Top Choice Modern Australian in Birregurra


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 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 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…
Cafe in Lorne


Keep that beach body in check and head down to this health-conscious cafe with a prime location on the foreshore. Its menu is loaded with superfoods, protein balls, salads and leafy smoothies, as well as gourmet toa…
Cafe in Lorne

Swing Bridge Cafe & Boathouse

This tiny cafe overlooking the water at the historic swing bridge (c 1934) has an appealing retro beach vibe. It's the place for single-origin coffee, to go with its range of brioches filled with anything from pulle…
Greek in Lorne


From the same family that ran Kosta (a Lorne institution that's relocated to Aireys Inlet) comes this smart, casual taverna that's opened in the exact same location where it all started in 1974. Run by the sons, the…
Malaysian in Lorne

Don's Kitchen

Hidden away in a fairly bizarre location within the bistro of a golf course on top of the hill, this Malaysian restaurant serves authentic cuisine. Enjoy panoramic ocean views while digging into a seafood laksa or a…
Cafe in Wye River

Wye General

This well-loved general store does provisions and groceries; however it's most noteworthy for its smart indoor-outdoor cafe/bar. Polished concrete floors, timber features and a sophisticated retro ambience, it does …
Mexican in Lorne

Mexican Republic

Bringing Melbourne's Mexican street-food craze to Lorne, this pop-up-style taqueria does authentic soft corn tortilla tacos, burritos with smoky chipotle mayo and imported Mexican beers.
Cafe in Birregurra

The Store Deans Marsh

Worth a stop for its homemade pork-and-fennel sausage rolls, as well as pies and pulled pork rolls. There's plenty of local produce on offer, as well as cakes and coffee roasted in nearby Birregurra. It's in Deans M…