Eat me / Drink me, Great Eats / 17.01.2017

Food is consistently spot-on and not your run‑of-the-mill usual pub fare. Service is always laid‑back good, and meals comes fast and hot. Can’t go past the fish and chips here. Although there’s always a great board of very hard to choose specials to do your head in. The outdoor woodfire pizza oven doubles as a quirky objet d’art. This is not on every day, though. Plenty of green, green grass, fresh air, big‑sky country, and a rustic out-back nautical play area. In winter there’s a cheery open...

Eat me / Drink me, Great Eats / 18.12.2016

Olè Mexican Fiesta Torquay is, inside and out, every bit a Surf Coast fiesta. From the Mexican mosaic tiled chimney stack to the embroidered velvet sombreros adorning the walls, there’s a beachy mañana feel from the get-go in here. The decor is just fantastic. This goes for the garden outdoor eatery, too. Sandpit play area for littlies, and lots of run-about room....

Eat me / Drink me, Great Eats / 20.10.2016

The Farmer’s Place is a consolidated farm-to-plate affair for local farmers and producers of fine artisan condiments and delicacies. You’ll find Timboon ice-cream here for afters, along with the perfect children’s menu. There’s a specials board, as being seasonal, things change depending on the time of year. The cauliflower and fennel soup looked divine, but that’s for another time. We took home the most amazing – and never seen before anywhere – little handmade shortbreads topped with berry coulis. ...

Eat me / Drink me, Great Eats / 20.10.2016

All hands on deck THE best fish and chippery in Torquay –make that on the Surf Coast. Fisho’s is no ordinary fish-and-chip experience. It’s more your five-star, high-end, healthy affair. But no need to don a bow tie or ball gown. This is a casual, family, Thongs ‘R’ Us thing, if you want it to be....