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
Surf Coast Strawberry Fields
Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a ‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberry Farm situated on the Surf Coast Highway in Mount Duneed.
Common Ground Project
Common Ground Project is a not-for-profit community farm and restaurant that promotes food security by creating fair access to locally grown, healthy food.
The Cave Wood Fired Pizza
The Cave wood fired pizza is a fully licensed pizza restaurant tucked away in the shopping centre on the cliff top of the Jan Juc village.
If you want to experience the best steak on the surf coast, visit Squires Loft. If you want the best steak and arguably the best service around, visit Squires Loft.
Hilbilby Cultured Food
Hilbilby Cultured Food is a family business, specialising in traditionally cultured, food and drink. The living creations are delicious and full of beneficial bacteria, which is good for your gut.
At Blackman’s Brewery, their philosophy is this: they love good beer, it’s really that simple. They make their beers with the best quality ingredients they can get their hands on...
Located just outside Torquay, Bellbrae Estate is beautiful all year round and the perfect stop at the beginning of your Great Ocean Road journey.
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.
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.