Barwon Heads has the best, most interesting set of cafes, restaurants and food outlets in the entire area – David Littleton, food expert (also prop. of Seahaven Village)

And it just keeps getting better. We’re told there are 16 places in town to get a cappucino!!

And our restaurants and gourmet food outlets keep getting better e.g. Peppercorn Foods with an ever increasing range of new gourmet lines, Annie’s Provedore with excellent prepared foods to take home, Starfish with yummy things for breakfast and lunch and Mangroves with fresh local fish, home made style burgers, great coffee and cakes and more – these places are exceptional!!

+ the Bellarine Taste Trail and great restaurants like At The Heads, Jack Rabbit, Terrindah Estate, Merne, 360Q and Oakdene – world class wine and food at our doorstep and just down the road to the west we have Brae, Mt Duneed Estate and many others.

Images 1,2,3 courtesy of Annie’s Provodore. Images 4,5 courtesy of Barwon Orange.


Some great midweek options (combine with one of our great midweek Barwon Heads getaway packages & walk to the restaurants)

t 48 Hitchcock – a fusion of cafe style & restaurant. The big sundeck is the perfect place for a coffee or drink with an everchanging tapas menu from  11.30 am daily (or retreat to the fireside on colder days). The tasting plates are one of our favourite things.   …….. Ph 5254 3376 or www.BeachHouseBarwonHeads.com.au

At the Heads
On the pier is running happy hour nightly 4 – 6pm and live music 5- 7pm Friday evening + Sunday 3- 5. Plus they have a new menu & light lunch options . Check it out at their website (go to our links page for a quick link !!!)     – all with that wonderful view over Bass Strait and a wood fire on colder days. Ph 03 5254 1277

Barwon Orange
60 Hitchcock – great atmosphere with Big Bertha, the wood fired oven – cosy in winter!! Good spot for coffee and cakes. Open Wednesday for dinner 3pm + / Thursday to Sunday 8.30 – late (all day breakfast/ lunch/ dinner) fully licensed (or BYO wine – corkage applies). Specials midweek. Ph 03 5254 1090 Menus at www.barwonorange.com.au

13th Beach Golf Club Restaurant
Great dining in a great peaceful setting. Its also terrific venue for breakfast on weekends (from 8am), lunch (til 3pm) or (fri,sat) dinner after daylight saving – also coffee & snacks all day. Those looking for a more secluded, quiet and very comfortable venue for a couple or group would be well advised to check it out – Ph 5254 2922

Features fresh local fish, home made style burgers and souvlakis  ….. on the corner of Hitchcock and Bridge Rd.  Has a licence – well priced beers +  wines + take away … Reservations and home delivery Ph 5254 2468

The BH Hotel
Opposite the Bridge – has great quality meals with generous serves, lots of kids options, big wine variety – right up there with the best pub meals and a chef who is  making a name for himself in the Bellarine!! Check out their website for info on specials – steak night/ parmi specials/ etc.. We love the new “Corner Bar” …. great spot for a drink and some on trend bar meal options … terrific pizzas!!

Barwon Heads Fish & Chips
Open all year – just phone through your order on 5354 2214. All sorts of great fish options – saw a deal on crays the other day !!

Ebb and Flow
Quality and variety in the form of great coffee, cakes, lunch options and dinner at busy times (licensed) – just across from the beach and looking great!! Bookings … 5254 1188Annie’s Provedore
Has expanded the premises to offer more especially in the way of evening meals (Fri/ Sat 6 – 9.30 pm). It looks great and of course there are lots of scrumptious offerings along with wines, beers, etc. + a big range of cake and coffee temptations & things to take home (like gourmet pizza)to eat or incorporate in your own creations. At 2/50 Hitchcock … Ph 5254 3233

Scandinavian Ice Cream
A great option to follow a meal out. wonderful range of flavours + smoothies, sushi and other things (also has DVD hire).

Hanoi Kitchen

Another popular option on the corner by the roundabout (Bridge Rd and Hitchcock Ave)


Genuine Italian Gelati/ icecream + great coffee, cakes, lunch options and more + a coffee caravan over the road