3 Best Restaurants in Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road

Coffin Sally's

$ Fodor's choice

Down a bluestone alleyway, Coffin Sally is the good-time girl of Port Fairy, a fun, grown-up pizza bar doling up quality beers, wines, and cocktails alongside piping hot pizzas. The signature pizza, Buffalo Sally, features local Shaw River buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. Gluten-free pizzas are available and bookings are essential on the weekends; if you have to wait, take a seat by the fire and try a local wine, served by the glass. If you didn't book and you can't get a table, the takeaway is worth the wait. And the name? Yes, this was once the workplace of Port Fairy's undertakers, in what was known as Coffin Alley.

Oak & Anchor


Enter this whitewashed stone hotel to find its café serving breakfast from 7 am, as well as lunch and dinner. The Oak & Anchor might have been around since 1857, but the food is fresh and light---try the quinoa porridge for breakfast or the Australian king prawns with sourdough for lunch. For a snack on the go, order a toastie stuffed with pesto and two cheeses, or a BLT. There are also six sunny little suites upstairs, if you can't drag yourself away.

Time & Tide


“High Tea by the High Sea" is the reason to visit this luscious café, as well as its appetite-stimulating Southern Ocean view. Take a seat on a high-backed chair and indulge in three tiers of savory tarts, finger sandwiches, brownies, filled meringues, and more, including tea or coffee. The Grand High Tea (A$79 per person) includes a glass of sparkling rosé. Serving only on weekends from midday until 4 pm, it's a good idea to book ahead.

21 Thistle Pl., Port Fairy, VIC, 3284, Australia
Known For
  • Ocean views
  • Grand high tea
  • Books up fast
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed weekdays

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