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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Victoria

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Victoria? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes restaurant
4.9 (34)
$101 and over
Modern Australian
Wattle Flat
About the restaurant

Discover Black Cat Truffles by Liam Downes, an idyllic farm in Victoria's central highlands, a short 15-minute drive from Ballarat's CBD. Specialising in Black Perigord truffles in winter and tuber aestivum in summer, our sensory journey includes truffle experiences and cuisine by chef Liam Downes in our 24-seat restaurant and gardens.
Whether for a Friday long lunch or a three-hour truffle experience with a chef's degustation, our offerings cater to diverse preferences. Emphasizing a farm-to-plate philosophy, we prioritize ingredient sourcing from our farm and the local landscape. Join us for a culinary adventure, delighting in the freshest flavours of the season.
Our commitment to sustainability and local partnerships ensures each dish reflects the region. The lush landscapes surrounding our farm contribute to a truly immersive experience, inviting you to connect with nature and indulge in truffle-infused creations.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
The truffle hunt was a nice and interesting activity, with very detailed explanations by Liam the very warm & friendly owner about the types of truffles on the property, and the difference between using dogs (at this property) as compared to European practice of using pigs. The hunt was fun, the efforts that Liam and his precious dog were very much appreciated. After the 1+ hr of hunting and digging, we got to dig out about 15 nuggets in varying sizes. Staff were all super friendly and efficient. The degustation menu was delicious even tho the generous shavings of truffles in each course were underwhelming for the 4 of us. Had expected stronger truffle aroma and flavour. The shavings served with the dishes were a visual feast though. That said, even without the truffles, the food was delicious.
A photo of Sir Paz Estate - Yarra Valley restaurant
4.8 (197)
$40 and under
Yarra Valley
About the restaurant
Established in 1997, Sir Paz Estate, inspired by a storied history and characterised by a rich Mediterranean ambience, has the good fortune of being the Yarra Valley’s highest altitude vineyard. The captivating views, sweeping across the Yarra Valley, afford guests a moment of solitude to be enchanted by the abundantly rich yet serene landscape.

With sweeping views of our vineyard and the valley beyond, visitors can enjoy a tutored Wine Tasting and as your appetite grows … you can indulge in our à la carte Woodfire Lunch Menu … the perfect gastronomic accompaniment.

For Group Bookings (10+ persons) please email reservations@sirpaz.com

OPEN - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
RESTAURANT - Open 12pm - 3pm (2-hours per sitting)
CELLAR DOOR - Open 10:30am - 5pm (all-day wine tasting available)

Top review
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
The food and the view was only surpassed by the lovely service we received.
A photo of Mona Cicchetti Bar restaurant
4.8 (129)
$41 to $100
Ocean Grove
About the restaurant
Mona is a place to come together with friends and family.
The philosophy is pure and simple:
every dining experience is an opportunity to connect,
converse and immerse yourself in the flavours of Italy.
Our concept is inspired by the Venetian tradition of cicchetti – mouthwatering,
"little bites" designed for sharing.
Traditionally cicchetti must be accompanied by an “ombra” (shadow),
a little glass of wine.
This tradition finds its roots in Venetian Merchant’s brilliance when they placed
benches in the shadow of St. Marco Bell Tower
so the wine stayed cool and cichetti soaked up the wine.
At Mona, we offer a wide selection of beautiful wines and plates to share,
allowing you to enjoy dining "cichetti" style.

So come hungry, come thirsty, and most importantly come as you are!
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Food was delicious with great suggestions from the waiter for both menu items and wine. Service was prompt and delivery of food to table timed to perfection. We’ll be back!
A photo of FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan Estate restaurant
4.7 (280)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
Family-run microbrewery located 'out the back' of McGlashan's Estate Cellar door. Our newly handcrafted beer and gin is a great addition to the award-winning McGlashan wines. Come and visit us for craft beer and woodfire pizzas and stay for the friendly atmosphere and good vibes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
We had a wonderful time was worried about the weather but the crew were accommodating for all and made sure every group/gathering were looked after.. great vibe and ambience!! Will be back for sure
A photo of Hometown restaurant
4.7 (43)
$40 and under
Pizza Bar
About the restaurant
Pizza type thing 🍕🍻
Bright Vic, 5 Camp St
5 - Late | Tue - Sat
Sister of @tomahawksbright
No Phone
T/A Available
5 Camp St,
Bright Vic

Welcome to Hometown Bright, a charming venue nestled in the heart of Bright, Victoria. With exquisite architecture, lush gardens, and elegant event spaces, it's the perfect destination for unforgettable celebrations. Indulge in culinary delights, and immerse yourself in the surrounding natural beauty. Let us create a magical experience for you at Hometown Bright.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Such great pizzas - wood fired oven pizza cooked to perfection. Great toppings. Lovely salad. Great wait staff.
A photo of Last One Inn restaurant
4.6 (308)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Perched on the rugged coastline of Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road is a sleepy beach side town with a new kid on the block. A 70’s beach shack has been given a new lease on life and is serving up great food and vibes in a picturesque location.

All bookings of 8 or more are required to be on our Chef Selection menu $65pp kids under 12 exempt, dietaries catered for.

Garden tables are outside & are subject to weather.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Great food , service was a little inconsistent but had a great night
A photo of Bridge Road Brewers restaurant
4.5 (700)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
Bridge Road HQ is situated in a circa 1850s Victorian Gold rush era coach house. This beautiful building has been our home since 2006.

Our venue is famous far and wide not only for its beer and food but a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.
Our taproom showcases a rotating 20 tap house-brewed line-up featuring core range favourites and limited releases in a wide range of styles to cater for all beer lovers.

Beer's not your thing? We pour a curated selection of wine, gin, and whisky all local to the North East.
The Bridge Road pizzeria takes the Austrian Alps meets Northern Italian influence of co-founder Maria Kraus and puts it through the filter of the Victorian High Country, making for pizzas worthy of a road trip.

We love to celebrate local and seasonal produce where possible, and we’re proud to champion the best in our region.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Happy I ignored the lower rated reviews of the brewery as I was extremely impressed with our night here. Unfortunately because of the many bakeries and tasty treats offered on the road to Beechworth I was moderately hungry and I truly regret that as fragrant and attractive dish after dish passed me on the way to other diners. The tasting paddle of beers was just fabulous as was the Porco Rosso pizza with lovely vodka sauce base. Staffed were extremely busy but still attentive, ordering was a snap and the atmosphere was warm, noisy and exciting. Thank you!
A photo of Bonnie restaurant
4.5 (248)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
About the restaurant
At Bonnie, the focus on locally sourced produce and our modern take on the classics set us apart from the rest.

Bonnie's robust wine list by winemaker Nick Brown, focuses on approachable wines matched with a wine-friendly menu.

Flavour-feigning friends know it’s really all about the delightfully different, hand-stretched delights flying out of the brick-lined pizza oven entrance that are the stars of this show.

With each of the eight pizzas named lovingly after the fourth-generation Brown children, Bonnie is first and foremost about family, wine and pizza.

Inside, expansive north-facing views connect the architecturally designed dining room to a beautiful, landscaped garden. Outside, a circular terrace area on the lake's edge takes in 360-degree views of the surrounding vineyard, perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

Bookings are essential.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Could not recommend enough! located at the most beautiful estate rich with history, set on a beautiful pond with resident white ducks. The service and food was absolutely incredible, as was the wine! 100/10 can not wait to go back.
A photo of The Wooli Tavern restaurant
4.4 (238)
$40 and under
Phillip Island
About the restaurant
Family friendly tavern with great food, beer on tap, beautiful local wines, cocktails and live entertainment.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Came for dinner with my young family. Arrived early and the staff were so lovely and helped us with a table and some drinks to start before our table was ready. The bar staff, kitchen and waitress/waiters were so happy to help and just so kind. The venue had a man singing with a guitar which was so nice and not over the top and loud. I’m from Melbourne and will certainly be back and will telling friends and family to make sure they have a meal here.
A photo of T'Gallant Vineyard restaurant
4.3 (156)
$41 to $100
Main Ridge
About the restaurant
Inspired by Italy, and firmly rooted in the Mornington Peninsula, come and experience our fresh and food-friendly wines and fun and vibrant new menu.
We accept walk ins however we do recommend booking to ensure your spot. Large groups of 13 or more are required to book directly with the restaurant at info@tgallantvineyard.com.au

With stunning new renovated spaces, select from a wide variety of seating options to suit any and all occasions:

La Baracca - a fun and bright dining room overlooking the garden & Vineyard

Spuntino Bar - an open-air patio style bar with both high and low tables accommodating all sorts of group sizes.

Cantina Felice - A beautiful and quiet dining room accommodating our smaller intimate bookings and walk ins.

Outdoor tables - Communal, bench style seating overlooking the vineyards - open to the elements & umbrellas provided. These tables unable to be reserved due to varying weather conditions and are walk in on a first come first served basis.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
It was cold outside but snug and toasty inside. Love the idea of share plates and the ones we chose were delicious. Service was fast and so friendly. Love that they still take cash too,
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