Here’s a selection of some of our favourite eats in the Grampians area.
A fabulous Indian restaurant in Halls Gap. Some of our favourites include Chicken Tikka, Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken), Gosht Saag Wala (chicken cooked in spinach sauce) and Mango Lassi. If you are looking for a large meat hit, try the Tandoori Mix Platter. Vegetarians and vegans are also well catered for.
They are open 7 nights a week for takeaway and indoor and outdoor dining. If it’s a warm night, opt for outdoors as there are great views over a wetlands area and you might just see kangaroos hopping by.
Pub style dining, lounge and bar right in the heart of Halls Gap. The Kookaburra offers fabulous food, great local wines and a relaxed atmosphere. Our favourite dish is the baked duckling (pictured below). Open 6 days a week (closed Mondays), bookings essential.
A spacious Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Halls Gap. This place is tucked out of sight behind the Country Plaza Motel. You can dine inside or outside. If you love veggies they serve up a lot of them with most dishes. For a yummy entree check out the prawns wrapped in potato. The crispy chicken rice and pork belly are great too.
Excellent value for money. Freshly cooked noodles and rice dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Our favourites include the BBQ plum pork and Nasi Goreng.
A great place for brekky, brunch or lunch. Livefast offers indoor and outdoor dining focusing on excellent coffee, and delicious food made with local ingredients wherever possible. They have a young and energetic team made up of artists, musicians, climbers and travelling creative types that love the beauty and nature of the Grampians. From time to time they have live music.
Another one of our favourite eats in the Grampians is Khoon Thai in Ararat. They offer delicious Asian and Thai meals. We’ve particularly enjoyed the chicken satay, sweet and sour seafood and chilli fried rice. They are open for lunch Tuesday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Sunday.
Izzy’s Café is a delightful, welcoming, dine-in and take away cafe in the centre of town. They offer a range of food including salads, pizzas, burgers, fish ‘n chips, home made pies, sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits as well as Timboon icecream. They make a fabulous toasted bacon and egg roll and their hot chips are great.
Red Centre – a guide book by the same authors