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Restaurants

You don't have to travel far from Melbourne to sate your appetite for unforgettable meals. Dine in restaurants along the peninsula, sample the finest local wines and revel in the flavours created by star chefs using the freshest local produce.

View from the hill

Gorge on super-fresh seafood in Mediterranean style at eateries overlooking the water. Head inland to restaurants like Max's at Red Hill Estate for unforgettable views of the rolling hills to the bay.

Among the vines

Relax among the vines for homegrown wines matched with mouthwatering creations made from local harvests. Try Paradigm Hills' weekend tasting plates, Stillwater at Crittenden, or Foxey's Hangout's well-balanced snacks.

The tiny pocket of Main Ridge and Red Hill boasts as many as five restaurants that have been endowed with hats in the esteemed The Age Good Food Guide. Make a booking for long lunches with friends or degustation dinners at La Petanque, Montalto, Port Phillip Estate, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Paringa Estate and The Long Table.

All-season al fresco

Take a break from the grape and fill up on seasonal plates at Heronswood Estate, Flinders Hotel, Merricks General Store and Somers General Store.

Slip into the local fish and chippery for a parcel of their finest, or gather organic produce from roadside stalls and enjoy al fresco lunches on the beach or by the vines.

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Montalto

Catch the infectious love of all that's fine, with Montalto's art, design and wine flattering the food, awarded a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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The Long Table

The eponymous antique timber tables could steal the show if the creative seasonal menu wasn't so impressive, especially matched with Red Hill wines.

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Max's at Red Hill

With mussels from Flinders, cheese from Red Hill and berries from Main Ridge, Chef Max Paganoni's classic Australian menu highlights local produce.

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Stringers Store

Stock up the holiday house at Sorrento's Stingers Store. This part supermarket, part bottleshop is a convenient one-stop-shop for your holiday needs.

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La Pétanque

Local produce meets modern French cuisine at La Pétanque, where peninsula produce meets modern French cuisine. Come for the food, stay for the views.

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Merricks General Wine Store

Enjoy time-honoured hospitality and a classic country menu featuring seasonal produce and a great regional wine list including local beers and ciders.

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Montalto

Catch the infectious love of all that's fine, with Montalto's art, design and wine flattering the food, awarded a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.

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Paringa Estate Winery and Restaurant

Enjoy award-winning food and wine with magnificent valley views at this Red Hill winery and restaurant hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

Local produce

Main Ridge Dairy

Try some cheese and meet the goats that helped make them at Main Ridge Dairy. Tour the dairy and see the cheese-making process from start to finish.

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Dee's Kitchen

Dee’s Kitchen in Dromana is more than a friendly local cafe. Its well-stocked deli and regional wine selection also caters to the take away crowd.

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Willow Creek at Flinders

Enjoy captivating vineyard views and elegantly crafted wines, predominantly pinot noir and chardonnay, from the stylish cellar door and Salix restaurant.

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Max's at Red Hill

With mussels from Flinders, cheese from Red Hill and berries from Main Ridge, Chef Max Paganoni's classic Australian menu highlights local produce.

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Green Olive at Red Hill

Deliberate over the all-day tapas and wine menu, visit the farm shop and join a Mornington Peninsula cooking class at this haven for food lovers.

Local produce

Pure Peninsula Honey

Check out the beehives and sample the honeys, ice creams and other delicious products all made with the help of the Pure Peninsula Honey bees.

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The Peninsula Club

The Peninsula Club, Dromana is a family friendly venue offering a great-value menu and a wide selection of local wines. Whether it's dinner for two...

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