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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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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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The Driftwood Cafe

The Driftwood Café serves great coffee, fantastic all day breakfasts, delicious lunches and dinners (Friday and Saturday). Fully licensed, the cafe...

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Geelong RSL Sub Branch Inc.

The Geelong RSL serves its members and the community with a fantastic dining space and veteran services. With an expanded car park to fit 155 cars...

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Black Salt Restaurant

Black Salt Restaurant celebrates the Geelong region by embracing the abundance of local produce to offer a contemporary Australian menu. Food heroes...

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Sphinx Entertainment Centre

The Sphinx Entertainment Centre offers a taste of Egypt in the heart of Geelong. The 15 metre Sphinx is your one stop entertainment venue in Geelong....

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Sawyers Arms Tavern

Welcome to the Sawyers Arms Tavern. One of Geelongs original restaurant hotels, the Sawyers Arms Tavern has been owned by the Clatworthy family for...

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Sailors' Rest

Sailors' Rest have been dishing up delicious food to locals and tourists alike since 2001 steadily building a reputation for excellence. The iconic...

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The Q Train

Dining on board The Q Train is a unique culinary experience. A restaurant on board a train, departing from the historic Drysdale Train Station, and...

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Vue Grand – Grand Dining Room

Experience sophisticated, award-winning fine dining accompanied by a knockout list of regional wines at Queenscliff’s famous and historic hotel.

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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....

The Pier Geelong

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

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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

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