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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 or tuck into traditional Italian fare at Lipari, a local favourite.

Get your tastebuds going at Geelong's Black Salt restaurant with its flavour-packed menu championing local fresh produce.

And if you're in the mood for something out of the ordinary, take a walk down to Ryan Place for an evening at Igni, 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.

Cafe society

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.

Regional hits

Sample the best of the region's produce at the Peninsula's celebrated restaurants. Book a table at Gladioli for an exciting menu brimming with bold flavours and fresh local produce. 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. Step into the historic Vue Grand for a taste of old-world grandeur and beautifully composed dishes, and opt for a tasting menu matched with local wine.

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St George Workers Club

Founded in 1945, The St George Workers Club's original Statement of Purpose was the objective to provide its members with a sporting, social and...

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Lonsdale Golf Club

Rain, hail or shine you can guarantee your game on at Lonsdale's 18 hole sandbelt course on the Bellarine Peninsula. The challenging course is a par...

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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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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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Lord of the Isles Tavern

The Lord of the Isles Tavern is situated on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and West Fyans Street, Newtown, a stones throw away from Kardinia Park. The...

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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...

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Belsize & Co

Belsize & Co is situated in the centre of Queenscliff in the main street, Hesse Street. Since opening in 2013 a reputation was quickly gained for its...

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The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson is an iconic Geelong pub steeped in history and an old favourite among the locals. After an eight month renovation, the Nelson has...

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King of the Castle

King of the Castle is a fantastic cafe along the busy and very popular Pakington Street in Geelong West. King of the Castle pride themselves on...

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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

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...

At The Heads

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

The Geelong Boat House

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

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

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

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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Wander through galleries and artist studios, check out public artworks, and delve into the local history at villages up and down the peninsula.

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Ride the waves, take a walk along the white sand, or cool off during the summer months at bayside and ocean beaches in Geelong and the Bellarine.

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