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.

Bam Bam Italian

Modern Italian restaurant providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Children's play ground. Dietary friendly.

Burnham Beeches, The Piggery Café

The Piggery Cafe, Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges
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.

Cafe Vireya

Set in the stunning National Rhododendron Gardens, our modern, newly renovated functions and events centre, Mist @ Olinda is located in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful places to hold your next function.

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.

Coonara Springs

Coonara Springs Restaurant, Olinda  in the Dandenong Ranges
Established in 1893, Coonara Springs is one of the oldest restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges, and offers an elegant and unique dining experience.

Copperfields Restaurant

This is a venue that caters for all styles of dining from the famous Devonshire Tea, to an antipasto platter to share right up to the 5 Treasures Crayfish Platter.

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

Fortnums, Thumbnail Image
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.

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.

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.

Proserpina Bakehouse

Proserpina Bakehouse sits on the main street of Sassafras amidst a community garden. Six days a week freshly milled flour becomes, a variety of breads, sweet baked goods and wholesome pies. Daily specials and smiling faces make this a 'must try'.

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.

Ripe Cafe

Nestled in the hills of Mt Dandenong Ripe is located in Sassafras a small historic town 43km east of Melbourne.

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