The Warrnambool food scene may seem small when compared to bigger cities like Melbourne or Sydney. However, this coastal town has some true gems when it comes down to eating, drinking, and enjoying life.
Warrnambool restaurants offer an assortment of specialties and some of the best spots to watch the sunset with an ice-cold drink in your hand!
The Best Warrnambool Restaurants
Simons Waterfront Restaurant
Simons Waterfront Restaurant should not be missed. This super trendy bistro feels like something out of a magazine with its modern decor and floor to ceiling windows that look out towards the ocean.
The chefs pride themselves on using only high-quality products in their deliciously crafted breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. They also boast a panoramic beer garden for lounging. If you find yourself here at breakfast time, don’t fret!
This Warrnambool restaurant is famous for its ingenious breakfast pizza. Here indulging and relaxing is encouraged, so let yourself go!
Logan’s Warrnambool is a popular eatery in the city center open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday. You will find the menu caters for all dietary requirements with a surprisingly substantial gluten-free offering.
Among alternative dishes, such as the open vegetarian burger topped with cucumber yogurt, the restaurants keep making its customers fall in love with its classic fish and chips. Warrnambool’s beloved restaurant also offers Movie Meal Deals, perfect for a dinner and movie night at the nearby Capitol Cinema.
Warrnambool RSL and Saltwater Bistro
You’ll find the Warrnambool RSL overlooking Lake Pertobe and luckily you don’t need a membership to be a guest. Their causal Saltwater Bistro doubles as one of the Warrnambool pubs, so ensure you make time for a visit.
Saltwater Bistro is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Plus on Sunday they offer a 2 and 3 course special for very reasonable prices.
The Warrnambool RSL also offers free WiFi to its guests so you will be able to share all the fabulous photos you captured on your adventures so far, particularly if you took a whale watching tour. Check out their menu here.
Standard Dave Pizza Warrnambool
Celebrate the end of your Great Ocean Road journey with the most delicious pizza Warrnambool has to offer. This central pizzeria is casual, fun, and a little indie. Plus, we think they serve some of the best thin-crust pizza in the state!
Standard Dave is one of the most popular places for takeaway, Warrnambool has to offer. While you could take your pizza back to your hotel, you should stay and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this little Warrnambool restaurant. Give yourself time to enjoy all the Italian delicacies served here and pair them with a refreshing beer or wine.
Dart & Marlin
Once the pizza has disappeared in your belly, head next door to Dart & Marlin. Tucked away in a 19th-century building and managed by the same guys as Standard Dave, this is arguably the coolest of Warrnambool pubs.
Here you can enjoy live music, twilight markets in the yard, premium beers, and good company. All that in an old-fashioned setting that will really add something to your night out!
Graze Urban Cafe Warrnambool
If you have been looking for an alternative, a little hipster cafe, Warrnambool will make you happy! The menu at Graze is concise, but each dish has been given an alternative touch, and there is always something interesting to try here. Edgy ingredients such as Sriracha mayo, Duqqa, and Persian Feta are a common theme throughout the menu, but each dish is unique.
They are open from 7 am on weekdays and use the Eight-o-Eight (808) signature blend produced by Will & Co to deliver some of the finest cups of coffee in the area.
Speaking of Warrnambool food, the historic Kermond’s Hamburgers has to be on the list. Since it first opened in 1949, this retro dining room has become one of the best restaurants in Warrnambool. Today, this burger joint still keeps its historic decor, retro furniture, and the traditional feel that has characterized it for so long.
The burgers served here are simple, cheap, and can make literally everyone happy! For a fast meal consider this takeaway Warrnambool option.
Easily the best cafe Warrnambool has to offer for all-day breakfast! Warrnambool Fishtales Cafe serves up every possible kind of breakfast combination you could think of. Avocado, muesli, porridge, melts, toasties, eggs, tosses, hash browns, sausages, and pancakes… it really has it all!
This particular cafe Warrnambool has to offer is incredibly dynamic. It opens at 6 am to welcome the early birds that are getting ready to hit the road.
Afterward, the day continues with lunch, happy hour, aperitifs, and indoor and outdoor dinners. This cafe really works around the clock!
Parkers Fish and Chips Warrnambool
Parkers Fish and Chips Warrnambool was open in 2014 and has since become a local institution. They serve all sorts of local, freshly caught fish and some of the best potato cakes and chips we have ever had.
Visitors can dine-in or takeaway their order to the beach or the Logan Whale Watching platform. But wherever you decide to eat them, we are sure you will agree this no-frills eatery serves the best fish and chips Warrnambool has to offer.
The Fresh Market Warrnambool
Warrnambool restaurants have something to offer to everybody, but if you prefer buying your own ingredients, head to the Fresh Market. It only happens on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, but if you are in Warrnambool, you should not miss it!
The market is set just a few minutes’ walk away from the beach and perched on the banks of Lake Pertobe. Here you can find, as the name suggests, fresh products!
Just-out-of-the-oven bread, coffee, milk, and vegetables are sold by the local vendors. The fresh market is a fair that brings together the whole town!
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