9 Unique Dining Experiences in Victoria

9 Unique Dining Experiences in Victoria

Learn why the Great Ocean Road is emerging as a foodies’ dream destination with these 10 exciting dining experiences. Start planning your trip today.

Victoria’s vibrant food scene doesn’t stop with Melbourne, cafes and restaurants along the Great Ocean Road provide myriad culinary experiences from lunch spots that champion local produce to beachside restaurants with views that can compete with the food on your plate. Here are 10 exciting places to start your Great Ocean Road food map for your next foodie road trip.

Two From Torquay

  1. Blackmans Brewery – Take in some of the region’s fantastic locally-produced beers with some tasty food at Blackman’s Brewery. It doesn’t get much better after a day at the beach with everything brewed, produced, and canned in Torquay by this 100% independently owned brewery.
  2. Bob Sugar – Some beachside venues just rely on their location for success, at Bob Sugar this couldn’t be further from the case. Just across the road from Torquay’s Front Beach, this Asian-fusion restaurant serves up great food with cocktails to match.

Two Places to Eat in Lorne

  1. Raas Leela – Enjoy a modern twist on authentic Indian street cuisine at this innovative restaurant in Lorne. Make the most of their daily happy hour and sip on a pint of Guinness or creative cocktails with your beautifully presented dishes.
  2. Swing Bridge Café and Boathouse – Where else can you grab brunch and rent a paddle boat from the same venue? Located by the historic swing bridge in Lorne, this cafe has a relaxed atmosphere with paddle boats for hire to use on the family-friendly river.

Anglesea Eateries

  1. Fish by Moonlite – Elevating the humble fish and chips to gourmet levels, Fish by Moonlite offers fresh, local seafood with a twist. Whilst the fresh fish is definitely the star, be sure to try arguably the best potato cake in Victoria while you’re there.
  2. The Coast Restaurant – Everything about this modern Australian restaurant screams local. From spirits and ingredients sourced from just around the corner to their crockery and even water jugs being made by local artists and ceramicists.

Three More Unique Options

  1. Izzy’s Restaurant – Located just 10 minutes from both Port Fairy and Warrnambool, this cosy restaurant in Koroit brings Après-ski vibes to the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy their varied menu with a glass of wine by the fire.
  2. Apollo Bay Distillery – Wood-fired pizzas and on-site roasted coffee would normally be the highlights of other venues, at Apollo Bay Distillery these are just the beginning. Handcrafted exotic gins are made and served here using local botanicals, with tastings available for those interested in learning the ins and outs of the gin-making process.
  3. Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre & Café – Part of one of the oldest aquaculture sites in the world, the cafe at Tae Rak serves up a modern menu using regional produce and local bush herbs and spices. The food is prepared by a local Gunditjmara chef and even has alfresco dining overlooking the shores of Lake Condah.

More Great Food on the Great Ocean Road

These ten spots are just the beginning of what the Great Ocean Road has to offer, each town along this beautiful coast has its own delightful dining experiences to discover. View more exciting restaurants and start planning your ultimate foodie road trip today.

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