Whytes Restaurant

Address: 40 the Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.whytesontheesplanade.com.au/#_=_
Phone: 03 5261 5060

Review by: Whytes Restaurant

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, we have created a relaxed, warm, friendly and beach-chic atmosphere. Come and enjoy the views with a glass of local wine from our extensive wine list.

In a hurry? Just next door, Whyte's Away Café offers coffee and delicious take away items ready for you to get in and out the door quickly.

We look forward to sharing our love of all things coffee, food and wine with you!

There is just something about drinking wine by the sea.......

Torquay Thai Restaurant

Address: 44 Bell St, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.torquaythai.com/contact.htm#_=_
Phone: 03 5261 4203

Review by: Urban Spoon

 My wife Deborah and i dined twice whilst in Torquay and loved the sizzling hot plated dishes.Food was authentic and cooked to order. Service was very friendly, proficient and waitress Chrissie was full of all the local info.Taking your own wine makes it a very enjoyable cheap night out. If we were not traveling we would have kept it a secret!

First time at Torquay Thai, went there on a Saturday night and it was almost full! There were only two tables left and we were lucky enough to get one of them!
Customer service wise were absolutely great! There were four staffs and they took care of everybody. Great team work guys!
Waited awhile for the our mains but it was definitely worth it! Its fresh, healthy, tasty and it looks amazing!
Yes you have got me addicted, i will be coming back for more.
I highly recommend this place, also the setting inside is amazing!

i have to say, Torquay Thai is the best Thai restaurant in Torquay. the food was delicious, especially valcano king prawns and seafood paradise.The service was very nice and friendly, and fast. the bamboo bar really gave a great atmosphere. Overall, i am happy with this restaurant and will definitely be back.

TUS Coffee Restaurant

Address: 4 Baines Crescent, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.theusualsuspectscoffeeco.com.au/#_=_
Phone: 03 5264 7114

Review by: Bean Hunter

 when ever we are back in town we tend to always migrate to the coffee and couches of T.U.S their coffee is always comforting and matches their service, the owners are always ready to tell you whats been happing in town and the hot spots to check out its this attitude and coffee that keeps us coming back.

Definitely agree with blacklong. The guy/owner is an absolute jerk. I never had such rude service in my life as a coffee lover. Not sure why this guy believes he's so good, the blend "my Ruby" he roasts is quite ordinary and leaves an unusual aftertaste. The milk texturing was pretty half arsed. And my coffee lid was dusty. The floors would probably appreciate a vacuuming as well as the glassware going through a dishwasher. Pity because this place is in located in such a good part of town. I suggest crossing the road to Gourmet Larder or head towards Rip Curl and goto Sticks and Stones, the people are much friendlier. Double thumbs down to TUS!

Flat whites were very good and service was efficient and friendly. Really impressed with the set up these guys have going. Coffee was smooth and flavoursome and up there with some of the best in Torquay IMO.

ordered a caffe latte, for a place that roasts it's own coffee, would've like to know what blend or single origin options were available. Coffee was good but barista was arrogant, rude and overall made it an ordinary experience. A smile and some friendly service a must for this joint

Pear Tree Cafe Restaurant

Address: 6/7 Gilbert Street, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: peartreetorquay.com.au/#_=_
Phone: (03) 5261 6339

Review by: Urban Spoon

 I have passed this place a million times and have never been in, I have even been sat on a recommendation to go for over year from another local. So with a celebration to have and not wanting to go too far we booked in, which was easy as it was relatively empty.
A quick glance at the menu and it appears a bit toppy, I had been recommended the steak but was determined to go for something a little bit different. The boneless chicken leg was amazing, the chicken skewers were fantastic and the same with the seafood linguine. The gnocchi was overcooked but as that was for a child he wasn't too fussed. They rustled up a spaghetti bol for a child. "We don't have a fryer" was music to my ears.
My only gripes would probably be the lack of accompaniments for those with bigger appetites, (i.e me) that, and the price of the desserts. I simply couldn't justify getting on for 70 bucks for five desserts, I kept telling myself I was being cheap and just pay up, on the other hand, I'd sooner be cheap than stupid.
Service was fast and attentive and the waitress dealt with the three kids effectively so we had a really good night.
In summary: Absolutely fantastic food, expensive, but you get what you pay for. I will go back again. They deserve more business

Majevo's Restaurant

Address: 2/15 Bristol Street, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Phone: 03 52612465

Review by: Cosmotourist

Majevo's is one of Torquay's more modern cafes, located next to the main Woolworths supermarket just off the main Gilbert St. It's got a wonderful selection of gourmet deli products to eat-in or takeaway, including sandwiches, pies, relishes, biscuits and cakes. The staff - mainly young females - are friendly and the coffee is great, however the service can be painfully slow. The Melbourne crowd that make the trip down to Torquay for their rest and relaxation need their caffeine shots fast and if Majevo's could just increase the speed of delivery, they might just be the cafe of choice in what is becoming a competitive local market.

Soulfuel woodfired Torquay Restaurant

Address: Shop 1 / 57 surfcoast HWY, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: muldoonpeter.wix.com/soulfuelcafe#_=_
Phone: 03 5261 4999

Review by: Urban Spoon

We had an amazing dinner at Soul Fuel this weekend. We had a truck load of kids with us (well 9 ... it felt like a lot!!) and we found the service, food and amenity all above par. My children devoured the pizzas and had fun playing in the outdoor space, while the adults enjoyed a wine and the most incredible antipasto platter I've seen in a while.
Thanks for the hospitality - we'll be back.

My family and I went here on Saturday night for a celebratory Birthday dinner. There was 18 of us and we all had AMAZING food and wine. The service was quick and friendly. We met the Pizza Chef, Henry... he is authentically Italian. My Dad had the Gnocchi and hasn't stopped talking about it... so we will be back!

Came here on a Friday night with friends, seated immediately and orders taken within 2 minutes. Incredibly friendly service, and food came up less than 10 minutes later. Amazing antipasto (enourmous serve) and fantastic aranchini balls. Definitely coming back!

Growlers Restaurant

Address: 23 The ESplanade, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Website: growlers.com.au/
Phone: 03 5264 8455

Review by: Growlers Restaurant

 Welcome to Growlers Torquay. Growlers has been one of the Surf Coast's favourite dining and drinking beach front bungalows for years. Servicing both locals and tourists alike, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner almost every day of the year.Located on the famous strip of The Esplanade with a view that money just can't buy, Growlers boasts a beautiful red gum bar, old local surfing photographs and let's not forget the sandy beach in our front beer garden courtyard, fantastic for the kids to play in with a play area and chalkboard.Growlers is now locally owned and operated, returning to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of years past. Whether it for a meal, a night out or just a coffee and cake, please come and join us in enjoying one of the best views on the coast. Growlers is the spot to be when youre in Torquay...

Front Beach Cafe Restaurant

Address: 16 the Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Website: www.frontbeachcafe.com.au/#_=_
Phone: +61 3 5261 9752

Review by: Urban Spoon

 Right on the water front of Torquay (20 mins from Geelong) sits Front Beach Cafe; a cafe, bar and restaraunt. It has some of the most spectacular views in Victoria. Walking in, you are always greeted with a friendly hello, and seated if you wish to be. They offer to come and take your order if you want too! The coffee is fantastic. The milk is nice and warm, very smooth, and just that right amount of strength. You can see there is care in making the coffee, and that they understand good coffee is vital to their business. It's probably the best coffee I've had in Torquay.

We had dinner here last night and we all felt thoroughly satisfied with our meals. The 9 year old loved the spaghetti and my 6 year old enjoyed a well cooked chicken schnitzel and importantly they were well welcomed and one of the staff had a chat to my son about his soccer top. I had the beautiful seafood assiette as my main and my husband had a perfectly cooked steak. I frequently dine at expensive, fine restaurants and would describe the food here as really, good bistro food. Perfect for families and we will be back next time we stay at Torquay.

I was pretty happy with my big breakie! Especially the hash browns!! Not all cafes do hash browns now, so I was extra excited. (A lot people tell me this is silly as I should just go to Maccas and grab some) But it's not the same as having it with eggs, tomato, mushrooms etc. In addition, Front Beach allowed you to choose your choice of how the eggs were to be cooked!!

Bell Street Fish'n Chips Cafe Restaurant

Address: 32A Bell Street | Shop 2, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Bell-Street-Fish-and-Chips/189367247750737#_=_
Phone: +61 3 5261 2774

Review by: WOMO

 "stopped in here last summer with the kids and the food was great! fish was amazingly fresh and the staff were friendly! ive always heard great things about this place, and still do will definately be going back this summer"

"Dont know what the one below me is saying! BEST FISH AND CHIPS IN TORQUAY! They are always great with their food, cooked well, tastes good and their service is exceptional will continue to come back again and again!"

"Great food, friendly staff. Happy to tailor orders to suit dietary requirements. The wait times can be long during busy periods, though, the food is well worth the wait!"

Latitude -38 Restaurant

Address: 100 the Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.wyndhamap.com/
Phone: 03 52 611560

Review by: Wyndham Resort

 Ideally positioned opposite Zeally Bay Beach at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Wyndham Resort Torquay is the most romantic holiday destination on Victoria's Surf Coast. With sweeping panoramic ocean views and stunning grounds, this spectacular Victorian resort located under two hour's drive from Melbourne beckons fun-seekers, families and hopeless romantics alike.

The Torquay resort features quality accommodation with a modern design including stylish hotel rooms and spacious apartments. Rich cream and chocolate tones create a sophisticated atmosphere to kick back and unwind, and most accommodation types offer a private balcony or patio that overlooks the swimming pool, gardens or ocean.

Outstanding facilities and exceptional service make Wyndham Torquay one-of-a-kind. The impressive resort facilities include an outdoor resort style swimming pool and spa pool, an indoor heated lap pool, barbecue area, a fully equipped gym and tennis court, Latitude-38 Restaurant & Bar, Sand Bar, Endota day spa and six superb function venues.

Torquay has been a much-loved destination for Victorians since the early 1900s. Scenic walking tracks extend through much of the town's foreshore, and sensational views can be enjoyed from Yellow Bluff and at Point Danger with its Anzac Memorial perched high above the ocean on the headland. Home to world famous Bells Beach, the Rip Curl Surfing Pro and the iconic surf brands including Quiksilver and Ripcurl, Torquay is Victoria's surfing capital. From its amazing beaches to its surf factory outlets, Torquay invites you to immerse in surf culture.

Torquay is also the official start of the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's most spectacular coastal drives, which covers over 200 kilometres of the south-western Victorian coast. It passes through areas such as the scenic Otway Ranges and the rugged Shipwreck Coast west of Cape Otway.

Imperial Rhino Restaurant

Address: 3/15 Bell Street, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Website: www.imperialrhino.com.au/
Phone: (03) 5261 6780

Review by: Imperial Rhino

The Imperial Rhino is a relaxed, ambient restaurant close to the seaside in the idyllic town of Torquay, Victoria. Whether you are stopping for a quick breakfast or lunch before starting your journey on the Great Ocean Road or staying a while in our area, Imperial Rhino offers you a vast array of cuisine specialising in fresh coastal seafood with both Australian and Asian influences.

We are a great place to hold a party and can also cater for private functions, weddings and sporting groups.

Proudly boasting awards from Lonely Planet and Trip Adviser, Imperial Rhino is a favourite venue of both locals and travellers. Please join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Booking is recommended .

Sandbah Cafe Restaurant

Address: 21 Gilbert St, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Website: www.sandbahcafe.com.au/
Phone: 03 5261 6414

Review by: Sandbah Cafe

My mum and I were in Torquay early one beautiful Sunday morning and wanted to have a quick breakfast after a lovely walk along the front beach. Of course, Front Beach Cafe was my staple the last time I was back home and that's where I suggested we eat. We drove by and it wasn't open yet. 9am on a Sunday morning - people want to eat! So we headed toward Gilbert Street because surely something along there would be open by now. Bless you, Sandbah Cafe, bless you so big. There was an older gentleman working (I think he's the owner's dad) and he was friendly and social. He took our orders - a big breakkie each that consists of eggs with bacon, tomato, spinach, button mushrooms, hash browns and served on toast. Also, because calories don't count when you're on vacation I ordered a chocolate malt milkshake. (Did you know Australians are beyond gifted at making milkshakes? Go over there and order one from any place - you'll agree with me, I know it.). The food took awhile to come out but we had newspapers to read and people to watch and gossip to catch up on. When it did arrive it was piled high on our plates and every bite was confirmation we chose a great place to eat breakfast. I'll be back to see you again for breakkie, Sandbah! Yelp

Blackman's Brewery Restaurant

Address: 26 Bell St, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Website: www.blackmansbrewery.com.au/#_=_
Phone: 0352615310

Review by: Urban Spoon

FOOD = INCREDIBLE, BEER = BEYOND DELICIOUS!! I have dined at Blackman's brewery a couple of times now.... I have never really been one to write reviews, but after dining there on Sunday night and having the Pork Knuckle Special - I just had to share it with everyone. The food was delicious and came out nice a quick - you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into creating delicious meals that marry perfectly with their craft beer. The tasting paddle was a great option to get to try and learn a little bit about all of their delicious beers. The staff were lovely and were all very knowledgeable on all elements of both the beer and cuisine. I live just outside of Torquay and this will definitely be my go to establishment from now on....WELL DONE GUYS - Torquay needed this

What a fantastic experience! We went to Blackman's to try their beer and ended up staying for the afternoon! Children in tow we planned to make it a quick visit but as soon as we arrived the friendly waiter greeted us, showed us to a table and offered the kids paper and pencils, that teamed with the most delicious meals (the pork bun special was superb) helped keep kids entertained while we were given a description of the beers and settled into a tasting paddle, before choosing our favourites.
We will absolutely be returning and recommend it to anyone looking for a happy and tasty experience.

I have been to Blackmans Brewery several times now and cannot get enough of the place! With a variety of foods to suit all pallets and a menu that has clearly been thought out to pair with their delicious craft beer you can't go wrong! I have a soft spot for the brownie, best I've ever had.
The Staff are what make this place so easy to come back to, from being seated to your table and then having full table service, it's fantastic! They are so friendly and have great knowledge of the food and beer they are serving.
Do yourself a favor and tick this place off your list this summer!

Torquay Larder Restaurant

Address: 5 Gilbert Street, Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Website: www.torquaylarder.com.au/#_=_
Phone: 5261 3309

Review by: Good Food

 Regional produce and quality imported fare practically burst the seams of this little larder-deli-cafe. Take a seat at the small communal table and peruse shelves stacked with preserves, spices and biscuits. There's a fridge filled with Istra smallgoods, cheeses and house-made pies, and a display case full of sandwiches made with things like roast lamb and salad or poached chicken and mayo on La Madre bread. The brunch-focused menu represents the business's cafe side, with avocado, vine-ripened tomatoes and Meredith goat's feta on toast, New York-style bagels, chewy lemon and coconut slice and perhaps the best coffees in town.