Restaurants

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 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 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 Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Ferryman's Seafood Cafe

It’s hard to beat the ambience of dining on the deck of this floating cafe-restaurant (an old Paynesville to Raymond Island passenger ferry), which will fill you to the gills with fish and seafood dishes. The fisher…
Cafe in Lakes Entrance

Sparrows Nest

Bringing a bit of urban style to Lakes Entrance is this cool spot doing single-origin coffees and house-made crumpets spread with Raymond Island honeycomb-butter speckled with bacon bits for breakfast. Lunches are g…
Pub Food in Sale

Criterion Hotel

It's pubs like this that make travelling in country Victoria so great. Originally built in 1865, the Criterion was restored in 2013 and is one of Sale's best spots for a meal. Here they keep things local, with dishe…
Cafe in Bairnsdale

Little Alice Cafe

Bairnsdale's best cafe has a minimalist decor with a tiled front counter and a menu to rival Melbourne's cafes. They do a great breakfast, including homemade crumpets with honeycomb-bacon butter, and coffee by renow…
Steak in Lakes Entrance

Miriam's Restaurant

The upstairs dining room at Miriam’s overlooks The Esplanade, and the Gippsland steaks, local seafood dishes and casual cocktail-bar atmosphere are excellent. Try its epic 'Greek fisherman's plate' – 500g of local s…
Cafe in Sale

Red Catt

Along Sale's main strip is this cafe, often packed with folk who've come for the excellent coffee and mains such as salt-and-Sichuan-pepper squid, Korean fried chicken and pulled-pork tacos. They're open for dinner …