Where to wine and dine in Mount Gambier
If you and your other half are foodies, you’re in the right state. There’s more to South Australia’s food scene than just the capital. For that nice relaxing and fulfilling weekend, nothing beats a trip to the country.
Escape the bussle and discover Mount Gambier’s bounty. With boutique and picturesque wineries peppered around the region, you’re going to go home with delightfully full bellies. Picture sophisticated dining, casual eateries and mouth-watering delicacies.
Whether it’s local seafood, succulent meat, fresh fruit, boutique cheeses or all of the above, the region has something tempting for every taste. The rich volcanic soil gives the region’s food unique flavours that are attracting foodies from all over Australia.
From day drinking, intimate evenings in welcoming pubs, the dining options are endless, in and around Mount Gambier.
Eat out in the Limestone Coast wine region
Start your day off at Sorrento’s Café in town. It’s known for its big brekkies with global dishes. On your way to Coonawarra, stop off at Penola and grab a coffee or a morning snack at Vintage Café. The menu is created around locally-grown produce. It’s licensed, so if you’re looking for a cheeky glass of wine, go for it. Drop by Dickins’ Delights before you journey on. This artisan producer makes the finest quality toffee using almonds, macadamia nuts and chocolate.
Divine Café & Gourmet Deli is another must. Overload your sweet tooth with frappes, iced coffees, chocolates, juices, smoothies, cakes and biscuits. Try Mahalia coffee, an award-winning brand from Robe. There’s also a retail section where you can purchase a range of Limestone Coast and SA produce.
Once you get to Coonawarra, get ready to swirl and sniff wine glasses. You’ve got a greater cellar door choice than anyone could need here including Blok Estate, Bowen Estate, Brand’s Laira, Digiorgio Family, Highbank Winery, Hollick Wines, and Ottelia + Fodder. Visit two or ten, depending on time and your taste buds’ tenacity.
In Robe, your dinner plans will be sorted at any one of the little restaurants scattered throughout the beach town. For something a little more upscale there’s Sails at Robe, serving modern Australian food and regional wines. Gather Food and Wine is another fine dining option. If you’re in a pizza kind of mood, you can’t miss the Vic Street Pizza Project.
For your morning coffee and brunch fix, try Union Café or The Adventurous Spoon. Don’t forget to drop by the Mahalia Coffee store and stock up on that on beans.
While all of these eateries and cellar doors are popular, be spontaneous and drop into one of the many little undiscovered gems you’ll spot along the way.
For more places to eat in Mount Gambier and the Limestone Coast, come and see us when you check in. We know every restaurant, and probably their chefs, too.