Eating Out

Lolas Kitchen at Boom Gallery, Geelong

Go Out To Eat Or Eat Outside

For a quick bite, a group celebration or a formal occasion, there's plenty of options.

Geelong has a huge range of places to eat, both in the city and in the surrounding suburbs, precincts and regions. Formal restaurants awarded hats by The Age Good Food Guide, quick and cheerful cafes with better-than-average coffee and loads of venues that take advantage of our position on the coast to offer views, al fresco and an amazing range of local produce. 

Secrets only a local would know

Discover these recommended local gems during your stay.

The Driftwood Cafe

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

Farm Foods Queenscliff

Farm Foods is a family owned and operated butchers stocking meat, wine and cheese. It is their desire to offer the full food experience to their customers. Not only…

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 unique coffee…

Affettati & Co

Affettati & Co is a fresh, vibrant, modern Italian delicatessen that stocks a delicious range of cheese, salami, wine, pasta, staples, specialty items and more.…

Yard 58 Cafe and Nursery

Located in the heart of Queencliff, Yard 58 is a unique cafe with a fabulous garden setting and nursery out the back.The cafe is accessible from Learmonth Street…

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove and Queenscliff was officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, taking the 'humble meat pie' to new heights. Walk…

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff

Officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff has taken the humble meat pie to new heights. The famous local bakery has…

Salt Contemporary Art

Salt Contemporary Art Queenscliff exhibits the works of contemporary Australian artists. Housed in an historically significant former drapery store, the gallery…

Lombardys

Lombardys On Hesse offers a pizza/pasta menu incorporating traditional and gourmet selections together with risottos and salads. LoH provides several options for…

Scandinavian Ice Cream Company

Located in both Queenscliff and Barwon Heads, the Scandinavian Ice Cream Company is a family owned institution on the Bellarine Peninsula since 1984.They offer a…

Shelter Shed

At Shelter Shed Bar and Eatery, the menu has been influenced by the abundance of local produce in the region. The main menu items are cooked fresh on the grill.…

La salle a Manger

For those with an appreciation and expectation of good international cuisine, affordable fine wines and welcoming service, La salle a’ Manger is the new restaurant…

Espy Hotel

Queenscliff’s original and favourite hotel has re-opened.Founded in 1879, The Espy Hotel is set to become Queenscliff’s go to destination for cold beer on tap, local…

Harry's Kiosk

Harry's Kiosk is an iconic cafe located on the Queenscliff front beach foreshore. Harry's has a contemporary menu mixed with Asian flavours. Harry's is fully licensed…

Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Geelong Performing Arts Centre is a hub for live entertainment in the region, attracting some of the best performers from throughout Australia and overseas. Located…

The Blues Train

Victoria's historic coastal town of Queenscliff is home to the world's one and only Blues Train. It is a unique experience that combines four of Australia's best…

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 objective to celebrate…

Ripview Bistro at Queenscliff Bowling Club

Skye and her staff eagerly await your visit to dine in the Ripview Bistro at the Queenscliff Bowling Club. The menu is fantastic, so keep an eye out for the next…

Bannockburn Station

Bannockburn Station is a fully licensed restaurant set in a beautifully restored bluestone railway station, originally built in 1863. The building features an open…

Hotel Q

Hotel Q Queenscliff (formerly known as The Royal Hotel) has been beautifully restored to her former glory. Taste locally sourced wines, beers and ciders and dine…

Grove Pavilion

Grove Pavilion is an all-weather indoor and outdoor facility based in the Ocean Grove Park. It is your perfect venue for events such as exhibitions, meetings, seminars,…

Craft Space

Craft Space aims to bring together the best coffee, food and creative inspiration. All the food is hand-crafted in-store using the best local, seasonal produce.…

360Q

The 360Q restaurant venue is located at the gorgeous $38 million marina at Queenscliff Harbour. It offers the more casual Hooked on Fish Cafe Bar and Restaurant…

Geelong Cellar Door

Geelong Cellar Door is located in the heart of Geelong’s inner CBD, conveying an ‘old world’ charm, with the intended ambience of a smart, sophisticated, wine savvy…

Quban

Quban is a modern bar with notoriously good Latin American street food, located in a historic building in the heart of Geelong. Enjoy a fully stocked cocktail list,…

The Wool Exchange

The café at The Wool Exchange Entertainment Complex is the ideal venue for breakfast, lunch, business meetings, catch-ups with friends, or celebrations.Served in…

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant

The Dunes Cafe Bar & Restaurant is sitting on the dunes overlooking the main beach of Ocean Grove. This is an amazing location. There is a world class view sweeping…

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 meals, family pies,…

Annie's Provedore and Produce Store

Annie's Provedore and Produce Store is located in the heart of charming Barwon Heads. The cafe is filled with the aromas of home cooked meals during the day and…

Village Cinemas Geelong

All new and all for you, Village Cinemas Geelong have re-launched their cinemas with a brand new look. Village Cinemas Geelong caters for school and group bookings,…

Tomi Lounge Bar Cafe

Situated in the heart of Geelong’s CBD, Tomi is the latest in lounge cafe and bar offering guests a relaxing and comforting ambience for your breakfast, lunch or…

Empire Grill Restaurant

Empire Grill is a unique experience, critically acclaimed for exceptional, food, wine and service in comfortable surroundings.Located just over an hour from Melbourne…

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 been restored,…

Market Square Shopping Centre

Market Square Shopping Centre offers over 80 fashion, health and beauty, food, services, electronics and homewares retailers in the heart of Geelong. Shop brands…

Scully's Oyster Bar and Grill

Scully's Oyster Bar and Grill have a great range of fresh, sustainable and local seafood with some amazing wine. They also sell fresh vegetables and coffee.The team…

Black Bull Tapas Bar and Restaurant

The Black Bull has quick $16 lunches available Monday to Friday and long dinners, with private dining and set menu options, every night of the week. Daniel Brehaut…

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 recreational environment.…

Dennys Kitchen

Dennys Kitchen serve simple, quality authentic Italian food in the best location.Dennys Kitchen is a traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of Geelong…

Catch On Yarra

Catch On Yarra is everyone's local fish and grill shop, all about fresh, healthy and delicious food. Their healthy meals include fresh grilled fish of your choice…

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. They'd short listed…

King George Fish and Grill

King George Fish and Grill offers sweeping waterfront views, with both dine in and takeaway options seven days a week.King George Fish and Grill also caters for…

Gold Diggers Arms

The dining room is the definition of warmth from the double sided fireplace to the rich timber features and colours. It is a lovely intimate dining experience. The…

Customs House Restaurant and Wine Bar

Customs House Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on the waterfront in Geelong, providing a unique, ambient dining experience. Their professional and personalised…

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, excellent service and…

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 Sailors' Rest…

Hog's Breath Cafe Geelong

Hog's Breath Cafe Geelong are all about fresh, quality produce sourced locally from Aussie growers and producers. Every meal is made fresh to order using only the…

Enterprize Tall Ship - Geelong

Enterprize Tall Ship - Geelong is located right near Steampacket Gardens and the Carousel in the heart of Geelong. Steampacket Jetty is surrounded by the buzz of…

Edge Geelong

Based on Geelong's spectacular waterfront, Edge Geelong is the place to be. This gorgeous north facing bar gives patrons a world-class view of the beautiful Corio…

The Geelong Boat House

The Geelong Boat House offers a range of dining options including fish and chips, a bistro and functions. Fish and chips - dine in or takeaway. Sit at tables on…

Box Office Cafe

Creating modern food from fresh locally sourced farmers and serving specialty coffee using Axil Coffee Roasters, Box Office Café is set just off Pakington Street,…

The Carousel

The Carousel is an Armitage-Herschell portable steam driven, hand-carved wooden carousel was constructed circa 1892 and is one of only 200 in operation around the…

Hygeia

Hygeia is a locally owned and operated charter party boat cruise company. Able to cater for all functions including weddings, parties and hens/bucks nights. The…

Cafe Go

Curl up and enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in the warmth of Cafe Go's fireplace or head out back to the hidden leafy green garden space - there is nothing else…

The Pivotonian Cinema

Pivot Cinema is Geelong's only boutique Art House cinema. It is entirely independent and screens latest release Aussie, Foreign and Indy films everyday from lunchtime…

At The Heads

Welcome to "At The Heads" Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one of The Bellarine's most unique dining experiences. Fully licensed,…

Le Parisien

Since 1976, Le Parisien has offered fine food, wines and dedicated service to the Geelong region. Opened by Lorraine and Jean-Paul Temple on the 11th of November…

The Pier Geelong

Spectacularly situated 250 meters out over the water, The Pier Geelong offers a truly unique atmosphere that your guests will never forget.The Pier Geelong is the…

Chocolates for Everyone

Chocolates for everyone is not your normal chocolate shop, Doris would rather make things that you like rather than what she believes would sell. You can also come…

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 our collection…

City Quarter

City Quarter is a place like no other. Two hundred and fifty meters out over Corio Bay, this boutique lounge bar offers stunning views Western and Eastern Beach.…

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 modern bistro,…

Escape Room Geelong

Geelong's original live puzzle game. You have 70 minutes to unravel the mystery of a hidden room, working as a team of 2 to 6 to solve a variety of quirky and inventive…

Noble Rot

Noble Rot Wine Store and Bar is a specialist wine retailer in the heart of Point Lonsdale with an impressive choice of local and imported wines and fortifieds. They…

Elephant and Castle Hotel

The Elephant and Castle Hotel has been situated on Mckillop Street since 1870. The pub has had many licensees over the 100 years of operation, but one thing has…

Zigfrids Dining Hall and Bar

Enjoy serious food, wine and craft beers in a chilled-out setting at Zigfrids Dining Hall and Bar.You will find simple and honest yet refined food, with an emphasis…

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 such as the…

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 supporting local…

Little Creatures Brewery Geelong

Little Creatures Brewing was born out of the love of great beer shared by a few good mates. In particular, it was a hop driven pale ale they tasted in the north…

Geelong Botanical Gardens Tea House

The Teahouse Cafe is set in the magnificent Geelong Botanical Gardens. The team is committed to re-energising you with quality homemade food and beverages. All of…

White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall

Nestled in the grounds of the Little Creatures Village in Geelong, White Rabbit Brewery is a space created for flavour exploration. As you push through the doors…

The Little Mussel Cafe

Advance Mussel Supply's farm gate sales has grown into its very own little Mussel Cafe. They still sell their fresh Portarlington Mussels by the kilogram or the…

Advance Mussel Supply

Welcome to Advance Mussel Supply, the home of fresh Portarlington mussels and Angasi oysters. Fresh from the farm to you, come to visit them and see.Advance Mussel…

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 and new kids…

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.The Sphinx Entertainment…

The Geelong Arena

The Geelong Arena is a multi use sports and entertainment venue, hosting a wide variety of high class events. The venue houses four purpose built basketball courts,…

BAIE Wines

BAIE Wines is a small batch winemaker producing fine wines made using grapes grown at their Bellarine Peninsula vineyard in Curlewis overlooking Port Phillip Bay.At…

Flavours Castle

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

Segway Geelong

Come and cruise the beautiful vineyards and surrounds of Leura Park Estate Vineyard on a Segway, located just outside Geelong on the amazing Bellarine Peninsula.You…

Leura Park Estate

Leura Park Estate is recognised as a dynamic force on The Bellarine. Founded in 1995, the 150 acre property comprises 40 acres under vine and continues to cement…

Laser Strike Geelong

The best battlefields in Geelong, Laser Strike Geelong brings you urban warfare.Laser Strike Geelong offer many combat challenges for every commando. The Outdoor…

Bellarine Estate

Overlooking the vineyard and with views over Corio Bay, Bellarine Estate offers wine tastings from their Bellarine Estate range, as well as their Portarlington Ridge…

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant

The award winning Oakdene restaurant is the perfect place to match estate grown wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional produce prepared with passion…

Basils Farm (Formerly Kiltynane Wines)

Basils Farm is an artisan winery situated on Swan Bay, overlooking the historic township of Queenscliff. Visit the cellar door to learn more about their passion…

Eagles Rise Wine

Welcome to Eagles Rise vineyard and Wild Wine. From its spectacular site perched above the Moorabool River valley near Bannockburn, Geelong, Eagles Rise Wine makes…

The Paddock Cafe

The Paddock Cafe is Wallington’s refreshed new hot spot with all day breakfast, lunch and house made cakes and slices. A great location to relax in a family friendly…

Mule Coffee Shed

Tucked away in industrial North Geelong and set in an old warehouse-touched up with some Street Art, at Mule Coffee Shed you will find Proud Mary's Coffee, an ever-changing…

Raiders Bingo Centre

Raiders Bingo Centre is Geelong's leading bingo venue, catering to all types of players, from complete beginners to those who are fluent in the bingo lingo. Visitors…

Bennetts on Bellarine Winery

Bennetts on Bellarine is a family run business situated on the corner of Macadams Lane and Portarlington Road. Their Cellar Door is a relaxed open air venue set…

Ponda Estate

Ponda Estate Vineyard is a small, boutique family owned vineyard situated in the Bellarine Peninsula wine region of Geelong, Victoria. The three acre block produces…

Scotchmans Hill

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been…

Mermerus

Mermerus specialise in the production of fine wine from the Bellarine Peninsula in Southern Victoria. We aim to produce wines that elegantly reflect the terroir…

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene

Mr Grubb @ Oakdene is the latest addition to the Oakdene Vineyards property on the Bellarine Peninsula. Nestled amongst the birch trees, adjacent to the Upside-Down…

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door is situated in the maritime region of the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, approximately 90 kilometres from Melbourne.…

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. Jack Rabbit is a must visit destination on the Bellarine.Experience the delectable food,…

Terindah Estate

As you drive down McAdams Lane to the entrance of Terindah Estate, you gain glimpses of the breathtaking views awaiting you. Terindah Estate is a boutique winery…

Tuckerberry Hill

Tuckerberry Hill is located on the North East slopes of Murradoc Hill, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne and the Heads. Pick Your Own Blueberries or Strawberries…

SageChoice

Welcome to Sage. A new generation farming business, Sage is dedicated to producing ethically raised farm produce. They have an open farm policy and are completely…

McGlashans Wallington Estate

Russell and Jan McGlashan began establishment of their ten hectare vineyard, McGlashans Wallington Estate, at 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington in 1995. Four varieties…

Piknik

Piknik is a unique café and store in a converted roadhouse in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula.Piknik is dedicated to providing high quality breakfast and lunch…

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 you are looking…

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery offers cellar door sales and tastings by appointment only. Contact to make an appointment. Curlewis winery is situated on the Bellarine Peninsula,…

Skydive Great Ocean Road

Leap into the sky with Skydive Great Ocean Road on a tandem skydiving adventure and surf the air currents above famous Bells Beach, marvel at lush coastal bush and…

Supatramp Geelong

Video games and the cinema are out - a day of having fun and being active is in at Supatramp Geelong.Jump into Geelong's exciting indoor trampoline and rock climbing…

Barrgowan Vineyard

The Barrgowan Vineyard and Winery is owned and operated by the Simonsen family. Vines were planted in 1994 with the objective of producing a high quality Shiraz…

Marcus Hill Vineyard

Marcus Hill Vineyard is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, a short drive from Geelong towards the coastal townships of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Established…

Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro

Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro has a cellar door and bistro set on the beautiful Moorabool Valley just off the Midland Highway half an hour north of Geelong, 35 minutes…

Flying Brick Cider House

Open seven days a week, the Flying Brick Cider House is a retro-inspired landmark venue. Think innovative space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without…

Yes Said The Seal

Yes Said The Seal is a premium new winery on The Bellarine. Located on site at the spectacular Flying Brick Cider House, Yes said the Seal comprises a suite of limited…

Rowsley Fault Vineyards

The ‘Rowsley Fault’ is a geological fault formed about one million years ago that has layered these vineyards with gravels and clay over limestone. Located in the…

Geelong Greyhound Racing Club - The Beckley Centre

In 2010, the biggest development in the club’s history occurred with a complete re-development of the grandstand, restaurant, bar and TAB facilities as well as a…

Wayawu Estate

Come and visit Wayawu Estate Cellar Door and Winery, the smallest winery on the Bellarine Peninsula.Turn off the Bellarine Highway to Queenscliff just 15 minutes…

Saint Regis Winery & Restaurant

Join Saint Regis Winery for a taste in their cellar door.Relax and dine amongst the vines. A simple approach to a shared dining experience. Wholesome and delicious.…

Club Italia Geelong

Club Italia Geelong boasts a range of facilities and features, including a seating area of up to 450 people, commercial kitchen, bar facilities, outdoor facilities,…

Wildings Pantry Essentials

Come and visit the Kitchen Store in St Leonards on the Bellarine Peninsula of Victoria where you can watch the team create a range of delights. Wildings Pantry Essentials…

Waybourne Winery

Waybourne Winery is located at Waurn Ponds, gateway to the Surf Coast wine district. Planting began in 1978 and has continued until recently with Shiraz being…

Barwon Ridge Wines

Barwon Ridge Wines is a small family vineyard in the Barrabool Hills just 10 minutes west of Geelong. Their philosophy is to produce fine Geelong wines through the…

Leopold Sportsmans Club

Sporties Bistro at Leopold Sportsmans Club is open seven days a week and offers a full a la carte menu plus great specials every day of the week. Lunch is available…

The Minya Vineyard & Winery

The Minya Vineyard & Winery was established in 1974 by Jeff and Sue Dans. The name 'Minya' was chosen from the Aboriginal name meaning 'Place of Many Birds' to preserve…

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & CafŽe

Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool Ridge's tasting…

Camilo Olives

Camilo Olives offers high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other gourmet olive products. Although they do not have a farm gate shop at Camilo, their full range…

Lethbridge Wines

At Lethbridge Wines 'real wine' is their passion, wines that are produced from fruit off carefully grown vines and made using traditional techniques allowing the…

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 Hamilton Highway.Relax,…

Inverleigh Bakehouse

If you are in the mood for something a little indulgent then get yourself along to the Inverleigh Bakehouse. This 1868 Homestead converted into a retail bakery offers…

Gladioli Restaurant

Located in the stunning rural township of Inverleigh, 20 minutes from Geelong on the Hamilton Highway, Gladioli Restaurant seats 50 people in a lovely restored cottage…

Mt Duneed Estate

Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast, or an hour from Melbourne, Mt Duneed Estate offers couples, families and groups relaxed dining, paired with…

The Farmer's Place

The Farmer's Place is a small working farm, cafe and market place located in Freshwater Creek. Alongside the cafe, you will find the market which acts as a consolidated…

Summer Sensations Café, Berry Gardens and Wind Mill Mini Golf

Summer Sensations Café and Berry Gardens, Teesdale is an ideal place to spend a lazy summer’s day with friends and family.Come and while away the day in this country…

Del Rios of Mt Anakie

A wonderful view awaits you when you drive up to del Rios Café and cellar door. Whether you sit on the terrace, or inside behind the huge picture windows, you can't…

Fairy Park

Family attraction Fairy Park, located just 60 minutes from Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong, has taken over 50 years to create. Dedicated to tales, myths and…

Bellbrae Estate

Located just outside Torquay, Bellbrae Estate is beautiful in Autumn and the perfect stop at the beginning of your Great Ocean Road journey. Whether it be wine tasting,…

Shadowfax Winery

Situated just 30 kilometres from Melbourne, Shadowfax is one of Australia's leading boutique wineries. With a strong focus on region and quality, Shadowfax Wines…

Wyndham Cultural Centre

It consists of the 477 seat Tattersall's Theatre, with full Fly Tower & Orchestra Pit, The CBD Library, Art Gallery & Cafe.Formerly Centenary hall, the building…

Waurn Ponds Hotel

Please come and enjoy the newly renovated facilities at the Waurn Ponds Hotel - a welcome break on your journey to the Great Ocean Road, The Otways or the Western…

Austins & Co.

Austins & Co. collections are a showcase of the hand-crafted wines from the Austin family's vineyard and winery in the Mooroobol Valley, Victoria.Austin & Co's collections…

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