Best Eats in Geelong

Torquay Cafes

Geelong is situated a short 27-minute drive from Torquay and is the perfect place to treat yourself to delicious eats and drinks. Enjoy some of Geelong’s best eats, from a mix of Asian fusion to authentic Italian food, there’s something for everyone. Read our guide to uncover the best eats in Geelong, and find your next dinner destination.

What’s better than good wine or delicious food? The perfect mix of both at the Arborist.

The Arborist sits amongst some of the greatest bars and restaurants lining Little Malop Street, and offers a menu full of delicious small, medium and large plates as well as a mix of both local and world class wines.

Not sure what to order? Let them know you want the ‘Feed Me’ package and the team will do the hard work for you!

Open 5 days from Wednesday – Sunday | Lunch: 12-2:30pm Dinner: 5pm-till late.


1 – Dinner Spread at The Arborist Source: The Arborist Geelong Instagram.

Seeking dinner with a view? Try out Wah Wah Gee.

Enjoy the ultimate Asian inspired feast, with Wah Wah Gee’s sharing style menu situated on the waterfront. Make sure you try our favourites, the pork and chive dumplings and Korean fried cauliflower, following up with Wahs fried ice cream bao. Can’t decide what to get? Just say FEED ME and the team will take care of the rest.

Sit back and relax whilst the team take you through a journey of sharing plates, before heading upstairs to their sister bar Wah Bah for a late night sip of your favourite cocktail.

Wah Wah Gee is open from 12pm – Late daily and Wah Bah is open 12pm- Late Wed-Sat.


2- Feed Me Feast. Source: Wah Wah Gee Instagram.

Are you craving traditional Italian pasta? Lipari is for you!

Take a step into Geelong’s own little Italy at Lipari. The specialty pasta restaurant has been serving delicious home-made pasta for 20 years. Regarded by many as the best pasta in Geelong, Lipari is a must visit.

The crowd favourite, chefs special with a creamy tomato base, bacon, spring onions and chicken is a must-try. Or maybe you’re feeling like a fresh seafood marinara with a glass of Italian wine or beer, there’s no such thing as a bad dish on this menu.

Open 7 nights from 5pm.


3 – Pesto Fettuccini. Source: Eat This Geelong Instagram

In the mood for Mexican? Look no further than El Santo

Located in the center of Geelong, El Santo offers a mix of meat-loving, vegan and vegetarian tacos, Quesada’s and chimichungas.

Sit down for a margarita and choose your flavor – Frozen? Watermelon? Or maybe you’re feeling like a House Made Sangria? Grab a side of grilled corn and their delicious fries with chipotle mayo and enjoy your walk down Mexican Lane in Geelong.

Serving tacos from Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5-Late and Sunday 5-9pm.


4 – Pork Carnita Taco. Source: El Santo Instagram.

Feeling Hungry? Gear up for all-you-can-eat Japanese.

Okami is a Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Pakington street, offering a la carte, takeaway and all-you-can eat options, this is the place to be.

If you’re in the mood for food, sit down to all-you-can eat and order up. Start off with some edamame and dumplings, followed with some delicious teriyaki steak and fried beef udon noodles. Finish off with a Japanese specialty – green tea daifuku or black sesame ice cream.

Open Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5-11pm and Sunday 12-3pm/5-10pm.


5 – All you can eat spread at Okami Source: Okami Restaurant Instagram.

Ready to explore Geelong’s best eats? Book in your next holiday at Torquay Holiday Park. We have different accommodation to suit families and groups, and don’t forget to take advantage of any special offers when you book direct through us!

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