Come for the sea air and ocean-kissed landscape. Stay to satisfy your appetite with local flavours. Phillip Island’s food scene is fresh and evolving, with myriad opportunities to tantalise your tastebuds at vineyards, breweries and cafes across the island. 

1. Phillip Island Winery

Sip pinot noir or sauvignon blanc as you gaze out over three acres of vines and Bass Coast’s turquoise waters at Phillip Island Winery. Linger at the cellar door for tastings or settle in for lunch or afternoon grazing – hand-stretched pizza and comforting dishes designed to be shared showcase local produce.

2. Anerie Bistro

Head to Anerie to indulge in hearty, flavourful dishes that pair perfectly with an exceptional wine list. This charming French-style bistro on the beautiful Cowes foreshore brings a touch of Europe to Phillip Island. Enjoy the menu du jour, from oysters and baked camembert to duck breast and steak frites.

3. Ocean Reach Brewing

Discover a lively, casual atmosphere at Ocean Reach Brewing. This fab Cowes tasting room serves up seasonal release beers and core favourites such as pilsner, ale, IPA and porter. Get your fill with a juicy burger or other small bites from the onsite food van – pooch lovers can dine outside with your furry bestie.

4. Bang Bang Bar and Food

Bang Bang Bar and Food is a top spot for relaxed coastal dining at stunning Cape Woolamai. A flavoursome Asian-inspired menu of share plates brings the party, and is abundantly supported by a sociable selection of beer, gin, rum and creative cocktails as day shifts to night.

5. Saltwater Phillip Island

Saltwater's waterfront spot is a knock-out, with 270-degree views out to Phillip Island Bridge and Westernport Bay. Pull up a seat on the deck or by the floor-to-ceiling windows for gazing and grazing. Quality local produce stars on the menu. Knock back a beer paired with tapas or tasty wood-fired pizza.

6. Pino's Trattoria

Enjoy warm hospitality and laidback vibes at popular Pino’s Trattoria on the main street in Cowes, still going strong after 30 years. Dine indoors or out, getting together for honest, traditional Italian flavours – whether it's pizza or pasta, all the favourites are done satisfyingly well.

7. Kelp Dining

This delightful little cocktail bar and eatery in San Remo is a firm fave among visitors and locals. Tour the Americas – from Canada to Chile – in a tasty menu of tacos, burgers, light bites and sharing plates, while friendly bartenders shake up delicious drinks from the extensive cocktail list.

8. Bani's Restaurant & Bar

Savour fresh Victorian produce and bay views at modern Greek waterfront restaurant Bani's in Cowes. Enjoy flavour-packed dishes made with love, including sharing platters with slow-cooked meats or market fresh seafood. End things on a high with a delectable sweet Greek treat.