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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Geelong has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in Geelong via location, cuisine or features.
The National Hotel
The National Hotel is located in Geelong's CBD. Wander between our three levels, each offering a unique experience for diners & drinks alike. Public bar - offers casual dining and a wide range of craft beer, wine and spirits. Dining room - a more intimate dining space, where we invite you to settle in for a while. This ambient room offers an open fireplace and unique views of geelong's cbd. Rooftop terrace - unquestionably one of the best spots in the cbd for a drink. Our rooftop has a retractable roof so it's suitable for all days of the year. If offers skyline views, lift access and a collection of seasonal cocktails. The national hotel is the perfect place in the city to enjoy modern Australian cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere.
The Vue Grand is an iconic and historic 32 room boutique hotel located in the main street of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. Featuring a seasonal menu utilising the best fresh local produce and an extensive wine list, the multi-award winning Grand Dining Room offers a first-class culinary experience. The Bellarine Peninsula is a haven for "foodies" and wine appreciators alike. With an abundance of produce, fabulous wines and coastal foraging in the region, the Vue Grand Dining Room is a leader in showcasing and promoting what this wonderful region has to offer. Don't forget though to flick through the amazing craft beer list that is now challenging the wines. Experience the delights of our five course degustation style Bellarine Tasting Menu, matched with local Bellarine wines, or if you prefer select something from our seasonal a la carte menu It has you covered for all events and celebrations. Try the Grand Dining Room for a fine experience or perhaps the Vue Street Bar for a relaxed meal and craft beer. Stay for bed & breakfast, hold a conference or create that memorable wedding you always dreamt of. We are a unique venue in the fact that we not only have the wonderful historic Grand Dining Room, but also have the opportunity to apply what we do for a la carte service to our wedding and conference customers, to make those occasions as special and unique as we can.
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, refurbished and re-opened to the public. The first step was to revive the original 1920s façade and the second was to include the rich heritage of the pubs namesake, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson. The decoration and design of the pub is emblematic of the great Victorian-style pub, The Lord Nelson provides an experience different to any other; serving food that is unparalleled with any other hotel in Geelong.
Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Whether you are throwing back a Moritz and a few tasty tapas or settling in for a full meal from the a la carte menu, you could almost believe you’re on the Costa de Sol here. There’s a holiday buzz, attractive bare brick walls and prompt friendly service. The menu is extensive and packed with so many tempting options. With an extensive range of tapas offerings complimented by a solid list of entrees and mains, such as chargrilled eye fillet of beef, twice cooked half duck and slow cooked pork scotch. Black Bull also has separate gluten free and vegetarian menus. There is also a great drinks list to compliment the menus, including house made Sangria, local and imported beers and an excellent wine list with many local wines.
The Sporting Globe
The Sporting Globe sports bars are the place to watch all the biggest sporting events with over 30 HD screens playing LIVE sport from around the globe. Our family-friendly restaurants and bars boast great quality food that features the very best in Aussie pub cuisine, along with international best sellers such as NY Buffalo Chicken Wings and signature sauces.
The Pier Geelong
The Pier Geelong is a beautifully designed, versatile and comfortable function venue. Stylishly appointed and elegantly designed, the amazing views from The Pier Geelong are the perfect way to make a statement at your next event. Catering for up to 800 guests seated or 1100 guests' cocktail style as one spacious room, or make use of the internal dividing walls create two smaller rooms with your choice of the Hopetoun Room or the Lillias Room that also offers a terrace. Also included in the events area is a boardroom with water and city views perfect for private meetings.
Customs House Restaurant & Wine Bar
Located on the waterfront in Geelong, Customs House Restaurant & Wine Bar provides a unique ambient dining experience, with professional and personalized service that encapsulates the Geelong lifestyle, offering fresh local produce and one of the most extensive wine lists in the region.
Marty @ Oakdene
Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with absolutely flawless execution and presentation." Oakdene Vineyards boasts a modern Australian and European cuisine with an array of fresh local produce. Award winning Executive Chef and Manager, Welshman Marty Chichester previously owned and managed popular restaurants in Wales and Sydney. Functions & Weddings Oakdene is available 7 days for conferences, functions, weddings and other events. We can offer private rooms, the terrace and an eclectic, lush art garden for all sized events. For a more intimate occasion, the themed Cloud Room hosts eight and the Chocolate Room is perfect for a private banquet for up to fourteen.
Dennys Italian is a traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of Geelong on Brougham Street. They are housed in the bluestone heritage listed, National Wool Museum. Their unique restaurant location is rich in history and charm. Just like in Italy, we have a passion to create beautiful, delicious food with few quality ingredients. Most of their delicious handmade pastas, wood fired pizzas and fresh, seasonal plates are designed to share at the table. Their menu also includes many gluten friendly options. Their barista blend coffee is adored daily and always a crowd pleaser. Dennys Italian is the perfect place to meet friends, family or work colleagues to have a coffee or enjoy a brekky snack, lunch or dinner, they even provide take away. They also have beautiful spaces, ideal for functions, special occasions, family gatherings, business meetings and more.
Palace of the Orient
Palace Of The Orient Restaurant is located on Yarra Street, Geelong. Our menu offers a wide range of Chinese specialties such as Palace of the Orient's Combination in A Bird's Nest, Braised King Prawn with Cashew Nut, Spicy Pork Chop and many more. You can order online from us and we will deliver our delicious food directly to your front door. We look forward to serving you.
Barwon Edge Boathouse
We are open from 9am every morning. Catering for breakfast until 11am or cakes, coffees, scones & muffins all morning. Our lunch menu is designed to cater for those on a lunch break or the lucky ones who have a couple of spare hours to sit and enjoy the scenery from either inside or from our decking area. Dinner might be a refined night in the Balyang room or a whole family gathering for a casual bite to eat in our bar/dinning room area with lots of room for the kids to play, colouring competitions, specially designed kids menu and fish feeding from 2pm. Our new wood oven is in operation. There is a roast for Sunday lunch & then we go to pizzas from 3.30pm!!
Little Creatures Geelong Brewery
We set up shop on the East Coast of this fine land so we can get the freshest beer up to Queensland and all the way down to our mates in Tassy. Oh, and so we can show the people of Geelong a damn good time. We firmly believe that fresh is best when it comes to beer, and with a growing number of Hopheads residing on the east side of the country, we knew we needed to establish a new home away from home. What we’ve put together in Geelong is a bit like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory… but for beer. A true brewery village experience, with a bustling Canteen and the colourful Mystery Lane. True to form, you can grab a fresh beer, a bite to eat inside or out and watch the brewers racing around doing their thing. You’ll stumble upon the Furphy Cinemas and HopsNBeats in the laneway during Summer, a wondrous Winter Wonderland transformation in July, and brilliant beer launches and mystery markets throughout the year.
The Cremorne Hotel is nestled in the beautiful river end of Pakington Street in Geelong. The fully renovated hotel is separated into three different areas, its boasts a large yet intimate dining area, a full bar and beer garden, a modern lounge and function area perfect for any occasion. The Menu has been developed to celebrate your favourite pub classics as well as provide innovative and exciting dishes and complimented with quality wines and an extensive boutique beer collection from both local and international breweries..
Lord of the Isles
Lord Isles Tavern is a cool new restaurant and bar with loads of features. From an extensive wine list, to craft beers, private dining, to larger functions, this Geelong venue can cater to your needs. Boasting outdoor areas and a separate sports bar, why would you need to go anywhere else.
At the Heads
At the Heads is a one of a kind dining experience on the surfcoast, offering unique views, a great menu and friendly staff. Situated on the water's edge, with panoramic views of Barwon Bluff to Port Phillips Heads and beyond, At the Heads is a one of a kind venue. Located just over an hour away from Melbourne CBD, At the Heads is the perfect place to hold your special occasion. At the Heads offers two unique function areas -the main restaurant Dining Room, and the Mulloway Room.