Bistro Terroir

Your place to savour beautiful French food in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.

Nominated for 2019 Golden Plate Awards

Winner of the Best Casual Dinning State Award in 2018 Daylesford’s Bistro Terroir has won accolades for outstanding foods and beverages and exceptional value for money.  In the masterly hands of owner and chef Matt Carnell (Winner of the 2017 Golden Plate State Award for Best Chef at Bistro Terroir (and 2016 Winner of Best Chef while Executive Chef at Belvedere Social), this small eatery has become a favourite for lovers of French style dishes, superior beverages, and friendly service.  And it’s a favourite haunt of locals who love the locally sourced  Wagyu Beef, Tuki Trout, mouth-watering Pork, and other delicacies at prices lower than most pubs. “Terroir” means the natural environment for foods, including  soil, topography, and climate.  One visit and you will experience what makes this eatery so outstanding!

First Judges’ Comments in 2019

In the talented hands of one of Victoria’s best chefs Bistro Terroir in Daylesford has blossomed into one of the State’s best value restaurants using ingredients carefully selected from local farmers and producers. Add to this an exceptional drinks menu and outstanding FOH team means this Bistro is not to be missed.  Chef and owner Matt Carnell has refined his simple honest dishes to deliver exceptional flavours. We found the scallops were superb, perfectly cooked, and complimented by artichokes and pork that melted in the mouth. Seasoned prosciutto added delightful texture. The quail was a wonderful combination of  flavours and the salmon was a delicate flavoured dish with each element working harmoniously. The Bistro offers great beverages and good advice about local and French wines. Altogether a sensational experience and exceptional value for money. At Bistro Terroir the angels are in the details!

Special strengths

Relaxed, comfortable and convivial atmosphere. Superb provincial French influenced foods featuring fresh local ingredients. Excellent range of local and French wines. Outstanding customer service. Outstanding value for money.   

Judges second report for 2019 coming soon 


2018 Awards

Winner – Best Casual Dining Sponsored by Comcater P/L

State Finalist Best Customer Service Sponsored by Gram Magazine

2017 Awards

Winner – Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef (while working at Belvedere Social)

Howe Street 6
Daylesford 3460 VIC AU
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6 Howe Street, Daylesford Cocktail Bar and Bistro serving Classic French Cuisine and local produce Hours: Wednesdays 3.00 pm to !11.00pm Thursdays to Sundays 11.00 am to 11.00 pm Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and Amex Gluten free foods available. Street Parking Bookings recommended