feast your taste buds as well as your eyes
Whether you are staying in the Otways or just travelling through don’t miss the opportunity to tempt your taste buds with some outstanding local produce.
As you drive through the Otways you’ll find a restaurant, café or produce store on just about every other corner. Don’t be fooled by their quaint looks, inside you’ll discover some of the best food you have ever tasted. Menus that would be at home in some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants, but without the price tag.
Indulge in a dinner prepared by expert chefs while taking in spectacular Otway views, or a tasty lunch made with local produce and there is nothing better than having someone else cook you up a mouthwatering breakfast to start the day. Many places will even organize you a take away feast or picnic lunch.
Plan on doing some cooking yourself, pick up a some local goodies to take home with you for one of the local produce stores.
There is no better way to enjoy the Otways than to sit back and relax over a great meal and a fine wine while taking in the scenery or sitting in front of a cosy fire. Whatever your tastes, you want be disappointed with the range of quality Otway Restaurants, cafés and food stores.
Blackwood Gully Restaurant
03 5237 3290 • Mona & Sunny
The ultimate stop for delicious food and great coffee. Open from 8.30am – 8pm daily.
Blackwood Gully is a well-established cafe, restaurant and gallery located on the Great Ocean Road at Lavers Hill. 120+ seater restaurant and Tea House with a gorgeous outdoor dining area, set on 2.2 ha of magnificent gardens and land. The restaurant is fully licensed has a reputation for quality food, coffee and service. Open from 8.30am – 5pm daily. Advance bookings are required for dinner call 03 5237 3290.
Gellibrand River Hotel
03 5235 8499
Great for a hearty bar meal during the week or drop into the bistro open Friday to Sunday.
Welcome to the oldest pub in the Otways. Originally built around 1895 with the existing hotel re built and opened in 1898. We have a classic Aussie Pub menu in our bistro with daily specials. Our chef will cater for all dietary requirements. We have two open fire places, with one in our private dining room and a lovely beer garden. Currently open Fri -Sun Nights and weekend lunches.
0437 291 485 • Karen
Home cooked meals delivered to your accommodation.
Welcome to Kaz’s Kitchen, a unique service which along with providing a taste of delicious homemade food, will also allow you more time to enjoy the local area. Kaz provides delicious home cooked meals for you to simply heat and eat or just eat fresh during your stay. To preserve freshness meals are vacuum sealed where necessary and delivered to your accommodation ready for you to prepare as you need. Up to three days worth of meals can be delivered at any given time allowing you to mix and match as you see fit.
FULL DAY CATERING • SPECIALISING IN GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE • INDIVIDUAL PRICING AVAILABLE • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS • FINGER FOOD AVAILABLE TO COMPLIMENT MEALS • CHILDREN MEALS.
Call 0418 291 485 to order
VIEW SAMPLE MENU Subject to change.
Lavers Hill Roadhouse Tavern
(03) 5237 3251
Open 7 days, fully licensed bistro lunch and evening meals, eat-in or takeaway. Fuel, ice and sundries.
A fully licensed roadhouse and tavern with top local dining in their bar or bistro. Can't stay to eat? They also provide a range of takeaway options.
Don’t be deceived by the outside the roadhouse tavern serves up a great cold beer or wine, a warm welcome and some good, old fashioned, pub meals with a touch of local flair.
It’s also a great place to top up the car with fuel, pick-up ice and grab some take-away for the rest of the journey.
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
03 5233 8515
Our Brewery Outlet is open to the public Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
Come on in and participate in a tasting or two or sit back and relax with a pot or a pint of your favourite beer/cider or a glass of your favourite wine. Enjoy a drink on the deck or whilst relaxing on the couch in front of the wood fire. Showcasing our Beer, Wines and Ciders, you can browse our Outlet checking out our range of merchandise, decide on your favourite beverage and then purchase at our discounted Brewery Outlet prices!
Offering light meals between 12pm – 3pm, these consist of a range of gourmet pastries (beef pies, chicken pies, spanakopita, sausage rolls, roast vegetable quiche or quiche lorraine) handmade by our exclusive caterers, Sorella Foods and served with a fresh salad. Or perhaps you would prefer to relax with friends and share one of our antipasto platters.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at the Brewery Outlet, and our deck offers water bowls and dog beds so that they can relax in comfort with you. They can even enjoy a specially brewed beef flavoured dog beer made just for them!
Otway Junction Motel & Bistro
(03) 5237 3295
Open 7 days a week - for breakfast, lunch and dinner - Licensed restaurant.
The Otway Junction Bistro is a lovely fully licensed Mediterranean style restaurant specializing in Lebanese delicacies and hearty Aussie tucker.
Come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just a snack, you’ll always be welcomed.
Soak up the lovely views through the surrounding windows as you enjoy a cup of coffee and a plate of delicious Lebanese baklava, or sip a glass of wine with friends on the balcony, as you savour the last rays of the setting sun waiting for your dinner to be served.
Next to the Motor Inn we have a lovely restaurant where you can also find souvenirs and tourist information. Fully licensed, with surrounding windows, there's no better place to relax and enjoy the view, whether you sit indoors or dine al fresco on the spacious balcony.
Otway NouriShed Cafe & General Store
(03) 5235 9226
Café, General store, local arts and crafts - Licensed
No trip to the Otways is complete without a visit to the Otway NouriShed. an old potato shed converted into a charming, rustic general store and café. Come in for one of their fabulous organic coffees or teas, or a light lunch and check out some of the historic items on display, it’s well worth the visit.
The NouriShed also stocks a large range of general groceries, beer, wine and great local produce such as jam, chutney, honey, chocolate, beer and wine. They also stock local arts and crafts such as natural beauty products, hand-knitted and felt items. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat or to obtain information on the many tourist attractions and accommodation options in the area.
Open 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 7 days a week except Christmas Day.
The Beechy Hotel
(03) 5235 9220
Lunch and evening meals - Open 7 days a week
The Beechy Hotel offers meals, accommodation and a warm welcome.
Lunch is from 12 - 2pm and Dinner from 6-8 pm daily.
Kids meals are all $6 and include Kids burger, fish and chips, lasagne, calamari, nuggets. I've attached a recent menu for you.
Breakfast is by prior arrangement for guests, simply advise us the evening before of time and menu required and it shall be done!
(03) 5237 3276
Open 8am - 4pm daily. Great coffee and bakery.
The Shoppe is the place to go for a home made pie and great local surfing knowledge. Or try the free range egg breakfast and a coffee. As they bake on premises there is a wonderful assortment of baked goods and breads and in the back of the shop there's a small general store selection of food item's for caravaners and campers.
While you are there check out the surf board display and range of arts and crafts products available.
Yatzies Licenced Café
(03) 5237 3215
General store, petrol, ice, breakfast, lunch, takeaway. Licenced
Yatzies Licensed Café in Lavers Hill is the perfect spot to top up the car with petrol and get some visitor information, grab some takeaway or take a break.
Open daily Yatzies Cafe offer a broad selection of fresh foods and pastries for breakfast or lunch, dine-in or takeaway. If you can spare the time, then Devonshire Tea in the Garden, with the King Parrots and other native birds that like to visit is a must. In the cooler months enjoy a coffee or something more substantial while warming up by the fire