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    May 13, 2022 4 min read

    The Top 6 Restaurants & Cafes in Mount Hotham

    Mount Hotham, located in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range within the state of Victoria, is one of the most popular spots for Aussie powder hounds. The mountain is located 357km out of Melbourne and is the perfect getaway spot for couples and family holidays – and of course, your trip to the snow. It’s a popular spot with an array of activities and things to do including skiing, snowboarding and just spending time relaxing. After you’ve burnt all those calories out on the snow it’s important to refuel and Mount Hotham has a range of eateries to choose from including cafes, restaurants, pubs and fine dining locations. So here are our top 6 places that you need to visit at Mount Hotham.

    Best Restaurants at Mt Hotham

    Miss Mary’s provides an Asian fusion menu with signature cocktails and a few mixes you’ll have to try! Located downstairs in Hotham Central, the venue has more of an intimate feel with dim lighting and tables hidden in nooks and corners of the restaurant. This is the perfect scene for couples to have a romantic dinner! If cocktails aren’t your thing, then they have a selection of craft beers and three beers on tap to quench your thirst. But if you’d prefer to skip the alcohol to focus more on the slopes the next morning then their mocktail ‘cuddles on the beach’ is a tropical holiday in a cup. They are open from 11.30am till late, but be sure to book for dinner as they do usually book out. Their menu features all crowd favourites from steamed dumplings to ramen and pulled beef bao buns. But the fried chicken with wasabi mayo comes as a recommendation as it is so popular it has to be featured on both their lunch and dinner menu.

    Miss Marys Mt Hotham

    If 360-degree views excite you then be sure to add Elk Restaurant to your list of places to eat at. Elk will also be opening a new restaurant, called Bob Sugar, and its menu features Asian fusion cuisines. It will be located within Elk Restaurant which is situated at Falls Creek. The restaurant will bring all the Melbourne trends to the mountain as it combines famous cocktails and curated Asian food. The menu is set to offer a $65 per person set ‘Feed Me’ menu which is a four-course sharing menu, said to offer Bobs best menu items.

    Apartment 3, also situated within Elk restaurant, is a New York styled bar. It’s an apartment that’s been renovated into a luxurious venue that features boujee velvet lounges and emerald green curtains surrounded by views of the spectacular valley. Apartment 3 will offer you a cocktail experience like no other.

    Elk at Falls

    Best Cafes & Coffee Spots at Mt Hotham

    The General located next to the Big D ski area, is the perfect place to stop by and have coffee with a view of the mountain. Or if its later in the afternoon, drop in after a day of skiing to enjoy some pizza and let the kids feast on the kiddie menu. If you’ve worked up a sweat then a Mr Consistent Sour cocktail might go down like a treat or just a whisky on the rocks to warm you up. This place is known for its friendly and easy-going atmosphere with bookings and walk-ins welcomed and caters to a range of different dietary requirements. During the peak season of the winter months, you can find an event happening every night at The General, from live music and DJs, comedy shows, trivia to even darts nights. If you’d prefer to just sit back and relax, they also have a massive screen that broadcast all AFL games as well as other major sport events including soccer and rugby matches. If you’ve still got some energy after an eventful day on the mountain, they also have a fully stocked supermarket that’s opened from 9am to 6pm. The market stocks everything from snacks to all the ingredients you’d need to make yourself a warm and hearty meal. The General has a little bit of everything to help cater to all visitors at Mount Hotham.

    Chill Bar and Café, just like the name suggest is the coolest venue on the mountain. Found in the Hotham Central Hub, you can enjoy beautiful views of the snow tops whilst sipping on your morning brew. Owners Scott and Jodie Hamill believe in supporting local so all menu items are locally sourced from the gourmet food regions of Victoria. You can grab some local Honey Bird Coffee which is roasted in Mt Beauty and is beautifully paired with any of their slices and cakes. They open at 7.30am so you can have some smashed avo toast or a big breaky before a day out on the snow.

    If you are exhausted after a long day then the Chill Bar is the perfect place to unwind. You’ll find local beers supplied by the many local craft Breweries and a selection of wines from nearby wineries. Enjoy some complimentary popcorn with each drink purchase and chill out with some live music. Chill Bar also offers cheese platters from 4pm which pairs beautifully with the views of the mountain (luxury at its finest!).

    First Run Café is a fairly new venue to open on Mount Hotham, and can be found in the Lawler’s Apartments complex, just above the Corral Car Park. Inside you’ll find a huge selection of bakery goods from Harrietville Bakery and locally roasted coffee. Opening at 8.30am on Fridays to Sundays for hikers and mountain goers to come, they stock grab pies, pastries, croissants, loaded sandwiches and sweets like slices and cupcakes. This café is the perfect place to get a bite to eat for breakfast, brunch or lunch to make sure you keep your energy levels up.

    Chill Bar Cafe Mt Hotham

    From coffee to cocktails and pastries to bao buns our top picks of places to eat and drink at have your sorted for your next visit to Mount Hotham. With food sorted, all you have to do know is worry about staying upright on the snow. For a more detailed guide to Mt Hotham, view our Complete Guide to Mt Hotham Snow Season.  

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