Make the drive to Dunkeld and enjoy an inventive and cutting-edge culinary experience at the Royal Mail Hotel, try traditional Aboriginal food with a contemporary twist at Brambuk, or call in at home-style cafes, coffee shops and bakeries throughout the region.
Visit for the day or stay for the weekend and sample the degustation menu at Royal Mail Hotel, awarded two hats by The Age Good Food Guide under the guiding hand of head chef Robin Wickens. Peek into the kitchen gardens before tasting the ingredients transformed in the final product accompanied by excellent local wines. A meal in the bistro with Mount Sturgeon looming is also worth drooling over.
Bushfoods and eating al fresco
Get a taste of traditional Aboriginal foods like kangaroo, birds, eggs, tortoises, fish, yam daisies, and wattle seeds, with a contemporary twist at Brambuk's Bushfoods Cafe.
Savour the exaggerated flavours of foods consumed al fresco in the scenic beauty of the Grampians region. Enjoy a barbeque with a view at the popular park in the heart of Halls Gap, or pack a hamper and enjoy the many picnic areas in the national park.
Regional food and wine
Call in at the home-style cafes, coffee shops and bakeries throughout the region. Drop into The Vines in Ararat to try the extensive range of regional food and wine products, fill up at Darriwill Farm Cafe in Hamilton, with its accompanying provedore store, or book a table at the Kookaburra Hotel in Halls Gap and sample local produce such as Western District lamb, freshwater fish and venison.