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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 the hatted Gladioli for an exciting menu brimming with bold flavours and fresh local produce. Or pop into one of the many great winery restaurants on the Bellarine Taste Trail, such as Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant or Jack Rabbit Vineyard, and settle in for an evening of outstanding wine-matched seasonal fare.

Quintessential Queenscliff

Step into the Vue Grand, on a charming historic property, for a taste of old-world grandeur and beautifully composed dishes. For something truly special, opt for their tasting menu matched with local wine.

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The groove cafe

Your one stop shop to satisfy all your hunger needs, with delicious homemade pies, sausage rolls, lasagne, family pies, fresh wraps and variety of...

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Lonsdale Golf Club

Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, only 90 minutes from Melbourne and 25 minutes from Geelong, the Lonsdale is open to Green Fee players, social...

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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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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 Geelong Hotel

At the all new Geelong Hotel they like to keep things simple. They could have called their sparkling newly renovated hotel any number of things....

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Flavours Castle

Indian cuisine consists of a diverse range of dishes influenced by ethnicity, weather, culture, type of manure and livelihood. Use of locally...

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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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Norlane Hotel

Located on the Princes Highway as you come into Geelong, you cannot miss the Norlane Hotel. Offering a variety of ways to enjoy your visit, whether...

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Wah Wah Gee

Funky, fun and fresh. Geelong’s newest dining adventure starts here on the pier at Wah Wah Gee. Swing by with your friends and take a journey through...

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By the water

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard

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

King George Fish and Grill

King George is open seven days a week and although set up as a restaurant with sweeping waterfront...

City Quarter

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

The Pier Geelong

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

Wah Wah Gee

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

The Geelong Boat House

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

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Nature and wildlife

From wetlands to coastal woodlands, the Geelong and Bellarine region is the feeding ground for many native animals, marine life and migratory birds.

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Spa and wellbeing

Stop into a luxurious day spa in the Geelong and Bellarine region and slow right down with a full-body massage, facial or beauty treatment.

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Art and culture

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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Beaches and coastlines

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.