Best Restaurants & Places For Dinner Around Elwood – Our Picks

Elwood and its surrounding areas are a great place to meet friends or family for dinner as they have an amazing array of restaurants offering top notch cuisine from all over the world. The biggest problem is figuring out where to go! This is why we’ve decided to share our favourite restaurant picks to help you narrow down that decision.

Clay Pots

Clay Pots St Kilda is a must for all lovers of fresh seafood. The atmosphere is busy and boisterous, the servings are generous and the menu changes constantly as they base it on the finest seafood available on the day. For the full dining experience we recommend you try one of the banquets, these give you a great array of all the food they have to offer. For something less formal you can relax in the bar with a drink from their wine list and try their amazing antipasto platter.


Many people consider the award winning restaurant Dandilion to be the best place to eat out in Elwood. It is renowned for its individual take on the contrasting flavours of Vietnamese cuisine serving raw and cooked foods with sweet and sour flavours and an artful use of herbs and spices. The extensive menu covers entree’s, rolls, salads, truly amazing pho, curries, clay pots, delicacies from the coconut grill and some decadent and original desserts. There are also several chefs’ tasting menu’s which are a brilliant way to try a bit of everything.

Quinni Korean Restaurant

Not only does Quinni serve delicious, crispy Korean fried chicken but they also have a lot of healthy menu options like the wagu beef salad, bulgogi and Atlantic salmon steak. Their Quinni salad has a combination of vegetables and edible flowers that are presented so beautifully you won’t know whether to eat it or put it on the mantelpiece! The food is sublime, the atmosphere relaxed and even the table settings are gorgeous.

Zanini Pizzeria


If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian food then Zanini Pizzeria is the place to go. They offer a great variety of traditional and gourmet wood fired pizzas and mouth-watering home­made pasta and risotto. They also provide gluten free options for people with special dietary needs. The friendly staff is happy to help you select wines to compliment the meal and the atmosphere is relaxed and rustic.

Bamboo and Lily

Bamboo and Lily is a wonderful place to enjoy modern Thai food at affordable prices. They provide a great atmosphere and the menu is packed with all your favourite dishes like spring rolls, curry puffs, flavoursome soups, fresh salads, grilled meats, curries, stir fries and noodles. All in all you’ll get a delicious meal and great value for money.