The Great Ocean Road is known for being a road trip lovers dream, with 155 miles of beautiful ocean views, long coastal hikes, and scenery that tops every must see list. What may be a little less known about the area is that it is also home to world-class wineries, breweries and restaurants. Here are 5 restaurants and wineries to satisfy your inner foodie on your next road trip.

Bellbrae Estate– About 25 miles from Geelong, Bellbrae Estate offers a free winery tour and the perfect setting for an afternoon glass of wine and cheese platter. The best time to visit is early afternoon where you can sit under the pine trees, order a glass of wine and relax while a local musician plays in the background. 

Old Lorne Road Olives– Situated on an olive grove with over 1300 olive trees, this restaurant is perfect for lunch after visiting Lorne. Focusing on a menu with selections inspired by Italy, Old Lorne Road Olives is great for foodies with a more sophisticated palette.

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant and Resort– Located near Apollo Bay, Chris’s Beacon Point is a locals favorite. Sitting above Skenes Creek, the intimate floor to ceiling restaurant and villas make it the perfect spot to sit down and relax for sunset over the ocean. Some diners enjoy the spot so much that they plan on spending the night in one of the ocean view rooms.

Timboon Railway Shed Distillery– Known for their breakfast and brunch options, they also have ice cream, fantastic cheese plates, beer, and even olives and eel samples. With over 20 local food producers with a variety of produce, it’s easy to stop in for a cup of coffee and croissant and end up staying much longer.

The Fat Cow– Another great breakfast or tea spot along the Great Ocean Road is the Fat Cow. With homemade pastries, cookies, blueberry tarts, and spiced teas, this is a cute little restaurant that serves traditional Australian food.