Avid foodies rejoice with our wonderous list of cafes, restaurants, and eateries spotted along the Great Ocean Road!

The Great Ocean Road may be renowned for its natural wonders, but the region is also gifted in serving a collection of mouth-watering cuisines. Ranging from fancy sit down eateries, to casual takeaway shops, no matter what your style is, all the food provided is  heavenly and worth trip. Follow our top five food picks that you should stop into to tantalise your taste buds!

  • The Pond Café, Torquay

    There is nothing better than a hearty breakfast as you enjoy the sound of the roaring ocean and the smell of salty air. Torquay may attract visitors for being the number one surf town in Victoria, but its charming locals and delicious grub kepps them staying longer than expected. The Pond Café serves its guests sizzling plates of traditional English breakfast, or lighter dishes for those looking for a healthier option.

  • MoVida Lorne, Lorne

    Visit the Lorne Hotel for jaw-dropping views of the ocean while you dine on a vast array of tapas plates. Chef Frank Camorra’s MoVida first began in Melbourne, offering city-goers with a delectable menu that draws inspiration from Spanish flavours and techniques. Due to its popularity, the restaurant soon moved out to the picturesque Great Ocean Road to offer these delicious cuisines and a marvellous view to go with it. After filling your belly to the brim, stop into the attached Alimentaria Deli that serves cheese, pickles, wine, and tapas to-go so you can take a little MoVida home with you!

  • Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay

    If you’re a fan of beer, head to Apollo Bay for the biggest and best selection of local craft beers around! Perfect for a summer day out in the beer garden, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse offers a laid-back feel for its guests. The atmosphere matches the food, with the entire menu made from local produce and serving some true Aussie pub favourites.

  • The Wye General, Wye River

    Set right by the sea in the stunning hamlet of Wye River, The Wye General is the perfect place for a breakie and lunch spot! Serving a herd of choices, from all-day brunch, fresh salads, and massive burgers, no matter what your taste is you’ll be satisfied here! It even features a kid playing area and plenty of all-day alcoholic drinks such as bloody marys and mimosas-to keep all family members happy.

  • Apollo Bay Bakery, Apollo Bay

    It might not look like the fanciest place along the coast, but don’t let its appearance fool you! Regarded as the region’s best bakery on offer, serving a fantastic range of fresh sandwiches, pies, and cakes. All the products are hand-made on-site, with their popular Scallop Pie reaching country fame. Stop here to pick up a delicious breakfast, lunch, or a simple snack, with many guests opting to sit along the beach to enjoy their mouth-watering pies and pastries.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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