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Make it a weekend. Stay and enjoy our region’s hospitality.

Enjoy a Gippsland experience

The Meeniyan Experience


Trulli Woodfire Pizzeria

Friday to Sunday | 12noon to 8pm

Enjoy our traditional Italian cuisine with superb wood-fired pizzas and more. Try our Festival Specials with a ‘garlic gusto’.


The Outer Space

Friday & Saturday | 11am to 4pm; Sunday | 11am to 3pm

The Outer Space sculpture park features the work of fourteen local artists and artisans in a park-like setting. We have beautiful outdoor furniture from John John Lowrey. Every piece is made from locally-sourced reclaimed timber, and every piece is unique.


The Meeniyan Store

Friday to Tuesday | 8am – 4pm; Wednesday & Thursday | 8am - 2pm

So many possible gifts in store. Delicious little foodie products to go in bigger hampers, our merch is perfect for local teens, there’s always something for the coffee lovers and local beers and wines that's our thing. Enjoy great coffee, and our home-baked treats and relax in our kitchen garden.  Remember, whether you’re dining in or grabbing a quick take away. We’ve got your coffee lovin’ back.


South Gippsland Saddlery & Clothing

SGSC are stockists for a large selection of saddlery and clothing supplies. We cater for all equestrian disciplines. We also stock a large range of work, western clothing, giftware and gift cards.


Pandesal Bakery

Friday to Sunday | 6am - 3.30pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6am - 3pm

At Pandesal Bakery, we delight in bringing you fine artisan bread. Our bread and pastries are handmade the old-fashioned way. We offer a great variety of sourdoughs, Turkish loaves, ciabatta, polenta, fruit loaves, spelt sourdough and many more.


Moo’s Restaurant/Cafe

Friday & Saturday | 8.30am - 10pm; Sunday, Monday & Thursday  | 8.30am - 4.30pm

Kickstart your Festival day with Brekky at Moo’s, or chill out with a vino over our ‘ garlic-inspired lunch. A relaxed, country restaurant in Meeniyan, just on the highway at the end of town.


Milka & Max

Monday, Thursday Friday 10am - 4.30pm; Saturday 10am - 3pm; Sunday 10am - 2pm

We are proud to be stocking the following labels: Ahoy Trader Assembly Label Casa Amuk Cle the Label Damselfly Ecoya Little Lies Mac and Pat Candles Merry People Nobody Denim PE Nation Robert Gordon Superga and many more...


Meeniyan Pharmacy

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.3pm; Saturday 9am - 12noon

Pharmacy and giftware galore...


Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar

Monday to Sunday | 9am – 4pm

Meeniyan Pantry and Cellar offers a range of culinary delights from around the globe. Be inspired by our fine food and wines. Are you seeking a gift idea or a hamper? Let us help you.  Local & metro #delivery available! 


Meeniyan Motel

Enjoy country hospitality in magnificent South Gippsland. Our motel is ideally situated within walking distance to Meeniyan's diverse and popular facilities, centrally located to the region's spectacular attractions including Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Situated directly across from the Great Southern Rail Trail, Meeniyan Motel has a fleet of bikes available to explore this wonderful attraction. Our current bikes are offered complimentary for guests, along with helmets and a map of the sights and trails of the region.


Meeniyan IGA

Monday to Saturday 7am - 8pm; Sunday 8am - 8pm

Supermarket and liquor store.

Meeniyan Hotel

Meeniyan Hotel

Sunday to Thursday | 12noon - 10pm; Friday & Saturday 12noon - Late

The Meeniyan Hotel is one of South Gippsland’s most iconic hotels – a local institution that’s been around since 1930. Chill out with an icy cold beer on the deck and try our festival menu of snacks and lunches – with a garlic twist!


Meeniyan Art Gallery

Friday to Monday | 10am - 4pm; Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 4pm

Meeniyan Art Gallery is an innovative gallery showcasing Gippsland’s best visual artists and artisans. It focuses on handcrafted and original works and promotes emerging and established artists.


Meeniyan and Community Shop

Monday to Friday - 11am - 3pm; Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 11am - 3pm

Meeniyan Area Community Shop, the local op shop in town.


Lacy Jewellery Studio

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 3pm; Sunday 12noon - 3pm

Lacy Jewellery Studio specialises in contemporary fine gold and silver jewellery.


Bread & Pickles

Friday 6am - 3pm; Saturday 9am - 2pm; Monday 6am - 3pm

Bread & Pickles specialises in slow-cooked pies, homemade jams & relish, freshly made sandwiches, wraps and rolls, chicken schnitzel toasties, flavourful milkshakes, decadent iced coffees and chocolates.


Allforms of Design

Monday, Thursday to Sunday | 10am - 5pm

Meeniyan is always a great place to stop in your travels. ... Allforms of Design has plenty of new ranges of placemats, coasters, table napkins and candles. A shop that is full of character and great buys! 

The Rest of Gippsland

YEP Gallery

YEP Gallery – Foster

0408 871 379 


Thursday – Monday, 9am- 4pm

Anne is an accomplished artist working in various mediums. To highlight her work, she opened the YEP Gallery, and also to showcase work by local artists using charcoal and natural earth pigments largely from the Yanakie area near Wilsons Promontory. The Gallery also offers a range of selected hand- created local work, including sculpture, wood pieces, jewellery, textile and ceramics.

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The Kitchen Table – Foster

Open 7 days, 8 am until 4 pm.
Summer trading hours extended to suit demand.

Excellent coffee and an extensive menu. Emphasis on fresh, healthy, locally sourced where possible. Daily specials and a wide variety of cakes and slices made in-house.

Check out our Garlic Festival Specials on Facebook

Phone: 03 5682 2587

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Promontory Restaurant & Winery – Foster

Promontory Restaurant & Winery is offering garlic specials on their menu for the Festival weekend
• Entrée: Cucumber & Ajo Blanco sauce
• Soup: Garlic Broth Soup and parmesan crisps
• Main: Marinated rump & rib of lamb with garlic risotto & fava beans
• Dessert: garlic crème Brule

Our opening hours are:
Wed – Sunday for lunch from 12 noon
Thur – Sunday for dinner from 5pm

T: 03 5682 1538