2 Best Restaurants in Lorne, Great Ocean Road


$$$ Fodor's choice

Up in the hinterland above the Great Ocean Road, in a village at a crossroads, sits one of Australia's most celebrated restaurants. Chef Dan Hunter's Brae serves a daily set menu renowned for its fine organic fare, much drawn from its own farm, which surrounds the dining room, the rest from ethical, sustainable suppliers of the highest quality. There are also six guest suites on the property, each accommodating two adults, from A$635 for two, including breakfast. Brae is 30 minutes from Lorne, 40 minutes from Geelong.



This café’s Portuguese tarts, which are made in-house, have a dedicated following amongst Lorne’s café society. If you miss out, console yourself with a bag of loukoumades (Greek doughnuts), while those with a savory tooth will appreciate the fresh sourdough loaves by renowned Irrewarra bakery, and this modern Greek café's classic spanakopita.