Double G Saloon
Feb09

Double G Saloon

By Billy Dixon EVEN though they’ve been open a full year, Double G Saloon remains one of Mornington’s niche hidden social spaces. You can’t even enter from Main Street, so the intoxicated craziness of youth on a Friday or Saturday night simply pass by, oblivious to the talent that’s ready to play on the other side of the wall. They’re the only Blues bar in Mornington, and indeed the wider area. Their burgers have been compared to Fat...

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Bay views like none other – Soy
Jan20

Bay views like none other – Soy

By BILLY DIXON WITH a second storey balcony overlooking the north end of Main Street and the bay’s best views, Restaurant Soy is one of the hottest spots in town. A Mornington staple for nine years, owner and manager Dan is proud to serve some of the Peninsula’s finest Asian dishes. Whether it’s a cosy, romantic dinner surrounded by the warm, colourful interior, sharing a fine Peninsula wine with friends on the sun-drenched deck or an...

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Carmela D’Amore – Sorrento’s celebrity chef
Jan20

Carmela D’Amore – Sorrento’s celebrity chef

By BILLY DIXON Carmela D’Amore is a local celebrity, and one of Sorrento’s best cultural and culinary imports. Born in Kilmore to Sicilian immigrants, she’s a first generation Australian who came to the Mornington Peninsula in 1974 with her sizeable family. Not only does she lead the team at Sorrento Trattoria from the kitchen (which she shares with her son Joe), she volunteers at Sorrento Primary School and St. Joseph’s, where she...

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Passion for cooking – respect for food
Dec17

Passion for cooking – respect for food

With another chefs hat awarded to Terminus for the fourth consecutive year, Flinders Hotel head chef Giuseppe Pisciotta takes it all in his stride, remaining passionate about cuisine and inspired by his Italian upbringing. Born in 1981 in a small town called Mazara Del Valla, in the region of Palermo, Sicily, Giuseppe grew up surrounded by food with his mum and Nona teaching him how to make pasta, and quickly becoming the biggest...

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Casual and creative at Counting House
Nov12

Casual and creative at Counting House

By MELISSA WALSH A sunny modern deck, a fresh coat of paint and new menu and the Counting House is back with a relaunch; with owner Max Griffin breathing new life into the circa 1912 bank building. Relax on the front terrace looking over the park and bay, with a wine, a beer or just a coffee and cake, or enjoy some tasty delights from the new Counting House menu. Inside the bleached wood décor and timber floors provide the perfect...

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Brooklands take top restaurant title
Nov12

Brooklands take top restaurant title

WHETHER celebrating Christmas with family and friends, planning a social Christmas event or bringing in the New Year in style, Brooklands of Mornington has your festive season all wrapped up! Brooklands of Mornington boasts several versatile function venues perfect for cool cocktail celebrations and lunches and dinners from 10 to 150 guests. For smaller groups why not try our magificent restaurant Eighteen78, recently rated the number...

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