A long-term love affair with Santorini, and a passion for Greek food, has brought a new culinary vibe to the Mornington Peninsula. Across the road from the McCrae lighthouse (at what was The Pavilion), Alatonero is giving diners the opportunity to enjoy well known and much loved Greek delicacies. With an impressive resume in the food world, and with energy and drive to burn, Jacqui Poulier found the perfect location for her new venture, where she has brought to life her love of food, cooking, people and stories. The restaurant is light, bright, open and airy with a fresh sea breeze that drifts through the open plan dining area.
Set on the site of Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope is a contemporary, cutting edge hotel that is already an award winner (Gourmet Traveller recently named Jackalope as Hotel of the Year, New Hotel of the Year and Regional Hotel of the Year). Not a bad achievement considering the property only opened its doors in April this year.
Have you ever been to a restaurant where every single pasta on the menu is ridiculously good? Del Posto 2409 is the kind of place that sweats on every detail - it manages to bring a refined dining experience in a modern yet graceful way - without being over the top or try hard.
Michael Telera is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s next generation of winemakers – a standout some would say. He has managed to create an experience with his wines that resonates with purists and wine lovers alike.
There’s a wonderland in Langwarrin (just outside Frankston) that’s larger than life - with over 100 sculptures, 16 hectares of native bushland and landscaped gardens, art gallery and licensed café and to top it off… it’s free.
If you’re wondering where we go to enjoy some of the finest food, artistic sculptures and uninterrupted views on the Mornington Peninsula it’s Pt. Leo Estate. With three dining choices including Laura (a more refined dining experience offering a set menu that tells a local seasonal harvest story), Pt. Leo Restaurant (a modern restaurant with a large wood fired oven that is the heart of its food offering) and the Wine Terrace (the simple things like a glass of wine and charcuterie plate is all that matters).
It’s a good thing the name reminds you where you are because once you settle in at Lindenderry at Red Hill you may well lose yourself in this picturesque, European-style luxury estate.
A significant amount of foodie lust is generated when the words Pier Street Kitchen are mentioned - a perfect neighbourhood establishment, full of friendly people and good vibes.
Come here and you’ll feel like you’ve won the trifecta every time as the vision of St Andrews Beach Brewery is simple - focus on making great beer, serve delicious food & provide visitors to the Pen with an experience to remember.
If you’re searching for the archetypal, relaxed, Australian beach suburb café then the re-emergence of South Beach Project, opposite Mount Martha South Beach is a stand out. With first-rate food, top-notch coffee and thoughtful service, it’s no wonder this café has made a big splash with many locals’ ecstatic that breakfast and lunch for this iconic spot is back on the radar.
They say you shouldn’t take work home with you, but there’s something to savour in a place of business with an authentic sense of homeliness. And you guessed it; the business of Johnny Ripe is food – good quality food!
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a stylish contemporary holiday base located in the heart of the southern Peninsula. From here you can enjoy some of the best experiences the region offers including Peninsula Hot Springs, wineries, miles of coastal escapades, quaint townships or if you’re more inclined to ‘bunk in’ beautifully appointed rooms, two outstanding golf courses, landscaped gardens, an in-house spa, gymnasium and outdoor pool.