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Restaurants

Celebrate the local harvest and sample the best of local growers and artisanal producers on a culinary journey through Geelong and the Bellarine. Revel in the flavours of the region at hatted restaurants, friendly local eateries and cosy country pubs. Soak up sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay, explore the cosmopolitan city centre or enjoy a slow lunch out in the vineyards and experience a region overflowing with creativity and natural beauty.

Global flavours, modern inflections

Find the world at your doorstep in Geelong. Be charmed by refined French classics, awakened by aromatic Thai and Indian cuisine or tuck into traditional Italian fare at Lipari, a local favourite.

Get your tastebuds going at Geelong's Black Salt restaurant with its flavour-packed menu championing local fresh produce.

And if you're in the mood for something out of the ordinary, take a walk down to Ryan Place for an evening at Igni, named Regional Restaurant of the Year by The Age Good Food Guide. There's no menu to peruse, just a chat with the friendly staff before Chef Aaron Turner puts together a bespoke banquet just for you. Matched wines? Yes, please.

Cafe society

Duck into a buzzing Geelong lunch spot, grab a latte down at the waterfront, or linger over a slow breakfast at a cafe on the peninsula with sweeping coastal views. Travel from the city to the sea and out into the hinterland to find an array of cafes offering seasonal menus packed with regional delights, from mussels to cheeses and freshly picked berries.

Regional hits

Sample the best of the region's produce at the Peninsula's celebrated restaurants. Book a table at Gladioli for an exciting menu brimming with bold flavours and fresh local produce. Or pop into a great winery restaurant on the Bellarine Taste Trail, like Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant or Jack Rabbit Vineyard, and settle in for an evening of outstanding wine-matched seasonal fare. Step into the historic Vue Grand for a taste of old-world grandeur and beautifully composed dishes, and opt for a tasting menu matched with local wine.

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Scully's Oyster Bar and Grill

Scully's Oyster Bar and Grill have a great range of fresh, sustainable and local seafood with some amazing wine. They also sell fresh vegetables and...

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Son of an Elk

Son of an elk promise efficiency and excellence from coffee to food. Son of an Elk can be found nestled among the hustle and bustle of the CBD and...

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Wah Wah Gee

Funky, fun and fresh. Geelong’s newest dining adventure starts here on the pier at Wah Wah Gee. Swing by with your friends and take a journey through...

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Oakdene Vineyards and Cellar Door

Oakdene is an original 1920s homestead that has been beautifully restored and now offers dining, accommodation and cellar door with estate grown wine.

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Mt Duneed Estate

Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast, or an hour from Melbourne, Mt Duneed Estate offers couples, families and groups relaxed...

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Igni

Igni literally means 'from fire' in Latin and here at Aaron Turner's restaurant in the backstreets of Geelong's, there's no shortage of creative fire.

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Merne at Lighthouse

Merne at Lighthouse is in the middle of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The idyllic restaurant is conveniently accessible from both Drysdale and...

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Lord of the Isles Tavern

The Lord of the Isles Tavern is situated on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and West Fyans Street, Newtown, a stones throw away from Kardinia Park. The...

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Belsize & Co

Belsize & Co is situated in the centre of Queenscliff in the main street, Hesse Street. Since opening in 2013 a reputation was quickly gained for its...

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By the water

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The Geelong Boat House

The Geelong Boat House offers a range of dining options including fish and chips, a bistro and...

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant is sitting on the dunes overlooking the main beach of Ocean Grove....

Wah Wah Gee

Funky, fun and fresh. Geelong’s newest dining adventure starts here on the pier at Wah Wah Gee....

At The Heads

Welcome to "At The Heads" Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one...

The Pier Geelong

Spectacularly situated 250 meters out over the water, The Pier Geelong offers a truly unique...

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Hop to it for sophisticated cool-climate wines and an award-winning restaurant with stunning views.

City Quarter

City Quarter is a place like no other. Two hundred and fifty meters out over Corio Bay, this...

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Things to do

Tours

Take a joy ride flight, an invigorating bushwalk, or head into winery country. Choose one of many of tours celebrating the region's natural beauty.

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Spa and wellbeing

Stop into a luxurious day spa in the Geelong and Bellarine region and slow right down with a full-body massage, facial or beauty treatment.

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Nature and wildlife

From wetlands to coastal woodlands, the Geelong and Bellarine region is the feeding ground for many native animals, marine life and migratory birds.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Ride the waves, take a walk along the white sand, or cool off during the summer months at bayside and ocean beaches in Geelong and the Bellarine.