Lorne restaurants

Top Choice Australian in Birregurra


Regarded as one of Australia's best restaurants, Brae was established by acclaimed chef Dan Hunter – who made his name at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel – in 2012. The restaurant mostly uses whatever's growing in its 12…
Top Choice Spanish in Lorne

Movida Lorne

One of Melbourne's hottest restaurants has gone for a sea change: setting up on the ground floor of the Lorne Hotel, Movida has brought its authentic Spanish cuisine to the Great Ocean Road. The menu features a mix …
Top Choice Greek in Lorne


From the same family that ran Kosta (a Lorne institution that's relocated to Aireys Inlet as á la grecque) comes this smart, casual taverna that occupies the same location where it all started in 1974. The menu comp…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Birregurra


Simon and Kara from Bespoke Harvest in Forrest have relocated to Birregurra to set up their new venture along the town's main drag. Its innovative, daily-changing menu uses ingredients sourced straight from the orga…
Top Choice Australian in Lorne

Lorne Beach Pavilion

With its unbeatable foreshore location, at the pavilion life is 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 seafood …
Top Choice Cafe in Wye River

Wye General

This well-loved general store has provisions and groceries, but it's most noteworthy for its smart indoor-outdoor cafe-bar. With polished-concrete floors, timber accents and a sophisticated retro ambience, it does o…
Cafe in Lorne


This health-conscious cafe has a prime location on the foreshore and a menu loaded with superfoods, protein balls, salads, vegan and paleo dishes, and leafy smoothies. There are also gourmet toasties and home-baked …
Cafe in Lorne

Swing Bridge Cafe & Boathouse

This tiny cafe at the historic swing bridge (c 1934) has an appealing retro vibe. It's the place for single-origin coffee, to go with a brioche filled with anything from pulled pork to beef brisket to jerk tofu with…
Parrilla in Lorne


Bottling the success of its wildly popular beachfront Argentine barbecues, the team from Swing Bridge is taking things indoors with a vibrant new Latin American restaurant. Here it's all about Argentine-grilled meat…
Mexican in Lorne

Mexican Republic

This cosy taqueria does authentic soft corn-tortilla tacos, pulled-pork quesadillas and vegan burritos with smoky chipotle mayo. All go beautifully with the range of Mexican beers and 100% agave tequilas.