Handpicked by a Melbourne Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'THE 10 BEST Restaurants & Places to Eat on MORNINGTON PENINSULA'.

The Mornington Peninsula is a fabulous place to visit and with so much locally grown, beautiful produce, as you'd expect, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat, drink and relax in this lovely part of Melbourne. Here's a selection of restaurants and places we've tried and recommend to visitors coming to the area.

Apple Espresso @ Tully's

Out of the town .... a charming Italian cafe with a varied menu, a range of daily delicious specials whether it's for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea ... or just take coffee .... Located at the famous Tully's corner produce store on the Moorooduc highway, we have quickly become a favourite with the locals who appreciate the quality of our fare and the friendly, efficient service of th...


A welcome change to the cafe scene in the lovely town of Mornington is Main Street Kebabs where the owner, Sadik and his family are developing a great local reputation for their authentic Turkish Kebabs and succulent meals. If you enjoy classically inspired Turkish fare then this is certainly a cafe worth travelling the extra mile for. Locals flock here at the weekends, giving the cafe a friend...

Vinnies Pizza Boys

An award winning, family run, Italian Pizza Restaurant, operating for 23 years and a favorite with the locals not least due to the efforts of Tony, your host, who always has a smile and a great welcome waiting. A well stocked bar offers just the right touch to compliment your meal, whether you're choosing from our classic Italian pizza range, our home made pasta or risotto. Traditional Italian ...

Kirks on the Esplanade

Visitors to Mornington would be pushed to find a better dining experience than Kirk's on the Esplanade  when it comes to views and it's probably the best located restaurant in the town. It sits directly on the waterfront of beautiful Port Phillip Bay, offering fabulous panoramic views and diners can choose to relax on one of the comfortable sofa-style seats, alfreso, or enjoy the scenery f...

Merricks General Wine Store

Merricks General Wine Store's heritage as a community hub began in 1924 and whilst maintaining a nostalgic charm, is certain to delight today's visitor with a bistro and cellar door sprawled across capacious rooms and decks. A platter or baguette, or maybe something off our menu of country cuisine with modern sensibility, Merricks is the perfect place to meet with friends, work colleagues or just...


D.O.C has long established itself as one of the leading Italian eateries in Melbourne. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1997, and since then, has grown in popularity, thanks to its very obvious passion for traditional Italian food. The pleasant surroundings at their premises in Mornington, with wooden furnishings and food a plenty makes it a top spot for dining with friends and famil...


A long time local favourite, Steeples is a premier dining venue on the Mornington Peninsula. With facilities such as a Bistro, Function Room, Sports Bar, Tab & more. The family friendly bistro is a firm favourite locally but equally, a great place to meet and dine prior to attending local events or of course, a meeting at the Mornington Horse Racing track which is just a short walk awa...


A new arrival to the Mornington restaurant scene and it doesn't disappoint becoming a big favourite with the locals. Not only dinner but also open for coffee and lite bites during the day as well as breakfast, the atmosphere is sophisticated but casual with warm inviting staff who we found to be attentive and friendly. Very much a family run operation, there's clearly a pride in not only servin...

1001 Nights

If you are looking for an exciting and exotic dining experience come and try 1001 Nights. A rare jewel of the Middle East, located in the heart of the Mount Eliza Village it allows you to experience some of the world's oldest cuisine in an authentic, luxurious and modern setting. Open for breakfast from 8am, 1001 Nights has thought of everyone's needs whether you want something lighter like a d...

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