Top Choice Modern Australian in Red Hill & Around

Ten Minutes By Tractor

This is one of regional Victoria's best restaurants and you won't find a better wine list on the Peninsula. The unusual name comes from the three vineyards, which are each 10 minutes apart by tractor. Even if you're…
Cafe in Flinders

Village Cafe

An inviting cafe inside an old weatherboard cottage, this family-run affair comes with polished floorboards and a cosy open fire. It features an eclectic menu of homemade items, including delicious cakes, sausage ro…
Modern Australian in Red Hill & Around

Green Olive at Red Hill

Set on a 27-acre farm is this family-run enterprise that revolves around its light-filled restaurant with lovely outdoor tables overlooking the pastoral surrounds. Food is from the farm or locally sourced, with a me…
French in Sorrento

Cakes & Ale Bistro

Offering some much needed class on Sorrento's main street is this smart restaurant doing seasonal produce sourced from around Victoria. Its attractive space is fitted out with plants, polished floors and distressed …
Mexican in Mornington to Blairgowrie


Doing its part to transform Rye from daggy suburb to hip beach town is this bohemian Mexican restaurant that also hosts regular live bands.
Italian in Mornington


As authentic as you're going to get outside Italy, this cafe and deli, with Italian staff, displays imported cheeses and meats and D.O.C (quality assured) wines. They do pizzas and handmade pastas to go with spritze…
Modern Australian in Red Hill & Around

Port Phillip Estate

Home of Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong wines is this stunning winery within an award-winning building that resembles a Bond villain's hideout. Its restaurant is one of the peninsula's best, with stunning views of t…
Cafe in Red Hill & Around

Merricks General Wine Store

Dating back to the 1920s is this iconic stop that's an attractive, sprawling space with wooden floorboards and open fire. The rustic bistro is renowned for using fresh, local produce; a cellar door showcases wines f…
Italian in Sorrento

Acquolina Ristorante

Acquolina set the bar when it opened in Sorrento with its authentic northern-Italian fare. This is hearty, simple food – handmade pasta and ravioli dishes matched with wines sourced first-hand from Italy, grappa and…
Modern Australian in Sorrento

All Smiles

Literally on the Sorrento back beach, the menu here is decent enough with pizza, fish and chips, and calamari salad, but it's really all about the view. The Sunday buffet breakfasts (adult/child $20/12) are a great …