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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant was recommended and I wasn't disappointed. From the exceptional service and knowledge of the staff to the picturesque setting and the wonderful food - that's beautiful to look at and even better to eat. I'm so glad I found this place - it's...really special but not in the least pretentious. Perfect!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful paradise under its current management, and the culinary talents of Head Chef Sam Borley is a spectacular venue. It checks all the boxes of ambience, expert staff representation of wines and outstanding presentation of each and every amazing dish that were uniformly inventive,...artisanal and expertly presented. The shepherding of our party through the unique qualities of the estate produced wines, paired with each course was top notch in every respect. Thank you Elliot. The three-course fixed price dinner menu is a treasure to behold. Each course, more impressive than the previous, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience at a venue that has incomparable views and ambience. We own a restaurant on the San Francisco Bay and appreciate expertly crafted culinary meals when they are showcased. If you have the opportunity to dine at this fabulous venue, do yourself a favor, make a reservation and buckle up for a wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

This estate has the spectacular degustation restaurant, Laura, and this main restaurant is a great way to have a budget Laura experience. Very light and spacious. Great service, staff remember I've visited before from memory. Food is a wonderful and highly memorable presentation of mostly...local ingredients. So often I found each ingredient was the best I'd tasted in ages, whether an oyster, a brussel sprout, a salad leaf, or a piece of fig. Great matching wines and sommelier recommendations. Obviously wonderful views of the estate's modern sculptures collection and Phillip Island in the distance.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

We dined at the restaurant and found it somewhat over promised on the quality and creativity of the food, which was nice but definitely not as wondrous as the waiter and menu suggested. For the cost, about $110 a head including basic sides, it is...overpriced. The low point came when the waiter decided which wine we would like without any consultation and opened it when he arrived at the table before even telling us what it was. I am an experienced wine lover and was horrified at this presumption and arrogance.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Port Phillip is one of the Mornington Peninsula's prime destinations. The winery is complemented by tastings and the restaurant. The accommodation is synonymous with luxury. Port Phillip Estate is just over an hour from Melbourne by car. Whether you are taking a mid-week escape or...a making a weekend getaway, Port Phillip Estate is worth the tripMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Had lunch overlooking the vineyard and Westernport Bay in the distance, the menu was outstanding and the wine just as good. The building looks like a bunker from the carpark, but when you walk in everything opens up in front of you and reveals a...spectacular view and beautiful dining room and tasting area. The staff and service matches the ambiance and menu to create a perfect overall experience. We love this place! We were just a table of two but there were quite a few groups of 8-10 people and from what we could see, they were well looked after.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

We very much enjoyed a special milestone birthday lunch at Port Phillip Estate's restaurant today, enjoying the fine 3-course meal and extras - and also the recommended and very appealing 2020 Morillon pinot noir. Made all the more special by the wonderful staff in attendance....In particular, we'd like to mention Ash - who made us feel not just valued guests, he also engaged with us throughout the 3 courses - thereby creating a relational experience, as we collectively shared our thoughts in menu and wine selections. That is taking a gourmet experience to a very high level, helping ensure both high enjoyment and very palatable choices. We strongly recommend this venue, and also thank one of our sons for the introduction - after he had attended a wedding here, a couple of months ago.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2023

The tour company was awesome but this was by far our group’s least favorite tasting. Views are incredible but wine tasting was totally average and that is being generous. The employee host was not enthusiastic and told us “ the wines speak for themselves “...as it was evident he did not feel up to being a host. However, the host had plenty of energy to regale our very uninterested group with stories about himself. It was a deflating end to an otherwise great day of wine tasting. To clarify, the restaurant was closed. This review is of the winery tasting room only.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023

Located about an hours dive out of Melbourne down towards the Mornington peninsular Port Phillip Estate is located in the hills above Port Phillip bay and offers commanding views over surrounding vineyards and out to the bay in the distance. The large tasting room leads...out to a huge outdoor balcony and is a nice introduction to their wines and opportunity to soak up the 180 degree views. The dining room is similarly modern, bright and inviting with highly polished, friendly and professional waitstaff. The menus are fixed price with the three course option $95pp at the time of our visit. The accompanying vegetables were a bit light on so ordering additional sides cost around 12-15 per dish Couldn’t fault any of the food across the entrees, mains and deserts which were cooked to perfection and came out across a reasonable timeframe on a busy Saturday lunchtime. Would certainly recommend this venue tho it’s not cheapMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2022

3.03 pm & we are finally getting our main course . Glad I'm not relying on it to survive in spite of the food being delicious when it finally arrived!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

We stayed on a Sunday night and had a lunch in the afternoon. Staff could not have been more attentive; gorgeous vista over the winery and bay; delicious food with extras as we were staying there; a friendly and varied wine tasting; and freshly baked...breads for breakfast. A faultless experience - warmly recommend for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Food was very average. Boringly presented. Monochrome. Meat/fish overcooked. Vegetables undercooked to point of inedible. Not enough attention to detail. Sauce with food practically non existent. Room cold on rainy afternoon. No atmosphere. Service staff overly chatty and too enthusiastic about food that was really...average.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

We were holidaying on the Peninsula and lunching with family members from Melbourne. The venue was their choice. We were happy with the food, and the choice of three courses for $95. However, the incredibly expensive wine, their own, was a big day spoiler, and...will not return. The same wine was on sale at the cellar door for less than half the price at the restaurant. And, to be honest, was not worth the price.... in my opinion.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

I am a non drinker and hired a people mover to take my family around to the wineries around the Mornington Peninsula for my twin sons 31st birthday. One of my sons was very excited to visit Port Philip Estate as he worked there when...it first opened. When we got there they refused to serve our group drinks as the barman had decided that I was to drunk. As I said I DO NOT DRINK but I am disabled and do not walk as well as ‘normal’ people. He didn’t speak to me or ask me any questions. He came to that conclusion because of my gait. I looked very intoxicated. This ruined our day. I have never been discriminated against before and let me tell you, it hurts. I would never recommend this place to anyone now.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Melissa G, Owner at Port Phillip Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2022

Dear Barb, We were sorry to read your comments, but believe there has been a grave misunderstanding regarding the situation. Four people in your party approached our cellar door counter and requested to purchase alcohol. One of these people, who later identified themselves as a...More

Reviewed 16 July 2022

Lovely vineyard and great views from the large windows but the venue seems dominated by rough, raw (brutalist) concrete that does little for the aesthetic. The toilets had clearly been cleaned but not deep cleaned for a while given the build up of grot in...the harder to reach places. Food was excellent as of course were the wines but there were only limited wines available for tasting. We were nonplussed at being asked to pay a $10 tasting fee at the cellar door after the amount we had just spent on lunch!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Smart casual I guess. Enjoy.
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Response from Oz_Traveller3170 | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you’re having some lunch, smart casual for sure. Just a beautiful place!
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand what "Vegas" and "remodelling the front of the hotel" has to do with Port Phillip Estate Winery?
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