Here are our recommendations for fine dining on the Mornington Peninsula when you are looking for something special. It is no secret we are spoilt with having some of the best fine dining in our region.

Doot Doot Doot

Willow Creek Vineyard 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926

Executive Chef, Simon Tarlington, merges classic techniques with kitchen curiosity, creating playful dishes that pay homage to hero ingredients. In a nod to Jackalope's design, Tarlington seamlessly combines contemporary with country - his trademark farm-to-table style underpins produce-worshipping dishes that find flavour in the unexpected.

Doot Doot Doot's tasting menu is staged in several parts with a la carte options for entree, main and dessert, served with a supporting cast of playful snacks and sides. It is a creative culinary journey, where a respect for the feast is served with disrespect for the familiar.

4-course Tasting Menu $130

Food Menu

Tedesca Osteria

1175 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

Tedesca Osteria is a fixed menu dining experience based on our own biodynamic farm produce with a kitchen built around a wood fired oven & grill. Brigitte goes to great lengths to source our fish and meat from the most ethical and dedicated providers in Australia.

A typical menu might consist of antipasto, hand made pasta, a seafood course, a meat course and dessert, but this will change with the seasons. Bottomless filtered rainwater from the farm and Vietnamese coffee from our Mocca Master are included.

The price per head is $165

Ten Minutes by Tractor

1333 Mornington Flinders Road Main Ridge, Victoria 3928 Australia

Our passion is to deliver memorable dining experiences that celebrate great wine and great food. Since we first opened our restaurant doors in 2006, our goal has been to try to bring together all the elements necessary to create a memorable experience for our guests. A celebration of the incredible produce from the Mornington Peninsula, the knowledge, skill and attentive service of our chefs, waiting staff and sommeliers, a wine list that provides endless opportunities for discovery, that has been judged Australia’s best, the relaxed ambience and views over our vineyard and the rolling hills of Main Ridge.

The menu evolves and changes with the seasons and draws on Hayden’s experience working in some of the best restaurants in the world, including; The Fat Duck and the Ledbury in the UK and Dinner by Heston, Vue de monde and Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne. Hayden believes in focusing on sustainable food that is considerate to our environment, where ingredients are sourced, how it has been grown or farmed, and when and how it is harvested all come together to form a story that he is very passionate about.

Laura

Point Leo Estate, 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road Merricks VIC 3916

Welcome to Laura, Pt. Leo Estate's most refined expression of dining.

Named after the 7-metre- tall, cast iron sculpture Laura by Jaume Plensa that looks into the dining space. Laura offers guests an unhurried dining experience that elevates the simple luxuries of time, space, comfort and attention. We focus on the very best ingredients. Each dish and our selection of wines are carefully considered, ensuring your visit is as authentic and beautiful as our surrounds.

Laura offers a choice of either a 4-course or 8-course degustation menu during the week.

An 8-course menu is offered on weekends and public holidays.

DEGUSTATION MENU

Audrey's

The Continental Sorrento 1-21 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento, Victoria, 3943

An homage to the grandmother who instilled his passion for cooking, Scott Pickett’s Audrey’s brings an elevated and authentic dining experience to the Peninsula. Expect to revel in old-world elegance, taste the flavours of the nearby sea and enjoy views over stunning Sorrento.

Our dining room offers a seasonal tasting menu featuring an inspired selection of delectable dishes with a focus on ingredients from the ocean, along with a 3-course choice menu on selected weekdays.

Cape

RACV Cape Schanck Trent Jones Drive (via, Boneo Rd, Cape Schanck VIC 3939

Experience an elevated culinary journey at Cape.

Step into an earthy yet elegant fine dining on the Mornington Peninsula space where bar seating offers front row seats to a lively open kitchen and booths provide a cosy spot for an intimate dinner under moody lighting.

Head Chef Jordan Clavaron has created a menu that tips its hat to European traditions while echoing the spirit of the Mornington Peninsula. Classic French techniques merge with modern minimalism to create a menu of contemporary classics that champion high-quality ingredients sourced from passionate local growers and producers.

A multicourse set menu reveals eight memorable dishes crafted with creative flair. Local wines can be matched to each course to takes the experience to the next level. For the ultimate indulgence, an optional cheese and caviar course can be added to complete the meal. Handmade chocolates created on site are presented to diners as a personal parting gift to take home and enjoy.

Capturing the best food and wine of the region and presenting it to diners in a refined yet relaxed way makes Cape a must-book restaurant when visiting the Mornington Peninsula.

Moke, Flinders

60 Cook St, Flinders VIC 3929, Australia

MOKE is a premier and authentic taste of the Mornington Peninsula. Since opening in December 2019, our mission has been to provide high-quality food for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience. 

The Moke team have created a relaxed bespoke environment where groups of people gather to experience the Mornington Peninsula's culinary expression, featuring local growers, small producers. We capture the seasons and deliver our unique guest's menus presented and executed with a restrained sensory-driven approach. Our sharing plates are for you to relax and enjoy great company.

Moke is the first solo venture of Michael Cole, Head Chef. It is the culmination of a career spent roaming the globe to hone his culinary creativity. An evolution from time spent in some of the best kitchens in the world. Michael crafts a dining experience like no other.

If you have any recommendations for great fine dining on the Mornington Peninsula let us know.  We always make time for research!

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