The large restaurant at this Tudor-style pub on the seafront is very popular, and the outdoor beer garden overlooking the sea is hard to beat on a sunny day. This sprawling old hotel—looking better than ever after a spruce-up—has a large terrace area at the back, so you can enjoy the sea views from a sheltered spot. On Sundays the popular carvery offers soup and a roast meal for A$28. The bistro menu is huge, with the daily seafood special changing according to the local catch of the day. Other features are locally caught gummy shark (with chips) and Mt. Martha mussels. There’s also a kids’ menu. After dining, it’s an easy walk down the stairs through the sand dunes to the beach below (keep your eye out for dolphins).
The Portsea Hotel
3746 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Our Rating Neighborhood Outskirts Hours Daily noon–9pm (9:30pm Sat.) Phone 03/5984 2213 Prices Main courses A$16–A$36 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site The Portsea Hotel
Map3746 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea Melbourne
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