Nicol’s Paddock (formerly Saint Regis Wine Bar)

Enjoy a meal and local wines and beers in the delightful surroundings of the Saint Regis Food & Wine Bar in Waurn Ponds on the southern side of Geelong. The bistro is set in a beautiful and relaxed environment overlooking the vineyard. We specialize in shared plates and focus on local produce, local beers and local wines to showcase the best of the region. The Saint Regis vines were planted in 1997 in rich limestone soil and 2001 marked our first vintage. Saint Regis is family owned and operated, specializing in Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Saint Regis' Shiraz fruit is estate grown, while Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are selected from hand picked premium local fruit.

Dine-in Fridays and Saturdays 11.00 am to 10.00 pm and Sundays and Thursdays 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Mondays to Wednesdays closed.  Bookings recommended 0432 085 404

what the judges said (2017-2018)

There’s a lot to like about this little cellar door wine bar and restaurant in Waurn Ponds on the outskirts of Geelong.  It’s set up handsomely, is welcoming, offers comfortable dining space inside and out, and has great views.  And then there’s the great food.  It was contemporary, and great for sharing. There was a compact menu but the dishes where very good. We particularly liked the seasonality of the menu designed for winter. Chef Katherine Turner is highly skilled and was a Finalist in the 2016 Golden Plate Best Chef Award. The customer service was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere relaxed. The drinks list delivered more than might be expected including a range of local wines by the glass and good craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages. This eatery offers excellent value for money on many counts.  Recommended.

2016 State Awards

  • Finalist Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater P/L.

2016 Regional Awards

  • WINNER Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Value for Money sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing Pty. Ltd.
  • FINALIST  Peter Watson Memorial Award for Best Chef (Katherine Turner) sponsored by Garuda Indonesia Airlines and Comcater P/L.
  • FINALIST Best Menu of Local Foods sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing Pty. Ltd.


Previous Awards

  • 2015 – Best Casual Dining – Regional Winner –

Waurn Ponds Drive 35
Waurn Ponds 3216 VIC AU
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Restaurant - Casual Dining Contemporary Australian Cuisine Gluten free available Hours: Fridays and Saturdays dinner 11.00am to 10.00 pm Sundays and Thursdays 11.00am to 5.00 pm lunch and afternoon drinks Mondays to Wednesdays Closed/ Cards Accepted include Visa and Mastercard $$ Off-street parking Bookings recommended 0432 085 404 Covid-Safe measures in place