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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 and intrigued by Alma's contemporary take on South American specialties. For some Italian comfort fare, head to Lipari, a local favourite.

Get your tastebuds going on dishes championing the best local and sustainable produce at contemporary Geelong restaurants Tulip (awarded a hat by the Good Food Guide 2018) and Black Salt.

If you're in the mood for something extraordinary, book in for an evening at Igni, winner of two hats in the Good Food Guide 2018. 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.

Morning brews and long lunches

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.

Going provincial

Turn towards coastal Queenscliff for a taste of old-world grandeur and beautifully composed dishes at Althelstane House and the iconic Vue Grand. Opt for a tasting menu matched with local wine at the latter.

Hit the Moorabool Valley Taste Trail, stopping at Inverleigh Cellar and Kitchen for a drop of excellent local wine and European-style eats 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.

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Cafes

Freckleduck

Freckleduck in Malop Street, Geelong CBD, is a smart modern café with a focus on great coffee by Five Senses Coffee, in an attractive space,...

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Scandinavian Ice Cream Company

Located in both Queenscliff and Barwon Heads, the Scandinavian Ice Cream Company is a family owned institution on the Bellarine Peninsula since 1984....

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Marty @ Oakdene

The award winning Oakdene restaurant Marty @ Oakdene is the perfect place to match estate grown wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional...

Wineries

Bellarine Estate

Enjoy wine tastings from the Bellarine Estate and Portarlington Ridge labels along with beer tastings from the Bellarine Brewing Company's range.

Pubs

Lara Sporting Club

The Lara Sporting Club was founded in 1975 and has been the sporting and social hub for the families of Lara throughout that time. It has grown from...

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Bouchon at Bellarine

Bouchon at Bellarine Estate Winery offers a fresh take on French provincial cuisine. Dinners enjoy tasty and tradition favourites combined with local...

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Ripview Bistro at Queenscliff Bowling Club

Skye and her staff eagerly await your visit to dine in the Ripview Bistro at the Queenscliff Bowling Club. The menu is fantastic, so keep an eye out...

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Noble Rot Wine Store and Bar

Noble Rot Wine Store and Bar is a specialist wine retailer in the heart of Point Lonsdale with an impressive choice of local and imported wines and...

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Piknik

Piknik is a unique café and store in a converted roadhouse in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. Piknik is dedicated to providing high quality...

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By the water

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At The Heads

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

City Quarter

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

Wah Wah Gee

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

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.

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