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Eat, Share & Learn

A restaurant connecting responsibly with food, community & the environment

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At REAL, we do things differently

Experience a new way of dining. Design-your-own meal where the choice of ingredients is yours!

Perfect for every food preference imaginable and suited to all ages.

At REAL, you are encouraged to be informed about the ingredients you choose. Table cards indicate the environmental prowess of ingredients regarding food miles and packaging. With this information, we encourage you to make informed choices about the meals you create.

We work closely with a range of regional suppliers and The Place of Wonder garden to offer a seasonal, fresh and unique selection of ingredients for you to choose from.

At REAL we celebrate the ingredients that we offer and love sharing this knowledge with our community. Pass on what you learn and apply it widely – let’s work together towards a holistic, community food-related well-being!

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Becoming better ancestors

Located centrally in the south-west Victorian tourist town of Port Campbell, we are a restaurant which puts eating responsibility at the forefront of what we do.

We believe helping you make wise ingredient choices supports you, our community and benefits our environment.

We also practice good ancestry habits by:

  • Growing supplementary ingredients locally at The Place of Wonder garden
  • Promoting producers with similar ideals
  • Minimising waste. We have 9 sorting bins and upcycle or reapply waste wherever possible
  • Upcycling and sharing – see our front tables, courtyard wall and in-house “Borrow bureau”
  • Connecting interested volunteers with community engagement activities
  • Encouraging increased ingredient nutrient density through productive soil recovery by co-ordinating the Grow Vital Soil Challenge
  • Encouraging diversity in all we think and do

We also welcome you to expand your “Food-ucation” with us by attending a food preparation or food growing workshop. We offer these sessions to expand your knowledge – from composting and gardening tips to fermenting and making sourdough, our learning calendar is ever-changing. Become a good ancestor by upskilling in one of our small-group workshops.

Get involved with what we do at REAL