Where to Eat in Port Fairy: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 28, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best restaurant in Port Fairy, Australia including Fen Restaurant, Merrijig Kitchen, Lemongrass Thai Cuisine Restaurant, Rebecca's Cafe Port Fairy, Clonmara Tea Rooms, L'Edera, East Beach Take Away, The [email protected] Fairy, Sterling Espresso Bar, Rocksalt
Things to do in Port Fairy

1. Fen Restaurant

22 Sackville St | 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly The Stag Restaurant) Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options HK$118 - HK$298 +61 3 5568 3229
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

Fen Restaurant

Fen restaurant is closed permanently.<br><br>Fen - low-lying flat coastal land. Our small restaurant in seaside Port Fairy was formerly known as The Stag Restaurant. We have been open since March 2015 and have recently re-branded to Fen Restaurant in March 2016. Fen&apos;s brand of modern dining combine innovative native ingredients with more traditional produce to create food that is uniquely Australian. Our drinks list is exclusively Australian and favours small-batch, handmade, low intervention, often organic or bio-dynamic wines and spirits.

Reviewed By 007shunt - Ararat, Australia

Very small and intimate space which I like. Only option is a degustation or tasting menu which I am not a big fan of but when in Rome? Don't come here if you are budget conscious. The staff were excellent as was their knowledge of the dishes and the wine list. We chose the tasting menu which was quite extensive and for filling at the end. Dishes ranged from an excellent eel dish to a fantastic blue eye dish to a wonderful marshmallow dessert. We thought all dishes were great but would like to revisit and have a standard three course meal based on what we ate. Very good.

2. Merrijig Kitchen

1 Campbell St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +61 3 5568 2324
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Merrijig Kitchen

The Merrijig Kitchen is open for dinner from 6pm Thursday to Monday. The menu is written daily taking inspiration from the seasons and &apos;what&apos;s good&apos; in the kitchen. Tanya takes care and effort to source produce locally and is always found foraging at the local farmer&apos;s market in Port Fairy on weeeknds, gathering supplies that suppliement our own vegie garden. A network of local & regional suppliers keep the Merrijig Kitchen menu vibrant and ever-changing: Sue from Shaw River dropped in. She had made the buffalo mozzeralla and then delivered it to the kitchen still warm! Mt Zero, in the Grampians - we use pulses, extra virgin olive oil, olives and the really exciting thing - we use the local salt. We are expecting a Delivery of their new extra virgin olive oil pressings soon! Greenvale Meats: Anthony delivered pigs heads & trotters after the Port Fairy market on Saturday. It was great to talk to him about his quest for rare-breed charchuterie! Ken - grows GREAT veg - &apos;for a Collingwood Supporter&apos;- that Tower Hill volcanic soil is INCREDIBLE! The boys from Quinlan Butchers in Koroit - quality local livestock, butchered with skill & care. Kaz&apos;s Googs - free range eggs from Heywood

Reviewed By ndld425 - London

This claims to be Victoria's oldest inn. Dinner is in two sittings and booking is essential. The menu features produce grown in their kitchen garden. The food was excellent and the wine list even better: the Bool Lagoon 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was exceptional. Small number of covers creates an intimate atmosphere and the service is attentive and friendly.

3. Lemongrass Thai Cuisine Restaurant

55 Bank St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +61 3 5568 3388
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine Restaurant

New restaurant owned by Thai chef and his Australian wife. They moved from Sydney to start this restaurant as they originate from this area.

Reviewed By Margaret D

Excellent meal. Extremely good value for money. Extensive menu to suit all tastes.
We went early January and was very busy so would recommend booking a table.
Very busy time of year and very noisy which for us did spoil the occasion a little.
Perhaps a table outside might have been quieter. All in all thought would most definitely recommend this Thai restaurant.

4. Rebecca's Cafe Port Fairy

70-72 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly Rebecca's Cafe and Ice Cream Shop) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 3 5568 2555
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 482 reviews

Rebecca's Cafe Port Fairy

Reviewed By Dorothy M - Ottawa, Canada

I enjoyed a lamb/roasted sweet potato salad. It was delicious and the arugula was crisp and the dressing was a perfect compliment . My husband had there soup of the day and it was just ok. It was missing some spices??? Everything else looked very good.

5. Clonmara Tea Rooms

106 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Gluten Free Options HK$39 - HK$149 +61 3 5568 2595
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Clonmara Tea Rooms

Clonmara is a rare and special blend of country style boutique accommodation that is located just moments to heritage listed Port Fairy township and stunning coastal Beaches and walks. The main house or Country House as we like to refer to it and the Clonmara Stone Cottage were built in circa 1855 and exudes all the warmth and charm of a by gone era. They are beautifully presented, have all the creature comforts of modern day life plus more and we are so excited to be offering them for guests to enjoy. The outbuildings that we also offer consist of four separate cottages that co-exist within the beautiful Gardens and four acres. At Clonmara we want to say that your stay and experience is our priority. We are on hand nearby for any assistance and to offer our laid back country lifestyle we enjoy so much...but we also respect your privacy and each guests preferences and will work to accommodate you in whatever way is best for you. Please come, stay and enjoy this special place.

Reviewed By WickedWindy - Warrnambool, Australia

Love going to Clonmara for breakfast, lunch or coffee and scones.
Best chai latte I've ever had
Recommend this little establishment and on a warm day the courtyard is delightful

6. L'Edera

20 Bank St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +61 3 5568 3058
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

L'Edera

Smart fashionable restaurant in a beautiful old building serving fabulous modern Italian Cuisine.

Reviewed By John P - Junglinster, Luxembourg

Ate at ton of Italians across the word and this is in the top 3. Had the eggplant dish with mashed potatoes and tomato sauce. Really authentic.

7. East Beach Take Away

146 Griffiths St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Takeout, Parking Available Seafood, Fast Food, Australian Dinner, Lunch +61 3 5568 1505
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

East Beach Take Away

Reviewed By jebskulker - Sydney, NSW

There was a small line to order the food, however during Xmas holiday time when I rocked up at 6:30pm it was extremely busy. I would give it at least a 30 to 40 minute wait, but it's worth it. The beach is right there so it's worth going for a walk. If you turn up late, they keep your order hot under a bain marie anyway.
The fish was fresh & the batter was crunchy, nothing was too oily or fatty, and in the midst of the big fat chips I was given a bunch of small crunchy chips which I love.

8. The [email protected] Fairy

15 Bank St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$86 - HK$173 614+0355682326
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 204 reviews

The Hub@Port Fairy

This great corner location is "the Hub of Port Fairy" offering breakfast from 7am till 11.30am, then lunch from 11.30am through to 4pm. Wealso have great cakes, slices, fruit smoothies coffee and a variety of teas to choose. We offer Wi-Fi access....just come in say Hello...grab a coffee ...sit all day by the fire.....enjoy!!!!!!!

Reviewed By MattR4 - Melbourne, Australia

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to eat with our2yo and 2month old!
Really warm and some of the options weren’t big enough for a pram!
The hub was great! Sat on done couches, but cooler than outside!
Great wraps and iced coffees!
Worth a visit for lunch, friendly staff and reasonably priced in comparison with other eateries on offer!

9. Sterling Espresso Bar

10 Bank St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly Slitti Cafe) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$71 +61 3 5568 3222
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Sterling Espresso Bar

Direct trade speciality Coffee and Chocolate. Cartel roasters coffee.

Reviewed By macca99 - Melbourne

A simple coffee shop with a small selection of (excellent) cakes. Clearly run by a very knowledgeable coffee enthusiast who produced excellent coffee. Would be nice if they also had some simple food so that breakfast and/or lunch was an option and offered another chance to enjoy their coffee.

10. Rocksalt

42 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch HK$149 +61 3 5568 3452
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

Rocksalt

Fresh seasonal menus for breakfast and lunch, fresh roasted award winning Mahalia Coffee, housemade cakes and slices, fully licensed, free wifi and great relaxed atmosphere set in the heart of Port Fairy! Open 7 days a week from 7:30am outside and inside dining, bookings welcome

Reviewed By A R H - Charleston, South Carolina

Stopped in Port Fairy for a quick visit and a coffee and picked Rock Salt after an amble down the main street. Good coffee and excellent savoury muffins - way above average.
Nice coffee shop with solid local traffic, which is always a positive indicator with a restaurant.

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