Five of Geelong’s newest eateries

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Five of Geelong’s newest eateries

Another month, another wave of cafe and eatery openings in the region. These are the ones you should know about:

Kermond’s Hamburgers

One of our favourites things in this world, is getting your hands wrapped around a burger, making a mess and finishing the last piece with sticky fingers and a full stomach. Is there anything better?

Well lucky for all you burger lovers, Geelong has been blessed with a new venue serving up some truly delicious next level sandwich creation in Kermond’s Hamburgers. An institution in Warrnambool, this is the second Kermond’s to open up in Victoria and we’ve heard some pretty good reports so far.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kermond’s burgers are your traditional greasy, cheese filled, dripping with delicious-goodness burger.

With almost 70 years creating burgers, it puts you in pretty good stead as one of the best in the region. Burger lovers, this one’s for you.

Kermond’s Hamburgers in Geelong is located at 212 Ryrie St, Geelong.


Dosa Hut

Say hello to Geelong’s first Indian multi cuisine destination, Dosa Hut.

As the pioneers when it comes to bringing authentic South Indian food culture to Australia, Dosa Hut was born out of a passion for food. Boasting all your favourite Indian dishes and more, you’ll find a range of dishes like Biryani, Indo Chinese and Chaat, and of course, Dosas to indulge in. They even offer some cheeky meal deals throughout the week.

Known staying true to the spices, flavours and textures found in original South Indian cuisine, if you’re looking for an authentic experience, look no further than this new venue.

Get ready to pamper your taste buds silly.

Dosa Hut is located at 126 Ryrie St, Geelong.


Osteria Fiorenza

Osteria Fiorenza is Geelong’s newest home to some of the tastiest Italian cooking outside of Italy itself.

Opening only recently, the restaurant celebrates traditional Italian flavours, focusing on the simple, flavourful dishes. We’ve got our eye on the beetroot gnocchi, eye fillet cooked in Chianti sauce and pan fried Tasmanian salmon.

If you like your Italian, they are open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday.

Osteria Fiorenza is located at 49 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

The Greek Customs House

Whether it’s cracking open a crab or grabbing the last calamari ring; slurping up oysters, or shucking fresh lobsters – everyone has a sweet spot for seafood, and Geelong now have a dedicated restaurant for it.

Headed by Peter Conistis, a pioneer of modern Greek cuisine in Sydney, The Greek Customs House is the new seafood-focused taverna that’s taken over the heritage-listed Customs House on the Geelong waterfront.

Inspired by Greek traditions and modern styles of cooking, the menu is as close to family style beach cuisine as possible. With a few twists that will keep your taste buds guessing, and utilising local produce and wine, it sure will make your waterfront dining experience a pleasure when you visit us for the first time.

Oh and the best part about it all is that they have a big display of seafood near the front of the dining room, where you can select your meal and have it cooked over charcoal and olive wood on the big outdoor oven. How’s that for a unique dining experience?

The Greek Customs House is located at at 57 Brougham Street, Geelong.


The Hop Inn

Okay this one isn’t exactly an eatery as much as it is a watering hole, but it definitely deserves a mention.

Previously known as Odyssey Tavern & Brewery, the Hop Inn is the newest place to go for a cold brew. Now under new owners, the bar has had a bit of an up-do, with new flavours and some new drinks to enjoy on tap and in the fridge. For the regulars, you’ll still find a selection of the Odyssey beers on tap, as well as Melbourne Bitter and many others.

You’ll also find a tidy menu boasting bites like buffalo wings, New York style pizza, hot dogs and delicious burgers to see you through.

Appealing to the music lover in us, the Hop Inn also showcases the best local musicians playing an awesome range of rock, blues and roots every weekend! We can’t say no to that…

The Hop Inn is located at 611-621 Surf Coast Hwy, Mount Duneed.