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Mesley's Restaurant: A Jewel in the Embers

After the bushfires of early 2003 the town of Omeo was devastated both physically and economically. With much of the natural scenery reduced to tinder, local business found it difficult to draw tourists back to the district.

However, with the opening of Mesley's restaurant in 2004 a new sense of vibrancy and energy has been injected into this tiny town. Renovating and reinvigourating the former 'High Country Tavern', owners Lyn and Steve offer an exciting menu which features a mix of Asian influenced dishes and classics such as steaks and fish.

The homely atmosphere and friendly service is refreshing and, whilst the menu is sophisticated, it is in not intimidating like many of its city counterparts. Mesley's front bar adds a extra dimension to the dining experience, with patrons encouraged to enjoy a drink on the lounge before they order their meal.

The food itself is second to none, the care and effort gone into their preparation is obvious, with one diner remarking that he could "feel the love" gone into his eye fillet steak!

A fantastic dining experience.

Favorite Dish: All that I tasted was wonderful, however highlights included the Thai mushroom and coconut soup, home made and very creamy! Also the chilli mussels (locally bought) and the baby barramundi cooked in bark and served with a tomato salsa.

NB. vegetarian meals are offered, when I visited they were a pumpkin and ricotta filo and open ravioli. Both yummy.

Address: Alpine Highway Omeo

Price Comparison: about average

Directions: Next to Pendergast's hardware shop.

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 5

Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2004
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