Food and Wine

Avenel Meats


Ever wished for the service and quality of the old Butcher Shop? Avenel has one. Avenel Meats as its name suggests is unpretentious but the quality of what it sells will have you coming back again. Try Scott’s sausages and “You’ll never get Better” says an old joke, but you the only illness your likely to catch is a passion for more of the same. Open Saturday mornings, and all day Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. His excellent meat pulls in customers from far away.

The Avenel Pub

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A warm friendly welcome awaits you at The Avenel Pub. There’s great tasting icy-cold beer and home cooked meals with plenty of choice to suit every palette. Regular live music is a feature her at The Avenel Pub. Free entry to these events means there’s no excuse to come down and enjoy an afternoon or evening with friends and family. For regular updates, please visit our Facebook page

Bank Street Wood Fired Pizza and Garden


A stunning pizza in an equally stunning garden.

Fowles Wines

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RACV 2012 and 2013 ‘Best Victorian Tourism Winery’, Fowles Wine Cellar Door Café is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. (Please note our lunch service finishes at 3pm). Located just off the Hume Freeway near Avenel, offering tastings of all wines that can be enjoyed with a range of Antipasti and Charcuterie, light bites or generous lunches in the café. Using the best local produce, including ingredients from our own veggie patches, their real food real wine ethos is to create delicious modern European dishes that complement the wines. With a spacious café, a shaded courtyard and children’s play ground there is a range of spaces for the whole family to enjoy casual lunches or lazy afternoons.

W B Gadd’s


Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the historic W. B. Gadd store. You’ll never know what you might find as you browse through its eclectic selection of the finest antiques. Also available are fine merino wool and possum merino knitwear and accessories from Australia and New Zealand. Indulge yourself in the licenced coffee shop with great tasting coffee, home made cakes and light lunches. Come and see us at W. B. Gadd, we’re in Queen Street, Avenel and it’s a really interesting place.

Wine X Sam


Wine X Sam was founded in 2012 by Sam Plunkett & Bron Dunwoodie. Sam has been making high quality wine for the past 20 years and is now enjoying partnering with his wife Bron on their latest venture. Located in the Strathbogie Ranges in Central Victoria Wine by Sam produces wine for both domestic & export markets.