First Timers' Guide
Bars & Restaurants
After working up an appetite on the slopes, head to one of Mt Buller's famous cafes, bars or restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Whether you're after a quick bite to eat or looking for a peaceful fine dining experience, Mt Buller has over 30 venues that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy spectacular views as you indulge in homemade snacks, sumptuous mountain cuisine and locally produced wine.
Found at the entry of Buller Central and the exit to the main mountain, Little Villager offers casual cafe eats, draught beers on tap and plenty of wines by the glass, not to mention some of the best hot chocolates in Victoria from Mörk handcrafted. Open daily: 8am-6pm and Happy Hour is 3pm-5pm.
03 5777 6167
You haven't truly skied at Mt Buller unless you've stopped in at Koflers for lunch, tried the famous Lasagne or the Apricot Mogul. With a friendly atmosphere and superb location, positioned high on the slopes next to Koflers T-Bar, Koflers offers the perfect setting to rest between runs and catch some sun rays on the deck. Recharge the batteries with a coffee or cooling drink and on those cold days, warm up with homemade soups and pastas.
Next to Koflers T-Bar
03 5777 6241
Drakes Lounge Bar is located At Duck Inn. Enjoy a cold beer or other local and imported choices.
Or if you are more adventurous, try our Ducktails.
03 5777 6326
Experience mouth-watering Iron Maiden Smokehouse BBQ and the best views on the mountain, situated at the top of the Northside Express chairlift.
We base our menu around what we cook, ‘low and slow’. There’ll be beef brisket, pork butts and pulled pork burgers, house made sausages, delicious chickens and an array of tasty vegetables. We supplement all that with delicious pickles, sauces and salads.
03 5777 7967
With a modern rustic decor, Cattleman's Cafe is conveniently located right in the heart of the Village Square.
(03) 5777 6669
Burger Haus is located inside the George's Ski Hire building in the Village Square, and serves delicious burger combinations with something to suit all tastes. Some favourites of the Buller locals include the spicy Afterburner and the beast that is the Titan.
03 5777 6309
Situated in the heart of the Mt Buller village, choose from a variety of fresh seafood from our display fridges; crumbed, grilled or fried with healthy salads made daily. Enjoy a specially selected wine, or a variety of other beverages to complement your meal. Our evening menu offers, seafood lovers, a unique selection of delicious, mouthwatering cuisine.
Open from 11am Mon-Fri and 10am Sat-Sun. Licensed, eat in or take-away.
Level 1, Village Square Plaza
03 5777 6277
Hearty meals and tasty Italian classics are the order of the day. Our restaurant features fresh seasonal ingredients and the relaxed friendly dining style Italy is famed for. Suitable for families and friends alike, we can cater for groups of 2 to 60. Children are also welcome to use our TV and Games Room while parents can keep an eye on them from the table via our CCTV link.
Open for dinner from 6pm, Dolomiti Italiano is a must-try experience for any visitor to Mt. Buller and will not disappoint. Come and say ciao to our friendly staff and allow...
03 5777 6110
Birdcage offers up a modern selection of cafe fare, bringing that slice of Melbourne to Mt Buller.
All aspects are covered, from our La Marzocco coffee station to a lounge area, and everything in between, sets out to be a hub for all things food and drink.
Open from 8am daily.
Mt Buller Chalet Hotel
03 5777 7905
The Black Cockatoo flies again with a welcomed return to the shared and feed me inspired menu. Architecturally designed. Australian inspired.
Mt Buller’s new home for quality, Black Cockatoo is a raw mix of copper, leather, steel and charcoal paired with amazing views of Mt Stirling. Black Cockatoo serves wines from some of the best vineyards in the state, meticulously selected craft beers, and exciting new cocktails.
The kitchen serves an intricate celebration of Australian produce channelled through our wood charcoal oven. Expect to see locally sourced trout & caviar, rare breed pork and local wagyu beef in a truly...
03 5777 7918
Ski up to enjoy a coffee, hot dog or kransky on Mt Buller’s most popular ski run. Wombat Ski Run
Wombat Ski Run
Moosehead is bringing back the good old days in the basement of the ABOM.
A short but impressive cocktail list, with a Speakeasy feel, lots of whiskeys from all over and some great wines. Delicious bar food, blues tunes in the background, live Blues and Jazz.
Throw a great party or event here! With a sexy looking bar and the ability to theme the room - from a cocktail party through to a corporate event, we will plan with you to make sure it’s a brilliant night.
Wednesday - Sunday, 2pm till late.
Basement of the ABOM
03 5777 7901
Mirimbah Store & Ski Hire provides everything you need to get you onto the slopes faster. Situated at the base of Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts.
Mirimbah is the perfect stop before you hit the mountains for snow ski and board hire, walking boots, clothing hire, goggles, gloves & beanies, snow chains, gourmet food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, great Italian coffee, hot chocolates and much more.
It really is your 'One Stop Shop', positioned on the Delatite river this tranquil location is the perfect beginning to your day trip to Mt Buller.
Mt Buller Road
03 5777 5529
Our new exciting offer is located at the base of the Bull Run Lift. Welcome to our South American Cantina! With the addition of snow making and a little more power we can offer some warming breakfast snacks and coffee nourishing skiers all day with some hearty Latin treats.
Empanada’s, taco, beans & eggs, you know the drill. We also offer refreshing cold beers and warming Mexican spirits - think Mezcal, Rum and Tequila and the usual favourites.
It has a bright new façade, some Latin tunes and a chilled out area to grab a seat, or leave the skis...
Bottom of Bull Run Chairlift
Tirol would have to be Buller’s most loved and iconic venue. Who doesn’t know Jimmy?
Tirol Lodge is a busy café & restaurant, operating in line with The Fox Chair.
A traditional Italian style menu with a few twists, it has a truly European heart and can transport you to your favourite Alps memory in a flash.
Amazing views, amazing food and beverages, some things should never change. Open 9am - 5pm.
Top of The Fox Chairlift
03 5777 7969
The iconic Kooroora Hotel has always been regarded as the mountain’s favourite watering hole. Nestled in the heart of the village square, fun pub-grub is on offer throughout the day, along with great drinks and a relaxed atmosphere for young and old. Local hardwoods and stone are used throughout the pub, many dating back 50+ years.
The Kooroora Hotel went through a high transformation and update in 2019 - with the Koororra Hotel upstairs and dance floor downstairs, be sure to check it out next time you are up.
Mt Buller Village Square
0407 558 920
Off-Piste Bar, located on the ground floor of the Alpine Retreat Mt Buller at the top of the Chamois Run on Stirling Road, is your nightly stop for apres-ski drinks, Foxtel sport, free pool tables (during happy hour), drinks specials and live entertainment. Featuring an alternating program of bands, DJs and even a kids show, whichever night you choose to join us, you'll find something to help you kick back, relax and while your night away after a hard day on the snow.
Alpine Retreat Mt Buller
03 5777 6500
Buller’s biggest authentic Asian restaurant. Dim sums, rice dishes, noodles, curries and more. Perfect for a meal with the family or a quick bite, Popo kitchen has something sure to delight.
Level 3, Mt Buller Chalet Hotel
03 8383 6960
Kaptans Restaurant at Hotel Pension Grimus is one of Mt Buller's most famous haunts, renowned for its consistent outstanding cuisine, service, and ambience.
A stay at Mt Buller is not complete without having dinner at this well known restaurant. Delicious regional cuisine and Austrian specialties are served in a traditional alpine setting, surrounded by wood carvings and artefacts depicting Mt Buller's history.
Hotel Pension Grimus
03 5777 6396
Ground level of the ABOM, think European alpine vibes. Hearty food, full of goodness to fuel you ready to get back on the skis. Fresh and local ingredients prepared with love, a diverse wine list with a focus on local regional. Table service with quick turn around so we can feed the many visitors to the ABOM.
Lunch and dinner 7 days a week, all-day dining from 10am.
When you’re done, pop down to the Moosehead Blues and Whisky Bar to sample the vast selection of drinks on offer.
Drakes Restaurant @ Duck Inn offers a delicious menu, with a wine list to match. Dishes include sensational 14 hour cooked Moroccan Lamb, Pork Belly, Fillet Steak and others, and of course there is always Duck on the menu!
Open Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays) for dinner with reservations from 5pm to 8pm.
Experience the ambience and hospitality at the Enzian Bar this winter. Call in for your Apres skiing or pre dinner beer, wine, cocktail, gluwein, schnapps or coffee. We have a comprehensive drinks list at great prices for your enjoyment.
Open daily from 5.30pm until late.
Enzian Hotel on Chamois
03 5777 6996
Located on the mid floor of the ABOM, is our new take away offering opening early before the ABOM upstairs opens at 10am.
Grab your morning brew, with some delicious house baked pastries, healthy morning bowls of chia, fruits and yoghurts and some great savoury snacks during the day. Plus, we have a few seats if you need to loosen the boots.
Our coffee is on point, featuring espresso, filter and cold drip coffee, with a great range of teas as well.
Open 7 days a week over the season.
With arguably one of the best ski-in, ski-out locations on the mountain, the Arlberg Bistro and Bar is open for coffee, cake, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Ski in during the day and enjoy the large range we have to offer; with dedicated lunch & dinners menus, all-day snack menu and JD’s pizzeria cooking all day everyday. Enjoy a warm and friendly service while gazing out across the Bourke St ski run.
Open daily from 10am for coffee and cake. Lunch 11.30am-2pm and Dinner 6pm-8.30pm (bookings recommended)
03 5777 6260
This new nightclub is the freshest place to be this winter. The Kooroora has long been the entertainment hub and will have DJs, other parties and special events across the week.
0407 558 920
One of Mt Buller’s most popular restaurants, Enzian is one of the “Places to Go” when visiting the mountain- great for families, a group of friends or an intimate dinner. Cosy, friendly dining at Hotel Enzian located close to the village centre offering outstanding food at a reasonable cost.
Choose from a comprehensive, reasonably priced wine list, to compliment your meal, add in friendly attentive staff to make for a great experience.
Please call to reserve your table on 03 5777 6996.
Enzian Hotel on Chamois
Locally owned and operated Ts High Country Cafe provide delicious speciality coffee, gourmet jaffles, baked potatoes and much more. Located in the heart of the Mt Buller village square, to the left of the main staircase.
An iconic establishment situated in the heart of the Mt Buller village, Pats has become a hot spot known for its fabulous food, great prices and fun atmosphere. Pats is the place to see great snow sports movies on the big screen. Eat in or take-away the great creations from the menu; the pizzas are mouthwatering, the pastas delicious and the steaks are divine.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; 8am - late. Licensed, eat in or take-away
03 5777 6494
The Grimus Grind is a ski-in / ski-out coffee window beside Hotel Pension Grimus
Serving up hot coffee, tasty jaffles, and good vibes; slide past to charge up before hitting the slopes.
Grimus Grind uses Blackboard Coffee Roasters coffee beans, paired beautifully with a selection of snacks, pastries and treats to keep you warm this winter.
03 5777 6396
Our beautiful Airstream Caravans sit on top of the largest set of planks you have seen in a long time.
They are transportable and can be specially located for an event or strategically placed around the mountain. Customers can plonk themselves down for a quick top up with a delicious hot chocolate, a quick espresso, latte or cap, a steaming tea, a chilly beer or a warming gluhwein all served in biodegradable cups. Guests will be lining up for the pastries and selected hot goodies on offer.
Toasted Sandwiches & beers in one, Toasties and coffee in the other. Look...
After a day on the slopes or a relaxing visit to the day spa (date night packages available), enjoy dining in Signature Restaurant. Informal a la carte dining, our team of chefs will delight you to the finest cuisine on Mt Buller.
Set in a modern atmosphere with breathtaking views of Bluff Spur and Mt Stirling, it’s perfect for dining alone, as a couple or a family.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Bookings essential - no walk ins accepted
Breathtaker Hotel & Spa
03 5777 6377
You'll never know who you'll run into here. Enjoy an apres ski schnapps, pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap in this intimate and cosy cocktail bar. If only the photographs on the walls could tell their stories!
03 5777 6396
Nooky's is a stylish a la carte dining room and bar located in the Arlberg Hotel, overlooking Bourke Street with its beautiful views.
Great comfort pub style meals for all the family. We also have pool tables to entertain all the family along with our Sports Bar area for a casual drink.
Wood fire for those chilly days in our Sports Bar.
Open 7 days a week for great meals.
Dinner from 6pm to 8.30pm - bookings recommended
Snow Pony is a contemporary bar and restaurant hiding under the Timbuktu development on Bourke Street ski run.
The interior is a wood store and snow cave, combining contemporary and traditional chalet elements in a moody mix of recycled timbers, log walls, cowhide fire, antler chandeliers and dark marble bar.
The building and bar design is a collaboration between Salter Architects and Hecker Phelan & Guthrie well known for Melbourne restaurants Comme and Longrain.
Owners William and Danielle Walters took over the business in 2012 after previously managing the restaurant in 2009. They have a long history of hospitality and...
03 5777 6010
Made fresh daily, the Arlberg’s JD’s Pizzeria has possibly the best pizza on the mountain, with all the traditional family favourites as well as some alternative pizza that could just become your new favourite! Try our hotel specialty, the Arlberg Special, or add your own toppings to old favourites to make your perfect pizza!! Eat in or take away!
As you arrive to Mt Buller you will find by our Toboggan Park the home of our newly acquired café.
Featuring a range of products, focused on bread and pastry. Wonderpies from Melbourne, delicious coffee, pastries, sandwiches of all sorts, some great snacks for the kids and some fun drinks for the big kids too.
Grab n Go, fast and furious, a great place for some comfort food while you keep an eye on the little ones.
Skating Rink Car Park (next to the Horse Hill toboggan slope)
The Dump Inn is a unique and very popular function room located at the Ski Club of Victoria. The Dump Inn offers function possibilites from parties to sit down dinners. Equipped with a bar, sound system and doors to open through to the Governor's Lounge this is a sort after function room at Mt Buller.
28 Summit Road
(03) 5777 6024
The Villager is the newest bar + casual dining from the Bon Vivant Group. The Villager brings Melbournes iconic cafe and casual dining scene to Buller with lunch 12-3pm and 5pm-9pm for dinner.
Lunch, Draught craft beers and a reserve wine list, cocktails and weekend DJ's.
The menu celebrates the best of Vic regional produce with a modern hearty edge.
03 5777 6167
In a hurry? Got a large gang to feed? Try our cafeteria styled food offering, grab a tray, grab some delicious food and drinks, takeaway, no worries or grab a seat and we will look after you from there. It’s a big busy space that allows for a large crowd to enjoy a well-earned break.
Open 11am till 2.30pm
Come visit The Ski Club of Victoria's Coffee Garage for a great coffee, and more.
03 5777 6024
Located on the ground floor of Breathtaker Hotel & Spa, BT Gourmet Pizzeria offers the best gourmet style pizzas on Mt Buller. Our pizzeria uses only the finest and freshest ingredients.
BT Gourmet Pizzeria is open throughout the season for take-away service.
Open daily 5.00pm – 7.30pm
The Ski Club of Victoria holds a long history and is one of Mt Buller's well known and favourite establishments. A favourite destination with everyone on the mountain The Whitt offers delicious food every day.
We serve a bistro style lunch and full a la carte dining for dinner Monday to Sunday. Happy hour is on every night from 4pm - 6pm and there is weekly local entertainment.
Members receive fantastic discounts on food and beverage. Ask us how you can join today. Dinner bookings are essential.
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