Great hospitality, great food, and great temptation!
High quality local produce is celebrated in many of Warrnambool’s best restaurants, cafes and bistros. The resulting food matches the best you can find in Melbourne, with a wide array of Australian and multicultural options. And the prices will make you smile.
There are also plenty of interesting shops where you can can stock up on tasty delights. The local bakeries, butchers, delicatessens and fruiterers are exceptional.
The rolling hills, rich volcanic soil and deep blue sea of Warrnambool is home to some of Victoria’s most well kept secrets. Some of the finest produce and foodie stories are being generated here.
Basalt Wines is a member of this forward thinking collective and offers daily tastings at the Cellar Door during spring (seasonal times apply, check for details) accompanied by some French/Spanish inspired tapas. The vineyard was establish in 2003 and for the several years has been actively involved in biodynamic conversion and production. The winery is located just 15kms outside Warrnambool in a little hamlet called Killarney settled by - you guessed it - Irish potato farmers in the 1850s. Drop in and try some of the biodynamic range.
Open for CELLAR DOOR and BAR SNACKS
Monday to Sunday: from 10am
Address: 1131 Princes Hwy, Killarney
Phone: +61 429 682 251
Order up - Restaurants & Cafes
Find a feast that fits your palate and budget. Warrnambool has an array of dining options from signature CBD restaurants through to casual cafes with stunning ocean views. Locally sourced fresh produce and wines are proudly showcased on many of the menus.
Groups and special occasions are expertly catered for with many venues offering decadent degustation menus and other venues offering the opulence of high tea.
Allansford Cheese World
Across the road from the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory, in the heart of a major dairy farming region, Cheese World brings together a museum, free cheese tastings, a licensed restaurant, and a wide selection of local and regional wines.
Enjoy award-winning cheeses then step back in time! The museum is a tribute to the local region's hard-working farming families. It houses an extensive collection of farm implements and household items from everyday farm life in the early 1900s. 2016 commemorates the company's 125 year anniversary, and the Museum is featuring stories and artefacts outlining the company's major achievements from early beginnings to today. The 125 year historical display incorporates a timeline recognising the journey and transitions of the company and a pictorial information book featuring significant dairy farming families with early connections to the factory.
Cheese factory opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Address: : 5330 Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool
Phone: +61 3 5565 3130
After dark - Bars
As the biggest city on the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool has a diverse mix of after dark activities from bars with sink in comfy chairs, to raging dance floors and late night cocktails. For live music enthusiast, Warrnambool also plays host to local and travelling artists.
The Seanchai Irish Pub, Highline Bar and Lounge, The Dart & Marlin are just to name a few.
SINGH Indian Curry House
Discover the real taste of India, without worrying about your calories. Each dish with its own distinctive flavour and aroma. North Indian cuisine.
Parker's Fish & Chips
Parker's Fish & Chips offers the tastiest take away in Warrnambool, rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.
Pavilion Cafe & Bar
The Pavilion Cafe and Bar is a roomy and modern building with floor to ceiling windows and a beach view balcony, overlooking Warrnambool's main beach, Lady Bay, Merri Island and...
Macey's Bistro is Warrnambool's premier eating venue for families. Their popular bistro is renowned for its family friendly atmosphere and appealing menu to suit all ages.
Lana's Garden Rhubarb Condiments
Lana's Garden are makers of rhubarb-based condiments. They celebrate the versatility of rhubarb using it to make a range of sweet and savoury products.
Bohemia Cafe & Bar
Bohemia Cafe & Bar is a restaurant that has a reputation for having an amazing breakfast and lunch menu. They are also highly regarded for their fabulous coffee and friendly service.