Ok, so this is Mildura, one of Australia’s premier foodie destinations, meaning your problem won’t be finding somewhere fabulous to eat, but choosing between the dozens of restaurants, cafes, wineries, and hotels.
For proper Napoli-style pizza cooked lightning fast in a searing hot woodfired oven, get thee to 400 Gradi on Deakin Avenue.
Get into the mood for music with lunch, dinner, or drinks at The Corporate Moose. The menu has an American street-food vibe with a great list of whiskies and bourbons as well as craft beers and cocktails.
Breakfast and brunch will be big on the Kings’ weekend agenda, and coffee never more important, so take a leaf out of the locals’ book and head for Nash Lane on Tenth St where the menu pulls together the best local ingredients to make classic and creative dishes with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
Also in town, Brother Chris is dedicated to serving up amazing meals and barista-made coffees for breakfast, brunch and lunch with a space as elegant as the chefs’ plating.
There was a time when leaving Melbourne meant goodbye good coffee. Happily, those times are over, and this place proves it. Working exclusively with 5 Senses coffee roasters and running espresso on a machine that cost more than a sports car Blk Mlk also serves light, fun breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
From its century-old heritage-listed home Brass Monkey is one of Mildura’s more sophisticated food, coffee and boozy brunch hotspots. Come for a cold-pressed juice, stay for an espresso martini.
What’s a trip to The Murray without a pub parmi? If that’s the kind of meal you’re hungry for, head for the Gol Gol Hotel. Established in 1877, it’s a relaxed 25-minute drive from the heart of Mildura with the mighty Murray at its back door.