Bairnsdale Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bairnsdale

November 15, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Discover the best restaurant in Bairnsdale, Australia including AJ's Pizza, George's Hamburger Shop, Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant, The Loft, The Grand Terminus Hotel, Paper Chase, The Main Hotel, Thai Monsoon, Two Spoons, Hendo's Cafe
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1. AJ's Pizza

87 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Fast Food, Australian Dinner, Lunch +61 3 5152 4845
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

AJ's Pizza

Reviewed By BDL999 - Melbourne, Australia

After a long drive, we stopped at AJs for pizza. We got a deep dish with several toppings. It was delicious. Sometimes deep dish pizzas have greasy crusts, but AJs was really tasty and crisp. The service was timely and friendly.

2. George's Hamburger Shop

229 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Australian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 3 5152 2613
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

George's Hamburger Shop

Reviewed By glennwaus66 - Melbourne, Australia

Only the best hamburgers in the entire universe!!. A hamburger in the finest Australian tradition and always served with a big smile. Georges really is legendary.

3. Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant

79a Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +61 3 5152 4549
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Oz Mex Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By dac6054 - Paynesville, Australia

We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed by the food or the service. The meals and wine list are very reasonably priced. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere for dining out with family and/or friends of all ages. One word of warning though, you need to be able to climb stairs so this restaurant is not wheelchair friendly.

4. The Loft

4 Wood St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$220 +61 3 5153 1421
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

The Loft

Reviewed By freya691 - Bunbury, Australia

A really nice refreshing change from the standard pub meals.
We had a great lunch here with the S&P calamari, risotto and gummy shark - good local wines on offer. I loved the decor and the history - converted from an old stable. There was also a nice courtyard but a little too hot outside at the time we dined. Loved our meals here we wanted to return a couple of days later but they were closed for lunch :-(
Definitely would return again.

5. The Grand Terminus Hotel

98 Macleod St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$196 +61 3 5152 4040
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 192 reviews

The Grand Terminus Hotel

Established in 1889, the Grand Terminus Hotel in Bairnsdale is an architectural icon in the area. The menu focuses on pub favourites, with a large emphasis on sourcing and using local produce and wines. Our philosophy is to support smaller producers who have embraced a passion for the particular product that they make and those that feel similarly excited about what East Gippsland has to offer. The Grand Terminus Hotel is open 7 days serving casual meals in the Bar from 11.30am to 9.30pm and table service in the Bistro from 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch and Dinner service from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. The Grand Terminus Hotel continues to offer accommodation upstairs, with 12 rooms available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Check in from 2pm Check out by 10am We are a family owned and operated establishment that also offers a TAB, drive through Bottle Shop and Gaming facilities.

Reviewed By Kat S

This local weekly regular noticed a change.. sadly meals declined - drink refill offered in a used glass-need to look after locals for the “off season” like in the past.
Many changes all around.

6. Paper Chase

168 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 3 5152 5181
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Paper Chase

Reviewed By gosnm - Victoria, Australia

I came here because of the reviews on their gluten free menu - and wasn’t disappointed. The home made GF sausage roll was delicious, will definitely be back. Friendly staff, and quick service as well.

7. The Main Hotel

270 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +61 3 5153 0083
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

The Main Hotel

Reviewed By AussieGeegee - Vic. Aust.

This was our first visit back to The Main since reopening and we wish we hadn't waited so long. The dining room has a little face lift and the different tables and chairs are a nice touch. We were seated promptly and there was no wait for drinks, and as an added touch throughout the evening bar staff did tend our table and take orders.
We had entree and main, and we also had a kids fish and chips. Firstly the kids fish and chips was delicious, one of the few times our daughter had cleaned her plate, the kids meal also comes with dessert.
For entree we had fried chicken and arancini balls, both presented lovely and easily shareable. Perfect size for entree and both dishes were sensational. For main we had the crispy lamb which was divine and a good size, and the chicken parmigiana. The chicken parma was a little different take on the traditional pub parma but it was lovely, a nice size with salad which wasn't drowned in dressing therefore being able to enjoy the salad.
The staff were friendly and the wait for service was minimal. Our wait times for meals were fine, enough time to know that we were going to be served freshly cooked meals not some pre cooked meals waiting to be served from a bain marie. We were in no hurry but from arrival to departure was 2 hours and we did sit and enjoy the live music which was at a level that you could still comfortably talk.
We found the pricing to be reasonable for our dishes and we will definitely be eating there again soon.

8. Thai Monsoon

16 Service St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +61 3 5152 1271
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Thai Monsoon

Reviewed By Dennis N - Melbourne, Australia

Very good authentic Thai food ,the meals are of a good size,and taste great,the service is warm and friendly,the food preparation time is excellent,the atmosphere is very pleasant,well worth a try.

9. Two Spoons

85 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$212 +61 3 5152 7889
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Two Spoons

Two Spoons Asian restaurant serves a variety of Chinese and Malaysian lunch and dinner and we are able to vary anything on the menu to satisfy your eating requirements. We have gluten free, vegetarian meal options as well. We look forward to you dining with us.

Reviewed By gippyhippy - Sale, Australia

Have been a few times now for lunch and have enjoyed it.
Plenty of choices on the lunch menu and good prices. The place is not as noisy as most others and the atmosphere is good.
This is now one of my regular lunch spots alone or with friends.

10. Hendo's Cafe

77-81 Main St, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$78 6151526742
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Hendo's Cafe

Reviewed By JanG20 - Melbourne, Australia

This was a quick stop this morning, before setting off once again on a road trip. The place was buzzing and everyone looked happy with their food. I tried the special - an egg and bacon muffin, hash brown and small coffee. Fast, hot, tasty. A good price, too.

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