News/Media

Ongoing Food Fossickers Foodie Tours http://grammagazine.com.au/food-fossicking-tour-bendigo/

2013,2014  2015  

Number one ranking onTripAdvisor Bendigo http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g255347-d2636266-Reviews-Masons_of_Bendigo-Bendigo_Victoria.html

2017

'From Market to Paddock to Plate' Hosted the second Saturday of the month, enjoy a personalised tour of Sonia's favourite food and wine producers, gathering a feast to enjoy over dinner. Tickets purchased through the Bendigo Visitor's Information Centre https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/from-market-to-paddock-to-plate This tour includes accomodation at The Schaller Studio, Art Series Hotel and all transport, lunch, dinner and tastings. New tour dates have been released for 2017 – March, May, July, September and November.

2017

When UrbanList came to town https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/every-small-festival-youll-want-to-go-to-this-year-bendigo-festival-17

2017

Restaurant Australia case study: Masons of Bendigo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faDl_CZdrEs&feature=youtu.be&list=PLEx2TQQndLq4MnNkzKrXLfm6JNkxQxuZR 

2017

Weekend in Bendigo Itinerary – 48 hours in the grand gold rush town  http://grantourismotravels.com/2017/04/27/weekend-in-bendigo/ 

2017

When I Heart Bargains visited Bendigo http://iheartbargains.com.au/bendigo-blew-mind/

2017 Masons of Bendigo takes out GOLD at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards VTIC http://www.victoriantourismawards.com.au/victorian-businesses-win-gold-2016-qantas-australian-tourism-awards/
2017 2016 Australian Tourism Awards GOLD winners 'Restaurant and Catering Services' The Bendigo Advertiser  http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4493297/bendigo-wins-national-tourism-awards/
2017 Delicious100 'Masons of Bendigo is one of Victoria's best restaurants'  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/delicious-100/delicious100-masons-of-bendigo-is-one-of-victorias-best-restaurants/news-story/3587f9071aa227b6466c8976e1d362e4
2016

Ranked number 60 in the Top 100 Victorian Restaurants, Delicious 2016 http://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/restaurants/review/60-masons-bendigo-victoria-busting-ideas/fN2hP0HC?adkit_ref=/eat-out/collections/delicious-100-melbourne-reviews/yg4vKyzH

2016

The Bendigo Weekly, 'Bendigo Shines at Tourism Awards' http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/bendigo-shines-at-tourism-awards?A=SearchResult&SearchID=89115242&ObjectID=7446438&ObjectType=35          

2016

The Australian Financial Review 'Bendigo's food rush is fed by passion for local produce' http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/a-passion-for-local-produce-fuels-bendigo-food-rush-20160930-grse9f

2016

ABC National News 'The Chiko Roll debate heats up' http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/bendigo-family-step-up-fight-to-claim-victoria-chiko-roll-origin/7866142

2016

Slow Magazine 'The Flavours She Brings' http://www.slowmagazine.com.au/food-wine/item/255-the-flavours-she-brings

2016

The Age Good Food Guide 2017, Masons of Bendigo retains it's 'Hat' http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/good-food-guides/the-age-good-food-guide-2017-full-list-of-hatted-restaurants-20160909-grcms1

2016

Hats off to local eateries, The Bendigo Advertiser http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4163095/hats-off-to-local-eateries/

2016

Bendigo Writer's Festival http://bendigowritersfestival.com.au/anthony-nick-and-sonia/

2016

My Food Trail 'I rated the dish 10/10 and honestly can say it was one of the best dishes I’ve eaten this year.' http://myfoodtrail.com/2016/07/weekend-away-to-bendigo-heathcote-and-marong.html

2016

The Herald Sun, Top 100 experiences includes 'From Market to Paddock to Plate' tour http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/mfwf/where-its-all-happening-in-melbourne-in-2016/news-story/5bfb347546d1cc7300017575de459d7f

2016

I Eat Blog 'The food was simply sensational, one of the best meals I've eaten this year.' http://ieatthereforeiam.blogspot.com.au/ 

2016

TimeOut 'A weekend in Bendigo' https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/travel/a-weekend-in-bendigo-eat-and-drink

2016

Broadsheet https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/directory/restaurant/masons-bendigo#gallery-11
2016 Marilyn Monroe on show: enjoy an arty getaway in Bendigo http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/stay/marilyn-monroe-on-show-enjoy-an-arty-getaway-in-bendigo/ 
2016 Picnic at Hanging Rock http://malthousetheatre.com.au/page/win-a-picnic-at-hanging-rock
2016 Top 500 Australian Financial Review https://www.australiastoprestaurants.com/index
2016 goodfood http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/eat-out/aggregate/roadtrip-regional-victorian-restaurants-to-try-20160218-4apdh.html
2016 Awarded 'One Hat' by Australian Good Food & Travel Guide http://www.agfg.com.au/guide/33597/vic/ballarat-bendigo-goldfields/ballarat-bendigo-goldfields/bendigo/restaurants-dining/masons-of-bendigo
2015 The Age, John Elder http://m.theage.com.au/good-food/good-food-guide/ballarats-catfish-and-bendigos-masons-exemplify-rise-of-countrytown-cuisine-20150926-gjvi4h.html?skin=dumb-phone
2015 Top Hats: winners from The Age Good Food Guide 2016 Awards http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/good-food-guide/top-hats-winners-from-the-age-good-food-guide-2016-awards-20150921-gjpx7d.html
2015 The Bendigo Advertiser 'Masons vs. Media' cookoff for Bendigo Foodshare http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3347541/simple-meals-on-the-menu-for-cook-off/ 
2015 4/5 Rating by Dani Valent, The Age 'goodfood' http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/eat-out/review/restaurant/masons-of-bendigo-20150831-41x7e.html
2015 The Bendigo Advertiser http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3307207/bendigo-restaurants-tickle-the-taste-buds/ 
2015

Bendigo Writer's Festival 'A Good Life' http://www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au/tag/masons/ 

2015 Bendigo's next Gold Rush! Fundraising for Bendigo Foodshare http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3240769/bendigo-about-to-go-nuts-for-cronuts/
2015

'Just Go' Channel 10 http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/just-go/season-1/episode-1

2015 'Laws of the Kitchen' blog http://kitchenlaw.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/masons-of-bendigo-take-two.html
2015 'Put Victoria on Your Table' Regional Victoria Living Expo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1rYX0UFTu4
2015

ABC Central Victoria  http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/05/25/4241707.htm

2015 'Lunch with artist John Wolseley' The Age  http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/artist-john-wolseley-on-adventure-painting-and-our-need-to-connect-with-the-earth-20150324-1m464z.html
2015 'The Golden Food of Bendigo', The Today Show, Nine Network  http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/videos/4101722240001/
2015 Food Fossicker MF&W Event 'Picnic with the Mad Hatter' http://www.foodfossickers.com.au/event/picnic-with-the-mad-hatter-2015/
2014 The New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/travel/a-cultural-escape-north-of-melbourne-australia.html?_r=0
2014 Cooking for charity – Alzheimers Australia with Jeffery Tan, Rotary Australia https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.694866813931522.1073741829.266784046739803&type=1
2014 The Age Good Food Guide score 14/20
2014 Tiger Airways Inflight Magazine http://www.ink-live.com/emagazines/tiger-tales-australia/1687/july-2014/#67/z
2014 Australian Good Food & Travel Guide, One Hat 
2014 Town on a Plate, Secrets Magazine http://secretsmagazine.com.au/2014/03/town-on-a-plate-masons-of-bendigo/
2014 'Six reasons to visit Bendigo', The Age, Richard Cornish http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/six-reasons-to-visit-bendigo-20140707-zswwt.html
2014 Invited to represent Bendigo at 'Gastronomique' Anglicare Victoria major fundraiser http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/events/?type=event&eid=825
2014 A weekend away in Bendigo, Urban List Melbourne http://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/things-to-do-in-bendigo
2014 The DrinkMelbourne Guide to Bendigo http://drinkmelbourne.com.au/2014/09/the-drinkmelbourne-guide-to-bendigo/
2014 Bendigo Community Farmers Market Sponsorship Initiative http://www.bendigoweekly.com.au/news/tarts-raise-money
2014 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards Winner of Hospitality/Tourism Category
2013 Time Out, Great Escapes Edition 
2013 GRAM Magazine feature http://issuu.com/grammagazine/docs/edition_24_2013_compiled_lower
2013 Australian Good Food & Travel Guide, One Hat 
2013 The Age Good Food Guide score 14.5/20
2013 Bendigo Community Farmers Market Third Birthday Celebrations http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1410411/bendigo-farmers-market-goers-in-for-big-surprise/?cs=80
2013 London Design Journal http://londondesignjournal.com/home/2013/12/11/masons-of-bendigo-russell-george
2012 Hospitality Design, Shortlisted http://gallery.australianinteriordesignawards.com/year:2013/awardid:109/entryid:921
2012 Herald Sun, Reviewer –  Steven Downes http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/review-masons-of-bendigo/story-fn6cc38y-1226362355908
2012 Top 5 Restaurants, Wendy Hargreaves, Voted Number 1 by Bendigo (people’s choice awards) http://fiveofthebest.com/portfolio/top-5-bendigo-restaurants/
2012 The Age, Richard Cornish  http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/boomtown-bendigo-finds-country-cool-20120824-24qql.html
2012 Powercor Bendigo Business Excellence Award finalist for Best New Business
2012 Overall State Winners of the Golden Plate Awards; competing against Geelong/Otway Region and the Ballarat/Daylesford/Pyrenees Region 
2012 Bendigo/Central Victorian Golden Plate Award winner for Best Relaxed Contemporary Dining
2012 Bendigo/Central Victorian Golden Plate Award winner for Best Chef – Nick Anthony
2012 Bendigo/Central Victorian Golden Plate Award finalist for Best Customer Service – Nick Clark
2012 Bendigo/Central Victorian Golden Plate Award finalist for Best Front of House
2012 Featured on TV program 'Postcards'
2012 The Age, Espresso http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/espresso-20120331-1w4ho.html