Nominated for 2019 Golden Plate Awards
What the first Judge’s said in 2019
Talbot Provedore is one of those rare eateries in a postcard setting with a really welcoming atmosphere. There are alfresco areas, street side tables, and a lovely dining room lined with shelves loaded with local produce and preserves. Talbot Provedore in this charming Victoria building celebrates incredible local produce and wines. Fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry and dairy items are sourced from local producers. The chef treats each of these with respect, creating dishes that are simple, elegant and utterly delicious. There’s an extensive wine, beer and spirit list with the majority hyper-local. All very high quality. And coffee lovers will be very much at home. Even more impressive was the cocktail list “with a local twist”. Talbot Provedore is a restaurant I recommend where aspiring chefs and food lover should dine at and learn. Nothing pretentious. Just great food impeccably prepared and elegantly presented. Saturday evening features a set-price set menu with $40 for two courses and $50 for three, making this one of the best value eateries in Victoria.
Charming ambience in country village. Country-style Chorizo croquettes with lovely salad, pickles and hummus. Meredith goats cheese and mushroom tart. Provenir grass-fed Hereford beef Osso Bucco. Hot pot of Glen Greenock lamb and kidney. Local lemon shortbread with meringue shards. Excellent drinks menu. Friendly and efficient service. Exceptional value. Highly recommended.
What the judges said in 2018
This delightful eatery and provedore is definitely a must visit and was the Joint 2018 State Winner for Best Casual Dining, and Highly Commended for Value for Money. From superior breakfasts to gourmet Saturday evening dinners, Talbot Provedore is a gastronomic delight featuring imaginative selection of produce from the immediate vicinity, including its own beautifully maintained restaurant garden. The softly lit calm of the interior welcomes the diner from the rural streetscape. The concise menu offers a truly excellent variety of full flavoured, gastronomic experiences. Floor staff move discretely about their tasks, quietly overseen by the head chef and proprietor. All know the menu that changes weekly for seasonal availability of local farm produce. The excellent wine selection complements the menu perfectly. Be assured of a warm welcome by friendly staff who know they are there to make your visit a memorable experience.
2018 State Awards
Joint State Winner Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
Highly Commended Best Menu of Local Produce sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing P/L.
Highly Commended Best Value for Money sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing P/L.
Finalist Best Customer Service sponsored by Gram Magazine
STATE and REGIONAL WINNER – Best Licensed Cafe Sponsored by The Gordon
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Best Regional Value for Money Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing
FINALIST – Best Cellar of local Wines Beers & Ciders Sponsored by Furphy
FINALIST – Best Menu of Local Foods Sponsored by Western Plains Pork
FINALIST – Best Coffee Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing