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.
Joint Winner Best Casual Dinning. 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. Great value for money. Highly recommended.
Awards in 2019
- Joint Winner Best Casual Dinning Award
- Finalist Peter Watson Memorial Award For Best Chef: Christopher Howe
- Finalist Best menu of Local Produce Award
- Finalist Best Menu of Local Wines, Beers and Ciders Award
- Finalist Best Value for Money Award