Best Restaurants in Geelong
This article introduces restaurants in Geelong; where some of these Geelong restaurants have branches in other Australian cities and even offer great quality meals as well. Geelong City is in Victoria, 75 km southwest of Melbourne. This port city has one of the most beautiful and important ports in Australia, which is why a lot of trade is made through this city, in addition to playing an important role in Australia’s trade. Also, this city has a beautiful nature that distinguishes it from the rest of Australia’s port cities. Let’s dive into exploring these restaurants further.
Sailors’ Rest close to Steampacket Gardens
Sailors’ Rest is one of Geelong restaurants which is located very close to Geelong Waterfront with a magnificent view of Corio Bay. This is a family-friend restaurant/bar where you can see many youngsters flock here to enjoy amazing drinks and tasty meals. On the second floor here, you will have a better view of the city, making it a great place for travelers to enjoy their breakfast. The menu consists of all-day brunch deals, dinner, cocktails, and even a meal for kids. The nearest bus stop is at “Deakin University Waterfront Campus/Brougham St” for those traveling by public transport.
Okami(Geelong) – ALL YOU CAN EAT near Sailors’ Rest
Okami is a branch of all-you-can-eat restaurants in Geelong and one of the best when it comes to Japanese food. It is good to know that their dishes are all fresh and the environment here is well-designed and kept very tidy as well. The option of traditional Japanese dishes here is vast, and you can choose from any 30 dishes like Chicken Teriyaki, Sashimi, green tea, ice cream, teppanyaki, and many more.
Affordable prices and add-on quality have made this restaurant a real competitor who wants more bang for its buck. The condition here is that you have about two hours for the all-you-can-eat buffet, which is priced at under$40; however, you can still order from their a-la-carte menu if you are not up to eating a lot for the day. To reach here, you can use bus number 1 and get off at Gordon Ave/Pakington St bus stop.
Restaurant IGNI located on Ryan Pl S
When it comes to the higher end of Geelong restaurants, Restaurant IGNI is definitely on that scale. For a 6-course meal, each person pays around $200 with an additional fee for the drinks. This place is quite private, and each dining session only accepts up to six customers. The location of IGNI, in the center of Geelong’s CBD, makes it perfect for business gatherings or even special meetings. Interestingly, the menu here changes often, depending on the seasonal produce and ingredients they have on hand.
Boss Burger Co. – Geelong West on Pakington Street
Boss Burger Co. is another one of the top fast-food restaurants in Geelong if you are craving burgers, hotdogs, ribs, fries, and shakes. The style of this restaurant which is also available in other cities, is mostly American. Their burgers are filling, with top-quality meat and amazing prices, making it a must-go place for hungry eaters. If you are a vegan, you can also order their vegan burgers, hakes, and even fries here. To get here, get off at “Candover St/Pakington St” by using bus number 22.
ARANI Thai Restaurant a Cheap Thai Restaurant
For those who would like to dine in one of the best budget-friendly Thai restaurants in Geelong, ARANI is the place they should consider. ARANI Thai Restaurant offers all the typical Thai dishes like pad Thai, Tom Yum soup, Gang Kiew Waan (Green curry), and many more stir-fried dishes. Located in the heart of Geelong’s CBD, this restaurant is a perfect place who either miss Thailand or want to try Thai meals for the first time. Take a 5 minutes walk from Moorabool St bus stop to get here. Bus numbers 101 and 19, as well as Warrnambool & Inverleigh routes.
Parkers Steakhouse best for Grilled Steaks
No other restaurant in Geelong does grilled steaks better than Parkers Steakhouse. These thick pieces of meat go from 200 to even 700 grams; put on the grill to give it a smoky flavor. These meats are generally sourced from the Gippsland region, making them more flavorful and less fatty. Other than meat, you can grill chicken meat and even vegetables on the grill as well. Their prices are very reasonable for the thick and juicy pieces of meat you are served here. The drink menu consists of beer and some locally produced Shiraz wines. You can reach Parkers steakhouse by getting off at the Moorabool Street bus stop, where most buses in the city pass by.
The Greek @ Customs House near Wool Museum
One of the handfuls of Greek restaurants in Geelong, The Greek @ Customs House, is the place to be for some quality Mediterranean dishes. Even though they get their ingredients from a fresh market nearby, the final product is very close to what you can call authentic Greek food. Also, even though you can always take away food from here, the building, friendliness of service, and ready-made hot food make you really dine inside this restaurant. This Greek house is just a few minutes away from National Wool Museum and the aforementioned Sailor’s Rest restaurant.
*Update: This eatery is currently not operational.