Hotel Phillip Island
Across the road from the jetty in one of the oldest buildings in Cowes, this happy beach-house-style restaurant converts into a nightclub on Friday and Saturday evenings after dinner. Enjoy views over Westernport Bay to Stoney Point and Red Hill, and further to French Island as you contemplate the predominately seafood menu that caters for all tastes, including tender local Tooradin porterhouse steak and a good children’s menu. Start with a trio of dips on toasted pita bread or perhaps toasted bruschetta with basil and tomato topping. Tuck into a Thai prawn salad or popular ‘surf and turf’ (freshly poached prawns atop porterhouse steak with hollandaise) before heading off to the penguin parade, just 15 minutes away.
11–13 The Esplanade; (03) 5952 2060 ; open daily for lunch and dinner