5 best new restaurants in Geelong that you have to try
Here is an insider's guide to the coolest new restaurants to try out in this coastal Victorian city.
- October 2019
Enjoy somewhere different on your next night out in Victoria’s second largest city with one of these new dining venues.
The Greek @ Customs House
What do you get when you cross a heritage-listed building with a Greek taverna? A dining hotspot. With chef Peter Conistis (formerly of Sydney’s Alpha) at the helm, this Hellenic restaurant’s specialities include King George whiting plaki and twice-cooked octopus. An express lunch menu, divided into Gaia (From the Land) and Nero (From the Sea), is the perfect opportunity to sample several meze-style dishes.
El Santo De Los Tacos
The decor at this Ryrie Street eatery is as bright and loud as its menu is flavoursome. Try a trio of tacos or tackle a Californian burrito, a carb-lover’s dream with chips both inside and on the side.
A Korean restaurant with a dash of Japanese, this cosy eatery is on Pakington Street in Geelong West. Traditional Korean offerings such as bibimbap, beef bulgogi and spicy pork arrive on hotplates or in hotpots. The desserts – think chocolate-filled spring rolls – sizzle too.
Attention steak lovers – there is a new gathering place in town. Emerge is family friendly and the menu includes a variety of cuts, chargrilled and served with your choice of sauce. Centrally located and open late, it’s great for a meal after the final siren sounds at the footy.
The Beach House
The team behind some of Melbourne’s most popular cafes like Higher Ground and Kettle Black are set to re-open the heritage-listed Beach House on Geelong’s foreshore in January next year. The much-anticipated menu will feature the modern café favourites the team are famous for, but with a local twist.
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