Restauants Cafes and take aways


Voted best regional pub of Victoria 2017!

There’s a slight Japanese flavour to the menu, but that’s where the imports stop. Otherwise, this is a local pub serving local food. The parma centres around Milawa free-range chicken, and fish comes from Lakes Entrance. The pub traditionalist will love the Omeo bush tomato snags with beans, smashed spud and smoked paprika onion gravy; and the more adventurous the shawarma lamb rump with split pea puree, tahini yoghurt, burnt onion and almonds. The menu is loaded with vegetarian and gluten-free dishes too.

The wine is almost entirely local – Pizzini, Ringer Reef, Brown Brothers, La Zona, Billy Button, Mayford, Hidden Story – and nine beer taps include pours from Bridge Road Brewery from Beechworth. During winter, a big pot of spiced mulled cider sits on the bar top, which is shaped from old corrugated iron, tree trunks and railway sleepers.

Local bands play outside on a Sunday afternoon among the fire pits, fairy lights and picnic tables of the leafy beer garden. There’s a real wood fireplace indoors too.

​Small bar + eatery in beautiful Bright Victoria

Eat in at the funky bar or takeaway.

 Tomahawks does a menu of urban fare from Korean sticky fried chicken and Old Bay spiced squid with charcoal mayo to a wagyu cheeseburger with habanero mustard, maple bacon and pickles. Also has a well-stocked bar, craft beers and single-origin coffees roasted in Mansfield

Thirteen steps down and you will find a rare space that invites you to dine & wine. A little gem under the corner of Gavan & Barnard St in Bright, you can’t miss it, the writings on the wall! Co-owners Roy Merrington, hospitality front man & chef duo David & Imogen Danks bring over 50 years of collective experience in the Melbourne hospitality scene. Their underground wine bar administers a relaxed honest down to earth product. The cellar menu sources local produce harvested from the surrounding valleys. Great food, great wine list and experienced staff. Mentioned in the 2014 Melbourne Age Good Food Guide. 

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Italian Restaurant in the heart of Bright. Owner and Chef Frank is passionate about his food. The restaurant serves modern Italian dishes with a twist. You can savor the tastes of not only everyday Italian favourites but also a few new takes on the traditional. Inside and outside dining. Caters also for large groups with set menu options. Bookings essential. Licenced (no BYO). 

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Positioned alongside the gorgeous Ovens River. Open for breakfast, lunch and Friday/Saturday night dinner they offer a variety of fabulous food dishes including Tapas sourced from local vendors throughout Bright & surrounds. Casual inside and outside dining, licensed (no BYO). Very popular. Best in the warmer months but does have a wood fire for chilly days and nights. 

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Next to the Alpine Visitor's centre and overlooking the Ovens River.  Bright Brewery is open for lunch and dinner everyday, with a selection of nourishing meals for the whole family, crafted by Head Chef Doug Badrock. There’s a Staircase Porter Pie, Crisp Buttermilk Chicken, Pork Belly, Oven Baked Harrietville Trout, plus new pizzas and more! Every dish is designed to pair perfectly with their MountainCrafted beers and to keep you warm and nourished throughout winter. There’s also new fresh specials every day.  Their famous malt-salted fries with aioli, as well as all pizzas, are available 12pm until 9pm daily. Bright Brewery is a SMOKE FREE venue

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Suganya Thai Restaurant

11 Ireland Street, Bright - Phone 5755 2380 - Open 5.30pm to 8.30pm Wednesday to Sunday

Fresh authentic Thai food cooked by owner and chef Suganya who prides herself in using fresh vegetables and ingredients. Local favourite so bookings are a must. Takeaway also available. Fully licensed (No BYO).

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Indian and Italian restaurant with inside and outside dining.  Pru does the cooking and partner Cesare is your host.  Both locals of Bright they invite you to their warm family restaurant for a delightful meal.  Indian, Italian and International food is available.
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Cafes & Take Away

Food Wine Friends 

2/6 Ireland Street, Bright. Great coffee, awesome breakfasts and lunch. Great service. Inside and outside dining. They also have gourmet frozen take home meals.


Coral Lee

8 Barnard Street, Bright - Amazing homemade food - this small cafe has proved a hit with the local’s right from the start. Modern 50’s style including music but with well-priced and extremely tasty breakfasts and lunches. Great for those wanting to be transported back a little in time. Inside and outside dining. Cakes are a must!


Bribante Pizzeria

2D Anderson street, Bright. Eat in or takeaway. Authentic italian pizzas. Friendly quick service. The Cellar Door is also opened every weekend  featuring local Alpine Valleys wineries Billy Button, Bushtrack and Mt Buff wines.

Cafe Velo 

Cnr Ireland Street & Cobden Street, Bright. Situated to the rear off the historic Bright Oriental building (now a restaurant, cafe and guesthouse complex called Bright Velo). Breakfast, light lunch and coffee in retro cafe. Sunny outside deck. Licensed. Cyclists can ride in with bike racks and storage for helmets. Cafe has a bike theme. Council carpark opposite on Cobden Street side.


The Riverdeck Cafe

Great Alpine Road, Bright – to the rear of the Information Centre overlooking the river. Modern cafe, with a deck overlooking the river and attached to the Visitors Information Centre. Try their pasta, focaccias, big breakfast, pancakes from a wide menu.


Cherry Walk Cafe

8 Andersen Street,Bright - good service, food and coffee. Open all day for Breakfast, light lunch and coffee.

The Sweet Retreat

Barnard Street, Bright. Inside and roadside dining. Try their hot chocolate, good value milkshakes and coffee. Tempt yourself with chocolates made on site.


Bright Bakery

80 Gavan Street, Bright


Edelweiss Bakery

5 Ireland Street, Bright 


Rok Salt

Great fresh fish, tempura batter, hand cut potatoes and salads. 
Anderson Street, Bright - 5755 1515



Great burgers and amazing chips! Licenced.
3/87 Gavan Street, Bright -  5755 1024


Il Centro Pizza and Pasta

Family friendly. Dine in or take away. BYO only.
Gavan Street, Bright - 5750 1228


Bright Chinese Restaurant

108 Gavan Street, Bright - 5750 1155


Bright Take-Away 

30 Ireland Street, Bright - 5750 1400


Subway Bright

78 Gavan Street, Bright - 5755 5177


Lavender Hue, Harrietville

Great Alpine Rd, Harrietville. 20 minutes from Bright on the Great Alpine Rd. Phone first as they are not always open particularly midweek and during winter. The timber cafe is set in beautiful grounds which are lovely at any time of year. Set the bubbling Ovens River.