The Ox and Hound
Time Out says
Experience the taste of rustic French fare in Victoria's High Country
Beechworth is punching well above its weight when it comes to dining. Case in point, Ox and Hound Bistro. This smart casual regional restaurant (cloth napkins but nil airs and graces) plates up dishes inspired by rustic French and Italian cuisine – something that head chef and owner Sean Ford admits to having an obsession with.
Underneath the wattle branch chandeliers diners are served bistro classics like rainbow trout terrine, chèvre gougères and pillowy plates of gnocchi alongside a wine list that boasts almost 70 bottles (including plenty of local drops plus French and Italian vintages). Do yourself a favour and order a side of duck fat potatoes.