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Portsea Hotel

The Mornington Peninsula spot boasts new bars, a pizza menu and killer views over the bay.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Libby Curran
December 06, 2019
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Portsea Hotel

The Mornington Peninsula spot boasts new bars, a pizza menu and killer views over the bay.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Libby Curran
December 06, 2019
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Famed for its waterfront beer garden and sweeping bay views, the Portsea Hotel has had another makeover — its second in as many years. The sprawling Mornington Peninsula hot spot has scored a new chef, a new menu and multiple new bars.

The upgrade isn't as dramatic as last year's $7 million transformation, but it has given the interiors a refresh — making the pub's many spaces lighter, pared-back Hamptons-inspired vibe. The acclaimed beer garden remains, as does the dining room, and both maintain optimal enjoyment of the beach views and the sea breeze. You'll be able to steal some views from the upstairs Bertrand Bar, too — the function space will be open to the public exclusively for summer.

The kitchen is now three times the size, and leading it is new executive chef Jonathan Alston (Stokehouse, The Lucas Group). Two newly installed pizza ovens means that pies will be rolling out of the kitchen all summer (vegan cheese and gluten-free bases are available). Regular pub classics like fish and chips, steaks, burgers and parmas remain on the menu, too.

Images: Samantha Schultz. 

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