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.
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.
2016 Judges’ Comments
There’s a lot to like about this little cellar door wine bar and restaurant at St Regis on the southern outskirts of Geelong. It’s set up handsomely, is welcoming for families, offers comfortable dining space inside and out and has great views. And then there’s the great food. It’s contemporary, and great for sharing. There is a compact menu but the dishes are very good. The baked Moriac Chevre; the Jerusalem artichoke with cauliflower and egg, a filling fish dish with rich tomato base, and the petits fours. What I liked so much was the seasonality of the menu designed for winter and its contemporary food: the 60 degree egg that forms a sauce for the artichoke and cauliflower – the use of those two vegetables, and the pairing of silverbeet, parsnip and almonds with the pork loin. the meals were well presented. It was good to see the Moriac chevre that ate so well with good fresh bread, and the passionfruit sorbet was notably good. The Chef (Katherine Turner) is very Skilled and was a Finalist in the 2016 Garuda Indonesia Best Chef Award. The customer service was friendly and attentive, the atmosphere relaxed, and St Regis offers excellent value for money on many counts – more than the affordable prices. What’s striking is the the quality of the food – bright, imaginative cooking, in line with current eating. The drinks list delivered more than might be expected – including a range of local wines by the glass (including St Regis Wines) and good craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Recommended.