It is no secret that we are totally spoilt for choice on the Peninsula for fantastic cafes, wonderful restaurants, and stunning cellar doors. Local businesses have really stepped up to recent challenges and we have been blown away with the innovation that has taken place to not only help businesses survive, but to also carry on serving their loyal customers when it is most needed. As we open back up for business this week, we thought it would be great to put together a list of our favourite eateries and watering holes for your next visit. This list will continue to grow…we would love to hear if you have any particular favourites!


Hidden Kitchen Tootgarook

77a Mathis Avenue, Tootgarook

The Hidden Kitchen has plenty of undercover seating outside, both in the courtyard & under the veranda at the front, and have gas heaters should the need arise!

They have also filled their fridge full of ready meals, for you to grab and go and heat at home – pizza, casseroles, roast meats & vegetables, pasta, lasagne, soups. Saving you cooking and saving you a trip to the supermarket!


Pier Street Kitchen Dromana

19 Pier Street, Dromana

Pier Street Kitchen is the home of the Peninsula’s best Shakshouka, amongst many other details. They are now opening their doors again for full service and can sit up to 20 people. Please book a table if you would like to dine in.


Merricks General Winestore

3460 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks

We are thrilled to have recommence dining in, for breakfast & lunch, 7 days a week.

All safe Covid operating procedures continue to be in place.

We are taking phone bookings only at this stage & will recommence online bookings when we can.

Our Verandah coffee window (nestled beneath the vines) is now open at 7am every morning.


Store 360 St Andrews Beach

360 Dundas Street, Rye

Always a favourite place to stop off if you are down in St Andrews. This cafe/bakery offers fresh bread and pastries daily, awesome coffee, local produce, homewares and more. Follow them on Instagram for their latest offerings @store360_rye.


Hunter Cafe St Andrews Beach

364 Dundas St, Rye VIC 3941

Open for takeaways and fabulous coffee. Our favourite vegan cafe just a few doors down from Store 360 on Dundas Road at St Andrews.


St Ernest McCrae

2827 Point Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie VIC 3942

Recommended by one of our property owners restaurant Saint Ernest in Blairgowrie is offering a home delivery service, as well as opening on weekends for meals now. ‘Great food and lovely service’.


Johnny Ripe

284 Main Creek Rd, Main Ridge VIC 3928

Famous hand-baked apple pies and stunning cronuts sums up Johnny Ripe. Visit us on the Mornington Peninsula to experience our full range of delicious sweet treats. Now available at three locations on the Peninsula.


Red Hill Bakery

Frankston Flinders Rd, Balnarring

The Red Hill Bakery at Balnarring is renowned for its expansive range of in-house made and authentic artisan bread, delicious gourmet pies and cakes. Chef prepared take home meals also await and include lasagne, quiches, family pies , bolognaise and weekly specials. In the fridges you will find a range of local gourmet cheeses and antipasto platter essentials.. You can experience the Red Hill Baker in the comfort of your home, with local home delivery available.



Red Hill Cheese

81 William Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

Red Hill Cheese is a family run artisan cheese company that produces small batches of cheese and gourmet produce from our bush property and cellar door in Red Hill.

dog friendly cafes & restaurants

Miss Drew's Dog Cafe

14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb

Somewhere to take your special friend for a puppacchino. Freshly made dog cakes and cookies.

Peninsula Pantry

Peninsula Pantry Rye

Rye 43A Wondaree St, Rye

At Peninsula Pantry (Est. 2007) they pride themselves on making everything from scratch on our premises. From our delicious cakes, our hand-rolled pastry includes our pies and pastries, to the patties, take-home meals, and our healthy hearty salads. Whether you are after breakfast, lunch, a coffee & pastry or cake, some take-home meals or a Birthday cake and some catering for your next occasion we have you covered.


Sticksenbones Sorrento

99 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento


Pier Providore Flinders

38 Cook Street, Flinders



Panda Blairgowrie

2871 Point Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie

Panda Blairgowrie is fashioned around the simple concept of sharing. The sharing of food, wine, laughter and good vibes was the main motivation when creating both the fit out of the venue, along with the menus.


Blairgowrie Cafe

2837 Point Nepean Rd, Blairgowrie VIC 3942

Blairgowrie Cafe is a family/pet friendly venue with a large outdoor area. Inside is eclectic, cosy and home of the famous Ferger Burger.

Our vibe is eclectic yet homey, which is reflected in our hearty meals as well as our endless range of homemade pies, sausage rolls, cakes and slices made by our passionate team of foodies.


Red Gum BBQ

87 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

We are OPEN! Come visit our amazing BBQ and beer hall - featuring our slow smoked loveliness and Southern delectables and craft beer from around Victoria. Not to mention the finest wines from across the Mornington Peninsula.


Sisco Pizza Rye

2113 Point Nepean Road, Rye

At SiSCo, you'll find that the flavours are every bit as big as the welcome. All the usual menu favourites are here (including pizzas that fly out of our oven every night) as well as a specials' board that changes weekly to showcase the very best of the season's fresh produce. We're GF-friendly and good value. Bring friends, bring family: everyone's welcome.


Steam Restaurant

Shop 4, 2257 Point Nepean Road, Rye

Commonfolk Cafe

16 Progress Street, Mornington

You'll find us in the back streets of Mornington. You're welcome to try our freshly roasted coffee  or sit back and enjoy a wholesome breakfast or delicious lunch prepared by our enthusiastic kitchen team.


The Baths Sorrento

3278 Point Nepean Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943

The Baths is a modern Australian restaurant, set on the beach at Sorrento, around 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

The Baths are renowned for our breathtaking views and relaxed atmosphere and whether you’re joining us for dinner after a day on the beach or celebrating a special anniversary, The Baths offers a unique dining experience in a beautiful location.

Enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or something to eat anytime of the day in modern and stylish surroundings. We offer a full a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. We are open daily (except for Christmas day and when fully booked for a private function)


DOC Mornington

22 Main Street, Mornington

Gourmet wood-fired pizza, antipasto and Italian salads in a casual dining room and delicatessen.


Volpino Mount Martha

2/42 Lochiel Ave, Mount Martha

Gourmet wood fired pizza, excellent local and imported wines and a carefully selected and wonderfully prepared mediterranean menu. Child & family friendly.


Alatonero McCrae

671 Point Nepean Road, McCrae

Inspired from a long-term love affair with Santorini, and a passion for Greek food and life, Alatonero offers you a true taste of the Greek Islands without the airfare!


The Dubliner Irish Restaurant and Bar

65 Octavia Street, Mornington

We are proud to have created an authentic Irish pub atmosphere, filled with familiar faces and great music.

"It's a pub you would go to in Ireland

The Dubliner is a quaint Irish Pub with live music every week, Thursday through to Sunday.


Flinders Hotel Flinders

Cnr. Cook &, Wood St, Flinders

Flinders Hotel has been a warm and welcoming meeting place on the Mornington Peninsula for generations. That tradition continues today at The Deck, a casual bar and bistro serving seriously good fare to locals and visitors.

There’s something here to suit every taste, from pub grub classics to contemporary bistro creations. Shared dishes, three course meals, a kids’ menu and daily specials are all on offer.

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The Somers General

2 The Blvd, Somers VIC 3927

Coastal charm and a dedicated commitment to community emanates from The Somers General. With views across to Phillip Island, this captivating character-filled store, where the locals know they’ll always get more than just a fabulous feed, is a perfect blend of historical and modern-day Mornington Peninsula.