Nominated for 2019 Golden Plate Awards
The Gallery Cafe in Bendigo is a stylish venue with high standards of foods, beverages and customer service. It’s a welcoming eatery much sort after for receptions, weddings and special events. Even more reason to visit and enjoy.
What the first judges said in 2019
The Bendigo Gallery Café offers a stylish and enjoyable experience. It is bright, stylish and spacious with lovely views of the gardens outside and the opportunity to watch talented chefs at work. The menu offers a concise but appetising selection of dishes that would bring you back time and again, and the customer service was charming and efficient. We were extremely impressed with the foods. Flavours were bright, produce was fresh, there was a high level of skills evident, and the dishes were attractive, flavoursome, and good value.
Elegant decor. Delicious Barramundi, burgers and salads. Good portion sizes. Good range of beverages including local wines by the glass. The quality of the meals, service and ambience provided very good value for money.
Second judge’s report in 2019 coming soon
What the Judges said in 2018
This is a charming eatery far better than most attached to galleries elsewhere. Its strength lies in an uncomplicated yet creative food selection supported by an imaginative beverage list that features a preponderance of excellent local vineyards. There are dishes suitable for children, amongst the adult dishes, and staff appeared sympathetic to parents, children, as people with disabilities, yes and even art lovers. The dining spaces are high, filled with natural light, with relaxing views across the adjoining parkland. The Gallery offers good value for money and the quality of foods, beverages and service was good. Access to the eatery is through numerous high galleries of wonderful artworks, ancient and modern, so that one arrives at the café peaked for a gastronomic revitalisation.
Elegance and style in Gallery setting. Friendly customer service. Licensed. Quality meals and drinks. Good value for money.
second judges reports coming soon
2018 State Awards
Highly Commended Best Licensed Cafe sponsored by the Gordon Institute