Pelican Sands Accommodation Protarlington


Famous for its sublime locally-harvested mussels, Portarlington has a similar reputation for fine dining, with excellent restaurants and cafés lining the main street and on the pier including Indulge and The Old Duke.

According to the President of Bellarine Tourism – The Bellarine is the hottest new gourrmet destination-to-watch.


Jack Rabbit  Vineyard – Contemporary a la carte dining with unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. Head Chef David Hall has been the creative force behind the menu masterpieces at Jack Rabbit Vineyard.  Committed to sourcing and showcasing local producers and ingredients, David’s signature is one of contemporary Australian cuisine.


Loam Restaurant – Formerly chef at Athelstone House, Aaron Turner's meteoric rise has now culminated in the opening of his newest venture, Loam at Lighthouse which opened in July 2009. Loam shares the property with Lighthouse Olive Groves and has a sanctuary-like dining space, with its sweeping views across the treetops to Swan Bay. Part of the novelty of Loam lies in it’s menu card, printed every month it lists some 80 seasonal ingredients in alphabetical order. Guests have the option of four, seven or nine courses, nominating ingredients that take their fancy and leaving it to the kitchen to create dishes accordingly. Loam was named Best New Country Restaurant in the Age Good Food Guide 2011 and has also received 2 chef hats.
Oakdene Restaurant – Highly acclaimed award winning Oakdene Vineyards on the Bellarine Peninsula has once again put the focus on the Bellarine taking out top honours for best restaurant at a winery at the 2010 National restaurant and Caterers Award. An original 1920’s homestead Oakdene has been beautifully restored and boasts an eclectic, lush art garden setting offering dining, accommodation, cellar door and its very own vineyards. Renowned as “a fantastic addition to the region’s dining scene with absolutely flawless execution and presentation,” the Oakdene menu showcases an array of fresh local produce and an exquisite wine selection. This is certainly a must see on the Bellarine, not only can you experience some of the finest cuisine but it also boasts beautiful gardens, a huge orchid display and award winning wines.

Leura Park Estate - has been announced the 2010/2011 winner of the Geelong, Surf Coast and Ballarat Entertainment Book’s Contemporary Dining section. An intimate, rustic chic ambience welcomes visitors to the Cellar Door. Seasonal culinary offerings include:
· Stunning al fresco and cheese platters
· Stone based pizzas
· Hot Rocks – interactive cuisine