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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Cucina One12 restaurant strives to create a comfortable, affordable and friendly dining environment. We have designed an extensive menu that caters for all dietary requirements and needs. We focus on creating a modern Italian style, with a few hidden surprises as well. We are known for our famous Eye fillet on a creamy bacon mash, along with many other popular menu items.
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..
Curl up and enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in the warmth of our fireplace or head out back to our hidden leafy green garden space. There’s nothing else like it in Geelong! Cafe Go is a cozy getaway right in the heart of Geelong’s CBD and we’re all about having fun while serving up delicious food and coffee in a comfortable environment. Our quirky converted weatherboard house is located on the corner of Bellerine & Lt Malop Street just near Barwon Health. It’s the perfect spot to pull up a seat with friends and feel right at home and has been that way for 25 years! The current owners are Stephen & Felicia Bell, and Lucia Clarke. They have owned it since 2010 and been covered by numerous Geelong publications since. Just like our decor, our clientele is diverse. You’ll see plenty of CBD workers, hospital staff & paramedics, students, retirees, and loads of travellers passing through. All looking for either a tasty quick lunch or a long boozy brunch! On the menu you’ll find all day brekky that’s to die for, interesting daily specials and a lunch menu that’s packed full of flavour. Cafe Go is an exceptional function venue and we also cater events. While we go about our day living our passion we try to have a positive impact on the wider community through the work we enjoy most. We’re as passionate about local, free-range and organic produce as you are. We buy from so many great local suppliers including; La Madre, Zeally Bay Sourdough, Lonsdale Tomato Farm, Coffee Snobs, Shadowfax, Oakdene Vineyards, Geelong Fresh Foods, Buckleberry Farm free-range eggs, Siketa Meats, Sungold milk & Istra small goods. We also support the Time for Youth Charity, donate a portion of every sale of our baby cinos to the Geelong Hospital, support GAWS and many other charities throughout the year.
Angasi Bar & Grill
The historic facade hints at the plush interior appointments allowing an enjoyable and relaxing experience. The local mussels, for which Portarlington is still famous today, feature on both the lunch and dinner menus. The Mussel Stout was first brewed by local Bellarine Brewery Company and is a firm favourite, alongside their other refreshing beers. Why not come on down, soak up the view and satisfy your taste buds. Surrounded by the best food sources available, our Chefs take advantage of the abundant locally caught seafood, freshly picked fruits and vegetables and delicious regional steaks. Enjoy our al fresco dining area or, in the cooler months, warm yourself by the open fires. Best of all, our menu changes regularly to keep your tastebuds coming back for more.
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.
After selling the very popular Thai restaurant in Ocean Grove, Chris and Pan launched PANNY THAI in the vibrant Packington St precinct. PANNY THAI is open for dinner and offers patrons the opportunity to sample quality Thai cuisine by either dining in, or ordering from the take away menu. Diners can enjoy a selection of traditional Thai red, green and yellow curries, seafood, stir fries, soups or specialty noodle or rice dishes; patrons can request that their selected dishes are prepared to their preferred taste – ‘mild’, ‘medium’ or ‘hot’. Lovers of Thai cuisine will be familiar with dishes such as Gang Dang, Gang Par, Gang Gallee, Pad Thai, Pad King, Pad Priq Sod, Yum Woon Sen, Pla Lard Prek, Ho Mok Seafood and Pad Ta Le.