Dining out

Apollo Bay Hotel

Fully licensed bistro offers an extensive menu of pub staples along with Asian influences and pastas. Log fire in the bar makes winter a great time to visit. Live music most weekends.
pricing: $20-$35
Getting There: 170 metres from The International
http://www.apollobayhotel.com.au/bistro.php

Café 153

Café style food and prices. Serves Illy premium Italian coffee and is fully licensed. Sunny main street aspect on the corner of the Great Ocean Rd.
pricing: $15-$25
Getting There: 350 metres from The International
http://cafe153.com.au/index.html

Dragon Bay Inn

Authentic Chinese Cuisine. Offering a friendly and cosy atmosphere, our comprehensive Restaurant and Take Away menus ensure you will always receive a quality meal to suit every taste and budget.
Fully Licensed and BYO (Wine Only). Open Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm
pricing: $12.00 - $20.00
Getting There: 350 metres from The International
http://www.dragonbayinn.com

Apollo Surfcoast Chinese Restaurant

This restaurant serves dishes to suit all tastes, from local favourites like lemon chicken to more traditional styles with lots of chilli. Open everyday for lunch and dinner, and take away all day.
pricing: Around $20 for most dishes
Getting There: 25 metres from The International

Bayleaf Café

The Bayleaf is an Apollo Bay institution. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving casual modern food at an affordable price.
pricing: $20-$30
Getting There: 200 metres from The International

Iluka Café

Take away food shop offering fish & chips, hamburgers, pasta’s, pizza’s, etc. & an extensive menu in the fully licensed café. Open from breakfast till late. Ph:52376531
pricing: $10-$20
Getting There: 100 metres from The International

Chris's

"Our food is contemporary with a Southern European and Middle Eastern Influence. Fresh seafood is our specialty, along with a variety of Chris’s most popular Greek dishes. In our cuisine, the emphasis is on simplicity and on showcasing the natural flavour of the ingredients. If we can’t get it fresh it isn’t on our menu.
Our wine list showcases the best wines of our region as well as the finest wines that define the character of Australia’s greatest wine regions; especially chosen to complement our menu, with a price range to suit all budgets."
The Age "Good Food Guide" for 2013 awarded Chris's "One Hat" - that puts Chris's in the top 10% of Victorian restaurants. The restaurant has reached this level many times in four decades perched above Apollo Bay. Well done again this year.
pricing: mains $25-$40
Getting There: Approximately 6 km into the hills near Apollo Bay
http://chriss.com.au/restaurant.html

La Bimba

In The Age "Good Food Guide" for 2013 La Bimba ranked in the top 20% of Victorian restaurants.
It joins only one other restaurant in Apollo Bay to achieve this rating. The Guide noted the owners' commitment to local produce, now enhanced with their purchase of a local truffle farm. Local seafood fills out the offering.
The La Bimba experience starts as you mount the stairs and take in the panorama of the beach and hills. It continues with an interesting menu leaning to Spanish and Portugese, and high standards of food and service.
La Bimba is open every day for lunch and dinner.
pricing: mains $20-$37
Getting There: 200 metres from The International

Casalingo

Licensed - B.Y.O. Italian restaurant open for Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
In recent times we have had lots of good reports from guests, particularly about desserts.
pricing: $20-$35
Getting There: 150 metres from The International around the corner in Moore St