The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges offer a huge range of award-winning wines and cocktails, quality multicultural dishes, restaurants and cafes showcasing local produce and culinary talent creating the food we love to eat.
If you’re dining in our region, take the time to discover these incredible signature dishes and the unique stories behind what makes them some of the best bites and bevs.
Fáilte a Charade means ‘Welcome Friends’ and when you enter the Micawber Tavern within the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Belgrave, you’ll be comforted by the warming atmosphere.
But this isn’t your average country pub. For those who love a hearty meal, their seasonal menu reflects quality produce ready to be savoured and enjoyed. Locals and day-trippers come for Guinness, local on-tap brews, and quality cocktails.
The Micawber Tavern is set amidst the Sherbrooke Forest, overlooking the natural beer garden where you can view the Clematis creek winding its way along or cosy up inside in front of the fireplace during the cooler months.
It’s also pet-friendly for those travelling with their dog, assuming they’re on lead and are a good doggo.
The Signature Dish
The Micawber Taverns Barramundi is one of their most ordered dishes with fresh barramundi set on top of roasted crushed potatoes with crispy prawn, fresh green beans and salsa verde. Order with a Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir and the sweet tender barramundi is a meal to behold. With Chef Liam’s selection of seasonal fare, it’s enjoyed all through the seasons.
His roots from Ireland inspire Chef Liam, and in addition to the barramundi, you’ll find him serving up seasonal roasts throughout the winter months. Every Sunday, guests can enjoy a set menu that includes beautiful seasonal roast dinners.
It’s an ideal spot for live music or their popular Fur friends and Frothies event.
The Micawber Tavern is renowned for one of the best spots to grab a Guinness pint along with Kilkenny, local and bespoke beers on tap as well as a cocktail menu including whiskeys and gins from around the world enticing the most discerning patrons.
The Bistro offers a warm, contemporary feel with the log fire warming the tavern through.
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