Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Birregurra

Brae

Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, for many Brae is synonymous with Birregurra. Set up by owner-chef Dan Hunter in 2012 (acclaimed from his stint working at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld), the restau…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geelong

IGNI

Creating a buzz among food lovers across Melbourne is this latest venture by well-lauded chef (and local boy) Aaron Turner. The set tasting menus change on a whim, incorporating a mix of indigenous and European flav…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Barwon Heads

At the Heads

Directly overlooking the confluence of the river and ocean, this glassed-in weatherboard cafe-bar is right on the waterfront. Breakfast does the full circle from superfood smoothie bowls to dirty breakfast burgers, …
Top Choice Pub Food in Wye River

Wye Beach Hotel

Undoubtedly one of the best coastal pubs in Victoria, if not Australia – the ocean views just don't get much better than this. It has an unpretentious, local vibe and an all-regional craft-beer selection on tap – wi…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Around Apollo Bay

Bespoke Harvest

Reason enough to visit Forrest is for this hyped restaurant that does contemporary Mediterranean-inspired cuisine within its tastefully decorated weatherboard restaurant. The set menu changes weekly, and features in…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Campbell

Forage on the Foreshore

In the old post office is this seafront cottage cafe with wooden floorboards, art on the walls, an open fireplace and a vintage record player spinning vinyl. There's an all-day breakfast menu, burgers and curries fo…
Top Choice Cafe in Torquay

Bomboras Kiosk

Right on the sand, this is just the place for hungry beachgoers to recharge with homemade sausage rolls, cakes, salads, milkshakes or locally roasted coffee. During the summer they open the rooftop bar with local br…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lorne

Lorne Beach Pavilion

With its unbeatable location on the foreshore, life here is literally a beach, especially with a cold drink in hand. Cafe-style breakfasts and lunches hit the spot, while a more upmarket Modern Australian menu of se…
Top Choice Greek in Apollo Bay

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant

Feast on memorable ocean views, deliciously fresh seafood and Greek-influenced dishes at Chris's hilltop fine-dining sanctuary among the treetops. Reservations recommended. You can also stay in its wonderful stilted…
Top Choice Pizza in Port Fairy

Coffin Sally

This historic building was once used as a coffin makers; today it's well regarded for traditional thin-crust pizzas, cooked in an open kitchen and wolfed down on streetside stools or in the dimly lit dining nooks ou…