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French in Sorrento

Cakes & Ale Bistro

Offering some much needed class on Sorrento's main street is this smart restaurant doing seasonal produce sourced from around Victoria. Its attractive space is fitted out with plants, polished floors and distressed …
Italian in Sorrento

Acquolina Ristorante

Acquolina set the bar when it opened in Sorrento with its authentic northern-Italian fare. This is hearty, simple food – handmade pasta and ravioli dishes matched with wines sourced first-hand from Italy, grappa and…
Modern Australian in Sorrento

All Smiles

Literally on the Sorrento back beach, the menu here is decent enough with pizza, fish and chips, and calamari salad, but it's really all about the view. The Sunday buffet breakfasts (adult/child $20/12) are a great …
Modern Australian in Sorrento

The Baths

The waterfront deck of the former sea baths: the perfect spot for lunch or a romantic sunset dinner overlooking the jetty and the Queenscliff ferry. There are some good seafood choices among its menu of Modern Austr…
Italian in Sorrento Sorrento

Within a heritage 1878 building on Sorrento's Esplanade, popular is doing authentic Italian dishes to go with Peroni on tap and DOC wines. For breakfast go for the porcini baked eggs; its thin-crust pizzas …
Books in Sorrento

Antipodes Bookshop

A great little bookstore stocking a well-sourced range of titles, including Australian and indigenous books, as well as art, design and travel. Downstairs has a large collection of kids books.
Cafe in Sorrento


Stringer's is a Sorrento institution with thoughtfully prepared sandwiches, snacks and light meals. If they have the small egg-bacon-and-chive tart for breakfast, you've hit the jackpot.
Modern Australian in Sorrento


An in-crowd frequents this trendily converted cottage, but its staying power is due to excellent food – everything from prawn linguine to slow-cooked beef brisket and pork belly dishes.
Historic Site in Sorrento

Collins Settlement Historic Site

Apart from four graves that are believed to hold the remains of 30 original settlers, there’s little evidence of Sorrento’s original abandoned settlement. The Collins Settlement Historic Site, midway between Sorrent…
Cafe in Sorrento

Just Fine Food

Famous for its sublime, fluffy vanilla slices (recipe: top secret), this cafe and deli is a great place for an all-day breakfast or lunch of open-faced sandwiches, focaccia, antipasti and gourmet pies.