Best Bites 2019 award winners announced


31 October 2019

Assaggini in Mornington have won the Restaurant of the Year award at the Shire’s 2019 Best Bites Awards! Closely followed by Hastings Marina Restaurant for Access and Inclusion and Hickinbotham of Dromana for Sustainaiblity as Highly Commended.

Blue Mini Rosebud and Store Fifteen in Mornington jointly won Café of the Year, with Laneway Espresso in Dromana as Highly Commended

The other category award winners are:


Joint Winners – Seahorse Café at Seawinds Community Hub in Capel Sound and Nordie Café in Red Hill. Highly Commended – Bays Hospital in Mornington


Woolworths in Rye.


Joint Winners – Tyabb Village Children’s Centre and Crib Point Early Learning Centre.


The Bays Hospital in Mornington


Sunnyside Up B&B in Rye

Finalists in each of these categories were judged by an independent panels to determine the award winners.

Best Bites is a Mornington Peninsula Shire and Peninsula Health program recognising the most outstanding local food businesses in the areas of food safety, healthy eating, sustainability, reduction of tobacco/alcohol and access and inclusion.

The award winners were presented with their awards on Monday 28 October 2019 by Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill at the Casuarina Restaurant at Rosebud’s Chisholm Institute.

Mayor Councillor Gill congratulated all the winners and nominees of this year’s Best Bites Awards.

“Best Bites winners and nominees set great examples for our local food industry by demonstrating safe and healthy food options using environmentally sustainable food practices in safe and accessible premises and fully deserve our patronage” concluded Mayor Gill.

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