Are you hungry for the latest Tastes of Central Geelong food deals?

Are you hungry for the latest Tastes of Central Geelong food deals?

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Words by Jena Carr

Sink your teeth into our specially made list of some of the event’s best promotions.

‘Tastes of Geelong’ is back and better than ever, with a massive range of events to entice you back to this beautiful place we call home. What better to do that than with a vast range of delicious food options to give you a taste of our region’s comfort and versatility? With so many locally sourced choices to get your stomach growling and your mouth watering, this is an event any foodie or food lover will NOT want to miss. Here at forte, we love our food. We have piled our plates full of the best food deals this event offers. Take a look below and eat your way through just some of the fantastic food options Geelong has to offer that are sure not to break the bank.

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Family Pho

Are you a lover of Vietnamese cuisine? Does just the thought of it make you want to lick your lips? You will not want to miss out on Geelong’s Family Pho’s special offer, running strictly throughout this event. Mention ‘Tastes’, and you will receive 20% off the menu to enjoy the delicious rice, vermicelli, noodle and side dishes without worrying about the cost. If that wasn’t enough to spark your interest, Family Pho has a secret menu unique to this event. Open from 10:30 am to 9 pm, jump down to Family Pho’s Geelong location at 218 Moorabool Street for your next lunch or dinner solution.

Black Bull Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Did somebody say free churros? During Tastes, Black Bull offers complimentary churros when you order two tapas and two mains from their deliciously Spanish-themed menu. Dates are limited to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 pm to 8 pm during Tastes. Bookings are preferred but not essential, so make sure you don’t miss out on the free sugary goodness this deal offers and book yourself in for a truly cultural dinner option. Or try their fried cheesecake for only $12 with any main on Wednesdays and Thursdays during Tastes. Bookings can be made via the restaurant’s number on 03 5229 6100, or try your luck and pop on down to their location on 48 Moorabool street. 

The Inn Hotel

Who doesn’t love a parmi? The dish is a staple of Australian menus, and no matter how you say it, The Inn Hotel is here to provide one that will quench any craving. With the bonus of a range of new parmi choices, customers are provided with the perfect chance to enjoy a delicious parmi with a nice hearty beer, cider or house wine while hanging out with some of your closest mates. Operating only on Thursdays during Tastes from 5 pm to 8:30 pm, you can enjoy a delicious parmi and drink that will only set you back $17. Bookings for the 58 Corio street location can be made online at


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Bay View Bar & Grill

We are calling all seafood lovers. Oh boy, do we have something for you. On Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 pm to 9 pm, Bay View Bar & Grill celebrates the Tastes event with ‘All You Can Eat Mussels. From $28 per person, have your pick from the beautifully cooked mussels served on Central Geelong’s spectacular waterfront. You can choose from wine and parsley or Napoli sauce-flavoured mussels while indulging in one of the bar’s lovely wines. Bookings are required for their Shop 2, 6/8 Eastern Beach road location and can be made via 03 5222 8086. 

The Sporting Globe

Are you up for the seven-day challenge? From 11:30 am too late throughout Tastes, The Sporting Globe offers a seven-day menu that features some of their top picks. Enjoy the finger-licking goodness of wings, bites, ribs, burgers, parmas, and so much more as the restaurant offers unique and exclusive deals each day, with no particular day being the same. Bookings are not required, so why not come down to 175-177 Ryrie Street for a juicy meal while you watch the best that sport offers on the many TVs throughout the restaurant. 

OZ Flame – Bar & Grill

Too many mouths to feed and too many options? OZ Flame is here to make your life easier with their family dinner offer valid only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm to 9 pm during Tastes. From $60, your family will enjoy a night of drinks, food and fun with four delectable main meals chosen from a uniquely selected menu. 

Or, why not grab a drink? On Friday, the 24th of June, OZ Flame runs a night-only special where patrons can grab cocktails for only $12 or splurge on a fishbowl for $25. 

Located at 52 Moorabool Street, booking for the family dinners is preferred and can be made online through, while bookings for the cocktails and fishbowls are not required.

Poke Geelong

Poke Geelong is here to provide you with a huge range of tasty and healthy options to fill you up throughout Tastes. They’re all about providing fresh and affordable poke bowls that use locally sourced and quality ingredients. Enjoy an Ichiban salmon bowl and drink or choose from their range of options from $18.90. Most of their extensive menu tailors to dietary requirements like gluten-free so everyone can have a tasty meal without worrying about the health effects. Opening times for their 91 Little Malop Street location are 11:30 am to 7:30 pm Mondays to Fridays and 11:30 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, with bookings not required. 


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BB Chicken & Bar

It’s time to feast. BB Chicken & Bar at 116 Moorabool Street offers a sharing feast for two to four people during the Tastes event. BB has organised an extraordinary feed that is valuable for your money because of their succulent Korean-style fried chicken and beers. With prices beginning from $49 for two people to $95 for four people, you won’t miss this fantastic deal. The feast only occurs from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for lunch and 5:30 pm to 9 pm for dinner each day, so make sure to secure your spot by calling 0430 857 517. 

Sweet Susie’s Ice Cream Parlour

Attention all you Icecream lovers, Sweet Susie’s has a deal you won’t want to miss. On Fridays throughout Tastes at 31 Yarra Street, enjoy a freshly made waffle topped with two scoops of your favourite ice cream and toppings. You can grab a flavoursome waffle from 12 pm to 10:30 pm for only $15 and make a new tradition of Friday Waffle nights. If that isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, they offer an Ice Cream Upgrade deal. Have we piqued your interests? During the Tastes event, Sweet Susie’s will upgrade any $5 single scoop waffle cone to a double scoop with no extra charge. You read that right. That is two scoops of ice cream for the price of one. 


Huxtaburger has you sorted with a range of deals to tickle even the more stubborn pallets. Grab all your friends or extended family for 10% off the dinner bill for groups over five. Are you after some happy juice? Then swing by Huxtaburger Geelong any day between 3 pm to 6 pm for their Froff O’Clock happy hour. Enjoy $7 schooners and $10 tap cocktails or ask about the shot of the day and enjoy a good time with some close friends. The deals don’t end there, with the bonus of the Friday L(a)unch. On Fridays from 12 pm to 3 pm during Tastes, buy any Huxtaburger, Bam Bam or Chad burger with a soft drink or tap beer for only $15. Lose yourself in one of these extraordinary deals offered at their Geelong location at 64 Malop Street. 

If this wasn’t enough to satisfy your appetite, check out the deals that Tastes of Central Geelong offer via their website. Be quick though, as this event is due to end June 29th.