Dan Hunter's acclaimed Great Ocean Road fine diner.
Caterina Hrysomallis
Published on June 26, 2018
Updated on May 20, 2021


Behind the illustrious Great Ocean Road is another landmark that's just as impressive on a culinary level: Dan Hunter's Brae. The restaurant has been making jaws drop and clutching awards since its opening in 2014. Indeed, in 2018, it was named the 58th best restaurant in the world in the World's 100 Best Restaurants awards.

Located in a farmhouse, the restaurant's interiors are pure, letting all of the attention rest on the food. The menu changes daily, constructed with ingredients grown in the luxurious outdoor garden. Osaka mustard, sugar loaf cabbage, shungiku and Russian kale are just a few you'll find out there during summer; come winter you'll find nasturtiums, kohlrabi, purple plum radish and bronze fennel.

It's an expensive exercise — you'll spend $300 for food alone and another $180 if you want matching wines — but it is undoubtedly one of Australia's best dining experiences.


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