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  • Coonara Springs Restaurant
  • Coonara Springs Restaurant
  • Coonara Springs Restaurant
  • Coonara Springs Restaurant

Olinda : Coonara Springs Restaurant

129 Olinda-Monbulk Rd : 9751 1686 Bistro Night: Weds 6pm-10pm, Dinner: Fri & Sat 6pm-10pm Lunch: Fri-Sun 12-3pm

The oldest restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges! First established in 1893, Coonara Springs has undergone extensive restoration to restore the property to its former glory. Coonara Springs combines a story of food and heritage, elegance, comfort and intimacy in a beautiful 7 acre landscaped setting. Dine in our restaurant, stroll around the gardens, return for dessert finishing with a coffee/tea in the lounge room next to our roaring fire.

  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Mt Dandenong : SkyHigh Bistro & Restaurant

26 Observatory Road $5 Gate Fee Open Daily from 9am (8am weekends)

Get some Perspective & Escape the noise and pressures of the concrete jungle. Enjoy the stunning views over Melbourne with the unparalleled vista from the SkyHigh Bistro at lunchtime and Restaurant in the evening. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens and visit our special Secret Garden. Our Bistro and Restaurant offers the best of modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed environment. We gladly cater for gluten-friendly and vegetarian guests, and those with other dietary requirements. See the Packages section for special SkyHigh Dinner with Stretch Limousine Transfer Packages.

  • Copperfields Restaurant
  • Copperfields Restaurant

Olinda : Copperfields Restaurant

543 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9751 1043 Lunch: Thur-Sun Dinner: Thur-Mon

Copperfields caters for all styles of dining from the famous Devonshire Tea, to an antipasto platter to share right up to the 5 Treasures Crayfish Platter. Father and son chefing team, Mark and Shane, insists on using free-range produce, including King Island Beef, Glenloth Chicken, Otway Pork and other world-renowned Australian produce. Copperfields also specialises in Seafood including King Island Crayfish Husband and wife team, Mark and Kim, offer quality, value and old-fashioned hospitality, in a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Piggery Cafe
  • Piggery Cafe

Sherbrooke : Piggery Cafe and Burnham Bakery

1 Sherbrooke Rd : 9021 2100 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

The Piggery Café has been designed in a warm and rustic manner with touches of modernity. Outside a slew of tables lie under heating strobes looking out to lawn bowls, croquet and bocce pitches. Look even further across the 23-hectare estate and into the distance and you’ll spot the 500-tree trufferie, extensive vegetable gardens (now providing organic produce for Vue De Monde and assorted Vue Group restaurants) and an emu enclosure with the grand ambition of sourcing the eggs to use in the Piggery Café dishes. The perfect venue for a wedding!

  • Pig and Whistle Tavern
  • Pig and Whistle Tavern

Olinda : Pig and Whistle Tavern

1429 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9751 2366 Open 7 Days 11am - 11pm

Fantastic on a cold mountain day with the roaring fire and large selection of English ales to choose from. You would be forgiven for thinking you had crossed the globe and were actually sitting in an English pub. A true tavern and restaurant with a warm family oriented environment offering the best of English pubs and Australian hospitality. With a menu to keep you warm, all the favourites are on the menu including roast pork belly, fish and chips and steak and guiness pie.

  • Woods Sherbrooke
  • Woods Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke : Woods Sherbrooke

21 Sherbrooke Rd : 9755 2131 Fri 11am - 11pm Sat 9am - 11pm Sun 9am - 5pm

Located on the fringe of Sherbrooke Forest and surrounded by glorious old English gardens, guests will be delighted by the beauty and tranquillity of the venue and inspired by the quality of the food. Woods is a small intimate venue specialising in Asian inspired cuisine. Dining options include a formal restaurant, cafe & garden dining with a gallery featuring local artists. Small functions are our specialty.

  • The Main Corner
  • The Main Corner
  • The Main Corner

Upwey : The Main Corner

43A Main St, Upwey : 9752 6883 Weds & Thurs – 5pm til late, Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm til late, Sat & Sun 9am-3pm, 5pm til late

The best local produce along with some fabulous wines come together to create a unique Asian food experience. The philsophy is all about sharing food and enjoying the different cultural dishes that Chef Goongsy has painstakingly chosen. Tastes from China, Vietnam, Japan and Thailand and a Street Food Lunch Menu including Dumplings, Buns & Wraps and small bites or dinner with our larger dishes to share. Don’t miss the dessert menu with our Goongsy’s Chocolate spring rolls or our house made Ice Cream. Serving Breakfast over the weekends, families can try our Tiddly Winks breakfast.

  • The Independent
  • The Independent
  • The Independent

Gembrook : The Independent

79 Main Street, Gembrook : 5968 1110 Wednesday - Sunday 12pm till late

The Independent is a casual restaurant and bar found at Puffing Billy’s last stop - Gembrook. It’s a food hub, with menus designed by Argentinian chef- Mauro Callegari. Produce is sourced as local as possible, for guests to enjoy a seasonal sharing menu. Mauro’s dishes are influenced by his upbringing in Argentina, and passion for Spanish, Italian, Creole and North African flavours. The Independent offers a $58 set menu for lunch and dinner which is designed daily by Mauro, Manuel, and the kitchen team sourcing seasonal produce available to Gembrook.

  • Stones of the Yarra Valley
  • Stones of the Yarra Valley
  • Stones of the Yarra Valley

Coldstream : Stones of the Yarra Valley

14 St Huberts Rd : 8727 3000 Dinner: Fri-Sat from 6.30pm Lunch: Sat-Sun 12-3.30pm

Rising from the rustic, weather-beaten remnants of a barn left idle for generations, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the region’s premiere food and wine destination. With uninterrupted views across vines to the blue-tinged Great Divide, Stones of the Yarra Valley is located on one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Yarra Valley, combining two superb restaurants – The Barn and The Stables at Stones – with a stunning rough-rendered Chapel and Dairy nestled under century-old oak trees.

  • Ranges at Olinda
  • Ranges at Olinda

Olinda : Ranges at Olinda

5 Olinda-Monbulk Rd : 9751 2133 Daily 8.30am - 5pm : Dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 5pm

Good food, cosy atmosphere friendly staff, make Ranges your choice for family, or group or even couples dining in the area. Cafe ambient style dining by day and relaxing Restaurant style dining at night with the Asian flair added with modern Australian dishes. Try our amazing home-made scones and sticky date or our famous Ranges mountain bread. We are famous for our open fires and lovely outside deck at the rear where you can relax eat and drink and bring your dogs too as we are dog friendly! Our food is all made with love and we do try to source our products locally.

  • Seasons at Cloudehill
  • Seasons at Cloudehill

Olinda : Seasons at Cloudehill

89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd : 9751 0168 Open 7 days 9.30am - 5pm

Seasons Restaurant at Cloudehill provides a unique dining experience using the best and freshest local produce. Overlooking picturesque Cloudehill Gardens, Seasons Restaurant is an inviting dining experience throughout the year. Enjoy a delicious meal in the warm and friendly restaurant, or sitting on our glorious terrace. The inclusion of a new kitchen garden at Cloudehill has been a great inspiration for us as we continue to create dishes reflective of fantastic seasonal and local produce. Seasons is a fully licensed venue and has a changing wine list throughout the year of local wines provided by Olinda Cellars.

  • Lunch & High Tea at Fortnums
  • Lunch & High Tea at Fortnums

Sassafras : Lunch & High Tea at Fortnums

395 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9755 1200 Lunch & Afternoon Tea 11am-4pm

If you can't join us for lunch, come and enjoy our High Tea experience in the picturesque town of Sassafras, with its English style conservatory windows overlooking the gardens. Fortnums is perfect for a relaxing afternoon indulgence. You will be treated to a selection of savoury delights and sandwiches, followed by our famous scones, served with our own jam, and petite pastries with your choice of leaf tea or espresso coffee. High Tea is $49.50 per person and bookings are essential.

  • Ripe at Sassafras
  • Ripe at Sassafras

Sassafras : Ripe at Sassafras

376 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9755 2100 Open 7 days 8am - 6pm

For a long time Ripe has been the place that the locals have wanted to keep just to themselves. The perfect place to hide away and have coffee with friends or a casual lunch. The secret is out and visitors are welcomed to a friendly, rustic and relaxing ambience, while indulging in a wide variety of local food and wine. Sit inside in one of the cosy rooms or sit outside on a bright day and soak up the atmosphere of Sassafras.

  • The Fat Badger
  • The Fat Badger
  • The Fat Badger

Sassafras : The Fat Badger

351 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9755 3883 Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea 7 Days 7.30am - 5pm

A great breakfast choice any day of the week in the heart of Sassafras and perfect for a morning or afternoon tea stop with some of the best scones we've tasted. Good, honest, homecooked food with a fresh and tasty traditional British inspired menu. All meals are use fresh and local ingredients and they make all of their own jams, cakes, scones, bread rolls, handcrafted sausages and much more in house. A favourite stop for cyclists in the mountain.

  • Brunch at Mt Dandenong
  • Brunch at Mt Dandenong

Mt Dandenong : Brunch at Mt Dandenong

1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9751 1100 8am - 5pm Daily

Brunch offers top notch coffee, scrumptious brunches all day, every day, and a proper english afternoon tea enjoyed with a glass of bubbles in our fabulous gardens. So, if you’re lucky enough to enjoy a lie-in and need bacon and eggs at 4pm or fancy homemade scones at 9am......feel free! All our bacon, ham, chicken and eggs are free range and our menu celebrates local produce. We have gluten free options and are happy to discuss changes to accommodate dietary needs. Check out the Snuggery while you are there for second hand books.

  • Evolve Fair Food Store
  • Evolve Fair Food Store

Belgrave : Evolve Fair Food Store

64-68 Monbulk Rd : 9751 2033 Tuesday - Sunday 8am - 5pm

Organic foodie heaven, Evolve Fair Food Store and Studio is a family business set in Belgrave. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Soul Food, Vegan and Vegetarian, it has it’s own organic garden and produce store. On the cards is also a wellbeing centre, so Evolve is a place to watch grow.

  • Le Voltaire Bistro Francais
  • Le Voltaire Bistro Francais

Belgrave : Le Voltaire Bistro Francais

1677 Burwood Hwy : 9754 7007 Weds-Sat 6pm-11pm Sun 12pm-5pm

Delightful intimate French Bistro snuggled into the main street of Belgrave. Authentic traditional French food and wine. Come and have a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy live acoustic music on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm.

  • Bensons Food
  • Bensons Food

Belgrave : Bensons

1170 Burwood Highway : 03 9754 2726 Breakfast and Lunch 7 Days Dinner Tues - Sat

Bensons is a casual dining restaurant in the heart of Belgrave offering eclectic Modern Australian cuisine and warm hospitality.

  • Innocent Bystander
  • Innocent Bystander

Healesville : Innocent Bystander

334 Maroondah Hwy : 5999 9222 Open 7 days 10am - 10pm

Innocent Bystander Cellar Door is also where we live our gastronomic philosophy: great wine needs great food. Located in the centre of Healesville our restaurant is the heart and soul of our bustling cellar door complex. Our philosophy in the kitchen is the same as in our winery - showcase the best quality produce available. Our menu pays tribute to some of the finest ingredients available both locally and abroad. Work your way through the wood-fired pizzas, tapas and salumi, and pay close attention to the carefully chosen guest wine list and global beer selection to compliment our culinary creations.

  • Chocolate Sensation
  • Chocolate Sensation

Belgrave : Chocolate Sensation

1700 Burwood Highway : 9754 1174 Monday - Friday 5am - 4.30pm Saturday - Sunday 6am - 4pm

A Patisserie with a difference, Belgrave’s acclaimed Chocolate Sensation brings a range of quality food and delicious hot and cold beverages for all to enjoy. Ranging from the most decadent to organic and nutritious, sure to bring delight to any palate. French trained pastry chef Julian Thomas and his dedicated team of apprentices work hard from the early hours of the morning to bring their traditional style of breads, pastries and cakes to life.

  • The Organic Fanatic
  • The Organic Fanatic

Mt Dandenong : The Organic Fanatic

234 Ridge Road : 9751 0994 Mon/Thurs/Fri 8.30am - 6pm Tues/Wed 8am - 6pm Sat 8am - 5pm Sun 9am - 4pm

A beautiful and inspiring shop full of deliciously healthy organic goodies and an array of beautiful flowers and gifts. We love it for beautiful fresh flowers and arrangements, delicious fresh organic vegetables and fruit, artisan bread from Gary Cooper of Bella Vedere’s delivered twice weekly, delicious Barmah yoghurts and Joanna’s welcoming smile.

  • Olinda Cellars
  • Olinda Cellars

Olinda : Olinda Cellars

540 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9751 0999 Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun 11am-6pm

Can’t make it to the Yarra Valley wineries - don’t worry because it’s all here in Olinda. Olinda Cellars has a reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest boutique wine specialists. A family business that prides itself on being one of the last true wine cellars constantly searching for the best products from family owned and produced boutique vineyards. They have sensational wines from all over Australia, with a great collection of hard to find vintage wines, quality cleanskins, boutique local beers and Australian Spirits. Pop in on a Friday night for a tasting.