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, which will fill you to the gills with fish and seafood dishes, including good ol’ fish and chips. The seafood platter is a great…
Top Choice Italian in Bright

Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. This is one of regi…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Bright

Pepperleaf Bushtucker Restaurant

This place doesn’t look fancy but the philosophy and flavours – using native ingredients such as wattleseed, quandong, wild limes and lemon myrtle – are something of a taste revelation. Tapas-style plates give you a…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geelong

Jack & Jill

Choose three small dishes from the menu of regional produce (perhaps local Barwon lamb and couscous filo parcel with lemon yoghurt and pomegranate molasses) and they’ll all be served to you on one plate. Upstairs ha…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lakes Entrance

The Boathouse

This much-awarded restaurant is Lakes Entrance's most celebrated kitchen. The atmosphere is refined and the emphasis is on creatively conceived seafood. Start with the Atlantic scallops with pea puree, pancetta and …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Great Ocean Road


Given the success chef Dan Hunter had at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, the Birregurra tourism guys must've been licking their lips for several reasons when they heard he was moving to their town to open his new r…
Cafe in Geelong


Go! is a local favourite for its fun, colourful atmosphere, good coffee and breakfasts. Head out to its lovely leafy courtyard.
Bakery in Geelong

Irrewarra Sourdough Shop & Café

This rustic bakery makes some of the best bread in town and serves it up in wholesome sandwiches, gourmet baguettes or as delicious breakfast toast.
Cafe in Geelong

Wharf Shed Café

You can’t beat the waterfront location at this casual cafe near the Eastern Beach marina. Fish and chips is a crowd favourite, but there’s a good range of pizza, pasta, burgers and curries, and a sunny open terrace.
Cafe in Lorne

Kafe Kaos

Bright and perky, Kafe Kaos typifies Lorne’s relaxed foodie philosophy – barefoot patrons in boardies or bikinis tuck into first-class panini, bruschetta, burgers and chips, all-day breakfasts and a bar.