The moment you enter Jimmi Jamz, you will feel like you’ve entered a giant pizza oven. Its bare brick walls and wood tables create a warmth despite how big the place is. Speaking of pizza, they make one of the tastiest pizza’s around, and like everything else on the menu, it’s very affordable. With a spacious garden area that includes a wooden playhouse, slide, and chalk board to entertain the children, Jimmi Jamz is a great place for all the family.
Jimmi Jamz, 130-132 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9531 4130
The giant lampshades hanging from the ceiling, worn tables, and terracotta walls create a vintage cabaret, or classy gentleman’s club feel. And with the pool table in the back, art hanging from every wall, and the live music playing most nights, Elwood Lounge is a great place to go to be entertained. It has a cozy outside area to the back, and food offers all through the week for a satisfying but cheap dining experience.
Elwood Lounge, 49/51 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9525 6788
On the busy street of Ormond Road, Zanini is a calm oasis. Tranquil instrumental music floats through the horizontal open window, drawing your gaze to the interior. Once inside you’ll find simple, artistic and vintage decor, with plenty of choice. Serving wood-fired pizzas and homestyle pasta dishes, you’ll get an authentic Italian taste, and if that isn’t enough, they even have gelato to end your meal in true Italian style.
Zanini, 106 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9531 9733
The Foxes Den is ideal for quick stops and take-away. It is known for its tasty free range chicken, and other honest healthy salads, soups, curries, and sweet treats. If you’re a deli diner and love to see your food before you order, Foxes Den is your dream. All foods are displayed in clean, glass cabinets, which helps assist in your decisions, and makes for quick service, and very reasonable pricing.
Foxes Den, 107 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9531 3335
The menu is small here but there are separate breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices and plenty of specials, making it easier for people who struggle with making a decision. The Joinery staff are very helpful and chatty, they’re also quite flexible on their ingredients. There are cute little details in the decor like: hanging baskets, loose dangling lightbulbs, plants in boxes on the walls, and a singer sewing machine table. There are also gorgeous window seats at either side of the door, and the exposed brickwork makes you feel like you’re eating in an old farm cottage kitchen.
The Joinery, 5 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9531 5279
The Dining Haul has a contemporary, spacious design, and one of its greatest features, is a long sharing table in the middle of the room, making for a fun communal dining experience for those social butterflies, or lonely wanderers. It has an extensive menu, from salads to seafood, and a very popular selection of tapas dishes, making it suitable for a lot of different tastes. This place has a lengthy and regular happy hour, and is open everyday except Mondays.
Dining Haul, 86-88 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9531 9771
If you’re a fan of burgers, look no further, you have found your food heaven. Saintly has a burger for everyone’s tastes: lamb, steak, bacon, chicken, and veggie. With such a wide range of ingredients, you have the freedom to make up your own too. Not only is there something for everyone, but everyone can afford it, perhaps even seconds if you want, although the burgers are huge, so it’s very unlikely you will.
Saintly, 81 Ormond Rd, Elwood VIC +61 3 9525 7995
Where else in Elwood can you eat with such beautiful ocean views? This picturesque place, both inside and outside is the perfect place to impress. When you’re seated inside, or out, you feel like you’re dining in the middle of the beach. Sails On The Bay is also a prime location for private dining, corporate events, weddings, and parties. It has a prestigious menu from beef, chicken, and local seafood platters, with a wide selection of beverages, including Australian wines.
Sails On The Bay, 15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood VIC +61 3 9525 6644