The Best Places to Eat in Nagambie
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Over the past few years, the Victorian lakeside town of Nagambie has grown in popularity. Always popular over summer due to its proximity to Lake Nagambie and its various watersport opportunities, Nagambie has now become an all-year-round tourist proposition due to new venues opening in town such as the Nagambie Brewery and Distillery and the nearby Mitchelton Estate.
Lake Nagambie was formed when a weir was built on the Goulburn River in 1891. The area was initially littered with lagoons along the Goulburn River which were important for the Taungurung people and provided freshwater fish, eels, crustaceans and waterfowl.
Nagambie has some great venues in town to visit, and get a great meal or a drink. The town is also surrounded by wineries to visit while you’re in the area. These are the best restaurants, cafes, and wineries around the Nagambie region.
Nagambie’s very own brewery and distillery opened in 2019 and has brought visitors to Nagambie since it opened. The venue has a range of beers brewed on site, as well as boutique spirits brought to you by head brewer and distiller, James Chesher.
Food from Nagambie Brewery & Distillery revolves around its wood-fired oven that isn’t just there for the pizza, the team also cook meat, and vegetables in the oven. Expect wood-fired pizza, market fish, steak, burgers, and more.
Eighteen Sixty is a restaurant and wine bar on Nagambie’s High Street. Open Thursday to Sunday, Eighteen Sixty serves a range of food that showcases the produce available in the region. Head chef Adelle Aitken focusses on authentic Italian food with dishes ranging from snacks to pasta and larger dishes.
The vast majority of wines that are on offer at Eighteen Sixty are sourced from no further than a 50km radius of Nagambie, showcasing wines from the Strathbogie Ranges, Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn Valley regions.
The Muse is open for every meal of the day, and overlooks the picturesque Goulburn River. Meals on offer range from starters through to larger protein-based dishes like the wood-fired 250g scotch fillet. There are also some amazing desserts on offer.
Bakeries are the heartbeat of country towns, and Nagambie Bakery lives up to that reputation. Grab yourself a fresh salad sandwich, award-winning pies, roast rolls, desserts and slices, bread, and coffee all at this one-stop shop.
Don’t forget to get stuck into some vanilla slice.
What’s a trip around regional Victoria without stopping at one of the many amazing country pubs? Nagambie’s Royal Mail Hotel has been dishing up food and serving cold beers to hungry and thirsty locals since 1871.
Expect to find starters, pasta, pub classics, steak, pizza, and more options on its expansive menu. The Royal Mail also does a $10 lunch Wednesday to Friday.
If a classic bistro-style meal is what you’re after, look no further than the Nagambie Rowing Club. Open every day until late, and with amazing views across Lake Nagambie, the Rowing Club is the perfect place to grab a casual meal in Nagambie.
The venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and is also home to a sports bar that serves counter meals.
The menu focusses on local produce, and sustainable practices with dishes such as baked coconut & coriander barramundi, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, and char-grilled silverside on the menu.