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Top Choice Brewery in South Gippsland

Loch Brewery & Distillery

A shining example of regional Victoria's rise as a epicurean destination is this brewery and distillery inside an old 19th-century bank. Set up by a husband-and-wife team in 2014, Loch produces traditional UK real c…
Top Choice Cave in Buchan

Buchan Caves

Since it was unveiled to Melburnians as a blockbuster sight in the early 1900s, the Buchan Caves has been dazzling visitors with its fantasy world of glistening calcite formations. Parks Victoria runs guided cave to…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Metung

Nautica

A classy affair with smart polished wooden floorboards, open fire and views out to the water, Nautica is one not to miss in Metung. Start the day by treating yourself to a breakfast brioche roll filled with double b…
Top Choice Cafe in Koonwarra

Koonwarra Store

Local produce and wines are on sale in this renovated timber building. It's also a renowned cafe that serves simple food with flair, priding itself on using organic, low-impact suppliers and products – go the Koonie…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Maffra

Tinamba Hotel

In the small township of Tinamba, 10km west of Maffra, is this classy restaurant that's well known for its delectable menu using local, seasonal produce. Its dining room with piano and Chesterfield couches is in kee…
Top Choice Seafood in Port Albert

Wildfish

With a sublime harbourside location and the freshest local seafood, Wildfish is earning a well-deserved reputation for serving good food. By day it does crumbed burgers with slaw and aioli, and chilli and lime calam…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Orbost

Sailors Grave Brewing

Set up in an old butter factory, this microbrewery is notable for its inventive brews – from a Gose produced using local seaweed to a whisky sour Berliner Weisse. Other core beers include IPA and southern right ale.…
Top Choice Seafood in Paynesville & Raymond Island

Pier 70

With a sublime location right on the marina, this breezy and luxurious cafe has an outdoor deck on which to enjoy a 'breakfast jar', or a Wagyu beef burger with twice-cooked beer-battered chips for lunch. At night i…
Top Choice Pub Food in Metung

Metung Hotel

You can’t beat the location overlooking Metung Wharf, and the big windows and outdoor timber decking make the most of the water views. The bistro serves top-notch pub food with a focus on fresh local seafood. The ho…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Port Albert

Port Albert Wharf

If there's one reason to visit Port Albert, it's to drop in for a bit of flake from this renowned fish and chippery on the jetty. Lightly battered, white and tender flesh, perfectly presented and as fresh as you'd e…