Eat&DrinkOut

We are delighted to recommend some of our favourite local restaurants, cafes and cellar door experiences that are only a short drive from Lon Retreat. Below is our current list of recommendations located on the Bellarine, Geelong & Surrounds. We urge you to call ahead and book a table where possible as opening hours and availability may be limited due to venue capacity restrictions. 

BREAKFAST |  BRUNCH | LOCAL MARKETS

Grow Cafe - Point Lonsdale | Breakfast & Lunch from 7.30-2 | Natural & Healthy Food

Pasquinis Cafe - Point Lonsdale | Breakfast & Lunch from 7-4 | Great Coffee & Outdoor Seating

Queenscliff General Store -Queenscliff | Breakfast & Lunch Tues-Sat 8-2.30 | Fresh Homemade Food & Coffee

Basils Farm - Swan Bay | Cafe, Cellar Door & Farm | Thurs-Mon 11-5 | Basil's Bar & Live Music on weekends

Shelter Shed - Queenscliff | Eatery & Bar | Breakfast Wed-Sat 9-10.30 | Lunch Wed-Sun noon-2pm

Piknik Cafe & Store - Swan Bay | Converted roadhouse offering local produce | Wed-Sun 7am-2.30pm

Annies Provedore - Barwon Heads | Cafe, Deli & Food Store  | Breakfast & Lunch 6.30am-3pm

House of Jack Rabbit - Bellarine | Cafe & Take-Away Wine | Brunch 10am-5pm | Amazing Views to Melbourne

The Dunes - Ocean Grove | Cafe & Restaurant by the Ocean | Open from 6.30am | Views to the Ocean

Point Lonsdale Community Market | 2nd Sunday of Every Month | 9am-2pm | Point Lonsdale Primary School

LUNCH | WINERIES | FARM-GATES

Bellarine Taste Trail Farm-gates | Makers & Growers  | Refer to Bellarine Taste Trail Map available at our Reception for Opening Hours

Basils Farm - Swan Bay | Cafe, Cellar Door & Farm | Thurs-Mon 11-5 | Basil's Bar & Live Music on weekends

Terindah Estate Winery - Bellarine | Shed Restaurant | Thurs-Mon 11am-4pm | Extended Hours over Summer

Jack Rabbit Restaurant - Bellarine | Lunch 7 Days from 12 noon | Winery with incredible water views

Merne at Lighthouse Restaurant - Drysdale | Sharing Menu | Lunch Thurs-Sun | Views over olive groves

The Bellarine Distillery - Bellarine | Simple pizzas, cheese & produce platters | Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm

Scotchman's Hill Winery - Bellarine | Bistro & Cellar Door | Cellar Door 7 Days | Bistro Wed-Mon 11.30-4pm

At The Heads - Barwon Heads | Seafood Restaurant by the sea | Tues-Sat 12-Late, Sun 12-3

Moonah Restaurant - Connewarre | Inspired by Nature | 12 Seats | Lunch Fri, Sat & Sun

Provenance Wines - Geelong | Heritage Listed Restaurant & Cellar Door | Wed-Sun 11-4pm

La Cantina - Freshwater Creek | Farmhouse Italian Restaurant | Thurs-Sun 12pm & 2pm

Brae Restaurant - Birregurra | Fine Dining | Highly Awarded | Lunch Friday to Monday

DINNER | DRINKS

Noble Rot Wine Bar - Point Lonsdale | Incredible Wine List | Tasting Plates & Shared Food | Wed-Fri 4-8 Sat 3-9 Sun 3-7 | Walk-Ins Only - No Bookings

Lago Restaurant -Point Lonsdale | Lonsdale Links Restaurant | Sunset views across Lake Victoria

The Bellarine Distillery - Bellarine | Simple pizzas, cheese & produce platters | Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm

Oakdene Vineyards - Wallington | Manor Suite Wine Bar | Shared Plates & Bar Menu

Jack Rabbit Restaurant - Bellarine | Fri & Sat from 6pm | Winery with incredible water views

Merne at Lighthouse Restaurant - Drysdale | Sharing Menu | Dinner Fri & Sat | Views over olive groves

Shelter Shed - Queenscliff | Eatery & Bar | Dinner Thurs, Fri & Sat

The Beachhouse - Barwon Heads | Dinner 7 Days

360Q - Queenscliff | Harbourside Restaurant | Dinner 7 Days

At The Heads - Barwon Heads | Seafood Restaurant by the sea | Tues-Sat 12-Late, Sun 12-3

Moonah Restaurant - Connewarre | Inspired by Nature | 12 Seats | Dinner Fri & Sat

Restaurant Igni - Geelong | 2 Hat | Surprise Set Course Menu | Dinner Thurs & Fri 

Felix Restaurant - Geelong | Celebration of Seafood, Vegetables & Fine Beverages | Dinner Thurs-Sat

The Continental - Geelong | European Restaurant & Bar | Dinner Wed-Sat until Late

UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES

The Q Train - Queenscliff | Award winning rail restaurant along historic Bellarine railway | Timetable available on Q Train website, Advanced Bookings Essential

TAKE-OUT | CASUAL DINING

Lonsdale Links - Point Lonsdale | Golfers Lounge | Dinner Thurs-Sat

Trident Fish Bar - Queenscliff | Fish & Chips

Na zdravi - Queenscliff | Wood Fire Pizza | Dine In or Take-away | 5-8pm | Closed Sunday & Monday

Hanoi Kitchen - Barwon Heads | Authentic modern Vietnamese | Dine In or Take-Away | Tues-Sun

Che Vuoi - Barwon Heads | Artisan Wood Fire Pizza & Traditional Italian | Wed-Sun 5.30 till late

Chang Noi Thai - Ocean Grove | Tues-Sun 4.30-9pm

Queenscliff Brewhouse | Brewery, Distillery & Hotel | Open 7 Days

Barwon Heads Hotel | Bistro & Beer Garden | Open 7 Days

Please note we strive to keep the information on this list as up-to-date as possible however changes can occur  without our knowledge. We suggest visiting the operator's website (links provided above) to check on booking requirements, opening hours and special/seasonal events. 

Make an enquiry.