St Andrews is known for its community market that is held every Saturday morning with it's famous Chai tent, huge range of stallholders and entertainment. The bustling little township of St Andrews also has a traditional sourdough bakery, lively pub and an extremely popular urban style pizza place that sees people drinking local ciders, beer and wine while sitting in the sun on the lawn, or sitting in one of the purpose built areas playing the retro record collection.
The St Andrews village is a bustling hub of activity with a diverse range of city-quality eateries to explore. At A Local Baker, wood fired breads and pastries will have you salivating – a choc filled croissant is an absolute must, and the Folk Alley Café at St Andrews General Store is a great place to settle in for the afternoon (after the market closes at 2pm). St Andrews Pub is also a popular choice, especially if live music is your thing and A Boy Named Sue is the perfect place for wood fired pizza.
The wineries of Nillumbik are all easily accessible from the area and if you’re all about discovering something new and fabulous, then wines from Giammarino Wines, Shaws Road Winery, Philip Lobley Wines, and Easthill Estate should all be on your radar. (It’s advisable to check ahead for cellar door opening times and events.) Art lovers can check out the Wadambuk Art space and makers market.
Add-on benefits to your trip are easy – St Andrews is a gateway to the Yarra Valley. Head on through for an overnight stay, more food, more wine, more weekend and more of everything you love!