Eat in the Otways

Knowing the best places to eat is a crucial piece of Otway Ranges tourist information. The Otway Harvest Trail is  proudly aligned with award-winning and world-renowned restaurants and cafes that have put parts of the Otway Ranges on the map. The region is home to some of the best locally grown produce in Victoria, and hospitality providers have tapped into those resources to create equally great dining experiences.

The dining options are broad-ranging and the quality is high, with an Otway Ranges restaurant or cafe menu available to satisfy just about any palate. What’s arguably most impressive about the restaurant and cafe options along the Otway Harvest Trail is that the menus are packed with delicacies featuring ingredients from the area’s great food producers. The region is genuinely rich in places to eat and amazing food.

Exploring the Otway Ranges cafes and restaurants and tasting the abundance of locally grown food produce is right up there with the best things to do on the Otway Harvest Trail. All the places to eat are different and a treat to the senses. The Otway hinterland boasts locally grown pork, lamb, beef, organic fruit and vegetables, herbs, shiitake mushrooms, a variety of cheeses and so much more. It’s obvious why the region’s restaurants and cafes source their ingredients from their own backyard.

As far as variety goes, there are options aplenty when it comes to cafes and restaurants in the Otway Ranges and hinterland. From high-quality pub food to fine dining and delicious cafe lunch menus, you will be stuck deciding what to try next. Don’t forget the fantastic wineries and breweries dotted along the Otway Harvest Trail, because those that serve food are all great places to eat.

Like most of the things to do on the Otway Harvest Trail, there’s too much for just a day trip. But luckily there are loads of premium accommodation options and places to stay throughout the Otway Ranges.

Check out the restaurant and cafe options listed and linked to below, and let us know what you think.

Eat now

Exploring the Otway Ranges cafes and restaurants and tasting the abundance of locally grown food produce is right up there with the best things to do on the Otway Harvest Trail.  Knowing the best places to eat is a crucial piece of Otway Ranges tourist information. The Otway Harvest Trail is proudly aligned with award-winning and world-renowned restaurants and cafes that have put parts of the Otway Ranges on the map.

There are options aplenty when it comes to cafes and restaurants in the Otway Ranges and hinterland. From high-quality pub food to fine dining and delicious cafe lunch menus, you will be stuck deciding what to try next. Don’t forget the fantastic wineries and breweries dotted along the Otway Harvest Trail, because those that serve food are all great places to eat.

Otway Harvest Trail provedores and general stores predominantly support local producers and, depending on where you go, you will find produce ranging from Otway beef and pork, through to herbs, vegetables, conserves, confectionery, bread, local wine and plenty more. The local produce you find will always be fresh, and the next closest thing to picking it up directly from Otway Ranges farm gates and markets.

Below are some great options for eating now.  Of course there’s much more on offer – some of our producers do not have their own shop fronts.  To purchase some of their fabulous food to take home for your own creations, take a look here and contact the producer directly.

Eat later

The Otway hinterland is home to some of the finest artisan products you will find in Australia. From chocolate and confectionary to bread, pasta and much more, you will find a tasty range of artisan products created at Otway Ranges artisan businesses and food producers.

The Otway Ranges is peppered with producers’ farm gate stalls, offering their produce and other products directly off the land. At farm gates and farm shops across the Otway Ranges you will find food produce ranging from beef and lamb, through to fruit, vegetables, cheese, preserves and other local produce such as wool and wool products, leather products and souvenirs.

Below is a list of  our producers who do not have their own shop fronts.  To purchase some of their fabulous food to take home for your own creations take a look and contact the producer directly. We know you’ll love them all.

Of course, if you are hungry now, we’ve got that covered too!

Like most of the things to do on the Otway Harvest Trail, there’s too much for just a day trip. But luckily there are loads of premium accommodation options and places to stay in the Otway Ranges.