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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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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.

Cafes

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.

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.

Restaurants

D.O.C Mornington

D.O.C.'s bustling Mornington eatery is a pizza lover's heaven. Follow a pizza with fresh cheese and produce from the mozzarella bar and food store.

Wineries

Port Phillip Estate

Treat all the senses at Port Phillip Estate, with terroir, design, wine and food in the spotlight, and a well-deserved hat from The Age Good Food Guide.

Wineries

Paringa Estate

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

Wineries

Polperro Winery

Enjoy a weekend wine experience at this cellar door, bistro and accommodation on a stunning 25-acre property in the heart of the Peninsula wine region.

Cafes

Red Hill Baker

Sourcing the best produce from the Mornington Peninsula region, this bakery offers artisan baked sourdoughs and gourmet pies made with passion.

Restaurants

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.

Wineries

Foxeys Hangout Winery

Hang out on Foxeys' hill and put your appetite in the hands of the chef and feast on a seemingly endless stream of tasting plates with matched wines.

Cafes

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.

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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