Come and experience the waterfront views, the variety of choices for coffee and quality dining in a selection of restaurants. From takeaways to the full dining experience, you will be impressed with what you find.


Alma's Restaurant

Alma's Restaurant

Owner & chef Timothy Rijs and his family welcome you to Alma's restaurant. Come and watch the Raymond Island ferry chug lazily across to Raymond Island as you enjoy a delicious coffee and tantalising home made cake or scone, a big breakfast, or a luscious lunch of fresh zesty flavours. The carefully crafted à la carte dinner menu specialises in local, seasonal produce.
Phone: 03 5156 7888
Address: 3/77 The Esplanade, Paynesville
Captovation Licensed Café

Captovation Licensed Café


Great Coffee, Beers & Wines; Breakfast, lunches, light meals & cakes.

Alfresco or Dine-In.

Relax on our sun drenched deck area overlooking the beautiful Gippsland Lakes & take in the fantastic views.

Friendly people & great atmosphere.

Phone: 51 56 1239
Address: 69 The Esplanade Paynesville
Fickle Fig

Fickle Fig

Quality café-style food for breakfast and lunch.
Phone: 03 5156 6190
Address: 59, The Esplanade, Paynesville
Paynesville Wine Bar

Paynesville Wine Bar

Come in for a drink, a chat, a laugh or just listen to the music. 

-Enjoy the breathtaking view over McMillan Strait

-Browse and sample our extensive selection of Wines and Boutique Beers

-Regular live music featuring local, National and International artists

-Conveniently located opposite the Raymond Island Ferry.

-Open six nights from 4pm(closed Mondays)

Host: Geoff Sheppard 

Ph:5156 1395

Address 1/85 The Esplanade, Paynesville 3880



Phone: 03 5156 1395
Address: 1/85 The Esplanade, Paynesville
The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Paynesville's newest A la carte restaurant overlooking the magical Lake Victoria.  Our comprehensive menu offers fresh seafood, succulent steaks, vegetarian, pasta, pizza as catering for all dietary requirements and is children friendly,
The Boathouse caters for large groups, weddings, parties, conferences, with plenty of parking,
Fully licensed  
Take away is also available with home deliveries available locally.
We offer pizzas, including gluten free, fish and chips, pasta, ribs, and risottos.
Phone: 03 5156 0071
Address: 11-13 The Esplanade, Paynesville
The Fisherman’s Wharf

The Fisherman’s Wharf

Come by boat, car or just stroll.  Right in the heart of Paynesville located on Paynesville’s water front with views across McMillan’s Straits to Raymond Island.  The wharf is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on some evenings.  Come and enjoy the relaxing environment, even if it’s just for a coffee, cake or a Beveridge.  Alfresco dinning available.
Children friendly
Open Tuesday to Sunday.  Functions welcome.  Fully licensed.
Phone: 03 5156 0366
Address: 70 The Esplanade, Paynesville
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