2017 Golden Plate Regional Awards 

Victoria Coasts and Bays including Geelong, The Bellarine & Surfcoast

for full Details see A-Z Eateries

Regional Winner: Merne at Lighthouse – Bellarine

Best Contemporary Dining

sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd. 

Winner: Merne at Lighthouse – Bellarine

Highly Commended: Jack Rabbit Restaurant – Bellarine

Best Casual Dining

Sponsored By Comcater Pty. Ltd.

Winner: Little Red Fox Eatery – Marcus Hill

Highly Commended: Frankie Wine bar & Eatery – Geelong

Best Hotel Dining

sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.

Winner: Great Ocean Brewhouse – Apollo Bay

Highly Commended: The Elephant & Castle Hotel – Geelong

Best Licensed Cafe

sponsored by The Gordon

Winner: Winters Cafe – Newtown 

Highly Commended: Driftwood Cafe – Ocean Grove

Best Unlicensed Cafe

Sponsored by The Gordon

Winner: King of the Castle – Geelong West

Highly Commended: The Pickers Union – North Geelong

2017 Special Recognition Awards

 Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef 

 sponsored by Luxury Escapes

Winner: Adam Langridge (Little Red Fox – Marcus Hill)

Highly Commended: David Warmisham – Jack Rabbit Restaurant

Best Customer Service

sponsored by European Affair – first in auto service

Winner: Merne at Lighthouse – Bellarine

Highly Commended: Eddy & Wills – Hamlyn Heights and Frankie Wine bar & Eatery – Geelong

Best Coffee

sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing Pty. Ltd.

Winner:

King of the Castle West Geelong

Highly Commended: Botanical on Ryrie – East Geelong and The Pickers Union North Geelong

Best Menu of Local Foods

sponsored by Western Plains Pork

Winner:

Highly Commended: Jack Rabbit Restaurant – Bellarine

Number One RACV Restaurant Torquay

Best Menu of Local Wines Beers and Ciders

sponsored by Furphy

Winner:

Number One RACV Restaurant Torquay

Highly Commended:

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse Apollo Bay

Most Outstanding front of House Person

sponsored by European Affair

Winner: Caleb Fleet (Merne at Lighthouse – Bellarine)

Highly Commended: Sabrina Graeveniz (Mexican Republic)

 Best value for Money

sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing Pty. Ltd.

Winner: Pickers Union – North Geelong

Highly commended: Great Ocean Road Brewhouse – Appolo Bay