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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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Sphinx Entertainment Centre

The Sphinx Entertainment Centre offers a taste of Egypt in the heart of Geelong. The 15 metre Sphinx is your one stop entertainment venue in Geelong....

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Empire Grill Restaurant

Empire Grill is a unique experience, critically acclaimed for exceptional, food, wine and service in comfortable surroundings. Located just over an...

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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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Mr Grubb @ Oakdene

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene is the latest addition to the Oakdene Vineyards property on the Bellarine Peninsula. Nestled amongst the birch trees, adjacent to...

Wineries

Del Rios of Mt Anakie

Taste award-winning, elegant wines at this family-owned vineyard on the western slopes of Mt Anakie. Cellar door and cafe open every weekend for lunch.

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Club Italia Geelong

Club Italia Geelong boasts a range of facilities and features, including a seating area of up to 450 people, commercial kitchen, bar facilities,...

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The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant is sitting on the dunes overlooking the main beach of Ocean Grove. This is an amazing location. There is a world...

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The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson is an iconic Geelong pub steeped in history and an old favourite among the locals. After an eight month renovation, the Nelson has...

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The Wool Exchange

The café at The Wool Exchange Entertainment Complex is the ideal venue for breakfast, lunch, business meetings, catch-ups with friends, or...

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City Quarter

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

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.

At The Heads

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

Wah Wah Gee

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

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

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

The Geelong Boat House

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

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Art and culture

Wander through galleries and artist studios, check out public artworks, and delve into the local history at villages up and down the peninsula.

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.

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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.

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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.