Eating along the Great Ocean Road
I am planning a trip in late November to drive from Port Fairey to Melbourne along the Great Ocean RoadHaving done a little research, the restaurants that look most promising include:
- Portofino on Bank in Port Fairey
- Pippies by the Bay in Warrbambool
- Reifs in Lorne
Are these worth stopping by or are there others which I should be thinking about?
They all rate a mention in the good food guide, and one of them gets a chefs hat, so I am sure they will all be good.
You should make the most of the restaurants in melbourne, also though, as there are fantastic ones, and the value compared with overseas, is excellent.
We ate at "La Bimba" in Apollo Bay. It was the best meal I had in Australia. We ordered different items from kangaroo to lamb to beef and pasta. No complaints from the table. As a matter of fact, we kept comparing the rest of our meals to this one. Who would have thought that this small upstairs restaurant would have this calibre of food. Try it quick before the chef moves onto other unknown areas of Australia.
The 2007 Good Food Guide launched August 28 lists the following along the Great Ocean Road. If no mark, then considered slightly inferior.
Dublin House Inn 14/20
Portofino on Bank 16/20, 2 Hats, a very high rating. 'Modern Mediterranean'.
The Stag Inn 14/20
Time & Tide
Pippies by the Bay 14/20
Chris's Beacon Point
ba ba Lu
The Lorne Oven House
A la Grecque 14/20
Please let me know if you would like more information, either in this area or elsewhere in Victoria. Where are you staying in Melbourne?
Just drove the Great Ocean Rd. We did it in one day (starting and ending in Melbourne) and it took 12 hours! But that was all the time we had, and it was worth it!
We had lunch at Rief, which is along the main road in Lorne (you can't miss it). We had two lamb wraps and they were awesome. Homemade roti and delicious lamb - yum. We got them take out and sat at the beach while we ate...it was perfect. Enjoy!