Inverloch Esplanade Hotel
Expect parmas, Sunday roasts, plenty of seafood and ocean views at this regional seaside pub.
If you're keen to treat yourself to a nice glass of wine and a good feed, head to Inverloch Esplanade Hotel (or the Invy Espy as the locals call it). Established in 1896, the seaside pub has been owned and operated by the Cook and Clark families for more than two decades. It's got space aplenty, with an al fresco dining area with ocean views, a family-friendly bistro, a sports bar and a beer garden, plus a drive-thru bottle shop. If you feel like a classic pub feed, the Invy Espy serves up chicken parma ($27), scotch fillet ($38), burgers, fish of the day, a beef and Guinness pie ($26) and, on Sundays, a hearty roast ($26). Want something beyond standard pub fare? Head upstairs to the Captain's Lounge, which is open Thursday through Sunday, for split king prawns with chimichurri, roasted chicken with maple brussels sprouts or pan-seared mackerel.
Images: Nicky Cawood, courtesy of the Inverloch Esplanade Hotel.