Located along the Mornington Peninsula, The Portsea Hotel is a beautiful estate opposite Portsea Beach. The restaurant serves a range of Modern Australian cuisine, with an emphasis on, understandably, seafood dishes. If it is a cold day opt to dine indoors near the fire, or sit outside during the warmer weather and soak up the sun and water views; the beer garden alone occupies half an acre of prime land. Meanwhile, if you feel like a drink from the bar, the wine list is extensive. The Portsea is also popular for functions.
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Visited the Portsea Hotel today for lunch. I am quite sad to say that the calamari rings are processed and not fresh. For $27, I find this an absolute disgrace for a hotel with such a great reputation. Definitely no value for money here. Steer well clear of their calamari dishes. Unless you like to eat battered seafood stick !!!!!
The Portsea Pub is probably the best place to dine and have a few drinks in the area, but that doesn't necessarily mean its a great place!
The food at the pub is OK - the parma's are good, but the rest of the menu tries too hard (and kinda fails) to offer fancy restaurant meals! What makes this worse is the average price of the food! Way too expensive for what you get.
Having said all of this, the Portsea is still a really nice place to go and enjoy a meal and then spend the rest of the night.
There is ample space to have a few drinks, and even a 'sports bar' at the front where you can play a bit of pool, watch sport on the TV, and have a few bets.
All in all, not a bad place to hang for the night, but don't expect a too much!
Another unfortunate thing is the place pretty much gets untidy at 10.30 (or there abouts) so you have to head elsewhere to continue on! There is often a bus that commutes between the portsea pub and a few other places throughout the night, so you can still get around if you desperate to kick on!
We were unable to sleep past 7am even on the Sunday morning as pub staff insisted on disposing of bottles very noisily outside our rooms.
We were also refused entry into the bar on the Saturday night, at the door and we were accused of being intoxicated but we hadn't had a drop of alchohol all day, funny thing was we had left the bar area minutes before (we had been to the reception). We had to telephone the manager to get entry as we weren't even allowed in to approach the reception area.
Rude staff, bad service and generally was not made to feel like a guest.
I will never stay there again and I would advise you to look for other accomodation.
The Portsea Hotel is a very beautiful place, great views, great atmosphere.... but VERY over priced.. the meals are very expensive for what we got... We were very disappointed in the quality and quantity of our meals... We won't be going back there any time soon.....
This pub had an outstanding view, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere and a seafood platter for 2 to die for.
Definitely suggest this one for a beautiful, sunny day basking in the sun eating fresh seafood and great wine and a few beers!
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Dining at The Portsea Hotel
The Portsea Hotel
Dining at The Portsea Hotel
4 years ago
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Weekend playground of the privileged but open to all who love stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, leafy beer garden to chill out in, good-quality bistro food and general banter. The Point Nepean National Park offers tours and walking trails to get away from it all and the hotel itself has comfortable accommodation to encourage you to settle in and stay awhile.