EAT & DRINK

LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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.

Due to COVID19 a lot of these places have adapted to offer home delivery or produce packs. Check their websites and instagrams for the most up to date information.

BIRREGURRA (20 mins drive)

Brae

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

Yield Birregurra

Stunning Paddock to Plate which got a write up in the Good Food Guide. Run by Simon and Kara.

 

Otway Artisan

Gluten free bakery & great coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

 

WINCHELSEA (12 mins drive)

The Black Pearl Takeaway

Great Coffee

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 stye Coffee

Aireys Inlet Pub

Great for casual yum meal - great for kids

A La Grecque

Incredible Greek Food & views overlooking ocean

Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room & Garden

A great place for a quick drink and nibble with friends.

 

ANGELSEA (30 mins drive)

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

WINERIES

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