Find out where Chef Dan Hunter likes to eat in Birregurra

Find out where Chef Dan Hunter likes to eat in Birregurra

When he’s not running an award-winning restaurant, Brae, Dan Hunter enjoys eating at other local establishments and spending time with his family in the Otways.

1. Otway Artisan Gluten Free Bakery, Birregurra

It’s a bit of a surprise to most that our tiny town of Birregurra has a gluten-free bakery. I drop in here weekly for lunch, even though I’m not gluten intolerant. They do great panini, cakes and slices and the best coffee in town. We always have their pizza bases in the freezer at home for a quick hassle-free dinner as well.

2. Sunday Markets, Birregurra

If you happen to be in Birregurra on the second Sunday of the month, the Birregurra Market will be on in the park. It’s a great chance to pick up locally grown garlic, olive oil, preserves, pastries, fresh local fish and other produce from our region.

3. Ipsos, Lorne

It seems everyone’s always talking about the next new dining option coming to Lorne, but for me, Dom Talimanidis’ old-school hospitality and consistently excellent food at Ipsos is my go-to. Seafood focussed, always fresh, traditional Greek, but with a modern sensibility. This is an example of my favourite way of eating – local, seasonal and in an environment that feels like home.

4.Dar Teta, Forrest

We love visiting this little restaurant called “Granny’s House”It’s an authentic Palestinian restaurant in the tiny town of Forrest, 20 minutes’ drive from Birregurra. Here, Ely Alkurd shares traditional family recipes full of flavour, freshness and colour. Delicious dishes prepared with care in a welcoming cottage nestled in the Otways rainforest.  

Please note: Dar Teta will be moving from Forrest in June 2024 and will be re-opening in Colac during July 2024, please check business operating times before visiting. 

5. Otway Harvest Trail

Much of what makes our region great isn‘t in the town itself, but out on the farms surrounding us. The Otway Harvest Trail map is the key to accessing these open farm gates, farm storesbreweries and cellar doors. It’s a great way to get your hands on really fresh seasonal produce, including access to the many pick your own berry farms and organic growers in the region

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Otways Distillery


Otway Artisan Gluten Free


Otway Artisan Gluten Free




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