Ideally set in the "Germantown Park" adjacent to the Submarine is the Submarine Cafe. Just as the owners Warren and Helen Thompson had built a unique reputation, for quality food and service on the Hume Highway, their Submarine Café in Holbrook was destroyed by fire in May 2003. The loss was not only felt by locals, but also by the multiple tourists and bus companies.
The new Submarine Café was rebuilt and is now open for business. Being situated midway between Melbourne and Sydney is the ideal; the unique new modern building with seating for over 100 people offers exceptional quality food and service.
With a quality indoor dining area, covered deck or under the sail, there is the comfort for all your needs. The coach driver is also welcome to rest in the comfort of leather in our Commanders lounge
Being adjacent to the 92 metre HMAS Otway Submarine, with ample coach parking it is the ideal spot for Coaches to ensure their customers are given the best whilst having a rest.
Coaches and tourist operators are invited to enquire about our Coach Packages that are on offer.
* Quality Coffee
* Gourmet Fresh Foods
* Extensive Range of Delicious Cakes
* Homemade Biscuits
* Alfresco Dining on the Deck
* Clean Customer Amenities
2009 - Restaurant & Catering NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence
2010 - Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence
2011 - Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2011 – Southern NSW - Breakfast Restaurant Finalist
2011 - Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2011 – Sydney Metropolitan & Surrounds - Café Restaurant Finalist
We invite you to enjoy the comfort of the "Captains Lounge". This area has been designed for the comfort of our guests who want a place to meet, relax or just enjoy some luxury and scenery of the amazing HMSA Otway Submarine.
The Captain's Lounge honors Captain Holbrook. Holbrook was born 9 July 1888 in Southsea, Hampshire. He was educated privately and at Portsmouth Grammar School. In 1903, he enrolled in the officer training establishment Britannia Royal Naval College and was appointed midshipman on 9 January 1905. He joined the submarine depot ship HMS Bonaventure on 4 April 1911, served in submarines F3, V4 and E41 before taking command of B11 on 30 December 1913
Resolving the problem of moving the submarine inland, the structure was cut into sections and transported by semi-trailer down the Hume Highway. It was reconstructed at Holbrook with the assistance of a team of unemployed trainees during the New Work Opportunities Program co-ordinated by Billabong Skill Share and Holbrook Shire Council.