When it comes to the weekend, sometimes you just need to get out of the city. But, unless you have a favourite camping spot or hike, it can be hard to decide where to go on a whim. We find that choosing an eating destination helps that. Pick a restaurant, cafe, distillery or brewery and plan the rest of your sojourn around it. Victoria has a heap of great options a not-too-far drive from the city, so you can escape for a Sunday lunch or a whole weekend of fine dining.
Melbourne's Best Out-of-Town Restaurants, Cafes and Bars Worth a Weekend Road Trip
From regional fine diners to Japanese cafes to small gin distilleries, these are the spots to plan a day trip — or a whole weekend away — around.