Aire Valley Guest House - a beautiful c1890s farm house on the Great Ocean Road providing ensuite accommodation. The Restaurant provides organically grown food from the Restaurant Garden. Our Kitchen provides lunches for walkers on the Great Ocean Walk
Aire Valley Restaurant and Guest House is situated just west of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, just outside the hamlet of Hordern Vale. The Homestead dates originally from the 1890s and overlooks the lakes of the Aire River Wildlife Reserve and the Great Otway National Park.
The Aire Valley Restaurant specialises in the very best fresh food. Vegetables and herbs are picked from the garden each day, potatoes from Beech Forest or Lavers Hill. Meat is sourced directly from Colac and fish from local Victorian waters.
Since the Great Ocean Walk opened in January 2006, Aire Valley Restaurant and Guesthouse has hosted and organised trips for walkers along the Great Ocean Walk. Lunches are made fresh each day with salad picked from the garden in the morning. Transfers are easily arranged and if time is short we can recommend the highlights of the Great Ocean Walk.
Online booking for Aire Valley Restaurant and Guest House is available. All bookings are through a secure server ensuring your online booking is safe.
Fresh ingredients is the main focus for the restaurant. Our fish and meats are locally sourced. Chef and Owner, Annabel Tunley has worked at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and the French influence of the menu comes from her time in Courchevel, France.
Our menu is kept small to ensure the ingredients are fresh. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by the log fire in winter, and in summer, dining is on the verandah overlooking the lakes of the Great Ocean Road and the Aire River Wildlife Reserve, (sometimes known as our own African plain).
The Restaurant Garden
Our position on the Great Ocean Road provides a sheltered position perfect for an abundance of fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs. To be able to grow and then pick our kitchen produce daily gives our restaurant the freshest ingredients available along the Great Ocean Road. Seasonal changes along the coast means a wide range of ingredients can be grown at different times of year.
Our two gardeners, Wendy Hart and John Swain ensure the quality of the produce at all times in the restaurant garden.
Local Produce of the Otways
The area around the Aire Valley Restaurant is famous for Great Potatoes. Our most famous potato farmer was Cliff Young. Our menu is supplemented by a range of potatoes from the area.
Berries, especially blueberries and raspberries, are locally grown in Lavers Hill and Beech Forest.