Work up an appetite on a Phillip Island tour and explore Phillip Island's rich array of dining options, from freshly caught seafood to al fresco dining and local produce. Embrace the island lifestyle with a selection of renowned restaurants, family-run wineries and quaint waterfront cafes.

Phillip Island

Watch the waves

Make your way to Cowes for various options, including Japanese nibbles at Youki's and flavours fresh from the Mediterranean at Beach HQ. Kick back with a brew and take in the views of Westernport Bay at The Waterboy Cafe, or head over to Newhaven for a feed by the drink at Saltwater Phillip Island.

Coastal casual

Sample the local bush tucker at Wild Food Farm and delve into an inventive plant-based spread at Island Whole Foods. Pop into Kelp San Remo for tapas and a tipple, or enjoy Asian-inspired tucker at the snug seaside joint, Bang Bang Bar and Food.

Winemakers and brewers

Known for its chilly climate vinos brimming with rich fruit notes, cellar door samplings are a bit of a do. Go at a bubbly shiraz at the esteemed Purple Hen Winery, or mix local vino with tunes and art at Phillip Island Winery. Beer buffs should settle in at Ocean Reach Brewing or Rusty Water Brewery for bespoke brews and hearty pub fare.

Get fresh

Begin with a cuppa from BeanD or fresh bakes from San Remo Bakehouse, then snag your seafood directly off the boat at the San Remo Fisherman's Co-op or from Bass Strait Direct in Newhaven. Stock up on gourmet essentials at The Store in Ventnor. Hit up the Churchill Island farmers' market monthly to cram your trunk with fresh veggies, fruits, and regional delights, including gourmet Bassine Specialty Cheeses and British-style meats from Hill Top Farm Meats.

Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar

For a unique evening experience, consider visiting Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant Bar for a variety of food, beer, and wine options.

The restaurant's team of chefs, who have received international training, prioritize using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in their dishes. The menu is regularly updated to reflect seasonal changes and includes a variety of unique dishes featuring seasonal produce.

The restaurant offers a variety of food options, including light lunches and fine dining, to be paired with their handcrafted ales or a selection from their extensive wine list. They also provide gluten-free and vegetarian dining choices.

Pino's Trattoria

Pino's Trattoria, a fair dinkum Italian eatery in Cowes, Phillip Island, has been dishing up the goods for 30 years. Famous for its straight-up Italian grub, especially the pizza and pasta, it's a hit with both the locals and blow-ins.

The chefs here are dead-set legends, constantly sprucing up the specials board. The front-of-house crew is on the ball, ready to serve up a beaut Italian aperitif with a smile.

Pino's offers both cosy inside seating and al fresco dining for lunch through to late dinner. Takeaway's an option, too, if you're on the run.

San Remo Fisherman's Co-op

Kicking off in 1948, the San Remo Fisherman's Co-op brings in the freshest seafood from their fleet, focusing on sustainable catch like lobster, scallops, and various fish.

They dish up a mean feed of fish and chips, grilled seafood, and crayfish platters to die for.

Every day at lunch, they put on a free Pelican Feeding Show on the beach, with many pelicans rocking for a feed. Plus, there's a chance to learn about local fishing history at the Fishing Heritage Museum.

Phillip Island Winery

This beautiful spot on Phillip Island's south coast sits on 14 acres, with 3 acres under vine, and offers a stunning setting for weddings and events. It's a gem with lush lawns, a quaint cellar door, and cracking views of Bass Strait.

Their menu serves a storm for lunch and arvo snacks, including shared plates and pizzas, all made with local produce. The vibe is friendly, and the service is spot-on.

The cellar doors have wine tastings and bottles for sale, focusing on local grapes. They're pouring everything from Pinot Noir to a bubbly Chardonnay-Pinot Noir blend, and they're keen to expand their vineyard soon.

Purple Hen Winery

Over on a stunning little slice of Phillip Island, Purple Hen Winery offers views that'll knock your socks off, along with top-notch excellent climate wines, all family-run.

Their 11-hectare vineyard is a star, racking up over 150 medals and 20 trophies for their wines, which are as elegant as they come.

Phillip Island Tour

With Phillip Island's wildlife and wine scene getting much attention, it's a bonza place to explore.


Yuki's is your go-to for a fair dinkum Japanese feed in Cowes. There's something for everyone, from sushi to ramen and even veggie options. Wash it down with Japanese beer or warm sake. Do you have a big group? Call ahead for a party platter that'll have everyone sorted.

San Remo Hotel Motel

The San Remo Pub is a popular establishment in the heart of San Remo, offering scenic views, delicious food, and cozy accommodations.

The Sanny is a sports bar and restaurant located at the San Remo Hotel Bistro. It offers traditional pub activities such as pool and darts, as well as modern amenities like free Wi-Fi. Guests can also place bets at the on-site TAB, watch sports games on large LCD screens, and enjoy live music featuring local artists on Fridays and Saturdays.

The hotel is owned by The Williams family, with Daniel serving as the manager. The staff at San Remo ensures that your holiday will be unforgettable.

Phillip Island Brewing Co

Unlike traditional lagers, Philip Island Brewing Co. focuses on producing distinctive small-batch handcrafted beers.

Specialty malts, yeasts, and hops are used to create unique flavours in beer. Australian native fruits and plants are also incorporated into the brewing process to produce a variety of specialty brews exclusive to the Island.

Phillip Island Brewing Co offers a variety of ales in their core range and seasonal options like the Churchill English Special Bitter, Black Cockie infused with local Shiraz, and the famous Chicory Stout made with roasted chicory.

The beer selection at Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar can be found in the Island's centre, next to Amaze N Things and across from the Koala Park Conservation Centre. Check our website for current stockist information.