Guide To Fine Dining On The Great Ocean Road

Guide To Fine Dining On The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road offers some of the most unique gourmet experiences in all of Australia. You’ll be delighted to find a range of fine dining restaurants that offer delectable cuisine, impeccable service, and stunning views along Victoria’s southern coastline.

The Great Ocean Road is a food lover’s paradise, with a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and bars to satisfy your taste buds. This article will take you on a culinary journey along the Great Ocean Road, we’ll explore five amazing fine-dining spots in Victoria and some of the delicious dishes they serve.

Time and Tide Tearoom


The Time and Tide Tearoom is located just a few minutes’ drive from Port Fairy. It’s a beautiful cafe with splendid views of the ocean, where you can take in the crashing waves and on occasion spot whales who breach the blue waters. Time and Tide is famous for its high tea, with a variety of sweet and savoury treats, served with a glass of sparkling wine. It’s the perfect venue for a romantic date or a group get-together.  It is recommended to book ahead for a unique experience of “High Tea by the High Sea” at the Time and Tide Tearoom, which is not to be missed during a trip along the Great Ocean Road.

Clovelly Restaurant & Bar

Clovelly Restaurant and Bar in Warrnambool is a popular fine dining destination, known for its delicious menu, warm hospitality, and lively atmosphere. This fine dining restaurant offers a modern Australian menu that features locally sourced produce, ranging from well-loved classics to fine dining dishes. Located near the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, and within walking distance of the Warrnambool town centre, Clovelly Restaurant is a must-visit establishment for those travelling to Warrnambool.

Lady Bay Resort Restaurant & Bar

The Lady Bay Resort Restaurant & Bar, located in Warrnambool’s beach precinct, provides a relaxed dining atmosphere for both visitors and locals. The restaurant offers a variety of Western-style dishes, including beef, chicken, seafood, and pasta, as well as Asian fusion cuisine. The space is stylish and vibrant, making it a perfect place to catch up with friends and family. After dinner, you can enjoy an evening walk along the foreshore to the old aquarium.

Little Picket

Little Picket at Lorne’s Bowls Club is a sustainable food establishment that exclusively serves locally and sustainably grown produce. The diner is named after the venue’s picket fence and promotes the practice of picking home-grown produce. Little Picket takes fine dining on the Great Ocean Road to the next level with its unique approach to sustainability, you’ll get the rare experience of enjoying something truly local to Lorne Beach.

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