Caroline's of Carisbrook

Food & Drink - Restaurant Carisbrook

Phone: 03 5464 2251

Caroline’s of Carisbrook, purveyors of fine food, confectionary and nostalgia is situated in the towns first grocery store. The restaurant was established in 1978 and is currently owned and operated by Mike and Sally Turton and family. Over the years they have collected a remarkable array of grocery and advertising memorabilia, evoking nostalgic memories for many. Apart from the décor, the main reason for being at Caroline’s has always been the food. It has been described as an excellent, friendly, unpretentious little restaurant. The menu is comprehensive and varied, inventive and well devised for a country restaurant. Caroline’s is ideal for that special occasion. The combination of fine food in a comfortable, relaxing and nostalgic setting is unbeatable.


Caroline’s of Carisbrook is situated in Bucknall Street Carisbrook. The colonial style restaurant has enjoyed a reputation as being a pinnacle for fine dining in the region. It has been described in glowing terms by The Age and reviewed in numerous books on eating out in country restaurants. An old style verandah and a huge hollowed out log, converted into a planter, provide the first inklings of the restaurant’s indefinable charm. The dining area is a picture of old fashioned colonial taste. The walls are covered with colonial style pictures and decorations. Above the fireplace is the head of a huge deer, affectionately known as Oscar by the Turton family. Over the years Michael has added to his collection of taxidermy which is tastefully displayed Caroline’s Confectionary and Gift Shop is open to the public during the week. The lolly shop has a colourful array of sweets and chocolates. The selection is mostly colonial, with boiled lollies, sherbet bombs, gob stoppers, lollypops and other confectionary novelties. The gift shop boasts a wide range of Australiana, soft toys, puppets, educational and wooden toys, fragrant oils, jewelry, plus a range of gems and crystals.

11 Bucknall Street, Carisbrook VIC 3464