Great Ocean Road Gin Garden and Gin Kitchen

4.8
43 Reviews
$40 and under
Distillery
Great Ocean Road Gin is a small batch craft gin company producing local gins which features botanicals & ingredients from the Great Ocean Road, and surrounding regions.

The Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room and Gin Garden is located on the Great Ocean Road in the picturesque coastal town of Aireys Inlet approximately 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne. The Tasting Room is the perfect stop on the coast before you reach the famous Great Ocean Road sign, where you can continue on to Lorne, Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles. Guests can enjoy gin tastings, gin cocktails, local craft beers and wine in the intimate bar or out in the sunshine in the garden.

The Gin Kitchen - a new Asian inspired restaurant and gin cocktail bar is next door. We are open Thursday to Sunday for dinner and Friday to Sunday for lunch.

Experiences

  • The Gin Garden

    Multiple dates available

    The Gin Garden is a tasting room where you can experience our range of Great Ocean Road Gins. You can enjoy gin tastings of our signature gins and gin cocktails, together with local craft beers and wine in the intimate bar or out in the sunshine in the garden.
  • The Gin Kitchen

    Multiple dates available

    The Gin Kitchen is our new Asian - inspired restaurant and gin cocktail bar, serving South East Asian share plates alongside our coastal gin & tonics and cocktails. We are open Thursday - Sunday for dinner and Friday to Sunday for lunch with an a la carte menu. Saturday night dinner sessions are the exception, where until November we are offering a set price five course banquet at $60 per person for meat eaters, and $55 per person for vegetarians.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 43 people are saying
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ClareW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & cocktails! Great service from very friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, service and gin! Would absolutely visit again.

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GeoffB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at the Gin Kitchen 3 times now and the menu is a delight to explore. Great food and friendly service with a warm ambience even when seated outdoors under the roof of the asian-garden style deck. Their gin based cocktails and drinks are also a winner.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you ever get the chance make this place a must do! The food is amazing and the service wonderful. Could not fault a thing. Congratulations on a wonderful venue. Will absolutely be back.

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JanA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, spring rolls spectacular. Curry was a bit bland, everything else was great. The gin was delicious 😋 next visit, I will be trying many starters.
Great to have Asian fusion restaurant locally, will try the gin tasting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great drinks, wonderful staff. Terrific addition to the surf coast

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Jill
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious Asian fusion style food and relaxed ambience. Highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner.

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this meal. Everything was tasty and beautifully prepared with such a variety of flavours. Great new treat in Aireys Inlet.

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, yummy cocktails and such lovely service! A little gem set to be booked out well into the future.

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Janice
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Gin Kitchen serves a delicious variety of Asian food. The service was excellent but we were seated outside although when I booked I thought I’d selected inside. Kris did give us 2 heaters and high back chairs to make our evening more comfortable. The limited dining restrictions enforced on them makes it difficult for them. I would highly recommend Gin Kitchen.

JM
JimmyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really loved everything about our night. Food was fabulous. Staff and owners were really engaging and friendly.
The gin cocktails are a knockout, almost literally.

Please make your way to this restaurant, it really is a gem in Aireys.

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beachside
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

the contemporary Asian fusion menu on first view looked good, albeit being familiar safe offerings. the entrees were a tad disappointing, and perhaps missed the mark a little in flavour and authenticity. a little overpriced as well for the serving sizes. the mains were better, although again not outstanding and small portion sizes. i left a little hungry. Minimal wine list. overall it was ok and would i return, maybe once they have settled in and adapted things a bit

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Cactus
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the night, swapped the prawns for mushrooms due to allergies, great service provided by Kirsty.,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great girls lunch, cocktails and fabulous asian food. Bao buns and crispy quail especially good!

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NatashaT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful gins and friendly staff. Will definitely return

RF
RussellF
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Evening meal at the greek restaurant is exceptional

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AndrewA
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location, nice courtyard setting, friendly service, great gin especially the new grapefruit gin

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Sapp
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This a cosy little place with a great ambience. Great service, courteous staff, nice gins

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IanP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All was great. We did not partake in food except for small snacks, but the set up was great and it worked well, even with the rain that disturbed frequently.

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CarolynH
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great different gin cocktails. It’s nice to try something a little different. Food was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a delightful place to sit and sip on a few gin cocktails. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the talent of some local artists. Thanks

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HelenR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The guys there were great when it came to the tastings and the place is nice with their decorations and furniture etc. my children’s comment is the lack in choice of platters. They felt that they have had platters at wineries that were more value for money. But would definitely go again.

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LauraB
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! All staff were friendly, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about their gin. The gin itself was *chef’s kiss* amazing! It was a perfect afternoon and I would highly recommend booking as it is such a gorgeous intimate space.

MS
MareeS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We arrived mid week so it was very quiet. It was also a very cool week for March so we were a tad cold outside as it is a windy setting. We had no food but tried the two tasting trays of gin, one tray was the four different gins and the other tray was three martini samples. The five of us all liked different ones so it was a sensible choice. We then followed up the sampling with a cocktail each. Very delicious drinks. It was an enjoyable experience overall and we were very impressed with the quality of the gins. We came home with three bottles.

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MerrylynnL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

What a little gem this place is. Fantastic ambience and the staff were very helpful and lovely. I would definitely include this into another jaunt down the surfcoast.

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Monika
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to catch up with friends for a drink during the day or just before dinner. Beautiful setting and lovely staff. Highly recommend!!

AH
AndrewH
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was a gin tasting only, so no food but this review doesn't allow me to write that... Four different types of gin for $20 served in lovely small shot glass, all different for each customer. You also get some separate tonic, ice and other additions such as mint leaves and orange rind. They do really nice gins here - it's not up to your Four Pillars level as far as an experience, but the setting in the garden area is peaceful and the service was welcoming and courteous.

JB
JoBee
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must if you’re into gin!! Locally made & fabulous tastings, all served in lovely old fashioned glasses. Staff very friendly and such a relaxed vibe! We came away with some tasty gins & then took a fabulous walk up to the lighthouse. A great place, we’ll be back 👍🍸❤️

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great bar with a lovely selection of interesting locally-made gins.
A bigger selection of drinks on offer than expected. Loved the presentation of tasting selections.
Lovely garden setup.

AH
AidhlinH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so wonderful, the girls looked after us so well and made really great suggestions

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GabriellaW
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outing, great gin and local cheeses and great ambience in the gorgeous little courtyard. Definitely come for a visit!

KC
KC1111111
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service servers knew their gin! Very cool place would recommend to all!

JD
JenD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ww had a great time. Took my brother & his partner who love gin. Second visit for the week. Gave a couple of the gin gift tasting packs to friends for Xmas & they loved them.

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Dave
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gin tasting experience. Lovely garden oasis. We’ll be back!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a fabulous afternoon at the GOR Gin tasting room, fantastic service, food and gin!

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and experience in an even better location!

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ZacR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great selection of local Gins with amazing, friendly service. Would highly recommend to both gin lovers and others!

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Julee
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cute spot to enjoy some gin & local cheese

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Holly
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly service and great advice for choosing what to try. The gin tasting was amazing - best gin I’ve ever had.

JC
JacquesC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The Gin tasting tray was a great way to try multiple gins along with quality tonic and garnishes.

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Great Ocean Road Gin Garden and Gin Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.