2016 Golden Plate Awards Ballarat Regional Winner

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THE AVOCA HOTEL

Contemporary Dining 2016

Regional Winner: Mercato at Daylesford

Highly Commended: The Perfect Drop Daylesford

other Finalists

Grande Hotel Hepburn Springs

Warrenmang Vineyard Resort Moonambel

Casual Dining 2016

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Regional Winner: Belvedere Social Dining Daylesford

Highly Commended: Tuki Restaurtant – Smeaton

other Finalists:

Bar Wat – CBD Ballarat

The Forge Pizzeria Armstrong Street CBD Ballarat

The Plough at Myrniong

Hotel Dining 2016

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Regional Winner: The Avoca

Highly Commended: Farmers Arms Creswick

other Finalists:

Farmers Arms Daylesford

The Plough at Trentham

Licensed Cafe 2016

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Regional Winner: Larder Daylesford

Highly Commended: The Forge Pizzeria Sturt Street Ballarat

other Finalists

Koukla Café and Pizza – Daylesford

Yellow Espresso – CBD Ballarat

Unlicensed Cafes 2016

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Regional Winner: Websters Market and Café

other Finalists

Ballarista – CBD Ballarat

Coffee House or Bakery 2016

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Regional Winner: Le Peche Gourmand Creswick

Highly Commended: Little Cup Cake – Ballarat

Special Recognition Award for Best Customer Service

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Regional Winner: Belvedere Social Dining

Highly Commended: The Avoca Hotel

other Finalists

Bar Wat Ballarat CBD

Larder Daylesford

Mercato Daylesford

The Perfect Drop

Tuki Restaurant 

Warrenmang Vineyard Resort

Special Recognition Award for Best Coffee

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Regional Winner: Websters Market and Café

Highly commended: Larder Daylesford

other Finalists

Little Cup Cake Ballarat

Le Peche Gourmand Cresswick

Yellow Espresso Ballarat

Special Recognition Award for Best Menu of Local Foods

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Regional Winner: Tuki Restaurant Smeaton

Highly Commended: Farmers Arms Daylesford

other Finalists

Grande Hotel Hepburn Springs

Mercato Daylesford

The Perfect Drop Daylesford

The Avoca Hotel

Special Recognition Award for Best Cellar of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders

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Regional Winner: The Avoca Hotel

Highly Commended: Mercato at Daylesford

other Finalists:

The Perfect Drop

Farmers Arms Creswick

Tuki Restaurant Smeaton

Special Recognition Award for Best Value for Money

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Regional Winner: Belvedere Social

Highly Commended: Plough at Myrniong

other Finalists:

Farmers Arms Creswick

Farmers Arms Daylesford

Larder Daylesford

Tuki Restaurant Smeaton

Special Recognition Award for Most Outstanding Front of House person

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Regional Winner: Emy DeLeeuw (The Perfect Drop)

Highly Commended: Stefano Marigo (Mercato)

other Finalists

Alison Chapman (The Avoca Hotel)

Bernard Glaude (Belvedere Social)

Chris Guzman (Bar Wat)

Martin Farhurst (Larder)

Mitch Reed Rogers (The Plough Trentham)

Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef 2016

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Regional Winner: Matt Carnell (Belvedere Social – Daylesford)

Highly Commended: Rebecca Murphy (The Avoca)

other Finalists

Hugh Maxwell (The Perfect Drop)

Richard Mee (Mercato at Daylesford)

People’s Choice Award

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Regional Winner: Ballarista CBD Ballarat

Highly Commended: Farmers Arms Daylesford

Highly Commended: Websters Market and Cafe