Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain Dining Guide

New eateries and some old favourites.  Where to eat around Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain this winter 2024.

Words and photos Mandy Lamont

35/2 Lawlers Ct, Mt Hotham
Open 7 nights in winter

From the owners of Sir Loins in Bright, sister venu Loins is open this winter at Mt Hotham. Located in what was formally Last Run Bar at Lawlers apartments, behind the medical centre at the end of the corral day car park.  Serving up amazing steaks and sides that Sir Loins is famous for.  Open 7 nights.  See menu here  book a table here

The Drop
35/2 Lawlers Ct, Mt Hotham
Open from 8am – 2pm

The Drop by day, Loins by night. Open daily 8 am – 2 pm for coffee, toasties, muffins, sausage rolls, spinach and ricotta triangles, banana bread, pumpkin cake and more.  Don’t forget to order your freshly baked Gutsy Sourdough bread, delivered weekly.  Located in what was the Last Run bar at the end of the day car park

1 Great Alpine Rd, Mount Hotham
Open daily from 8 am

Zirky’s cafe is open this winter for coffee and pastries from Harrietville Bakery.  Toasties and sandwiches.  Daily from 8 am.

Steph Graham is back for her second winter as Head Chef at Zirky’s.  Former head chef at Donovan’s, she started her own business this past summer, Chefanies, cooking convenient meals for families in South East Melbourne.  Bringing back a lot of favourites from last year, hearty winter meals like ragus and braises.  More of an intimate dining experience with table service in the Bistro this year, and a separte lunch and dinner menu with rotating daily specials with seasonal ingredients. Check out the lunch menu here and dinner menu here. I highly recommend the lamb ragu!  


Namara @ DP
191 Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain
Open 7 days 3pm – 10pm

Re-creating a cozy, unpretentious, Japanese Izakaya in the heart of Dinner Plain.  Warm up with Ramen & Curry Rice, paired with some great Japanese sakes, beers and spirts as well as all your favourite Japanese appetisers and snacks.  Bringing a little piece of Japan to Dinner Plain.

Big Muster Distilling Co.
5 Cattle Pen Drive, Dinner Plain
Open daily 4pm – 11pm

Serving food from 5.30 and apple pie moonshine distilled on site. Burgers and pizzas with local smoked meats from Tawonga South Butchery.

Dinner Plain Hotel
At the big round-about, Dinner Plain
Open daily 12 pm – late

Good pub grub and good times.  Under new management.  DP Hotel caters for your casual diner, looking for a belly filling delicious post shred meal, and a couple cheeky beers in the late evening. Dart boards, a pool table, a roaring fire and a great selection of drinks, we’re sure you won’t regret popping in 🙂  Check out the menu here Book a table here (minimum 6 guests) Order takeaway here

Miss Mary’s
Downstairs at Hotham Central
Open daily 11.30 am – late

Miss Mary’s located downstairs at Hotham Central is a busy intimate space offering walk-ins for lunch. Bookings recommended for dinner. Providing signature cocktails and Asian fusion share or not share eating that is a must try this season. Bringing people together in a shared space, providing intimate nooks. With three taps, a craft fridge and signature cocktails.  Fall in love with Miss Mary’s. Check out the menu and book a table here

Chill Bar and Cafe
Hotham Central, 1 Alpine Road, Hotham Heights
Open daily 7.30 am – 8 pm

Offering a range of breakfast options, ciabattas, focaccias, sandwiches, wraps, pies & sausage rolls, hot hearty soups, smoothies, meals and loads more. Eat in or grab and go. Plenty of sweet treats, and warming beverages.  Great coffee, herbal teas and hot chocolates.

Big D Ski Centre, Hotham Heights
Open daily 8 am – 4 pm and night skiing hours.

Frankie’s burger bar and entertainery is open 7 days a week until the closure of Big D Ski lift.  With breakfast, lunch (and dinner when night skiing is on.) Have fun in the arcade room or book in for the silent disco designed for kids 17 and under.  Fully licensed.  Check out the menu here.

The General
1 Great Alpine Road, Hotham Heights
Open daily 8 am – late for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 9 pm.

Honest fresh meals minus the fluff.  DJ or live music most nights. Check out the menu here book a table here

Jack Frost
110 Great Alpine Road, Hotham Heights
Open daily 4 pm – late.

Great cocktails and live music.  Check out a sample menu here book a table here

Hotel High Plains
25 Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain
Open daily 12 pm – late.

Great cocktails and live music.  Check out the menu here book a table here order take-away here.

Alpine Nature Experience
Eco Village
Bookings essential

Snowshoe to an eco village and indulge in cheesey gooey fondue.  Stay overnight in an igloo and wake to a mountain sunrise, without leaving your bed.

The Bird
26 Great Alpine Way, Mt Hotham
Open daily for coffee, food and apres

Open from 8 am for coffee, breakies and pastries.  World class views, apres entertainment.  Great coffee, food and craft beer.  Conveniently located just metres from the Summit Chair. 15% off for Epic Pass holders.

Check out the dining guide here

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