APOLLO BAY

Herald Sun - - CONFIDENTIAL -

Hello Cof­fee Lo­cated at the back of town in the in­dus­trial es­tate is the best cof­fee in Apollo Bay. Roasted on site, they have a won­der­ful com­mu­nity vibe, with ro­tat­ing art from the lo­cal Arts Inc. A cur­rent menu favourite is the gummy shark burger with house-made pick­les. 16 Oak Ave Fish­er­men’s Co-op Op­er­at­ing for more than 70 years, their spe­cialty is the south­ern rock lobster, but depend­ing on what is bit­ing they also usu­ally have a range of fresh by­catch avail­able. Fish and chips with the best view on the Great Ocean Rd. 2 Break­wa­ter Rd La Bimba Awe­some lit­tle restau­rant above the Main St with ocean views. Head chef Steve Earl al­ways sources the fresh­est lo­cal seafood and pro­duce. With an ex­ten­sive wine list, this is a must visit for din­ner or lunch. The boarfish is one to go for if they have it on the spe­cials board. 125 Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay Bak­ery Home of the fa­mous scal­lop pie — they come in mor­nay or curry ver­sions. I al­ways stick with the curry. Cof­fee is con­sis­tently good — get in early if you want to take home a loaf of their de­li­cious bread. 125 Great Ocean Rd For­rest Gen­eral Store/cafe Freshly baked sour­dough on the week­ends, homemade pas­tries and a se­lec­tion of lo­cal pro­duce and pro­vi­sions, this is a great place to stop if you’re trav­el­ling the qui­eter but beau­ti­ful back­way into Apollo Bay. 33 Grant St, For­rest Brae Sea­sonal daily menus with home­grown pro­duce and lo­cal meats, easy to see how this is one of the top restau­rants in the world. Beau­ti­ful ac­com­mo­da­tion — ask to see the gar­den if you are stay­ing. 4285 Cape Ot­way Rd, Bir­re­gurra

DO THIS NICK WILL SHOW­CASE LO­CALLY-CAUGHT SEAFOOD ACROSS AN EIGHT-COURSE DIN­NER TO KICK OFF THIS YEAR’S APOLLO BAY SEAFOOD FES­TI­VAL, HELD AT APOLLO BAY HAR­BOUR FEB 15-17. FOR TICK­ETS AND FULL PRO­GRAM OF EVENTS, VISIT APOLLOBAYSEAFOODFESTIVAL.COM

Nick Mahlook is ex­ec­u­tive chef at The At­lantic

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