The Best Kept Secret In Country Victoria

posted 13 Aug 2013, 05:12 by Dean Allan   [ updated 13 Aug 2013, 05:18 ]
We have been travelling to Victoria regularly over recent times and have stumbled across a business in a small country town that can only be described as exceptional. 

The business is called the Skipton Art Gallery & Cafe.

The first time we stopped there was about a month ago and to say that it was a "breath of fresh air" is an understatement.

What impressed us most was the level of service. 

To understand what I mean, you need to get a "feel" for Skipton itself. 

Skipton is a small country town, some distance away from any major arterial highway and the best you can usually hope for when looking for something to eat in towns similar in size is a good roadhouse meal while filling up your car, or a general store, where you usually get "just edible" takeaway food. 

Not so at the Skipton Art Gallery & Cafe - when you eat here, you are provided with restaurant level food and service!!

All food is professionally cooked and presented by uniformed staff and it feels like you are eating at a "high end" restaurant, not a small cafe in regional Victoria.

To give you an idea of what I am talking about, last weekend when we stopped there for lunch, I ordered a simple toasted sandwich and when it was served (that's right, it was still served by uniformed waiting staff) it was presented with salad on the side and a knife and fork wrapped in a napkin - that's right - a simple toasted sandwich!!!

My wife had a lovely soup and our son had chicken pieces with a salad and there was not a morsel left on any plate!! 

The best part of the Skipton Art Gallery & Cafe is that while you are waiting for your meal you can wander around the gallery and check out the beautiful paintings and craftwork for sale there.

If you ever find yourself around the Skipton area while travelling through Victoria, take some time out to visit the Skipton Art Gallery & Cafe, enjoy a delicious meal there and check out the art and craftwork on offer - you won't be disappointed.

Do you run an exceptional business in regional Australia and if so, how are people hearing about you?