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

cosy south indian restaurant
Charming South Indian restaurant in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, 5 minute walk from Puffing Billy, Belgrave. Indian picnics available at the weekend. Lunch & dinner. 7 days a week. Casual dining. Fully licensed. Group bookings. Gluten free, vegan & doggy friendly.

Bam Bam Italian

Child friendly, modern Italian restaurant, visitdandenongranges
Experience Bam Bam Italian's famous pizzas & modern Italian fare right here in the Dandenong Ranges. Open for dinner every night, as well as lunch on weekends. To check out their new seasonal menu & to book, head to Dietary friendly options available. Holiday hours on website.

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.

Grants on Sherbrooke

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

Grants Picnic Ground

Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground is one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges and is famous for its abundance of nature and walking tracks.

Incy Wincy & Behind The Trees

Free WiFi, Incy Wincy, Emerald, visitdandenongranges
An incy wincy, seasonal, grab-and-go coffee hatch located within the gorgeous giftware store, Behind the Trees. Open daily, they are known for our super-friendly service & fantastic, dietary friendly food & drinks. Check out their menu at See website for festive hours.

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

See fabulous fields of colourful flowers at the Tesselaar Flower Farm. There is a visual spectacular amid the glory of nature with circus performers adding tot he colour. Plus delicious foods, market stalls 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.

Miss Marple's Tearoom

Set in a purpose built Tudor style building this restaurant plays homage to the memory of Agatha Christie's novel character Miss Marple.

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.

Puffing Billy Railway

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