Murray River Salt™ explores all things local and the fantastic dining experiences available in the region

Murray River Salt™ began their involvement with the local gourmet food industry in 2002 when the first “Salt Slow Food Dinner” was held at the Mourquong Salt Mitigation site. The Slow Food Movement in conjunction with Stefano De Pieri & James Broadway hosted this exciting event on the salt beds. The event was a huge success bringing some of the true food enthusiasts, journalists and photographers from both Sydney and Melbourne. For many of the people it was their first visit to this region, and in general most felt that this was unlike anything they had ever experienced.
Murray River Salt™ then followed on with the launch of the now iconic “Pink Flake Salt” and now proudly see their salt being sold widely in Australia and overseas. Subsequent “Salt Dinners” have all been successful as miraculously the weather was perfect and the many visitors from away and in particular the city were blown away by the setting and the spectacular sunsets that occurred. Future “Salt Dinners” are being planned as always dependent upon the weather.
It is so rewarding to see many of the local chefs, eateries and tourist outlets not only using and selling our product but actually designing recipes and signature dishes based around the salt.
Murray River Salt™ have been attending the major Food & Wines Shows for the past ten years and have come to realize that many of the city folk know very little about this region but are eager to learn more. Our team endeavors to promote the fact that this region is a “Food Bowl” based on the edge of the Outback and capable of offering some of the best restaurant meals due to the diverse range of seasonal produce grown and available throughout the year.
The following compilation is an attempt to thank and highlight the many local chefs, quality restaurants, cafes and tourist style eateries that have supported our product. We in turn would like to make visitors aware that there are many foodie opportunities on offer in the Mildura Region that are well worth seeking out.

The Black Stump

The Black Stump is set in one of Mildura’s oldest and most iconic venues, The Settlers Club. Chef Jim McDougall was born and raised in Mildura, where he developed a passion for cooking and local produce. Jim began his culinary training at SuniTAFE, where he was named the inaugural winner of the Chefs of the Future competition and Apprentice of the Year. He completed his apprenticeship under Stefano de Peri at the Grand Hotel restaurant group.......


Blk. Mlk is Mildura's first specialty coffee institution. You will find this little gem just around the corner from Mildura’s Langtree Avenue. Not only are they serving high quality coffee but their creative fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch menu will delight your tastebuds.......

Brass Monkey

A few short minutes from Mildura’s central hub we have a restaurant that is a little different from the rest. Using as many local ingredients as possible the ‘Brass Monkey’ cuisine offers inspiration from South East Asia’s food hawker culture, America’s food trucks of L.A.......

Discover Mildura Tours

Discover Mildura is operated by husband and wife team Phill and Alison Stone and with the combined tally of more than 220 years of continual family farming history in the region they have a strong connection to the land and consider themselves “locals”.......

Mildura Hamper Company

Looking for that perfect gift? Mildura Hamper Company brings together the best seasonal produce in the Sunraysia region, including our very own Murray River Salt.......

Nash Lane Coffee Co

Nash Lane Coffee Co is a specialty café roaster which you can smell the amazing coffee aroma the minute you set foot inside. They have some of the finest coffee on offer in Mildura which is only a short stroll from Mildura’s CBD. This place has a friendly hipster vibe and their menu is healthy and packed full of flavour.......

The Province

Matt DeAngelo is the new Mildura chef sensation. Matt DeAngelo and his partner present outstanding Italian food that must not be missed. The Province is fast making a name for itself as one of Mildura’s top dining destinations.......

Stefano’s Restaurant

Stefano’s Restaurant is the iconic and well renowned go to restaurant in Mildura. Murray River Salt have attended food shows throughout Australia and the familiar comment from people is that they have either been to Stefano’s or planning to visit.......

Stefano’s Café (Deakin 27)

Start your morning at this popular and widely recognised venue which boasts Mildura’s best coffee, sit al fresco under the vines for breakfast or take in the latest art exhibition while enjoying lunch and a glass of wine. The breakfast menu changes regularly depending upon what seasonal produce is available.......

The Spanish Grill

Mildura’s one and only dedicated wood fired grill and steakhouse. If it is premium steak you are craving this is your spot! The Spanish Grill is all about fire and flavour.......

Trentham Estate

Trentham Estate is one of the most beautifully situated restaurants in the region. Visitors can either drive there or enjoy arriving by houseboat (mooring sites are available). The restaurant offers Murray River views from both an inside and outside dining area.......

Varapodio Estate

Just 5 minutes from the CBD of Mildura, Varapodio Estate is a family owned and operated Olive Grove. The estate is just over the Murray River, in the hamlet of Buronga and situated 800 metres from the roundabout heading towards Gol Gol. The Cellar Door- Cafe was built on the farm in 2009, after operating for a couple of years from a temporary site in their garage.......

The Wooden Door

This delightful eatery is a must visit location for both visitors and locals to sample their recently recognized breakfast specialty – “Smashed Avocado”. If you miss breakfast you can choose to try out the creative luncheon menu that can be eaten in either of their trendy indoor/outdoor section.......

Mr + Co Winebar

Mr + Co Winebar is a perfect stop for drinks, lunch or dinner offering a range of classic or modern fusion of food. Right in the hub of town you cannot miss the fabulous Pink Door Entrance. Not only are the drinks and menu first class.......

Artback Gallery and Café

"Artback gives people the opportunity to indulge fully in the art side of their character or to simply enjoy the ambience the art brings to the café." The 1882 building houses a creative and adaptable space for exhibitions and functions.......


Murray River Salt™ acknowledges the local stores who currently stock their product.

Mildura Visitor Information Centre

The Nichol’s Point Store

Ruby’s Cargo in Wentworth

Healthy Life Mildura Centro

Mallee Food Distributors

Mallee Meats

Mildura Airport

Mildura Hamper Company

Oak Valley Estate

Orange World

River Gardens Holiday Park

Stefano’s Café

Sunraysia Cellar Door

Sunraysia Produce

Trentham Estate

Varapodio Estate

Ritchie’s IGA, Deakin Avenue, Mildura

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