journey includes truffle experiences and cuisine by chef Liam Downes in our 24-seat restaurant and gardens.
Whether for a Friday long lunch or a three-hour truffle experience with a chef's degustation, our offerings cater to diverse preferences. Emphasizing a farm-to-plate philosophy, we prioritize ingredient sourcing from our farm and the local landscape. Join us for a culinary adventure, delighting in the freshest flavours of the season.
Our commitment to sustainability and local partnerships ensures each dish reflects the region. The lush landscapes surrounding our farm contribute to a truly immersive experience, inviting you to connect with nature and indulge in truffle-infused creations.
Top review
VickandMick
Dined 7 days ago
What a fabulous food experience, every course was a taste sensation. We have to return to try other dishes on the menu as we did the chef’s selection. Truffle used in the most delicate way. Only thing missing is a log fire to warm the restaurant
A photo of Honcho restaurant
4.8
4.8 (100)
$41 to $100
Contemporary Mexican
Mansfield
About the restaurant
modern mexican x australian.
fueled by fuego.
comin’ in hot ~ winter ‘23.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Food was amazing. Great flavour combinations. Wish the Ceviche came as a main. I could have seriously just eaten that all night. Amazing !! Kids loved the tacos, calamari and dessert. Already planning our next dinner back here. Thank you
A photo of Ragazzone restaurant
4.7
4.7 (636)
$41 to $100
Italian
Ballarat
About the restaurant
RAGAZZONE (roughly translated to big boy/childish adult) is bringing a new wave of Modern Italian to Ballarat

The menu takes inspiration from the classic Italian cuisine.

The drinks list boasts in a broad range of local and international vino - exciting varietals to compliment your dining experience - our crafted cocktails border on new and old and change seasonally.

Bookings highly encouraged.
Top review
RubyR
Dined 2 days ago
Always amazing, great food and lovely service ❤️
A photo of The Fields restaurant
4.7
4.7 (506)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Mansfield
About the restaurant
A fun little pan-asian bar and eatery located in the heart of Mansfield. Good times, always.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Delicious food, impeccable service. Best dining experience in a long time.
A photo of Quattro | Mantons Creek restaurant
4.6
4.6 (286)
$41 to $100
Italian
Shoreham
About the restaurant
Situated just off the beaten track and set in a magnificent rural setting on the Mornington Peninsula is Quattro at The Epicurean Mantons Creek.

Quattro is a unique, regional venue with indulgent views across the vines. This secluded and tranquil haven offers an exceptional intimate and relaxed Mediterranean inspired dining experience to be enjoyed sipping on estate produced wine.

All bookings above 7 guests will be booked on our Chef's Tasting Menu $85pp shared menu.

A 5% surcharge applies on weekends / 20% on public holidays.

No split bills / $2.5pp cakeage applies

Top review
StephenP
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
A very welcoming experience that capped a lovely King's birthday weekend.
A photo of KIN restaurant
4.6
4.6 (135)
$101 and over
Australian
Wahgunyah
About the restaurant
Modern destination dining with a menu inspired by family recipes and childhood memories, plus the best local and Estate produce. Enjoy heritage wines from All Saints Estate, including our rarest back vintages and famous Muscats, alongside international icons from the old world and new.
Top review
SharonD
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Even exceeded our high expectations! Group of 6 foodies and we were all blown away. The food, service and wine were top notch. Cannot recommend KIN more highly. Just go!
A photo of Ezra Restaurant restaurant
4.2
4.2 (18)
$41 to $100
Australian
Mount Eliza
About the restaurant
Join us for luxury dining showcasing exceptional local produce, seafood and the best on Mornington Peninsula wines.
Ezra Restaurant is a cosy space featuring dark, moody soft furnishings, green velvet booth seating and exceptional mood lighting. A perfect space for date night and meeting with friends.
With a variety of seating options from booth seating, semi private dining and outdoor choices, join us for a pre dinner cocktail in our bar prior to your booking.

Top review
DeborahA
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Outstanding! Food was scrumptious, cosy atmosphere and excellent staff and service. Highly recommend
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