East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.


Paynesville Restaurant and Cafe

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Established October 2017, Sardine Eatery and Bar is situated on McMillan strait, overlooking Raymond Island.


Established October 2017, Sardine Dining overlooks Raymond Island in Paynesville.

The ever-changing, seafood driven menu by award-winning chef, Mark Briggs compliments the beverage list of local and international wines and beers.

Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday and late lunch on Friday/Saturday. Reservations are essential via the Sardine website.

Sardine dining also offers a private dining room for groups of 9-18 guests and has a wine bar area for a relaxed dining experience or a glass of wine.

Sardine Eatery and Bar was awarded One Hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2019 and 2020, 2022 and 2023 and Mark Briggs is the recipient of The Age Young Chef of the Year 2013.

Map & Directions

69 Esplanade, Paynesville 3880