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Restaurants

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 Good Food Guide 2018) and Black Salt.

If you're in the mood for something extraordinary, book in for an evening at Igni, winner of two hats in the Good Food Guide 2018. 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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The National Hotel

The National Hotel is a newly renovated pub in Geelong's CBD. Wander between the three levels, offering a unique experience for diners and drinkers...

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Inverleigh Hotel

For over 150 years, locals and visitors have been enjoying the country charm and service of the Inverleigh Hotel, just 20 minutes from Geelong on the...

Cafes

Freckleduck

Freckleduck in Malop Street, Geelong CBD, is a smart modern café with a focus on great coffee by Five Senses Coffee, in an attractive space,...

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The Door Gallery Cafe

The Door Gallery Cafe is Australia's only Indian Antique Door display centre, cafe and wine bar. Gourmet pizzas, platters, sensational curries, local...

Wineries

Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro

Park yourself here for great wines, pizza and tasting platters. Specialty wines include pinot noir and gris, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.

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Peppercorn Foods

Peppercorn Foods has been a significant player in the food scene of Barwon Heads for nearly 20 years and offers an extensive range of take home...

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Public at The Dome

Public is a licensed contemporary café set inside the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre's magnificent Dome. Located on the ground floor and...

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Rockwall at The Pier

Rockwall at The Pier boasts stunning views of the Portarlington Pier, You Yangs and the Melbourne skyline Rockwall is open for breakfast, lunch and...

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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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The Pier Geelong

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

At The Heads

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

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....

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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

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