Our Stories

As we grow and share the BBQ love, so too does word of us. And whether it's something we're doing (Check out our Youtube channel here) or something somebody else is doing, we think it's pretty awesome. So come here for all the latest and greatest. 

Mindfood.com, July 2019

“We do make a lot of choices that are not the profitable choice, but the choice that we feel is right. And we get feedback from people all the time that this matters to them.”

RACV Royal Auto, May 2019

“Victoria’s best winter dining”

TimeOut Melbourne, May 2019

“Inside a former machinery shed you’ll find excellent barbecued meats, banana pudding and guaranteed good times.”

2018 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards - October 2018 - Highlights

Congratulations Melissa Goffin! Winner, Emerging Female Entrepreneur of the Year

NAB Business Research and Insights, October 2018

“Determination transforms struggling start-up into smoking success”

Interview with NAB Small Business Exec, Leigh O'Neill

A discussion on how Melissa moved from school teacher to BBQ owner and the planning and obstacles that showed up for her and Martin on this journey.


Virgin Australia, Voyeur, September 2018

“We’re creating an experience, through food and the communal dining space that creates connections and brings people together”



SBS, Small Business Secrets, August 2018

“Red Gum BBQ's recipe to get a business firing up”



Channel 10’s What’s Up Down Under, June 2018


Broadsheet Melbourne, 26 February 2018

"A little slice of South Georgia on the Mornington Peninsula"


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The Urban List Melbourne, 11 January 2018

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"Smoked meats and housemade BBQ sauce? Hells yeah"


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Real Living, November Issue (2017)

Mini break: Mornington Peninsula

"Unassumingly tucked away in what was once a mechanic's workshop, husband and wife team Melissa and Martin serve seriously amazing American BBQ."


The Weekend Australian, 7 October 2017

Red Gum BBQ: "...get ready to roll up your sleeves and pile a tray with meat that falls off the bone, mac ‘n’ cheese, crunchy pickles, golden cornbread, creamy slaw and broccoli salad, in which even the mayonnaise is homemade" 

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Peninsula Essence Magazine, Oct 2017

Barbecue Dreams

"Red Gum BBQ is set up for families and socialising with craft beers on tap, an open pit room, indoor and outdoor dining, and an aroma that is mouth-watering the moment you walk through the door."


Time Out Sydney, Sept. 2016

Australia’s best American-style barbecue

"That is, until you take a seat at one of the long, wooden tables inside Melissa and Martin’s Red Gum BBQ in Red Hill and tuck into a St Louis-style spare rib. Or a thick slice of brisket. Or a tray of pulled pork. And leave room for the banana pudding."  


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Herald Sun - Leader,  17 March

Southern US-style barbecue delights on offer at Red Gum BBQ, Red Hill

"The meat itself is free-range pork or grass-fed cattle of the highest quality...It’s southern comfort food"


Bloggers & such:

Girl Tweets World. 12 December 2017

Ten Itchy Feet.  17 November 2017

Mosey Peninsula. 16 October 2017. 

Max Plus Food. 21 August 2017.  

Model Turned Cook. 16 August 2017.

Miss Morni Penni. 18 March 2017.