first judges’ comments in 2019
Flying Brick Cider House in the Bellarine Peninsular features a lofty room rising to vaulted timber ceilings, extensive glazing and pendant lighting and a large bar area. Its elegant and impressive. The open plan kitchen is large and busy as a well-oiled machine. On the sunny weekend we visited there were as many people outside as inside. The lawns are supplied with upturned apple boxes acting as rustic tables. A nice touch that adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The menu concepts are classic and contemporary with European flourishes that a sure to satisfy food lovers. Flying Brick offers many well crafted ciders spanning a broad arc of flavours. Tasting a paddle is definitely the way to start, and you can discuss with the staff how to match them with your meals. Then there’s the Julius Meinl coffee and local Love teas. The tea in particular was a standout. Considering the cooking processes and the care given to the menu you would find it hard to find better value. We left content but by the following day were craving for more of the delicious ciders. The staff were a mix of experienced and younger workers but all appeared well trained and helpful. Fling Brick is family-friendly and good value for money – especially for children.
Finalist Judges Gourmet Award for Best Dish of the Year (Crispy Confit Pork Belly). Family friendly. Relaxed dining in impressive dining room or alfresco, Quality foods and drinks. Options for share plates. Good Value for money and Customer Service. Adjacent Adventure Park.
Awards in 2019
- Finalist Best Value for Money Award (Sponsored by The Gordon Institute)
- Finalist Best Customer Service Award (Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L)