Restaurants and cafes proliferate along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, but as far as I am concerned, says Matt Preston in Delicious, no trip is complete without a meal at A La Grecque in the tiny hamlet of Aireys Inlet. “Owners Kosta and Pam Talimanidis have been shining lights in Victoria’s food scene for longer than they might like to remember,” writes Preston. “Kosta is the consummate host with a constant twinkle in his eye and Pam the immensely talented self-taught chef who is equally at home with Greek or Middle Eastern flavours.”
And if it's Greek-by-the-beach you're after, Captain Moonlite at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club - named after notorious bushranger Andrew "Captain Moonlite" Scott - is "coastal Mediterranean, with grilled saganaki and figs; cheese and biscuits; and tzatziki with pita bread … snapper fillet, slow-roasted lamb and fish and chips ... salted-caramel doughnuts and chocolate sorbet with fresh passionfruit," writes Broadsheet. Plus "expansive views of Anglesea beach from the Mediterranean-style deck, complete with a staircase that leads directly onto the shore."