SHOP 1/84 Mount Eliza Way,
When an experienced Head Chef teams up with his talented designer wife and a warm and hospitable front of house professional, the result is Adhoc – the newest addition to the Mt Eliza community. That chef is Deon Jansen, who has travelled the world mastering his craft and who until recently was Head Chef at Stillwater at Crittenden.
He joined forces with James Laudrum who has worked in some of London’s most prestigious hotels as well as some of the Mornington Peninsula’s leading wineries. Together with Deon’s wife Kate Jansen of Wowhaus they designed Adhoc and created what is proving to be one of the area’s most avant and popular dining establishments. Adhoc offers a quality restaurant experience in a relaxed dining environment – nothing contrived. The family friendly atmosphere is evident upon arrival. Carefully designed to allow privacy for intimate dinners and with communal tables for larger gatherings, couples sit alongside parents with children in a harmonious and relaxed space.
It’s light, bright and welcoming, yet stylish and sophisticated, so you can enjoy a casual coffee and cake, or celebrate a special occasion. The staff are excellent, offering table service with an efficient but warm attention to detail. Adhoc’s menu is exciting and tempting, full of fresh local produce and interesting ingredients. Deon’s vision of combining casual dining with innovative food is evident. The breakfast and brunch menu offers favourite fare with an Adhoc twist. The daily menu features tapas style small plates or large plates, ideal for sharing or for those who like a main meal all to themselves. The sides and desserts are equally mouth-watering and the wine list showcases local wines and beers. While the menu will carry the staple favourites, Head Chef and partner Deon is always playing with the food offering, changing some dishes each week based on what is fresh and available in the local market. It’s exciting stuff for the area, with regular clients being surprised with delicious new fare that reflects the season. There are daily specials as well with two local wines, keeping the offering fresh every day.