Take your tastebuds on a tour of the best restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars near Urban Square. We featured 3 other eateries near the estate, you can find out Part 1 here.
Mama Lor Restaurant & Bakery – 187 Watton St, Werribee
This family-run Filipino eatery is named after their mother and grandmother. Here you’ll find traditional dishes from the Cebu province in the Philippines where the family originated. The space itself is modern, casual, sprinkled with foliage and perfect for families and groups who want to try something new.
Filipino food shares some similarities with Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine and has wide-ranging influences from China, Spain, Arabia, India, the U.S. and even Japan.
Do feast on Mama Lor’s popular Pork Barbecued skewers basted with their homemade sauce, try their authentic roasted pork belly – Cebu Lechon Belly, or go for the Inihaw na Bagus, charcoal-grilled Milkfish stuffed with tomato, onion and spices.
Save some space for dessert! The use of Ube, a popular purple yam originating from the Philippines pops up in a few sweet treats and baked goods. Try their Ube Macapuno Cake – a purple yam cake with sweetened coconut shavings, or Ube Creme, a light panna cotta topped with purple yam cake crumb. There’s an extensive menu of Filippino and Cebu bread to take away too!
Shadowfax Winery – K Rd, Werribee South
The restaurant at Shadowfax incorporates produce from their very own kitchen garden on site. You can’t get much fresher than that! Their menu is regionally focused with a Mediterranean influence, designed to match with their award-winning wines.
Sample the Roasted Spatchcock served with duck fat Kipfler potatoes and pears, the Seafood Liingunie or a wood-fired gourmet pizza. The wines on offer naturally come from their Macedon Ranges and Geelong vineyards and this drinks list is boosted by craft beers and spirits from Victorian brewers and distillers. Visit on any regular weekend and you’ll likely enjoy live music to accompany your meal.
Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar at Mansion Hotel – K Road, Werribee South
As if the The Mansion at Werribee Park didn’t already provide you with enough reasons to visit, Joseph’s Restaurant calls this historic site home too. Overlooking the sprawling manicured gardens, the restaurant offers a seasonal menu with a sense of luxury plus over 200 wines from their cellar.
Treat yourself to one of the best high teas in Melbourne here every Sunday afternoon. With a lavish spread of sweet and savoury delicacies, sip on tea while you overlook the lawns of Werribee Gardens. Bookings are essential.
If you’re after something a little more casual, choose a freshly-made PIcnic Hamper that you can enjoy on the grass. You also have the option to add children’s hampers to make it a family affair.