where to eat
Wagtime Café & Dog Grooming
The hills only pet cafe. Enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan food whilst your furry friend is groomed to perfection. Family and pet friendly, we have a lovely outdoor area and also do takeaway. We're all about quality time spent with our beloved fur-family. Wagtime caters for your every need, in an animal friendly way! At Wagtime you can get your doggo groomed, pick up some adorable pet products, gifts and homewares, and enjoy a great cup of coffee or a delicious vegetarian meal, all in the beautiful serenity of Olinda and Mount Dandenong.
This is a place like no other! Come and enjoy our quirky café. We have the best coffee on the mountain (our locals have told us so), and a great atmosphere to boot. Come for an experience and see our awesome vintage coffee machine! We would love to see you. Your dog is very welcome in our outdoor area with you.
With two open fire places for the cooler months and two welcoming outdoor court yards for the warmer months, Dudley's is ideal for all occasions with a relaxed dining atmosphere. With a function room for up to 18 people, or smaller candle lit tables, this restaurant makes all occassions enjoyable. An excellent combination of local talented Chefs make our kitchen buzz with European inspired dishes featuring delicious traditional wood fired pizzas and slow cooked roasts. There are also many gluten free options available and the best thing is - you can also takeaway!
A bright and inviting cafe with a fire place indoors and a colourful and bright garden setting outdoors. There are ferns and flowers adorning the garden and courtyard outside. The cafe is spacious and bustling if you arrive a little after opening time. The service is always prompt, friendly and the food of a consistent high quality.
Ranges at Olinda
Good food and a cosy atmosphere make Ranges your choice for family, groups and couples. Café ambient style dining by day and relaxing Restaurant style dining at night with the Asian flair added with modern Australian dishes. Try our amazing home-made scones and sticky date or our famous Ranges mountain bread. We are famous for our open fires and lovely outside deck at the rear where you can relax, eat and drink and bring your dogs too!
Pig & Whistle Tavern
Fantastic on a cold mountain day with the roaring fire and large selection of English ales to choose from. You would be forgiven for thinking you had crossed the globe and were actually sitting in an English pub. A true tavern and restaurant with a warm family oriented environment offering the best of English pubs and Australian hospitality. With a menu to keep you warm, all the favourites are on the menu including roast pork belly, fish and chips and steak and guiness pie.
Copperfields caters for all styles of dining from the famous Devonshire Tea, to an antipasto platter to share right up to the 5 Treasures Crayfish Platter. Father and son chefing team, Mark and Shane, insists on using free-range produce, including King Island Beef, Glenloth Chicken, Otway Pork and other world-renowned Australian produce. Also specialising in Seafood including King Island Crayfish, husband and wife team, Mark and Kim, offer quality, value and old-fashioned hospitality.
Seasons at Cloudehill
Overlooking picturesque Cloudehill Gardens, Seasons Restaurant is an inviting dining experience throughout the year. Enjoy a delicious meal in the warm and friendly restaurant, or sitting on our glorious terrace. The inclusion of a new kitchen garden at Cloudehill has been a great inspiration for us as we continue to create dishes reflective of fantastic seasonal and local produce. Seasons is a fully licensed venue and has a changing wine list throughout the year of local wines provided by Olinda Cellars.
The oldest restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges! First established in 1893, Coonara Springs has undergone extensive restoration to restore the property to its former glory. Coonara Springs combines a story of food and heritage, elegance, comfort and intimacy in a beautiful 7 acre landscaped setting. Dine in our restaurant, stroll around the gardens, return for dessert finishing with a coffee/tea in the lounge room next to our roaring fire. Wednesday is Bistro night with a 3 course chef's set menu for just $50!
Olinda Tea House
With unrivalled ambiance, this stunning secret in the mountain is a place where people can enjoy, bask in the surroundings and leave the city hustle. Relax in our modern environmentally sustainable building and enjoy the peace and tranquility nature has to offer.A place where people come and enjoy nature and bond with their friends and loved ones over a meal or just a cuppa. What makes the Teahouse so unqiue, is its distinctive architecture.
A very special organic bakehouse that mills it's own flour! The cafe serves all sorts of baked goods and meals and you can also takeaway. Drop in to the various small business on the site or maybe the Bonsai Nursery next door!
Ripe at Sassafras
For a long time Ripe has been the place that the locals have wanted to keep just to themselves. The perfect place to hide away and have coffee with friends or a casual lunch. The secret is out and visitors are welcomed to a friendly, rustic and relaxing ambience, while indulging in a wide variety of local food and wine. Sit inside in one of the cosy rooms or sit outside on a bright day and soak up the atmosphere of Sassafras.
Piggery Café & Burnham Bakery
The Piggery Café has been designed in a warm and rustic manner with touches of modernity. Outside a slew of tables lie under heating strobes looking out to lawn bowls, croquet and bocce pitches. Look even further across the 23-hectare estate and you’ll spot the 500-tree trufferie, extensive vegetable gardens (now providing organic produce for Vue De Monde and assorted Vue Group restaurants) and an emu enclosure with the grand ambition of sourcing the eggs to use in the Piggery Café dishes.
Located on the fringe of Sherbrooke Forest and surrounded by glorious old English gardens, guests will be delighted by the beauty and tranquillity of the venue and inspired by the quality of the food. Woods is a small intimate venue specialising in Asian inspired cuisine. Dining options include a formal restaurant, cafe & garden dining with a gallery featuring local artists. Small functions are our speciality.