The options for eating out in Torquay have increased over the past few years with an impressive array of cafes and restaurants popping up around town. Food and coffee lovers will delight in the sheer amount of choice they have. From cheap eats to fine dining, there are options to suit every culinary occasion.
We are happy to say that a vast majority of local cafes and restaurants proudly serve local products. Popular favourites include gourmet cheese, freshly baked bread, organic lamb, and of course, seasonal fruit and vegetables sourced from our farmers.
The Torquay Farmer’s Market displays the wealth of rich produce available in the area. The market is open every Saturday on a year-round basis meaning all visitors get the chance to browse our local treats.
Torquay is nestled among the Geelong Wine Region, so a local drop is not out of the question either. Our cool, maritime climate is unique and presents high-quality wine throughout the year, with varieties such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon available.
And its not just wine, you can find breweries in Torquay and the surrounding area, so beer-lovers can get their fix of hand crafted ale, IPA and pilsner – some of the most trendy beers on offer.
Being by the sea also leads to fresh, appetizing seafood. You might want to take a day trip to the wharfs at Queenscliff and Portarlington and purchase seafood straight from the daily catch. Or try the mussels harvested in Port Phillip Bay and sold at the Portarlington Pier on the weekends.
You could also head inland to go berry picking. There are berry farms near Colac, Gellibrand, Deans Marsh, Heywood and the Bellarine Peninsula. Depending on the time of year you could find an assortment of berries including raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries and blueberries – ripe and ready to be picked.
We welcome you to come and share in the many flavours of Torquay and the Surf Coast region. Base your holiday in our town so you can taste the fresh, organic and quality produce our coastal area provides.
*Got a question about eating out in Torquay? Post it in our forum http://torquay.com.au/ask-a-local/ and a friendly local will respond to you.