Many visitors wandering Victoria and coming to the Yarra Valley for the first time expect to find world-class wineries and stunning wines, and they're never dissapointed! However, what they also find, often to their suprise, it that the Yarra Valley also has an abundance of high quality, innovative and exciting restaurants and cafes as well as some really wonderful food providores, farm gates and farmers' markets.
The Yarra Valley is a major food-producing region and our local providers champion the best of it. Whether it's fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats including freshwater fish, delicious pastries and cakes, preserves, pasta, chocolate or specially blended coffees and teas the region can supply it. While this Compendium doesn't capture every single example of our local offerings, it does highlight an extensive range.
Choose a terrific place for a quick or leisurely breakfast, lunch, dinner or popular High Tea. Alternately, visit a local providore and make up a picnic for yourself to enjoy at one of the spectacular picnic spots the region is home to. Whatever you wish for can be found right here in the Yarra Valley and the greatest fun can be finding it for your self - and finding your self - in the process!
Mark Lucas - Chair Yarra Ranges Tourism