Dine out at one of the Great Ocean Road's many restaurants serving up fresh local seafood and locally grown produce and see why the region's foodie reputation is going from strength to strength. Choose from a wide selection of dining options in the main coastal resorts up and down the coast – from casual sidewalk cafes with views of the ocean to acclaimed restaurants.

Heavy hitters and maritime vistas

Visit Brae, awarded three hats in the Good Food Guide 2018 and three stars in Australian Gourmet Traveller's restaurant guide. Settle in for the degustation menu and savour imaginative cuisine, impeccably realised by Chef Dan Hunter, a trailblazer at the peak of his powers. Enjoy fine dining and stunning ocean views at Chris's at Beacon Point, savour the flavours of Greece at hatted restaurant A La Grecque in Aireys Inlet or visit the delightfully casual Timboon Railway Shed Distillery for lunch.

Fans of acclaimed fine dining restaurant Gladioli, which was originally opened in Inverleigh, will be pleased to find it has been reborn further down the coast in Port Fairy. Also in Port Fairy, intimate and inviting Merrijig Kitchen celebrates local produce with aplomb while nearby Basalt Vineyard Cafe dishes up tasty tapas and award-winning wine.

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