The Woodhouse Bendigo has taken out honours for the best steak restaurant in southeast Australia.
The restaurant took out the prize at the 2018 Victoria and Tasmania Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence on Monday night.
Business owners Paul and Danielle Pitcher said it was testament to their team.
“It’s a great reward for the hard work running at 100 per cent every day. Eight of us headed to Melbourne for the awards last night and there are a few sore heads,” Mr Pitcher said.
More than 100 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers, who were judged over 35 categories.
The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. It is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.
The Woodhouse will now compete with other regional finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, to be held in Sydney in October.