Perfect Drop

Charming bistro with wood decor and a terrace, for upmarket, seasonal fare made from local produce. To dine at the Perfect Drop at Daylesford is a memorable and truly delightful experience. Chef's selection highly recommended. Leave yourself in the hands of the wait staff and sommelier to match wines with each course. This restaurant has charm and personality, combined with elegance and comfort. Featured Restaurant (03) 5348 1100

Judges’ Comments 2017

Every detail carefully considered

Don’t be fooled by it’s name.  When you visit the “Perfect Drop” in Howe Street Daylesford you’ll be equally impressed by the highly skilled kitchen producing wonderful contemporary foods and the highly professional front of house team – not just the excellent wines.  This charming restaurant is housed in a lovely old building. Diners are warmed by an open fireplace and its character features magnify the dining experience. Every detail is considered. Taste combinations, textures, timing, colour, presentation, served in outstanding dishes based on locally-sourced ingredients such as beetroot, scallops, trout, button mushrooms, crab, walnuts, blue cheese, apple and caramelised onions that are simply the best – crafted into subtle and pleasurable dishes. And The Perfect Drop has selected the Perfect Drops from every local and regional winery and brewery represented.  Dining at the Perfect Drop is memorable, highly enjoyable and great value for money.  Go on – spoil yourself.

Special strengths

Charming ambiance, excellent customer service, exquisite contemporary dining, strong focus on quality local produce and wines, exceptional value for money.

2017 Awards

  • REGIONAL WINNER – Best Contemporary Dining – Sponsored by Comcater P/L
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef – Hugh Maxwell – Sponsored by Luxury Escapes
  • FINALIST – Best Cellar of local Wines Beers and Ciders – Sponsored by Furphy
  • FINALIST – Best Menu of Local Foods – Sponsored by Western Plains Pork
  • FINALIST – Best Customer Service – Sponsored by European Affair

2016 State Awards

  • Finalist Most outstanding Front of House Person (Emmy De’Leeuw) sponsored by European Affair

2016 Regional Awards

  • WINNER Most Outstanding Front of House person – Emy DeLeeuw – Sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Contemporary Dining sponsored by Harwood Andrews
  • FINALIST Best Customer Service sponsored by Visit Ballarat
  • FINALIST Best Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Visit Ballarat
  • FINALIST Best Menu of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders sponsored by Visit Ballarat
  • FINALIST Peter Watson Memorial Awards for Best Chef (Hugh Maxwell) sponsored by Garuda Indonesia and Comcater P/L.


Howe Street 5
Daylesford 3460 VIC AU
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Restaurant - Contemporary Dining / Fine Dining Contemporary Australian Cuisine Gluten free available Mondays and Tuesdays 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays closed Fridays to Sundays 12.00 noon to 11.00 pm Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard and Amex $$ Street parking Bookings essential Friday - Sunday 12:00pm - late Monday - Tuesday 4:00pm - late $$ Lunch Dinner Licensed