For the love of food! Fresh food and great dining experiences are synonymous with Bright and its surrounding towns, villages and countryside.

Expect hatted restaurants, cooking schools, coffee roasters and a strong café culture. Japanese, Thai, Italian and modern Australian menus are created with local produce. Throughout the region you can indulge degustation dinners, tapas, true Italian pizza and incredible pub grub.

Prime beef, top notch dairy, nuts of all kinds, berries, tomatoes, herbs, stone and citrus fruits, apples, olives, all kinds of vegetables like sweet corn and asparagus and of course grapes, grow happily in this slice of heaven. Produce markets and visiting farm gates are a great way to sample seasonal fresh food as well as locally made jams and preserves, chocolate, oils and ice-creams.

Regular markets are:
• Bright Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market – third Saturday of each month
• Myrtleford Indoor Market – every Saturday
• Mount Beauty Community Market – first Saturday of the month

Bright and the surrounding area boasts a number of gourmet businesses creating fine bespoke products such as chocolate, pumpkin seed oil and olive oils. Fine chutneys and jams created with the freshest produce grown in the valleys, along with sweet treats like ice-cream and fudge.

Great local food is also celebrated at a number of not-to-be-missed festivals held throughout the year where cooking and tasting classes with leading chefs and winemakers are regular highlights.

  • Ginger Baker  | Cafe| coffee| Meals| 127 Great Alpine Road, Bright| (03) 5755 2300
  • Bright Brewery | Meals (lunch and dinner), live music and tours | 121 Great Alpine Rd, Bright | (03) 5755 1301
  • Wandiligong Pub | Meals (lunch and dinner) and live music | 580 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong | (03) 5750 1050
  • Ringer Reef Winery | Taste plates and wine tastings | 6835 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah | (03) 5756 2805
  • Gapsted Winery | Meals (lunch) and wine tastings | 3897 Great Alpine Rd, Myrtleford | (03) 5751 9100
  • Boynton’s Winery | Meals (lunch) and wine tastings | 6619 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah | (03) 5756 2356
  • Brown Brothers Winery | Meals (lunch) and wine tastings | 244 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa | (03) 5720 5540
  • Happy Valley Pub | 4994 Great Alpine Rd, Ovens | (03) 5751 1628
  • Milawa Cheese Factory |Tastings and meals (lunch) | 17 Factory Road, Milawa | (03) 5727 3589
  • Sole E Luna Italian Restaurant | Dinner | 106 Gavan St, Bright | (03) 5750 1861
  • Food Wine & Friends | Lunch | 2/6 Ireland St, Bright | (03) 5750 1312
  • Tomahawks |Meals (lunch and dinner) | 15 Camp St, Bright | (03) 5750 1113
  • Riverdeck | Meals (lunch every day and dinner Friday/Saturday) | 119 Gavan St, Bright | (03) 5755 2199
  • Suganya’s Thai Restaurant | Dinner | 2/11 Ireland St, Bright | (03) 5755 2380
  • Gum Tree Pies | Lunch | 2A Anderson St, Bright | (03) 5755 1393
  • IL Centro Pizza House | Dinner | 94 Gavan St, Bright | (03) 5750 1228
  • Reed & Co. Distillery | Koji Bird | Dinner | 15 Wills St, Bright | 0460 782 642

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