2018 Judges comments
This unpretentious venue is definitely a must see. Saturday evening dinners are a gastronomic delight, based upon an imaginative selection of produce from the immediate vicinity, including the beautifully maintained restaurant garden. The softly lit calm of the interior welcomes the diner from the rural streetscape. A confidently brief menu offers a truly excellent variety of full flavoured, texturally stimulating gastronomic experiences. Floor staff move discretely about their tasks, unobtrusively overseen by the head chef and proprietor. All know the menu that changes weekly due to seasonal availability of local farm produce well. The excellent wine selection complements the menu. For Saturday evening dinners you are advised to book, or rock up for informal café -style dining at other times. Be assured of a warm welcome by knowledgeable staff who know they are there to make your visit a very pleasurable experience.
Attractive decor in charming village setting. High food quality with emphasis on locally produced meat, poultry, fish and seasonable vegetables. Great drinks list. Friendly and knowledgeable customer service. Very good value for money.
2018 State Awards
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
Judges’ Comments 2017
“Country eatery as good as it gets”
The small town of Talbot is blessed to be home to The Talbot Provedore and Eatery (owner Christopher Howe – former Chef at the Golden Plate Award winning Avoca Hotel). This is a smart looking eatery. The feeling is of warmth from the moment you walk in. There’s evidence of good planning in the style of the room and it’s modern design sits well within the aged patina of the building. The Provedore quickly caught the attention of locals and food lovers far and wide. The menu was simple but included delicious well presented dishes and celebrates local wines and produce from neighbouring regions. There’s a good selection of Whiskeys and the coffees were good. The meals were excellent value for money and the wines were particularly well priced. Talbot Provedore and Eatery is a venue with integrity very well worth experiencing.
Highly regarded Chef, friendly customer service, great foods, drinks list and coffee, remarkable value for money, great things to take home.
- 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 and Ciders – Sponsored by Furphy
- FINALIST – Best Menu of Local Foods – Sponsored by Western Plains Pork
- FINALIST – Best Coffee – Sponsored By Maxim PR & Marketing