A taste of Echuca: where to eat and drink

Our top picks for the best food and wine in Echuca

Mar07

A taste of Echuca: where to eat and drink

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The Echuca food and wine scene is thriving. Serving up the freshest locally farmed produce, the country township of Echuca is a hot spot for those who appreciate the very best of wining and dining while on holidays. With more than fifty cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, wineries and farm gates spread throughout Echuca Moama – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

So if it’s Echuca food and drink you’re after, broaden your taste buds with a range of international cuisines, or head to one of the many cellar doors, with over 80 hectares of vines throughout the Murray River region. The best part? All are found only minutes from NRMA Echuca Holiday Park.

Restaurants

For a unique dining experience you won’t be able to go past jumping aboard the M.V. Mary Ann for lunch or dinner on the water. Cruise the mighty Murray River and take in the towns historic attractions including the Port of Echucaall while sipping on locally produced wine and enjoying a delicious meal.

Image Source: MV Mary Ann

Set to the backdrop of the flowing Murray River, Junction is rich in history and truly showcases the best of the region. Gathering together handpicked wines, many of which are bottled in neighbouring vineyards, carefully brewed craft beers chosen by locals and the freshest of produce to put together an experience in see, smell and taste for all to share. Drop by and choose from their comprehensive drinks list or let the chefs select your meal with their five or seven course Feed Me menus.

Image Source: Junction Moama

Cafés

While in town, make sure to stop by local icon Beechworth Bakery Echuca. The double story heritage building is located in the historic port precinct and serves up mouth-watering baked treats, with everything from a classic custard tart to creamy caramel slice available, all washed down with self-serve bottomless tea and coffee. If you’re looking for an afternoon delight this bakery should be your first stop.

Image Source: Beechworth Bakery

A little healthier but just as delicious as its name suggests, The Sweet Meadow café is a plant-based health bar focused on serving up food the way it’s supposed to be – fresh and prepared with minimal fuss. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for a health kick while in town, with the extensive juice and smoothie menu a must try as well as their range of raw and vegan desserts.

Image Source: The Sweet Meadow

 

Wineries

From every seat in the house you’ll have a spectacular view of the vineyard and Murray River at Morrisons Riverview Winery. Stretching over 15 acres, the property features a winery, restaurant and brewery as well as family friendly spaces to relax while the kids run free. Focused on seasonal drops, the cellar door is open daily for tastings and purchases.  

Image Source: Morrisons Winery

It’s not just award-winning wines you’ll find but an amazing selection of cheeses, olive oils, preserved meats, olives and more at St Anne’s Cellar Door.St Anne’s Cellar Door. Set in the heart of the Port of Echuca, the cellar doors building was originally a carriage builders workshop and is now filled with heritage barrels holding 3000 litres of old port. Pop by to sample rich reds and sweet port, all while cosying up by the fireplace.

Image Source: St Anne’s Cellar Door

Hotels  

Family owned and operated, the Border Inn Hotel can be found nestled in the heart of Moama. Serving up classic pub style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a side of friendly local hospitality, the award-winning hotel is a favourite of everyone who visits. Plus, with nightly specials Monday to Thursday its easy on the pocket too.

Image Source: Border Inn Hotel

You can’t visit Echuca without stopping into Echuca Hotel for a bite to eat and a cold drink. The hotel offers a newly renovated restaurant and beer garden perfect for sitting back and putting your feet up while on holidays while chatting with a local. Our must try for lunch or dinner? The Hawaiian Chicken Parmigiana.

Image Source: Border Inn Hotel

The Echuca food and wine scene is impressive, and the best part is – there’s something to suit everybody’s tastebuds.

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