Food & wine

Bring an appetite and discover the bountiful offerings of Phillip Island, from freshly caught seafood to al fresco dining and locally grown produce. Settle into the island lifestyle and take your pick of renowned restaurants, family-run wineries and quaint beachside cafes.

Watch the waves

Dine out by the water at The Foreshore Bar and Restaurant in Rhyll, or head to Cowes for a diverse range of choices including Japanese tapas at Youki's and fresh seafood at Harry's on the Esplanade. Cruise on to Newhaven and tuck into uniquely Australian flavours at seaside Cape Kitchen.

Winemakers and brewers

A reputation for cool climate wines with full fruit flavours makes cellar door tastings a must. Sip on a sparkling shiraz at the acclaimed Purple Hen Winery or combine local wine with live music and visual art at Phillip Island Winery. Craft brew aficionados will want to hang for a while at Ocean Reach Brewing or the Rusty Water Brewery for handcrafted ales and pub grub.

Get fresh

Start the day with a brew from BeanD or fresh pastries from San Remo Bakehouse, then source seafood straight from the boat at the San Remo Fisherman's Co-op. Check out the monthly Churchill Island farmers' market and fill the boot with fresh veg, fruit and local produce, including gourmet delights from Bassine Specialty Cheeses.

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