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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 Age Good Food Guide) and Black Salt.

If you're in the mood for something extraordinary, book in for an evening at Igni, previously 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.

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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Noble Rot

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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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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Black Bull Tapas Bar and Restaurant

The Black Bull has quick $16 lunches available Monday to Friday and long dinners, with private dining and set menu options, every night of the week....

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Quban

Quban is a modern bar with notoriously good Latin American street food, located in a historic building in the heart of Geelong. Enjoy a fully stocked...

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Gladioli Restaurant

Do your best to nab a table at Inverleigh's Gladioli to try Matt Dempsey's sublime cooking, lauded by The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.

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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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Inverleigh Hotel

For over 150 years, locals and visitors have been enjoying the country charm and service of the Inverleigh Hotel, just 20 minutes from Geelong on the...

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Fishermen's Pier

Purveyors of fresh, local seafood in Geelong since 1971, Fishermen’s Pier is the region’s premier fine dining waterfront restaurant. Uniquely...

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White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall

Nestled in the grounds of the Little Creatures Village in Geelong, White Rabbit Brewery is a space created for flavour exploration. As you push...

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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...

At The Heads

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

The Geelong Boat House

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

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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

King George Fish and Grill

King George Fish and Grill offers sweeping waterfront views, with both dine in and takeaway options...

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....

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