Address: 280 Skenes Creek Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233
Phone: 03 5237 6411
Perched precipitously atop Beacon Point overlooking Apollo Bay, the open-plan dining room here provides the Great Ocean Road’s most spectacular dining. At night, floodlit tree ferns and manna gums replace the coastal view and suddenly you’re in a wonderful tree house. To the stunning setting, add an emphasis on local produce, imaginative Mediterranean-inspired dishes and efficient friendly service. Try an entree of ocean trout gravlax served with soft-boiled egg and dukkah. Greek mains, perfected over four decades in the business, are standouts: perfectly balanced braised octopus salad with apple, walnut, beetroot and goat’s cheese; terracotta baked prawns with tomato and feta. Other long-time favourites include succulent boned rabbit stuffed with figs and walnuts. There are daily specials with an emphasis on local seafood and desserts - maybe the Greek selection (baklava, pistachio icecream) for two - to send you over the edge.
Open Daily 8.30am–10am, noon–2pm, 6–8.30pm (Cup Day–Easter); daily 6–8.30pm, Sat–Sun noon–2pm (Easter–Oct)
Typical prices E $19 M $40 D $16
Cards DC AE MC V Eftpos
Wine An extensive list of Australian, NZ and Europeans; good offerings by the glass
Owner & chef Chris Talihmanidis
Seats 85; bar
And … Get even closer to cloud nine and check into one of the self-contained rooms here.
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