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Celebrate the local harvest and sample the best of local growers and artisanal producers on a culinary journey through Geelong and the Bellarine. Revel in the flavours of the region at hatted restaurants, friendly local eateries and cosy country pubs. Soak up sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay, explore the cosmopolitan city centre or enjoy a slow lunch out in the vineyards and experience a region overflowing with creativity and natural beauty.

Global flavours, modern inflections

Find the world at your doorstep in Geelong. Be charmed by refined French classics, awakened by aromatic Thai and Indian cuisine and intrigued by Alma's contemporary take on South American specialties. For some Italian comfort fare, head to Lipari, a local favourite.

Get your tastebuds going on dishes championing the best local and sustainable produce at contemporary Geelong restaurants Tulip (awarded a hat by The Age Good Food Guide) and Black Salt.

If you're in the mood for something extraordinary, book in for an evening at Igni, previously named Regional Restaurant of the Year by The Age Good Food Guide. There's no menu to peruse, just a chat with the friendly staff before Chef Aaron Turner puts together a bespoke banquet just for you. Matched wines? Yes, please.

Morning brews and long lunches

Duck into a buzzing Geelong lunch spot, grab a latte down at the waterfront, or linger over a slow breakfast at a cafe on the peninsula with sweeping coastal views. Travel from the city to the sea and out into the hinterland to find an array of cafes offering seasonal menus packed with regional delights, from mussels to cheeses and freshly picked berries.

Going provincial

Turn towards coastal Queenscliff for a taste of old-world grandeur and beautifully composed dishes at Althelstane House and the iconic Vue Grand. Opt for a tasting menu matched with local wine at the latter.

Hit the Moorabool Valley Taste Trail, stopping at Inverleigh Cellar and Kitchen for a drop of excellent local wine and European-style eats or pop into a great winery restaurant on the Bellarine Taste Trail, like Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant or Jack Rabbit Vineyard, and settle in for an evening of outstanding wine-matched seasonal fare.

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Wineries

Oneday Estate

Carefully handcrafted from recycled materials, Oneday Estate is a truly unique venue to host your wedding, birthday or corporate function. The estate...

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The Little Mussel Cafe

Advance Mussel Supply's farm gate sales has grown into its very own little mussel cafe. The Little Mussel Cafe still sell fresh Portarlington mussels...

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Quban

Quban is a modern bar with notoriously good Latin American street food, located in a historic building in the heart of Geelong. Enjoy a fully stocked...

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Little Green Corner

Little Green Corner opened in February 2015. Set up by hospitality professionals Hugh Whitehead (front of house) and Chris Welsh (Chef) with the...

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Queenscliff Brewhouse

Whether you are looking for amazing craft beers, to eat delicious food, to listen to free live music or watch some of Australia's best live sports...

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At The Heads

Welcome to "At The Heads" Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one of The Bellarine's most unique dining experiences....

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City Quarter

City Quarter is a place like no other. Two hundred and fifty meters out over Corio Bay, this boutique lounge bar offers stunning views Western and...

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Inverleigh Bakehouse

If you are in the mood for something a little indulgent then get yourself along to the Inverleigh Bakehouse. This 1868 Homestead converted into a...

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Mr Grubb @ Oakdene

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene is the latest addition to the Oakdene Vineyards property on the Bellarine Peninsula. Nestled amongst the birch trees, adjacent to...

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King George Fish and Grill

King George Fish and Grill offers sweeping waterfront views, with both dine in and takeaway options...

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant is sitting on the dunes overlooking the main beach of Ocean Grove....

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Hop to it for sophisticated cool-climate wines and an award-winning restaurant with stunning views.

The Geelong Boat House

The Geelong Boat House offers a range of dining options including fish and chips, a bistro and...

At The Heads

Welcome to "At The Heads" Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one...

The Pier Geelong

Spectacularly situated 250 meters out over the water, The Pier Geelong offers a truly unique...

City Quarter

City Quarter is a place like no other. Two hundred and fifty meters out over Corio Bay, this...

Wah Wah Gee

Funky, fun and fresh. Geelong’s newest dining adventure starts here on the pier at Wah Wah Gee....

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