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Tastes of the Bellarine


One of the most exciting things about moving to a different part of the world is venturing outside your brand-new home and exploring the best that the neighbouring area has to offer. You might have a love for the natural environment, so taking on the best coastal walks, beaches and bushland will be your idea of a good time. But if you love to dine out for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the Bellarine Peninsula and surrounding areas have some of the best eateries in Victoria.

Recently, one of our team members, Lifestyle Consultant Irene D’Arcy, visited one such restaurant on the Geelong Waterfront and she gave us the following review of her meal and the experience.

Sailors’ Rest Geelong

“I really enjoy spending time with my husband visiting breakfast spots in the area. Recently we visited Sailors’ Rest situated at the Geelong waterfront at Steam Packet Gardens. This place has a great global menu and can accommodate breakfast, lunch and dinner. They recently renovated the upstairs area which is available for functions and has a great view of the Bay. The entire restaurant had a great relaxed vibe and the wait staff were really attentive.

We indulged in a Salmon Bowl which consisted of grilled salmon soba noodles, broccolini, kale chips, wasabi infused avocado, and a Japanese encrusted egg. I am a bit wary about soft boiled eggs, so I was a bit hesitant, but I’m happy to say it really did not disappoint. Hubby had “The Jack Sparrow” which was ground beef on sourdough with spinach leaves and two poached eggs, topped with hollandaise sauce and golden potato cubes. I’m getting hungry again just typing those lines out! He loved his meal too and made a fuss about how good the crispy potato were in balancing out the rest of the dish. (see photo)

So, great restaurant and a fantastic experience. It’s a really short drive from our luxury accommodation at Lifestyle Mount Duneed and I highly recommend the visit. If you enjoyed this little read do let me know, as I’d love to share more of the tastes and treasures of the Bellarine with our Facebook group or even hear about your local favourites.


Irene LMD

Meet Irene

Interested in finding out more about Lifestyle Mount Duneed? Irene is one of our friendly Lifestyle Consultants currently taking appointments for Mount Duneed. Register your interest to stay in the loop with the latest news on this exciting development or to hear about other gems in the local area, call 1300 50 55 60 or get in touch here.


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