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61 Restaurants in Mornington Peninsula

Restaurants in Mornington Peninsula let you dine in a garden of plenty

Restaurants in Mornington Peninsula offer you a chance to wine and dine in some of Victoria State's most breathtaking countryside. Just an hour south-east of Melbourne city centre, this celebrated beauty spot's long coastline and lush green hinterland are rich in fantastic places to eat. Here it's all about fresh local produce, which grows in abundance thanks to the fertile soil, balmy climate and optimal topography. From cherries, apples, figs and chestnuts to honey, extra virgin olive oil and prized local black truffles, the star chefs of Mornington Peninsula's restaurants make the most of this delicious local fare to serve up seasonally changing menus which keep customers coming back for more. But save some room for dessert, as the region's famed artisanal cheesemakers and chocolatiers are guaranteed to dream up something interesting to round out your meal.

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Geonbae

Frankston
Korean$$$$
5.4/6324
Geonbae

Volpino

Mount Martha
Italian$$$$
5.4/698
Volpino

Beletti Restaurant Cafe Bar

Dandenong
Italian$$$$
5.5/695
Beletti Restaurant Cafe Bar
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Cranbourne
Australian
4.5/659
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Indian Mahal - Dromana

Dromana
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5.6/617
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Mornington Masala

Mornington
Indian$$$$
6.0/62
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Paesano Italian Restaurant - Hampton Park

Hampton Park
Italian$$$$
5.0/67
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Freddie's Kitchen

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Italian$$$$
5.0/63
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Mahan Indian Restaurant

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6.0/61
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Xing Restaurant

Mentone
Chinese$$$$
6.0/61
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Inti Gourmet

Bonbeach
Peruvian
5.2/65
Inti Gourmet

Somjai Thai Kitchen

Frankston
Thai$$$$
5.0/65
Somjai Thai Kitchen

Aashirwad Tandoori Indian Restaurant

Beaumaris
Indian
4.4/69
Aashirwad Tandoori Indian Restaurant

Southside Social

Frankston
Australian$$$$
4.0/62
Southside Social

Chandi Chowk Chaat Corner and Dhaba

Dandenong
Indian$$$$
4.0/612
Chandi Chowk Chaat Corner and Dhaba

Tandoor Ville

Beaconsfield
Indian
4.0/61
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King Yuen Chinese Restaurant

Mentone
Chinese$$$$
King Yuen Chinese Restaurant

Golden Thai

Cheltenham
Thai$$$$
Golden Thai

Indian Mahal - Baxter

Baxter
Indian
5.1/610
Indian Mahal - Baxter

Frankston Waterfront

Frankston
Australian$$$$
4.7/668
Frankston Waterfront
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    Try Mornington Peninsula's seafood restaurants

    You're never far from the sea on the Mornington Peninsula, lapped as it is by the waters of Port Phillip Bay on one side and Western Port Bay on the other. Coastal villages like the picturesque cliff-top settlement of Flinders are the perfect places to tuck into some succulent catch of the day. Dotted along the sandy beaches and quiet coves of Mornington Peninsula are many restaurants serving outstanding seafood. There's nothing like working up an appetite with a walk along the shore, then sitting down to a plate of fiery oysters Kilpatrick, a popular Aussie dish that comes with a kick of Worcestershire sauce and a topping of grilled bacon. After that, you might like to hook yourself some pan-seared John Dory, a fillet of sea needle garnished with herbs or a chunky flat head tail served in beer batter with handmade chips. Or if your taste runs to pasta, Mornington Peninsula restaurants are usually good for a lip-smacking seafood linguine.
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    Inland Mornington Peninsula restaurants

    Many of the top restaurants in the Mornington Peninsula are blessed with beautiful settings, allowing you to sight-see while you enjoy some tasty local dishes. They're frequently located in heritage properties and estates which are tourist attractions in their own right. Other restaurants use produce grown in their own kitchen gardens, which create an attractively green, leafy backdrop for meals al fresco. Decor and interiors range from nineteenth century period styles to chic modern designs with rammed earth walls, huge picture windows and timber decks. A particular nexus for gourmet restaurants in Mornington Peninsula is the small, scenic market town of Red Hill in the centre of wine-growing country. Here you can choose between traditional European menus and contemporary Australian cuisine, and try local game such as barbecued quail and roast duck as well as more niche Aussie dishes like wallaby rump.
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    Good food and great wine go together in Mornington Peninsula restaurants

    As well as being a gastronomic centre and an area of outstanding natural beauty, the region is also famous for its wines, especially its heady Pinot Noir and crisp, refreshing Chardonnay. It's home to over 170 vineyards, not to mention numerous breweries and distilleries. A large number of restaurants in Mornington Peninsula are situated in prestigious wineries where you can look out over tranquil vineyards and sample delicious vintages along with your meal. In many instances you can opt between elegant gourmet dining and intimate “cellar door” eateries where customers can indulge their love of all varieties of wine while nibbling on tasty tapas-style snacks to their heart's content.