WELCOME TO the lost cowe, phillip island.

Winner "Tapas Bar of The Year" Victoria 2023



The lost Folk-tale

A slice of Melbourne, meets the shores of Cowes, with a twist!

The warmly welcoming atmosphere,  neon lit, striking venue would not look out of place in trendy districts of Chapel Street or St Kilda.

Situated along the famous Esplanade in Cowes, we offer uninterrupted views of Western Port Bay and beyond.

The Lost Cowe menu introduces a host of unique and wonderfully created dishes, all created fresh in-house daily and served with flair.

We aim to provide a casual, upbeat and ambient spot on shores of the island, for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for light snack and cheeky wine or you’re washing down a Saturday night share-menu along with something from our exciting cocktail and wine list, we’ll take care of you. 

The Lost Cowe, Phillip Island plays host to a range of fabulous events throughout the year, so why not check out the events section to see what’s coming up?

Lisa-Anne P. Local

What a treat! loved every moment, we tried several dishes and every morsel that passed our lips was devine, bursting with flavour. The service was fabulous too. Bright friendly staff that complimented the whole experience. I can't wait to go back.

Amanda H. Tourist

What a great dining experience we had! The food was delicious, the atmosphere just lovely (and the velvet chairs!!!!!). The staff were friendly and attentive, and did l mention how good the food was????!!!!!

Jennifer C. Local

Highly recommend The Lost Cowe. Food was amazing and great quality. Cocktails were on point. Staff were super friendly and happy to answer any questions and the location/views just topped the experience off. Will definitely be going back ✌️😊

Sue V. Tour

We loved everything about it . The food was delicious . Friendly helpful staff , great atmosphere ! We will definitely be back !

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    OUR offering

    Simple yet delicious

    Created fresh, in-house, with love, to share!

    chef recommends

    Baked Camembert

    Baked Camembert with Honey and Pistachios

    Pan Fried King Prawns (GF)

    Pan-fried King Prawns with Ginger and Shallots

    Sautéed Greens (V)(GF)

    Mixed Seasonal Greens in Garlic Butter

    Chicken Tenderloins (3)

    Balinese Style Chicken Tenderloins on an Asian Slaw, Nuoc Cham & a Creamy Coconut Peanut Satay Sauce

    bartender RECOMMENDS

    Passionfruit Fizz

    Australian White Rum, Passionfruit Juice, Lime Juice, Topped with Soda Water

    Pale Ale (Schooner)

    Stomping Ground

    Chambord Spritz

    Chambord, Prosecco and Topped with Soda

    Sparkling Wine

    Mt Yengo

    Reserve a table

    Reservations for dining (lunch or dinner) can be made online for two to sixteen guests with reservations available 3 months prior to the dining date. Please note, we do not take bookings via social media or the phone.

    For larger parties, we highly recommend you reach out to our team @ reservations@thelostcowe.com.au to arrange a space.