Eating Out

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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 Covenant Wine Bar

The Covenant Wine Bar

The Covenant Wine Bar is an intimate wine bar in Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula. Some of Australia's best cold climate wines can be found in the Bellarine…

Yard 58 Cafe and Nursery

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. Wander down the hallway next the Beach and…

Blackman's Brewery and Burger Bar

Blackman's Brewery and Burger Bar

Beers and Burgers together at last, in an epic location on the main street of Ocean Grove. Blackman's Brewery and Burger Bar is a bright, fun and super friendly…

Lombardys

Lombardys

Lombardys On Hesse offers a pizza and pasta menu incorporating local and original selections together with risottos and salads. Lombardys On Hesse provides several…

Shelter Shed

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.…

The Little Mussel Cafe

The Little Mussel Cafe

The Little Mussel Cafe is loving its new location in the main street of Portarlington overlooking the water watching the boats come in. They are still selling fresh…

Queenscliff Distillery

Queenscliff Distillery

Rooted in the natural landscape of the Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff Distillery is a perfect example of everything they love about craft. Queenscliff Distillery…

Queenscliff Brewhouse

Queenscliff Brewhouse

"Where generations meet, since 1879"Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, walking distance from the Searoad ferries’ terminal, Queenscliff Brewhouse showcases the…

Portarlington Grand Hotel

Portarlington Grand Hotel

Built in 1888, the Portarlington Grand Hotel watches proudly over the main street of Portarlington and down to the popular and scenic harbour area. Recapturing an…

Geelong Arts Centre

Geelong Arts Centre

Big enough to attract the world's best theatre, music and performances, but small enough to stay friendly and local. Geelong Arts Centre connects regional Victoria…

Public at The Dome

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 overlooking the revamped…

SUMI Geelong

SUMI Geelong

SUMI, situated in central Geelong, is an Asian influenced Robata grill restaurant, offering a very unique cultural dinning experience with broad range of drink…

Pier Front Pizzeria

Pier Front Pizzeria

Located at the top of the hill on the main strip of Portarlington, Pier Front Pizzeria is a traditional style Italian pizzeria, offering a classic selection of authentic…

ALMA Restaurant

ALMA Restaurant

ALMA Restaurant's fancy definition is ‘contemporary Australian dining with the flavours of South America’, but basically it is the best produce they can find, served…

Felix Restaurant

Felix Restaurant

Tucked up Downes lane (off little Malop Street in Geelong), Felix Restaurant has a modern French focus, celebrating local produce and fine beverages.Warm service,…

Caruggi

Caruggi

Caruggi is a trattoria style restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine with specialties from Genoa and the Ligurian coast. The only place in Victoria to serve…

Manhattan Bar

Manhattan Bar

Manhattan Bar is a New York style bar in Geelong by the creators of the 18th Amendment Bar.Manhattan Bar is all about craft beers, quality spirits, cocktails, fine…

Mavs Greek Restaurant

Mavs Greek Restaurant

Geelong's only authentic Greek restaurant. Family owned and run Mavs Greek Restaurant offers quality and hearty Greek meals prepared with knowledge and love from…

The 18th Amendment Bar

The 18th Amendment Bar

The 18th Amendment of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production,…

The Arborist

The Arborist

The Arborist, a sophisticated wine bar and restaurant, is a staple of Little Malop Street in Geelong’s CBD. Every element of this popular eatery has been thoughtfully…

The Continental Geelong

The Continental Geelong

The Continental Geelong is one of the latest additions to the Little Malop Street precinct.Think post war European restaurant and bar. The menu is designed to be…

Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis & Croquet Club

Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis & Croquet Club

The Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis & Croquet Club boasts excellent facilities in the beautiful and historic seaside town of Queenscliff. These include - three excellent…

Sober Ramen

Sober Ramen

Sober Ramen is located in the Little Malop Street precinct.Their speciality is ramen and dumplings. They have a good selection of Sake and natural wines.If you've…

Piano Bar Geelong

Piano Bar Geelong

Piano Bar Geelong is a success story since opening in May 2015. As Victoria’s only dedicated piano bar, the bar offers the unparalleled atmosphere that only a piano…

MoPA: Museum of Play and Art - Geelong Children’s Museum

MoPA: Museum of Play and Art - Geelong Children’s Museum

MoPA: Museum of Play and Art is one of Australia's most acclaimed children's museums.Attracting thousands of visitors from all over the country, every single week,…

Pistol Pete's Food n Blues

Pistol Pete's Food n Blues

Pistol Pete's Food n Blues specializes in Southern and Louisiana cuisine.If you are a fan of gumbo, Southern Fried Chicken, jambalaya, pulled pork, PoBoys, burgers,…

Recess Bar and Eats

Recess Bar and Eats

Recess is Central Geelong’s only Gluten Free restaurant offering you a space to run around, have a snack, play with friends and make new ones. It was the place designed…

Coffetti Gelato

Coffetti Gelato

Coffetti Gelato is a 'Gelato Bar', a place where people can gather and catch up over a quality gelato or coffee.At Coffetti, all gelato is made on-site using the…

Queenscliff General Store

Queenscliff General Store

Located just walking distance to beaches, holiday parks and the shopping district, the historic Queenscliff General Store café is an icon at the gateway to Queenscliff.…

Lipari Italian Restaurant

Lipari Italian Restaurant

Lipari is located in central Geelong and is the place to go if you are after gorgeous, traditional Italian food with a specialty in pasta. With modern décor, welcoming…

Village Cinemas Geelong

Village Cinemas Geelong

Village Cinemas Geelong is the Geelong regions number one destination for movies and entertainment, with 10 traditional cinemas, and two Gold Class cinemas,you can…

Palais Geelong

Palais Geelong

Palais Geelong is the entertainment heart and soul of the Geelong community. This beautiful art deco ballroom has recently been restored to its former glory, offering…

360Q

360Q

The 360Q restaurant venue is located at the gorgeous $38 million marina at Queenscliff Harbour. 360Q offers the very best in harbourside dining seven days a week…

Justin Lane Geelong

Justin Lane Geelong

Justin Lane Establishment have recently opened new and exciting venue in the heart of Geelong.Since starting in 2011, the humble little Burleigh Heads pizzeria has…

The Fresh Food Merchant

The Fresh Food Merchant

A must visit Geelong CBD destination for all food-loving tourists.The Fresh Food Merchant is a locally owned grocer consisting of all good things local and imported.…

Splatters Cheese Bar

Splatters Cheese Bar

Australia’s first licensed cheese train in the heart of Geelong West serving carefully selected Australian cheeses on a 20 metre conveyor belt.Just like sushi train…

Edge Geelong

Edge Geelong

Look no further than Edge for Geelong's favourite bar, restaurant and function venue on the waterfront. Relax on the deck or lap up the live music inside by the…

Geelong Cats

Geelong Cats

The Geelong Cats home is GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, Australia. The Club hosts a number of AFL and AFLW match days plus a range of other events including Season Launches,…

Boxoffice Cafe

Boxoffice 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,…

Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong

Malt Shovel Taphouse Geelong

At Malt Shovel Tap House Geelong, enjoying a well-crafted beer is one of life’s simple pleasures and it’s certainly enough to just share a relaxed moment with friends…

Man Bo Tower Chinese Restaurant

Man Bo Tower Chinese Restaurant

Located on Geelong's Moorabool Street, Man Bo Tower Chinese Restaurante takes pride in offering guests two levels of dining excellence. The restaurant features traditional…

The Geelong Boat House

The Geelong Boat House

Fish and chips - dine in or takeaway. Seafood is delivered daily and cooked simply so you can enjoy the fresh flavour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and spectacular…

Fishermen's Pier

Fishermen's Pier

Fishermen's Pier is an Award Winning Seafood Restaurant located on the Geelong Waterfront for over 40 years, providing exceptional caring service.The extensive menu…

Wah Wah Gee

Wah Wah Gee

Funky, fun and fresh. Geelong’s favourite dining adventure starts on The Pier at Wah Wah Gee.Swing by with your friends and take a journey through their collection…

Hazy Tales Studio

Hazy Tales Studio

Hazy Tales Studio hosts private pottery events for a group of friends or colleagues. A minimum of six people maximum of 25- ‘Clay and Cocktails by Candlelight' socialise…

The Yot

The Yot

Casual Waterfront dining and take away overlooking the stunning Corio Bay. Situated in the Royal Geelong Yacht Club - everyone is welcome.Meet your friends and…

Tulip Restaurant

Tulip Restaurant

Tulip Restaurant is an institution in the Geelong dining scene. Having received a Chef's Hat in the Good Food Guide from 2013-2020 and a recommendation in the latest…

Hahndorfs Fine Chocolates Geelong

Hahndorfs Fine Chocolates Geelong

Hahndorf's Fine Chocolates Geelong is a franchise and one of nine stores across Victoria.We are a combined café and chocolate shop with hot and cold drinks along…

Harvest Experience Cooking School

Harvest Experience Cooking School

Harvest Experience hosts cooking classes in Geelong, Drysdale on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. They run a range of hands on classes including the…

Elephant and Castle Hotel

Elephant and Castle Hotel

Walkthrough The Elephant and Castle Hotel and be transported back into an old-world English pub: circa 1891, with all its charms. But with a modern twist, filled…

King of the Castle

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 prides themselves on supporting local…

The Carousel

The Carousel

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

Portarlington Golf Club Bistro

Portarlington Golf Club Bistro

Portarlington Golf Club is a social and sporting hub of Portarlington on the magnificent Bellarine Peninsula. Inside the modern clubhouse, the bar and bistro are…

Adelia Fine Foods and Bellarine Brownie Company

Adelia Fine Foods and Bellarine Brownie Company

Based on the Bellarine Peninsula, husband and wife, Adam and Amelia (Adelia) share a genuine passion for making handcrafted, nutritious, premium quality, unique…

Potato Shed

Potato Shed

The Potato Shed is a thriving hub of arts activity on the beautiful Bellarine and just 20 minutes from the Geelong CBD. Boasting a full range of professional and…

BrewiColo Brewing Co.

BrewiColo Brewing Co.

BrewiColo Brewing Co. is a family run independent craft brewery located on one of the most picturesque coastlines in Victoria, Ocean Grove.The taproom is right inside…

Manzanillo Grove

Manzanillo Grove

Manzanillo Grove, with over 4500 olive trees and seven different varieties, was established in 1997 in the fertile valleys of the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria near…

Geelong RSL Sub Branch Inc.

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 play…

Sphinx Entertainment Centre

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…

Archive Wine Bar

Archive Wine Bar

Archive pours over 150 wines by the glass, offering a wine drinking experience you cannot find elsewhere. All wine drinkers, from to those with a casual interest…

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop is Geelong’s biggest ‘Pick N Mix’ Lolly shop, one foot in the door and you will be sure to take a trip down memory lane. A real hot spot for…

Moorabool Valley Chocolate

Moorabool Valley Chocolate

Moorabool Valley Chocolate is a small family-owned business. The chocolates are carefully hand-made in the new chocolate kitchen attached to a 90-year-old farmhouse…

Anther Distillery - The Geelong Distillery

Anther Distillery - The Geelong Distillery

The Anther Distillery, Geelong's local distillery, is a place of wonder for the cocktail and spirit lover.Just over a one-hour drive from Melbourne, near the North…

Basils Farm

Basils Farm

Located on Swan Bay with spectacular views across the water to the historical town of Queenscliff. Basils Farm delightful settlers style Farmhouse café, spacious…

Claribeaux

Claribeaux

Spectacular views spanning the fairways and greens of Curlewis Golf Club are just the beginning. This signature restaurant will delight with its’ creative structural…

Oakdene Vineyards Cellar Door

Oakdene Vineyards Cellar Door

Oakdene is a boutique, family owned vineyard featuring a cellar door, wine bar, bistro, accommodation and gardens. Located on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula near…

Thirty Acre Distillery

Thirty Acre Distillery

Thirty Acre Distillery is Bellarine Estates’ latest venture and captures the essence of Bellarine Estate’s vineyard by distilling their grapes to create Thirty Acre…

Bellarine Estate

Bellarine Estate

Bellarine Estate vineyard and winery is a family-owned and operated affair established in 1996 by the Kenny family. There are 30 acres of vines including Shiraz,…

Buckleys Geelong

Buckleys Geelong

Buckleys is one of Geelong's favourite family destinations - with something for everyone it's the place to catch up with friends, enjoy a friendly atmosphere with…

Bennetts on Bellarine Cellar Door

Bennetts on Bellarine Cellar Door

Bennetts on Bellarine is a family-run vineyard that provides the perfect mix of rustic rock and old-fashioned hospitality. Located at the corner of McAdams Lane…

Scotchmans Hill

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

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…

Terindah Estate

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…

Bellarine Smokehouse and Pantry

Bellarine Smokehouse and Pantry

The Bellarine Smokehouse produces award-winning premium smoked fish. 'Hot smoked' products using local ti-tree sourced from their local surrounds on the Bellarine.…

Kisaan Estate Winery

Kisaan Estate Winery

Kisaan Estate Winery is a family owned boutique winery in Connewarre, approximately three minutes drive from the seaside town of Barwon Heads. The estate sits on…

Merne at Lighthouse

Merne at Lighthouse

Merne at Lighthouse is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, conveniently accessible from Geelong and central to nearby Drysdale, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Queenscliff…

Banks Road Vineyard

Banks Road Vineyard

Banks Road Vineyard is a small family run vineyard and winery on the Bellarine Peninsula just outside Geelong, on approximately 12 acres. The 12 acres of grapes…

FarmDog Brewing

FarmDog Brewing

Gin enthusiast? Beer lover? Wine nut? They have you covered at FarmDog!FarmDog brew craft beer and distill boutique gin onsite- did they mention 'onsite' is a winery?Join…

McGlashans Wallington Estate

McGlashans Wallington Estate

Russell and Jan McGlashan began establishment of their ten hectare vineyard, McGlashans Wallington Estate in 1995. Four varieties are now planted including Chardonnay,…

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies is a small farm and company operated by Jim Drever and Stephanie Hinton.Jim has been a registered Beekeeper for many years…

Piknik

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…

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery is situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, one hours drive south-west of Melbourne.Family owned artisan producers Stefano and Leesa produce…

Ket Baker

Ket Baker

Ket Baker is an artisan bakery with a big heart, located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Visit the rustic shed bakery, set among the gumtrees.People seek them…

BOUNCE Inc - Geelong

BOUNCE Inc - Geelong

Unleash your free spirit at BOUNCE. BOUNCE is the perfect place to get active, have fun and unleash your free spirit these school holidays.The trampolines, padding…

Austin's Wines

Austin's Wines

Austin's is Geelong's wine destination for great wine, casual dining and unique wine experiences. The renovated shearing shed is located on the Austin's vineyard…

Blackman's Brewery Geelong

Blackman's Brewery Geelong

Welcome to the newest brewing location, Blackman’s Brewery Geelong.Their 16 taps are pouring super fresh beer straight from the source amongst the shiniest of shiny…

Barrgowan Vineyard

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

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

Nicol's Paddock

Nicol's Paddock

Join Nicol's Paddock for a taste in their cellar door.Relax and dine amongst the vines. A simple approach to a shared dining experience. Wholesome and delicious.…

Barwon Ridge Wines

Barwon Ridge Wines

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

Barrabool Maze Estate

Barrabool Maze Estate

Barrabool Maze Estate is a stand-alone destination. Only a short 15 minute drive from Geelong, you will be transported into the tranquil countryside of the Barrabool…

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & Cafe

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & Cafe

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…

Lara Sporting Club

Lara Sporting Club

The Lara Sporting Club was founded in 1975 and has been the sporting and social hub for the families of Lara throughout that time. It has grown from a small country…

Lethbridge Wines

Lethbridge Wines

Established in 1996, Lethbridge produces savoury wines with intensity and finesse. Sit down at the tasting table inside the strawbale winery, sample the wines and…

Mt Duneed Estate

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…

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a ‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberry Farm situated on the Surf Coast Highway in Mount Duneed. Located between Geelong and Torquay, there…

La Cantina at Common Ground

La Cantina at Common Ground

La Cantina is a farmhouse restaurant celebrating simple Italian flavours and fresh, locally-grown ingredients. The menu is designed for sharing and updates on a…

del Rios Winery

del Rios Winery

del Rios is a family-owned, vineyard, winery, restaurant, and tasting room established in 1996 on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Mt Anakie.It is in their restaurant…

Fairy Park

Fairy Park

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

Essence Productions

Essence Productions

Essence Productions is an independent theatre company specialising in bringing Australia's unique historical stories to life through live performance. A team of…

Shadowfax Winery

Shadowfax Winery

Established in 1999 and situated just 30 kilometres from Melbourne in the heart of Werribee Park, Shadowfax is one of Victoria's leading boutique wineries. With…

The Werribee Racing Club

The Werribee Racing Club

The Werribee Racing Club is located only a stone’s throw away from Melbourne (30km), located in the Werribee and Surrounds region. One of Victoria's historical race…

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