Mount Gambier is much more than beautiful countryside, historic architecture, and peaceful country living.
The Limestone Coast city is also home to more than its share of quality dining venues. Whether you want a weekend treat, a pub meal, a quiet sandwich, or coffee and art, there is a restaurant or cafe to suit your tastes.
Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Mount Gambier and let us know what we have missed.
The best restaurants in Mount Gambier
At The Barn, you can enjoy the best quality steaks to be found on the Limestone Coast. The Clever family have been preparing steaks for satisfied customers here since 1988, so you know they know what they are doing. For an extra treat, you can even stay the night and book a generously proportioned suite, nestled in the English-style gardens.
Head down Engelbrecht Lane in the heart of Mount Gambier, and you will come across the friendly and stylish Cafe Melzar. Along with great coffee, you can also enjoy a delicious lunch or breakfast at Cafe Melzar. They cater to all dietary requirements with a healthy selection of vegan options. Make sure to try one of their freshly squeezed juices.
If you love high-quality coffee and fine art, Confession Coffee House is the place for you. Operators Don Pratt and Sam Johnston combined their love of urban coffee culture and lush interiors and brought them both to the heart of Mount Gambier. Enjoy the bi-monthly rotation of art exhibitions while you relish the soup of the day. You can even bring your dog; Confessions makes two delicious dog biscuits to keep your pooch happy while you dine.
Enjoy fine dining in a slice of history when you visit the Mount Gambier Hotel. Established in 1862, the Mount Gambier Hotel has been providing locals with fine food, great drinks, and good times for 150 years. Play your own part in this venue’s history and make the most of locally sourced food and a huge selection of locally brewed beers.
If you fancy a round of golf this spring, don’t forget about Blue Lakes Golf Club’s Golf and Meal Deal. On Wednesdays and Sundays, after your round of golf, you can choose from beef or chicken schnitzel or fish and chips with salad. Otherwise, you can always enjoy their regular selection of classic favourites as well as their delicious kids’ menu.
Look for a heritage shop front on Commercial Street East, and you will find Presto Eatery. Presto does amazing coffee, delicious meals and sensational cakes and pastries, but it’s their unique cocktails that makes for a memorable venue. You can’t be in Mount Gambier for long and not try out one of their unique creations.
Sorrento’s Cafe: Any local cafe that has kept trading for over twenty years has to be good, and Sorrento’s Cafe is the perfect example. For over 20 years, Sorrento’s has been a local favourite. Add their well-stocked bar to their delicious meals, and you can see why they have stood the test of time.
We also love Herbert’s Vineyard – while it’s not strictly speaking an eatery, the owners are knowledgeable and welcoming when it comes to sharing their wines with customers, and there’s a fantastic maze on site. Drop in on a spring day to sample their pinot noir or pick up a bottle of their olive oil.
What have we missed?
Did we miss any of the best restaurants in Mount Gambier? Make sure to let us know where you love to eat out on the Limestone Coast. And as always, if you’re thinking of buying or selling here, please get in touch with us.