Takeaway Food and Drinks – Supporting our Local Businesses
There are plenty of ways we can help to support our local businesses to keep going through the tough times, plus give us all the occasional well-earned break from home cooking! Here’s our guide to takeaway and home-delivery services for food, wine and more in and around the Grampians.
Grampians Wine Cellar
Owner Simon Freeman was just about to open his shop when the COVID-19 hit. Now open for visitation, Friday to Sunday 11am – 6pm. Experience his range of mostly local wines – including a good selection of Best’s – beers and spirits and delivering to surrounding areas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for free next-day delivery.
Spirit of Punjab
This much-loved Indian restaurant is open for both pick-ups and local home deliveries. Open Sunday-Thursday, 12pm-2.30pm and 5pm-10pm; Friday, 12pm-10pm. Phone (03) 5356 4234, email email@example.com
Halls Gap General Store
On Grampians Road you’ll find Halls Gap Licensed General Store. Pick up your groceries and you can also stock up on our Best’s Dolcetto, Rose, Chardonnay, Bin 1, Riesling and Pinot Noir and other essentials. Phone (03) 5356 4287.
Halls Gap Hotel
Our favourite local hotspot is now offering ‘take away food and booze’, date night dinner for two special, lamb shanks with a bottle of Best’s Bin 1 Shiraz, $65, Friday and Saturday 5-7:30pm, pre orders for collection 03 5356 4566. Keep up to date with their menu on Facebook.
Italian inspired restaurant in Heath Street, Halls Gap. Open Thursday- Friday and Sunday 5pm- 10pm, Saturday 11am- 10pm. Call to book 03 5356 4782
Open seven days, 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm. Phone (03) 5352 2794.
This stalwart of the Ararat dining scene is open from the restaurant Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm. Phone (03) 5352 2627.
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This mega-bottle shop is open daily, Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-8.30pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm. Phone (03) 5382 6581.
Open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday, 9am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-9pm. Phone (03) 5381 0344.
Salingers Cafe in Great Western, a play between the historic building, exposed brick walls and modern dining. With its cozy and relaxing atmosphere, it’s the perfect dining destination in the Grampians Region. Open 7 days a week.
Fer & Co, Great Western
Life begins with coffee, Sundays begin with coffee. Fer&Co Garden Cafe 139 Main Street, Great Western.
Open Thursday & Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm. Phone 0434 789 133
The Royal Mail Hotel
The 2 hatted restaurant offers Executive Chef Robin Wickens renowned Chefs Menu tasting experiences with the option of a range of matched wines from the hotel’s extensive cellar collection. Parker Street Project offers a relaxed meal, with a casual style a la carte menu. The lunch and dinner menu offers a range of seasonal dishes, using produce from the hotel’s kitchen. Sign up to the Royal Mail newsletter to receive up to date information or to place an order. Alternatively call (03) 5577 2241 to place an order.
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Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
There’s always something happening at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse! This popular meeting spot offers drinks and a range of local produce to keep the pantry well stocked. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11am-7pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-8pm. Phone (03) 5237 6240.
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In the Public Bar you can order relaxed, traditional “Pub Grub” style food from the Bar Menu. In our Dining Room, we offer more restaurant-style cuisine with full table service. Open Thursday-Sunday, 5pm-7.30pm, with pre-orders preferred, from 3pm. Visit its Facebook page to see what’s on the menu, or phone (03) 5465 3018.
Lola restaurant at The Provincial Hotel. Lola offers stylish European inspired dining, beautifully shaped each season by our region’s best locally sourced produce, including a good selection of Best’s. Plus, food orders of over $40 receive a 15% discount on wine and beer. Phone (03) 5331 3399.
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Fos Kitchen & Bar
Serving up great Greek food to take away 5pm-8.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday via Uber Eats and Menulog apps. Or phone ahead to order from 12pm and pick up between 5pm and 8.30pm. Phone orders (03) 5444 4499.
Wine Bank on View
Match your Greek feast with a bottle of something local and delicious, including a selection of Best’s wines. Open for business Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm. Phone (03) 5444 4655. Check our Facebook page for weekly updates.
This favourite is running ‘TAKE-HEAT-EAT’ Specials, such as seafood bouillabaisee for two. Great with some crusty bread and a glass of a local chardonnay. Check out their menu online and phone your order through on 03 54433004 – Open 4pm – 8pm Tuesday to Saturday. Follow on Facebook for the latest specials.
Tulip Bar & Restaurant
At Tulip we bring you the best local ingredients from sustainable farms and suppliers, offering contemporary share-food in a relaxed setting. Find us on Facebook. Open Sunday-Thursday, 5.30pm-8.30pm; Friday 5.30pm-late; and Saturday, 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-late. Bookings through our website or phone (03) 5229 6953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Hamilton Hamper
The Hamilton Hamper, inspiration for countless great foodie gifts is open to customers for its great range of local produce, baked goods and ready-to-cook prepared meals. Open Monday-Saturday, trading hours are a bit of a moveable feast, so check on its Facebook page for updates or phone (03) 5571 2088.
This popular Asian restaurant offers a menu full of flavour inspired by traditional dishes from across Southeast Asia using local and regional Victorian produce, (including Best’s Great Western Riesling – a perfect match for Fook Shing’s zingy menu). Open Friday, Saturday and Monday, 5pm-8pm; and Sunday, 12pm-3pm and 5pm-8pm. Order in advance via WOWAPPS or phone (03) 5422 6560.
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The Driftwood Café
The Driftwood Café is open daily for breakfast (takeaway only), lunch and dinner (takeaway or delivery). Delivery is free for orders over $40; otherwise there’s a $5 charge. Breakfast is available 8am-12pm; lunch, 11.30am-2.30pm; and dinner, 5.30pm-8pm. You can also order a selection of frozen or chilled ready-made meals at any time. The café now has a special licence, so you can also add a couple of six-packs of beer or a bottle of wine to go. Phone (03) 5255 1832 or head online.
This popular venue is open for takeaways daily, 12.30pm-8pm. And don’t forget to add something from their range of craft beers to go with those great pizzas! Phone (03) 5568 2618 or email email@example.com
Conlan’s Wine Store
Conlan’s is also offering lunchboxes to pick up from its store Monday-Friday, 11am and 1pm, as well as ready-made meals, pantry items, canapés and, of course, wine! Pre-order the food options online or phone (03) 5568 2582. At the moment, you will need to visit the store to purchase wines.
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Royal Hotel open from Wednesday to Sunday 6pm-8pm ( Take away orders can be placed from 5pm). Choose from the regular pub menu as well as specials on offer. Check its Facebook page for details, or phone (03) 5495 1917.