1. Miss Amelie
Set within historic Wodonga Railway Station, Miss Amelie is an unmissable restaurant experience, offering up two, three or six courses of fine dining, each with an optional wine pairing – and there's a vegan or vegetarian menu option, too.
2. Stefano's Restaurant
Established in Mildura's Grand Hotel in 1991 by cook and wine producer Stefano de Pieri and the Carrazza family, Stefano's Restaurant is an institution in the Murray. The restaurant and preserves store beautifully celebrates life through Italian food and wine.
Flying high with a chef's hat from the Good Food Guide 2024, Albury Wodonga's Yardbird delights diners with local ingredients, Mediterranean flavours and a European-inspired style of cooking over flames. Steak and seafood lead a seasonally changing menu.
4. Blacksmith Provedore
Wood-fired pizza made with a slow-ferment dough and Rich Glen Estate extra virgin olive oil is the star attraction at Blacksmith Provedore, nestled on the banks of Lake Mulwala. Pair with some of the Murray's finest wines and boutique beers.
5. The Sweet Meadow
The Sweet Meadow is a beloved vegetarian cafe in the heart of Echuca. The focus is on fresh, nourishing whole foods, with dishes made in the Sweet Meadow kitchen from local ingredients, prepared with minimal fuss.
6. Spoons Riverside
Perched alongside the Little Murray River in Swan Hill, Spoons is a picturesque spot for an al fresco breakfast or lunch made with Mallee produce, and paired with Murray Darling wine. The mantra here is fresh, seasonal and regional.
7. Trentham Estate Winery
Don't miss lunch at stunning Trentham Estate Winery on the banks of the Murray. The gorgeous cellar door and restaurant combine idyllic river views with an exceptional culinary experience. Join a Mildura Cruises tour and arrive by paddlesteamer.
8. Morrisons Riverview Winery & Restaurant
Boutique Morrisons makes the most of its Murray River location. Taste gorgeous warm-climate sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and sparkling varieties; picnic by the water; or dine in for river views and a menu that makes fresh regional produce the star.
9. Squires Winery
Squires on the Ovens River is a welcoming spot for a cellar door tasting and spot of lunch. Spill out onto the deck for some sunny imbibing of minimal intervention wines and graze on pub-style fare embellished with local Milawa ingredients.
10. The Italian Mildura
Celebrate Mildura's Calabrian and Sicilian migrant community at The Italian Mildura. Pop in at lunch for the popular paninoteca – fresh ciabatta packed with your choice of ingredients sourced from small-scale local producers – and handmade cannoli.