Tonic's corner location and elegant dining room makes it stand out in the small, simple town of Millthorpe. The menu is seasonally focused, so it changes frequently and showcases a rotating list of local producers.
Chef Tony Worland is a protégé of Gordon Ramsay, but, despite his experience, the prices at Tonic are pretty reasonable: $70 for two courses, and $80 for three. The menu might include braised oxtail with caramelised pumpkin and the Mandagery Creek venison served with lentils, rhubarb and pink peppercorn. Millthorpe's proximity to Orange means their wine list is impeccably chosen, and the staff are ridiculously knowledgeable to boot. This is fine dining that can suit most budgets, and is a top-tier destination for any food and wine fanatic.
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