Phillip Island restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Phillip Island

Bani's Kitchen

Chef Manpreet Singh Tung seems an unlikely candidate to be operating this eatery as his cooking pedigree includes stints with acclaimed chefs Guy Grossi and Pam Talimanidis. But here on Phillip Island he is and tiny…
Cafe in Phillip Island

Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm

A great place to sample bush tucker is this cafe that specialises in indigenous Australian ingredients grown onsite. Go the bush tomato sausage rolls or lemon myrtle tempura trout, high tea with wattlesees scones. o…
Cafe in Phillip Island

Nordic Kantine

Moving from the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm to this island on the other side of the globe was a major step for the family who runs this friendly cafe, but Bornholm's loss was undoubtedly Phillip Island's gain. Com…
Pizza in Phillip Island


Enjoy a craft beer and pizza straight from the wood-fired oven in this cavernous glass shed on the Newhaven jetty, or instead dine on a steak or seafood dish accompanied by a glass or two of local pinot noir. Both o…
Australian in Phillip Island

Grenache Wine Bar

One of the few eateries on the island that stays open till late, this attractive wine bar is a popular choice after the Penguin Parade (book ahead). At other times it's a laid-back place where a seasonal menu, local…
Cafe in Phillip Island


On the mainland side of the bridge heading into Phillip Island is this vibrant and friendly little cafe serving top-notch pour-over, espresso and cold brew coffees using single-origin beans roasted in Wonthaggi. Its…
Japanese in Phillip Island


Forget the greasy fish and chip shops that are found everywhere in Cowes – the best fast-food in town is served at this spick and span Japanese joint. Grab a table to enjoy udon, ramen, don bowls, okonomiyaki, sushi…
Modern Australian in Phillip Island

Cape Kitchen

Book a window table so that you can admire the ocean vistas while enjoying the contemporary bistro food served at the island's most fashionable dining option. Service is far better than most places in town as is the…
Cafe in Phillip Island

Island Food Store

Owner Elisabeth makes all the food on offer at this cute cafe behind a parking lot on Chapel Street, and her soups, pastas and salads are a good lunch option. It's also a safe bet for sourcing picnic provisions.
Cafe in Phillip Island

Café Lugano

One of the few decent cafes along Cowes' main strip is this teensy hole-in-the-wall, which serves coffee made with Zest single-origin beans. There's a courtyard at the back.