what the judges said in 2019
The Queenscliff Brewhouse has transformed itself in 2019 and now has the distinction of Greg Egan as its Executive Chef (formerly Q-Train and the Brougham Arms in Bendigo). This hotel has achieved the almost impossible being all things to all people. When we arrived, there were kids running around the beer garden in the dark, the bistro was filled with large groups, many with small children. The bistro diners had spilled over into an overfill area. Upstairs was quieter and more subdued, in a genteel fashion of sorts. But in spite of all the activity we were attended to perfectly well and it seemed almost intuitive how we were guided to the upstairs dining area beside the whisky bar. The wine and spirits list here is very impressive. For those occasions when you would like explore the wine region but have limited time, you will find a great examples at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. Each area of the hotel is designed for a different market and the team was adept at recognising where newbies (like us) would feel most comfortable. By the time we left the Brewhouse the demographic had changed again.
State Winner Best Casual Dining Award. Wonderful ambience, high quality foods and presentation (including the desserts). Impressive craft beer and wine list. Incredible list of whiskies and gins. Family friendly. Good customer service and value for money.
Awards in 2019
- Winner Best Casual Dining Award (Sponsored by Comcater P/L)
- Winner Best Menu of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders Award (Sponsored by Furphy)
- Finalist Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef: Greg Egan (Sponsored by Luxury Escapes).
- Finalist Peoples’ Choice Awards