Restaurants, Cafés & Pubs
in the Dandenong Ranges
Wild Oak Restaurant & Take Away
Specialising in modern Australian cuisine with strong classical French accents, renowned chef Ben Higgs strives to use localised seasonal produce primarily from the neighbouring Yarra Valley and the Ranges. Expect foods that are flavour driven and excite the palate, complemented by many hard to find wines and vintages from local boutique vineyards. Ben also shares his knowledge in the cooking school. Pick up a Take Away Menu and enjoy Wild Oak in the comfort of your cottage.
Pig & Whistle Tavern
Fantastic on a cold mountain day with the roaring fire and large selection of English ales to choose from. You would be forgiven for thinking you had crossed the globe and were actually sitting in an English pub. A true tavern and restaurant with a warm family oriented environment offering the best of English pubs and Australian hospitality. With a menu to keep you warm, all the favourites are on the menu including roast pork belly, fish and chips and steak and guiness pie.
With two open fire places for the cooler months and two welcoming outdoor court yards for the warmer months, Dudley's is ideal for all occasions with a relaxed dining atmosphere. With a function room for up to 18 people, or smaller candle lit tables, this restaurant makes all occassions enjoyable. An excellent combination of local talented Chefs make our kitchen buzz with European inspired dishes featuring delicious traditional wood fired pizzas and slow cooked roasts. There are also many gluten free options available and the best thing is - you can also takeaway!
Copperfields caters for all styles of dining from the famous Devonshire Tea, to an antipasto platter to share right up to the 5 Treasures Crayfish Platter. Father and son chefing team, Mark and Shane, insists on using free-range produce, including King Island Beef, Glenloth Chicken, Otway Pork and other world-renowned Australian produce. Also specialising in Seafood including King Island Crayfish, husband and wife team, Mark and Kim, offer quality, value and old-fashioned hospitality.
Ranges at Olinda
Good food and a cosy atmosphere make Ranges your choice for family, groups and couples. Café ambient style dining by day and relaxing Restaurant style dining at night with the Asian flair added with modern Australian dishes. Try our amazing home-made scones and sticky date or our famous Ranges mountain bread. We are famous for our open fires and lovely outside deck at the rear where you can relax, eat and drink and bring your dogs too!
Seasons at Cloudehill
Overlooking picturesque Cloudehill Gardens, Seasons Restaurant is an inviting dining experience throughout the year. Enjoy a delicious meal in the warm and friendly restaurant, or sitting on our glorious terrace. The inclusion of a new kitchen garden at Cloudehill has been a great inspiration for us as we continue to create dishes reflective of fantastic seasonal and local produce. Seasons is a fully licensed venue and has a changing wine list throughout the year of local wines provided by Olinda Cellars.
Ripe at Sassafras
For a long time Ripe has been the place that the locals have wanted to keep just to themselves. The perfect place to hide away and have coffee with friends or a casual lunch. The secret is out and visitors are welcomed to a friendly, rustic and relaxing ambience, while indulging in a wide variety of local food and wine. Sit inside in one of the cosy rooms or sit outside on a bright day and soak up the atmosphere of Sassafras.
Café De Beaumarchais
Both the design and fare at Café De Beaumarchais is inspired by and dedicated to the relaxed and sophisticated Parisian café dining culture. The café’s delicious range of locally made cakes are displayed in a European style cake display. The seating is primarily supplied by a row of tables along a comfortable banquette with a couch for those who really want to lie back and relax. Many of those that visit Café de Beaumarchais say they love the relaxed feel and sense of being somewhere else.
Piggery Café & Burnham Bakery
The Piggery Café has been designed in a warm and rustic manner with touches of modernity. Outside a slew of tables lie under heating strobes looking out to lawn bowls, croquet and bocce pitches. Look even further across the 23-hectare estate and you’ll spot the 500-tree trufferie, extensive vegetable gardens (now providing organic produce for Vue De Monde and assorted Vue Group restaurants) and an emu enclosure with the grand ambition of sourcing the eggs to use in the Piggery Café dishes.
Located on the fringe of Sherbrooke Forest and surrounded by glorious old English gardens, guests will be delighted by the beauty and tranquillity of the venue and inspired by the quality of the food. Woods is a small intimate venue specialising in Asian inspired cuisine. Dining options include a formal restaurant, cafe & garden dining with a gallery featuring local artists. Small functions are our speciality.