Loquat Restaurant & Bar
Originally a general store, this comfortable space has evolved over the years to become the intimate restaurant that it is today. Alcoves add atmosphere and should be requested when booking. The modern Mediterranean menu might offer entrées of chargrilled quail with pomegranate salad, oysters with a pear, coriander and champagne vinaigrette, or trout rillettes. Main courses range from barramundi and South Australian prawns to twice-cooked free-range Otway pork belly served on a hot lentil salad, or a duo of duck with seared breast and confit leg, braised red cabbage and fennel gratin. For dessert, opt for the chocolate fondant or saffron brûlée. Two- and three-course dinners are offered on Saturdays. The excellent wine list features many Mornington Peninsula wines by the glass.
3183 Point Nepean Rd; (03) 5984 4444; open Sun for lunch and Thurs–Sun for dinner; extended summer hours