local eats


There are so many fantastic local growers and producers. Amazing places to eat throughout the region so take some time to explore!

In Town:

The Bird and the Wolf Café - 5 min walk. Friendly coffee shop just up the road. Wonderful hearty breakfast, burgers and snacks.

Riverview Hotel Pub - 2 min walk. Two doors up. Classic pub meals and live music. Remember to book especially during Summer.

Venus Bay (10min):

The Bay Gourmet - Food and wine store with a beautiful all day café.

Cavity - Wide selection of food, including wood-fired pizzas.

Agapi Fish and Chips - Great fish and chips. Plus, a giant chess board outside whilst you wait

Venus Loves Gelato - Local gelato spot.

4shore Pizza and Pasta - Tasty American style pizza with fresh ingredients. GF bases available

Inverloch (15mins)

Dirty three wines - The cellar door is a relaxed tasting experience with lunch and nibbling options to compliment the wines.

Bluette on Bear - Beautiful cafe attached to an art gallery Bear St Gallery. Serving up delicious Coffee and an array of brunch and lunch items Often hosting local farmers market stalls on the weekends.

The Local Inverloch - great local cafe

Meeniyan (20min):

Moo’s - Relaxed but a little bit fancy café. Perfect for brunch or a special lunch. Often with music on their deck.

The Meeniyan Store - Great café with tasty food including vegan options. Also sells local produce.

Pandesal Bakery - Popular local bakery offering great artisan breads, and amazing array of pies and coffee.

The Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar - Trulli Pantry showcases the finest producers in the region alongside a rich array of Italian delicacies, fresh baked breads, pastries and ready to eat meals from the Trulli kitchen.

Trulli - Italian dining, bakery and gelateria using local produce. Also serves ready made meals, and has a fantastic deli!

Short drives

Burra Brewing, Korumburra, 35 min (or on the way from Melbourne). Offering woodfired pizzas and handcrafted beers in the beer garden, loads of games for kids to play

Ethical Food Store or Milly and Romeos, Koonwarra, 17 mins Enjoy a beautiful lunch or pastries and a walk along the Great Southern Rail Trail

Gurneys Cider, Foster, 25 min. Voted Australia's best cidery in 2022, We are proud to include them in our mini bar. Enjoy traditional cider tasting paddles, antipasto platters and exquisite views. You can even take a tour to get an insight into how Gurneys make their cider.

Udder and Hoe , Kilkunda, 35 mins Beautiful produce store showcasing local Gippsland producers and makers.

Little Oberon, Fish Creek, 20 min. Local gallery, café & gifts in the heart of Fish Creek. Beautiful coffees, pastries and treats.

Olive at Loch, Loch, 45min (or on the way from Melbourne) A delicious selection of rustic fresh baked pies, frittatas, country soups, scones, tea cakes and slices, all made with local ingredients

Loch Brewery & Distillery, Loch, 45 min (or on the from Melbourne) - Cellar door open Fri, Sat & Sun, 11am - 4pm. Incredible whisky, gin and beers.


IGA, Tarwin Lower, 5 min walk. All your grocery basics with a full deli. Also stocking locally grown and produced goods.

Flock Stock and Basil, Tarwin Lower, 3 min drive. Fantastic local farmgate Saturdays 10-2 or pre order via their website

Venus Bay General Store, Venus Bay, 5 min drive. Stocks basic groceries, newspapers, and a café open from 7am.

Meeniyan Pantry & Cellar/Trulli, Meeniyan, 20 min drive - Great deli, gourmet foods, ready made meals, alcohol, bakery and gelato. A slice of Italy in South Gippsland.

Inverloch Community Farmers Market, Inverloch, 15 min. Third Saturday of the month.

Koonwarra Farmers Market, Koonwarra, 20 min. First Saturday of the month. If you miss it, you can get a selection of the best farmers market produce at Paddlewheel grocer.

The Loch Grocer, Loch, 40 min - Open Thursday – Sunday. Fantastic gourmet, local and artisan foods, drinks and flowers.

Udder & Hoe, Kilcunda, 40 min - Not open Tuesdays, but a great spot for gourmet, local and artisan foods, drinks and flowers.

South Gippsland Producers Market, Various locations - Check out their instagram for weekly changing locations.