Manna-Gum at Broadbeach Is a restaurant almost hidden down a suburban street in Inverloch Victoria. It’s a very popular restaurant, for those in the know, and features excellent Asian style meals rarely found in this neck of the woods and hosts Greg and Sue have a long association with the region, having run restaurants and hotels in the area for many years. We’ve been going to the Manna-Gum for lunch for quite a few years to boot (even when we lived in Melbourne) and always look forward to an opportunity to visit. Each time I’ve tried to sample something different (Thai Prawn Omelette this time) and I’ve never been disappointed with any of the meals. The White Rabbit Dark Ale really hit the spot.
The Toolshed is an iconic bar and bistro in Noojee (Victoria), best known for its fantastic Parmas, and has become a default lunch venue whenever we’re camping in the area. It’s an extremely popular place and, on the weekend when we went there (2014 Melbourne Cup Weekend) , the weather was miserable, yet the place was packed within 15 mins of us arriving (good thing we got in early).
The Toolshed isn’t a large venue, but it has a good sized outdoor area (two in fact), which is great for when the weather is somewhat more pleasant. However, on a cold, wet and miserable day, it’s inside where you’d rather stay and enjoy the great meals.