East Gippsland has an incredible abundance of fresh local produce: fruit & vegetables, beef, lamb, seafood, milk, cream, eggs, nuts which are all grown in this diverse produce growing region.

With its fertile soils, good rainfall and temperate climate, East Gippsland is a food bowl for Australia, producing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. The region is also renowned for its quality Gippsland beef and excellent seafood. As well as a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, the region produces quality wines, beer, olives and olive oil, chocolate, beef and condiments.

Set out on the Twin Rivers Farm-Food & Wine Trail to learn about local food production from the producers and growers themselves. Pack a picnic filled with goodies for an al fresco lunch, or settle into a cafe or restaurant and savour your meal with a glass of wine from our award winning wineries.



  • Metung Pub
  • Bancroft Bites – Metung
  • The Loft – Bairnsdale
  • The Wooden Squirrel – Bairnsdale
  • Lightfoot and Sons Winery – Calulu (just outside Metung)
  • Sardine – Paynesville
  • The Long Table – Lindenow
  • The Waterwheen Tavern – Lake Tyers

Metung Hotel & Bistro

The Metung Hotel - Kurnai Avenue, Metung 3904

Dine in our unique waterfront restaurant / bistro overlooking Bancroft Bay in the heart of the village of Metung. Order at the counter and your meals are brought to your table.

Bancroft Bites

2/57 Metung Road, Metung, VIC 3904

Bancroft Bites is a fully licensed Cafe & Restaurant in the heart of Metung.  At Bancroft Bites we pride ourselves on friendly service, great coffee & delicious house-made cakes along with food that is 'simply delicious' that showcases the local produce.  Our winelist consists mostly of wines of the Gippsland area.



3/65-69 Esplanade , Paynesville VIC 3880

A small restaurant on the Gippsland Lakes in Paynesville, overlooking Raymond Island, SARDINE eatery + bar opened in October 2017 by Victoria + Mark Briggs. A beautiful space with blonde wood furniture + views across the water, SARDINE offers a relaxed atmosphere to spend an afternoon.