While we may not be able to travel the world right now, local businesses are serving up global flavours that can transport us in our own backyard.  Join us as we explore Hastings and the diversity of food inspirations that shape the menus in Western Port. Come explore the local foodie destinations – you might be surprised what you find so close to home.

Eds Hastings

Ed Hastings

Founded by Ed Keating, this charming space offers guests a relaxed vibe to gather. Using ethically sourced produce while supporting local producers, Ed serves up a gluten-free fried chicken that has become a renown among locals. Pair his dreamy fried chicken with a milkshake or a frothy beer, coeliacs, gluten-intolerant guests, or anyone who likes great American inspired flavours will enjoy the old school charm of the space and the comfy bar stools! Vegan menus are also catered for and ready-to-go meals are a local favourite at this bar/café combo.

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Himalayan Indian Nepalese Restaurant Hastings

Himalayan Indian and Nepalese Restaurant

At Himalayan, foodies experience a fresh approach to South-East Asian flavours. Committed to creating an authentic experience, the team work hard to transport you to Nepal and India with their vibrant atmosphere, aromas, elegant flavours and friendly staff. With combined experience of 60+ years, the chefs have cooked in Nepal, India, Japan and Hong Kong. Together they to serve up flavours created through fresh and locally sourced ingredients for an authentic flavour experience to escape to South-East Asia.

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Geonbae Hastings

Geonbae Korean BBQ Restaurant originated from a passion for Korean culture, food and people. Whether you are versed in all things Korean or a complete novice, you will enjoy the experience. Currently doing takeaway differently, you can have a real Korean BBQ experience in your own home. They have designed a menu that allows you to cook their marinated meats and prepared dishes from home. You can also add extra dishes, such as fried chicken or even soju and beer.

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Beach Hut Cafe, Hastings

Beach Hut Café

This family friendly café offers indoor and outdoor dining and believe they offer the best coffee in Hastings. Stop in for a sweet treat for your loved one or a freshly made breakfast, brunch or lunch. Their delicious home-made pies and sausage rolls are a local favourite, served up by friendly staff.

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Kitchen 8 Hastings

Kitchen 8

At Kitchen 8 enjoy a fusion of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese home style foods.  Served up in a hip yet cosy atmosphere, the large menu delivers an authentic Asian food experience that is both delicious and healthy.

Tasty dumplings, laksas, fish or chicken congee, wonton noodle soup and rice paper rolls are made fresh and are delicious. With large portions and healthy options on the menu, it is a local favourite. Enjoy a recent addition to the menu with bubble tea, or the perfect latte to go!

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As a destination for baked potatoes loaded with everyone’s favourite fillings, this foreshore snack van is available for festivals, fetes, private functions and events. Awarded Highly Commended in the 2021 Best Bites People's Choice Awards, this local favourite is the perfect place to grab a snack after walking the dog in the Reserve.  Served up with a smile, these loaded potatoes will not disappoint.

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As our local businesses continue to reinvent local experiences, we can all make a difference. Stay, play and explore local – you might be surprised what you rediscover in your own backyard.

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