Nominated for 2019 Golden Plate Awards
One of the best hotels in Regional Victoria
What the First Judges said in 2019
The Brougham Arms in Bendigo is a great example of a traditional pub elevated by high grade dining, an generous menu of appealing dishes, a wide range of wines, beers, ciders and cocktails, friendly and attentive customer service, and good value for money. More than enough to ensure The Brougham is an extremely popular venue. The dishes looked wonderful and we sampled the Szechuan Calamari, Scotch Fillet, Pork Belly and Sticky Date Pudding. All well prepared with the pork cooked particularly well with a lovely crunch to the crackling.
Traditional family-friendly country pub atmosphere. Very popular. Good selections of quality dishes, local wines and craft beers. Good Coffee. Good value for money.
Second Judge’s reports for 2019 coming soon.
What the judges said in 2018
The Brougham Hotel in Bendigo enjoys strong local patronage and the standards of meals and drinks served are high, with good representation of local and regional produce and wines, craft beers and ciders. The restaurant operates efficiently and staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Food presentation was good. The Chilli Salt Calamari dish and eight hour Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder were excellent and the desserts were impressive (including the aptly named Smashed Pavlova with its confusion of berries, sweet Labna, hazelnuts and toffee shard). An excellent range of beverages is available, including good coffee, with a wide offering of local and Victorian wines by the glass and bottle, alongside selected Italian, New Zealand wines and South Australian wines, plus and interesting selection of cocktails. The Brougham Arms is a very good pub with lots of atmosphere, good service and things to eat and drink at reasonable prices.
Second judges comments in 2019 coming soon
2018 State Awards
Highly Commended Best Hotel Dining sponsored by Comcater
Finalist Best Customer Service sponsored by Gram Magazine
- REGIONAL WINNER Best Hotel Dining Sponsored by Comcater P/L
- REGIONAL WINNER Best Customer Service Sponsored by European Affair
- HIGHLY COMMENDED PETER WATSON MEMORIAL STATE AWARD for BEST CHEF RORY BROWN – Sponsored by Luxury Escapes
- HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Regional Cellar of local Wines Beers and Ciders sponsored by Furphy
- FINALIST Best Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Western Plains Pork