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Here are our favourite places to eat and drink while staying at The Wensley.


We find that most people staying for a weekend like to stay put at the house - while those there for a longer period of time like to explore the local area and what it has to offer.


We've included the country towns of Birregurra & Winchelsea and the coastal towns of Angelsea & Aireys Inlet - along with local wineries.

Click on the underlined headings to take you straight to google maps for directions. Please check each venue's opening hours as they change seasonally. We recommend booking or calling ahead.

BIRREGURRA (20 mins drive)


Australia's Number One restaurant - run by Head Chef Dan Hunter and his gorgeous wife Jules. Bookings open up 3 months in advance.

The Royal Mail Birregurra

Modern Pub Grub, check out the menu hereBookings essential, please text, call or email

Yield Birregurra

Stunning Provedore offering locally sourced provisions and Paddock to Plate take home meals. Kara updates their weekly menu every Thursday. Order via phone or email for collection Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Run by Simon and Kara.

Otway Artisan

Gluten free bakery & great coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

CONNEWARRE (30 mins)


Created by Winchelsea based chef Tobin Kent Moonah is an intimate dining experience inspired by nature. The dining room overlooks wetlands and is a peaceful escape from the every day. 12 seats only so bookings are essential.


WINCHELSEA (12 mins drive)

The Black Pearl Takeaway

Great coffee and yum pizza

Sweet Thyme

Classic Country Cafe with wholesome pies, sausages rolls etc.

AIREYS INLET (20 Mins drive on ungraded road)


Mr T & Me 

Cafe with great Melbourne style Coffee

Aireys Inlet Pub

Great for casual yum meal - great for kids

A La Grecque

Incredible Greek Food & views overlooking ocean

Gin Kitchen

The best gin cocktails I've had in a long long time!! Delish Asian fusion food which rivals

Melbourne's best. Highly recommend. 

Lunch - Sunday 12.00-2.30pm
Dinner - Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30pm

ANGELSEA (30 mins drive)

Grow Foods

A vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free whole foods store and Cafe. Absolutely incredible selection of healthy yet delicious environmentally conscious foods. Check out there Insta.

Onda Food House

A vegan friendly cafe serving Allpress espresso. Great selection of take home meals. Check out there Insta.

Poppies Nursery Cafe

Great for breakfast and lunch - also has a fabulous fruit & veg shop which sells ready made meals.

4 Kings

Good Coffee and simple yum cafe menu

LORNE (40 Minutes Drive)


Stunning interior design and food - must try their house margarita. Simply stunning. Make a booking online here


Fab family run greek restaurant with standout food and service. Absolute must.



The wineries closest to us produce incredible wines - but are Cellar Doors. Mt Duneed & Bellbrae have restaurants as well as Cellar Doors.

Dinny Goonan Wines - 11 Mins

Cellar Door. Known for their Resiling & Shiraz.

Brown Magpie Wines - 15 Mins

Cellar Door. Award winning Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio,

Pinot Gris, Rosé, and Blanc de Noir.

Wolsely Wines - 18 mins

Cellar Door. Small, specialist winery run by owner, operator & winemaker Will Wolsely.

Mt Duneed Estate - 22 mins

Cafe & Cellar Door 

Bellbrae Estate - 27 Mins

Restaurant & Cellar Door

Family owned boutique winery on The Great Ocean Road.

Check out Geelong Wine Website for wineries further afield

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