Come for the briny sea air and ocean-kissed landscape and stay to sate your appetite. Discover the evolution of Phillip Island’s food scene and tantalise your taste buds at vineyards, breweries and cafes across the island. 

1. Phillip Island Winery

Gaze out at three acres of vines offset by views of Bass Coast’s turquoise waters as you sip a hearty pinot noir or crisp sauvignon blanc at Phillip Island Winery. Those looking for a full dining experience can indulge with pan seared line fish with salt roasted beets, sauteed potatoes and flavoursome purees and salsas, and then finish with a lemon tart dusted with strawberry gum berry dust and fresh fruit. 


2. Grenache Wine Bar

Head to Phillip Island’s burgeoning restaurant district along the waterfront in Cowes and visit Grenache Wine Bar. Admire the ornate ceiling and sleek black and white aesthetic in either the casual or more formal dining area. On offer is a boutique wine and gin bar and a contemporary menu, where you can choose from local and international wines and over 150 gin varieties. 


3. Ocean Reach Brewing

For a casual, lively atmosphere, Ocean Reach Brewing is the place to be. Located in Cowes, the venue has a tasting room serving up seasonal release beers and core favourites like pilsner, ale, IPA and porter. Get your fill with a hearty burger or small bites from their food van. The best part? You can bring your pooch along and dine outside in the fresh seaside air with your furry bestie. 


4. Bang Bang Bar and Food

Explore picturesque Cape Woolamai and keep the good vibes going with a feed at Bang Bang Bar and Food. Savour mouthwatering dishes from the Asian-inspired menu and enjoy a premier selection of beer, gin or rum (or a creative cocktail for the sweet tooths) as day shifts to night and the drinks keep flowing. 

5. Saltwater Phillip Island

Situated right on the water with 270-degree views which include Phillip Island Bridge and Westernport Bay to the north, Saltwater combines the love of the ocean with quality local produce. Pull up a seat on the deck, or by the floor-to-ceiling windows and knock back a beer paired with some tapas or a tasty woodfired pizza. 


6. The Wooli Tavern

Catch some live music in the heart of Cape Woolamai at The Wooli Tavern. Expect classic pub feeds and a few modern Australian inclusions in a casual setting. Catch live entertainment on the weekend or play a spot of pool with your mates while enjoying local wines, fun cocktails and all your favourite beers on tap. 


7. G’Day Tiger

Find a taste of Melbourne’s renowned coffee scene only 30 seconds from the main beach in Cowes at G’Day Tiger. Coffee and sandwich specialists, the café screams urban sophistication with its concrete benchtops and plywood walls, while roasting beans are sourced from across Melbourne and served alongside classic sanga combos like the Reuben, with a custom ‘Tiger’ to keep the flavour combo interesting. 


8. Wild Food Farm and Café

Uncover the flavoursome potential of Australia’s native herbs, spices, fruits and berries at this farm gate to table café in Rhyll. Wild Food and Farm Café is set in a quaint homestead with a wraparound verandah surrounded by natural bushland. The undercover rainforest is another experiential place to dine surrounded by an abundant food source. The venue blends their own teas, muesli, curries and bush rubs on site, while the cafe whips up special jams, relishes and sauces straight from the garden. 


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