The tall forests and natural environment of the Dandenong Ranges provides some top places to eat, any time of the time of day. From intimate restaurants and contemporary cafes in the villages and townships or venues with spectacular views over the city. Perhaps you'll just find yourself enjoying fresh scones and Devonshire tea, or choose something from the wonderful bakeries and coffee shops whether it be sweet or savoury.

Babaji's Kitchen

Feel like you’re visiting in an Indian ‘hill station’ right here in the Dandenong Mountains with authentic South Indian fare. Lunch & dinner. 7 days a week. Belgrave town. Casual dining. Fully licensed. Group bookings. Gluten free, vegan & doggy friendly.

Bam Bam Italian

Child friendly, all day restaurant, visitdandenongranges
Modern Italian restaurant providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Children's play ground. Dietary friendly. Open all public holidays (except Christmas day)

Burnham Beeches, The Piggery Café

All day dining at the Piggery Cafe, Burnham Beeches, Sherbrooke
Warm and rustic, the Piggery Café is unsurprisingly housed in a restored piggery and stables at Burnham Beeches, an Art Moderne mansion and estate in the Dandenong Ranges.

Cherryhill Orchards

Since 1940, the Riseborough family have been growing and exporting cherries all over the world. Now we are open to the public and you can purchase our famous cherries, or pack a picnic and enjoy the views while you pick your own BIG sweet cherries on over 85 acres of our picturesque cherry orchard.

Cloudehill Gardens

A must see garden made at the top of The Dandenongs where a maze of stone walls and jewel like garden rooms are set within woodlands of magnificent and historic, cool climate trees.

Cuckoo Restaurant

Since 1958 the world renowned Cuckoo Restaurant has been providing delicious smorgasbord meals and brilliant entertainment with its unique Bavarian atmosphere to families, social groups and tourists from all around the world. A family friendly venue. Always fun, and always welcoming.

Fortnums Restaurant

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Fortnums is located in the quaint village of Sassafras. The restaurant has the bright airy look and the feel of a English Conservatory and offers lunch, afternoons tea and High teas, 7 days a week. With a private garden room for smaller functions.

Grants on Sherbrooke

Whether you’re visiting to feed the Rosellas, taking a bush walk, or enjoying a drink or a delicious meal, you know you’re in good hands at Grants.

Grants Picnic Ground

Asian visitors feeding the birds, Grants Picnic Grounds, Sherbrooke
Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground has to be one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges and is famous for its bird feeding and walking tracks.


Jimanick was born with a dedication to local produce, honouring Nonno & Nonna and cugini's Jim Angela’s cooking, and traditions from Abruzzo-Italy to Silvan- Melbourne. So, sit back relax,enjoy your time with our famiglia (family) here at Jimanick.

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

See fabulous fields of colourful flowers at the Tesselaar Flower Farm. A visual spectacular amid the glory of nature. Plus delicious foods, live entertainment, and more.

Mary Eats Cake

High Tea specialist catering to true lovers of fresh scones, artisan teas, french inspired desserts and savoury delicacies using quality local ingredients. Celebrate with class at Mary's.

Marybrooke Manor

Nestled at the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest, amongst the hills of the Dandenong Ranges, hides Marybrooke Manor – an elegant National Trust-listed Tudor-style mansion and cosy restaurant.

Micawber Tavern

Micawber Tavern is a destination for all occasions. An easy drive from Belgrave, Micawber offers live music, great food, beer garden and a welcoming atmosphere.

Mist@Olinda & Cafe Vireya

Mist@Olinda - Wedding & Special Occasion venue located in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
Set in the stunning Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, Mist@Olinda is located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges and is the perfect venue for Weddings or Special Occasion events such as Engagements, Christenings, Sporting Presentations, Conferences, Birthdays, Wakes and more.

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead

Mont De Lancey is an authentic recreation of pioneer life in Wandin located in pleasant surroundings. The handmade brick homestead and gardens have been fully restored. Group tours, weddings, school groups and the general public are all accounted for.

Olinda Tea House

The tea house is a place born from love. A place where people could come and enjoy nature and bond with their friends and loved ones over a meal or just a cuppa. A place where people can enjoy, bask in the surroundings and leave the city hustle.