Taste your way through the Otways, starting in Forrest...
The Forrest General Store Café is a haven for locals and tourists alike, offering delicious gourmet produce and service with a smile – ensuring you get the best taste of Forrest every time you visit! If you want traditional, country-style hospitality, homemade comfort food and a modern approach to customer service, the Forrest General Store has you covered.
Platypi Chocolate has an amazing range of chocolates and savoury options which are made on site with a variety of natural flavours to choose from. We use our own herb garden and the orchards around us to create fresh seasonal flavours.
Located in Forrest on the road to Apollo Bay and the Great Ocean Road, Platypi Chocolate is a great place to break a trip, finish a walk or ride or start a leisurely day.
The Terminus is usually open for lunch and dinner 7 days per week. Pub meals in a relaxed atmosphere. On public holidays and long weekends, Sunday nights can be particularly busy as they are usually the only option open for dinner in town.
Call (03) 5204 9704 to confirm current opening hours.
A bit further afield... under 30 mins from Forrest
Brae \’brā\ n. — A hillside; a gentle slope.
Award winning restaurant
Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Brae is a restaurant, guest suites and working organic farm – a place to be immersed in nature and eat from the land. An ever-changing set menu incorporates produce from Brae Farm, the surrounding land and local, ethical, sustainable producers to showcase a unique Australian cuisine built on an immense respect for nature and seasonality.
Gentle Annie Berry Gardens is a pick your own farm in the beautiful Pennyroyal Valley with a licensed farmhouse cafe/restaurant and produce shop.
From the shop you can take a basket, pick some seasonal berries, fruits and vegetables from the gardens. (all priced by the kilo). Call to see what is available. Picnic lunches, smoothies, drinks, ice cream, jams, relishes, chutney and many products are available, eat in or take away.
In the Ciderhouse Cafe we serve light meals, snacks and cold drinks to refuel after travelling, or after some berry-picking in the season. We serve our famous freshly-cooked scones and our jam if you're after some afternoon tea. Or try one of our berry gins and soda - fantastic! We also have our fresh berry ice-creams, which have been a staple for many years.
We want Yield to be an extension of our home. We want people to come in and feel like they’re a friend of ours who Simon cooks for. It’s a place that champions local – the makers, the growers, the farmers – a place that brings them all together. It’s a place of connection.
The Otway Harvest Trail is your hub for Otway Ranges tourist information when it comes to food produce, places to stay and things to do. Boasting an expansive membership base of Otways businesses, groups and local producers, you will find abundant Otway Ranges breweries and wineries, markets and farmgates, and places to eat such as restaurants and cafes bursting at the seams with Otway Ranges food and produce.
Click here to download the Otway Harvest Trail Brochure.