Barwon Heads Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Barwon Heads

August 8, 2017 Misti Hsu

Discover the best restaurant in Barwon Heads, Australia including At The Heads, BeachHouse Barwon Heads, Marty @ Oakdene, Barwon Orange, The Dunes, Napona, Zebra Bar Bistro, Ming Terrace Chinese Restaurant, Cafe Maritana, Barwon Heads fish and Chips
Things to do in Barwon Heads

1. At The Heads

The Jetty, Jetty Road, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 3 5254 1277
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 279 reviews

At The Heads

Reviewed By Zöey K

Came here on a busy Saturday morning, the view was gorgeous, the place was buzzing. Ricotta pancakes were beautiful, could not fault. My partners eggs on toast though was disappointing, should maybe add a breakfast meal on the menu that is larger for the average man. Venue was clean. Wait staff seemed friendly enough. Would certainly come back again if menu was changed slightly. The view alone is worth it.

2. BeachHouse Barwon Heads

48 Hitchcock Ave | (The main street), Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$494 +61 3 5254 3376
Excellent
30%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 233 reviews

BeachHouse Barwon Heads

Once the old Fire Station,situated in Hitchcock Avenue, (The main street),Barwon Heads. BeachHouse Barwon Heads showcases some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s fine produce, wine, cider & beer. BeachHouse serves up a modern Australian cuisine for breakfast, lunch & dinner and all times in between. Whether it be a casual drink with friends on the deck enjoying the Sunshine or celebrating that special occasion, BeachHouse’s friendly staff are happy to accommodate.

Reviewed By Andrew C

We went during a peak period and had a meal that was acceptable but not competitive in price given the quality. However the kids menu is very generous with its meal size and activity pack, which my kids loved. Staff seemed stressed and our waitress could not get us our condiments when the meal was delivered to the table because as she said “I am needed up stairs”. This made it hard to get her attention when she is not able to be seen.

3. Marty @ Oakdene

255 Grubb Rd, Wallington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3222, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$181 - HK$243 +61 3 5255 1255
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Marty @ Oakdene

Renowned as a fantastic addition to the Bellarine Peninsula with absolutely flawless execution and presentation, Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant boasts a modern Australian and European cuisine with an array of fresh local produce. Award winning Executive Chef and Manager, Welshman Marty Chichester previously owned and managed popular restaurants in Wales and Sydney. Oakdene has recently won the National awards for 'Restaurant in a Winery' and 'Tourism Restaurant' by the Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Reviewed By Princessperi - Melbourne, Australia

Recently attended a private family function at Oakdene. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service from the team excellent. I have been to Oakdene many times being a local and it never ever disappoints. Well done to Marty and his team.Thank you for reviewing our restaurant on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed your private family function at Oakdene and thought the 'food was absolutely wonderful and the service from the team excellent'. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

4. Barwon Orange

60 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Pizza, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 3 5254 1090
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Barwon Orange

Reviewed By snuff82Melbourne - Melbourne

The coffee and cake options were fairly standard. The brunch dishes looked nice - and the people eating them seemed to be fairly happy.
What lets this place down is the customer service. No one could give me a straight answer on whether to wait at the counter, or whether they did table service. Once i ordered (at the counter) it was slow to come out.

5. The Dunes

Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$204 +61 3 5256 1944
Excellent
25%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 304 reviews

The Dunes

Open 7 days a week from 6:30am till late. Breakfast, lunch and dinner or if your after coffee/cake, this is the spot. Fantastic function venue. With spectacular views overlooking the gorgeous coastline from point Lonsdale to the bluff at Barwon Heads, The Dunes is situated on the main beach of Ocean Grove

Reviewed By bendigoboy - Bendigo, Australia

Gave the dunes two goes. One was inside, the place is generally packed as you really have no alternative. Menu was expensive, but we waited 10 minutes and no one came near our table! Staff were available but some were just busy talking to others( staff and obviously friends). So we left! The other time was when I went to get takeaway coffees and some hot chips. You had to order the coffee inside, then go outside to order the chips. Both took over 10minutes . They wouldn’t let you order chips inside with the coffees....why! I got the chips then came inside to get the coffee. The coffees were in cups and when they realized there mistake they simply poured them into the takeaway cups! This place survives because you have no other alternative, Ocean Grove main shops and cafes are far superior!

6. Napona

24 Hodgson St, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 3 5256 3153
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Napona

Under the gums across from the Ocean Grove park. Serving modern cuisine, good wine and coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.

Reviewed By HappyBuddha247 - Melbourne, Australia

Located a short distance north of the main café/shopping strip of Ocean Grove, Napona is a bright rans spacious establishment with a wide deck area. It’s corner position provides views across the bushland park. Napona offers Breakfast Lunch and dinner fare (Dinners Tues to Saturday) and is fully licensed. We sampled the breakfast options which started at $12 for eggs & bacon on toast through to $22 for the mega breakfast. A good range of options with vegetarian options available. The BBQ mushrooms with capsicum and slow cooked egg was a standout. Coffee was excellent. A nice bright spot for a brunch.

7. Zebra Bar Bistro

L 1 85 the Terrace, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Lunch HK$63 - HK$424 +61 3 5255 3961
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Zebra Bar Bistro

Positioned on the stunning Bellarine Peninsular, across the bridge from iconic Barwon Heads, and within a 10 minute drive from Leopold, Drysdale and Point Lonsdale, Zebra Bar & Bistro is an excellent choice if you are looking for a place to eat out for lunch or dinner, sip cocktails, chat with friends over a coffee, glass of wine, or pot of craft beer, or host a birthday party, engagement, wedding or work function.

Reviewed By Theshortestview - Ocean Grove, Australia

Visited here a couple of months ago, food was fantastic. The steak was cooked to perfection. Second visit was totally different. Took over an hour for our meal, when we asked how long the meal would be, the staff member got quite upset. Didn't even ask who had what and got our steaks mixed up. My steak was terrible and the sauce was very fatty. Disappointed...as we were so excited to go back.

8. Ming Terrace Chinese Restaurant

62 The Terrace, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226, Australia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 3 5255 2207
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Ming Terrace Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By Vicki P - Geelong, Australia

This place is always a favourite with us and our family and friends.
The food is fast and always delicious. It gets very busy over the tourist season but they seem to cope.
The view of the water and sunsets from the large wrap around windows is stunning. So get a window seat if you can.
The restaurant decor is your typical local Chinese restaurant but it is clean and functional. It is quite large and holds a lot of people and they tend to have two or three Seating times over the busy period. You need to book most weekends and over summer.
The takeaway is also the best in town and fast pickup or Delivery
It’s BYO wine but is also licensed

9. Cafe Maritana

1 Flinders Pde, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Mediterranean, Australian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$157 +61 52541188
Excellent
18%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 60 reviews

Cafe Maritana

Reviewed By Tanya F

We have never been to this place, so thought we would have coffee and a dessert. A number of diners still eating and lots of spare tables but refused, supposedly the coffee machine was off. Clearly it wasn't, it was lit up like Luna park! Sadly, we will never go back based on this experience. Come on guys, Friday night, holiday season and just after 9pm, wouldn't think it was a big ask.

10. Barwon Heads fish and Chips

56 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3227, Australia Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Australian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +61 3 5254 3376
Excellent
26%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Barwon Heads fish and Chips

Reviewed By Macka6969

We called in here today for some fish and chips and we were happy with the result. Nice fish , nice bloke , the only thing is they don't have eftpos so had to go to the bank for some money.

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