Rhyll, Phillip Island
Victoria 3923 Australia
+61 3 5956 9463
EAT & DRINK
Despite its size, Rhyll has managed to attract some of the best eateries on Phillip Island and we have no hesitation in recommending them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Foreshore Tavern is a relaxed, convivial space with a soaring ceiling, beer on tap, local wines and a diverse menu. Watch the moon rise over Western Port Bay from your balcony table. It's a popular place, so call Roy or Anita to book ahead in the high season, on long weekends and during special events. A crackling log fire in Winter offers inducement to linger. In fact, Thursday is Locals' Night so come and meet some of the people who make this community such a great place to live and visit.
Tides Fish and Chips next door to The Foreshore is an island legend. Be quick because this place opens only Thursday through Sunday and closes around 8.00pm, even earlier on Sunday. These guys have their work-fishing life finely balanced. They have a great range of local seafood, served with fabulous salads. You can take a table or takeaway and as a bonus, they're licenced to serve wine and beer by the glass or by the bottle.
Himalayan Herbs is the pinnacle for the island's curry lovers and adds welcome variety to Rhyll's evening dining options. Cosy, sparcely furnished, but big on warmth and hospitality courtesy of your hosts Amund and Parvinder. Try the Kingfisher beer with a pepper beef curry or a smooth butter chicken. Lots of great flavour packed vegetarian options too.
Temuku is the corner cafe, serving breakfast and lunch, a glass of wine, plus great coffee, cake and snacks Friday through Sunday.
Purple Hen Winery 5 minutes away off the Rhyll-Newhaven Road serves delicious tasting platters to compliment their cellar selection. If the weather is kind, find a table in the garden overlooking the bay.