Insouciant bon-vivant and erstwhile troubadour prone to verbose verbiage.
Published January 31st 2015
Sault Restaurant, Sailors Falls: insert double entendre here
Daylesford isn't all just about Hepburn Springs or the nearby bathhouse . There are any number of quality restaurants in the region taking advantage of the weekend traffic coming up from Melbourne and the local residents who have taste.
At the high end of the Daylesford scene sits Sault Restaurant. On the outskirts of Daylesford, Sault is technically located in the postcode of Sailors Falls: cue poor puns about 'Saulty' sea dogs and puns in poor taste of 'Saulty' seamen. Suffice to say you are unlikely to receive any vittles at Sault that are under-seasoned.
In fact I can speak from experience and state you are unlikely to have anything delivered to the table you would not take great pleasure in stuffing down your gullet. I had an eye fillet that would make any vegan weep: a tower of medium rare glory whose memory still makes me salivate.
The only problem with the place is the distance one must travel to get there however any complaints are soon dissolved by what real estate agents would describe as ab idyllic setting. Sault stands as about the only visible structure on wide acres of farmland - its wedding barn and chapel (wedding barn?) about the only other man-made feature in view (not including the car park of course smartarse).
Sault of the Earth
The staff are warm, welcoming and have that knack of being unobtrusively efficient at taking orders in good time without drawing a weapon on diners.
Look upon my lunch ye Facebook friends and tremble
The star of the show though is the food. As their website will tell you "Sault is committed to using and sourcing only the freshest quality produce available" and it shows in the eating. Before you get to the input of calories however you will be forced to pull the smart-phone from your pocket and snap away with another irritating food-selfie. All dishes are beautifully presented and possess a balance of flavour and texture that is worth every penny of the $35-40 price of a Sault main.
I can assure you that a long drive and a hefty price tag will not prevent one from sighing in overfed ecstasy following three courses at Sault.