Tuki Restaurant

A great place for social gatherings, family events and weddings were you can dine alfresco during the warmer months and enjoy the welcoming fire during winter.

eat-in services suspended during corona virus pandemic – more information coming soon

what the judges said (2018-2019)

I can recommend a visit to Tuki to any foodie, family or international visitor. This is a real working farm where the farmers are your hosts. To be able to see the journey from paddock to plate and to be able to fish for your lunch is one a very rare dining experience on offer on the outskirts of Ballarat.  Tuki Restaurant serves some of the best quality meat and fish I have eaten. We enjoyed superb fish and the most delicious lamb fillets. The vegetables were from the garden, and the sauces, bread and potatoes were great. The wine list is very good, offering many local wines, and you will fall in love the view from the restaurant.  I would also recommend an extended visit at Tuki’s comfortable well priced on-site accommodation. The value for money at Tuki Restaurant is exceptional –  especially for Children. 

special strengths

Spectacular setting and views. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service. True paddock to plate dining experience with uber fresh quality meats and fish. Great drinks list. Exceptional value for money. A memorable experience.

second judges comments coming soon

2018 State Awards

Winner Best Menu of Local Produce sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L. 

Finalist Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd. 

Finalist Most Outstanding Front of House Person Robert Jones sponsored by Gram Magazine


2017 Awards

  • STATE and REGIONAL WINNER Best Menu of Local Foods Sponsored by Western Plains Pork
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Regional Casual Dining Sponsored by Comcater P/L
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Regional Value for Money Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Regional Customer Service Sponsored by European Affair
  • FINALIST Best Cellar of Local Wines Beers and Ciders – Sponsored by Furphy
  • FINALIST Most Outstanding Front of House Person Jan Jones Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing

Smeaton 3364 VIC AU
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Restaurant - casual dining Contemporary cuisine Gluten free available Head Chef: Benjamin O'Brien Open seven days Mondays to Sundays 11:00 am to 6:00pm Cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard $$ Off-street parking Bookings recommended