Experience great food, beer and wine, dining in the heart of town with rock star views of the beach. Torquay's Esplanade, with a string of new restaurants and the constant of the old staples, has developed into a culinary mecca, with views that will hands down beat any of your city favourites.
From Breakfast through late night drinks, make sure you put some of these Esplanade establishments on your eating plan.
A tale of beach and beer
Many coastal tales are told with the key ingredients being beach and beer (hopefully in that order). The more beer the bigger the wave was, right?
Blackman’s Brewery is right in Torquay town, inviting you to relax and enjoy the selection of their award winning craft beers brewed on site. The all-day kitchen is open whenever beers are being served with a share style, beer-food menu. Out the back, is the brewery equipment, a Canadian made setup showcasing beautiful copper and stainless steel.
Open LUNCH & DINNER Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Address: 26 Bell St, Torquay
Phone: (03) 5261 5310
Plenty to wine about
Torquay is surrounded by wineries opening their doors to the general public for tastings and gourmet treats. Characterised by the strong flavours produced from the typically sandy loam and limestone land and cool, dry climate, the region grows a variety of reds and white including the odd sparkling. Base yourself in Torquay and take a coastal wine tour in beautiful surrounds.
Eat & Drink
My Beach Kitchen
My Beach Kitchen provide a pick-up service of precooked meals, using fresh, local and as organic as possible ingredients. Restaurant quality food for you to have at home with your family.
Locally produced Glenkeen Honey with quality that you can taste. Honey is not only a healthier alternative to other sweeteners out there but it is also great for your gut health.
Number One Restaurant
Quality local ingredients such as beef and shiitake mushrooms from the Otways region, artisan cheeses and organic Camperdown garlic feature strongly in the contemporary menu of this elegant restaurant on...
Mr Archer Wine Bar
An intimate haven for wine lovers
Mr Archer Wine Bar prides itself on offering a wide selection of quality local and Australian wines available by the glass and bottle.
Wines are superbly paired with a wonderful selection of local cheese and charcuterie boards
Surf Coast Strawberry Fields
Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a ‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberry Farm situated on the Surf Coast Highway in Mount Duneed.
Bowside Cafe has great coffee, the best vanilla slice on the coast and Baklava that people come from Melbourne to try.
Kisaan Estate Winery
Kisaan Estate Winery is a family owned boutique winery in Connewarre, approximately three minutes drive from the seaside town of Barwon Heads.
Brown Magpie Wines
Brown Magpie Wines is a family owned winery and vineyard in Modewarre, which is situated in the Surf Coast hinterland of the Geelong wine region.