Nominated Best Casual Dining in 2019 Golden Plate Awards
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.
Family friendly. Relaxed dining in impressive dining room or alfresco, Quality foods and drinks. Options for share plates. Friendly and helpful staff. Good Value for money. Adjacent to Adventure Park.
Second judges report in 2019 coming soon.
What the first judge said in 2018
Consistency is key in the restaurant game and at Flying Brick they nail it on all levels. From the design of the building to the fantastic service provided by a team of friendly, knowledgeable staff, to the fresh local product offering by a talented, creative chef. Flying Brick is the place to go with family and friends. Soak up the atmosphere, try the many wines and ciders on offer and delight in the fabulous food. You will not be disappointed.
Stylish and family friendly. Good food quality, presentation and use of local ingredients. Good customer service. Good range local ciders and wines. Great value for money. Handy for visitors to Adventure Park.
What the Final judge said in 2018
2018 State Awards
Highly Commended Best Casual Dining Sponsored by Comcater
Finalist Peter Watson Memorial Award for best Chef: Dwayne Bourke sponsored by Luxury Escapes
2017 Regional Awards
FINALIST Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater P/L
FINALIST Most Outstanding Front of House Person Fraser Tellar sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing
FINALIST Best Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Western Plains Pork
FINALIST Best Cellar of Local Wines Beers and Ciders sponsored by Furphy