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Inside Seating, Bar and Wine Wall - Banksia Wine Room, McCrae, AU-VIC

Banksia Wine Room

4.8
4.8
91 Reviews
$40 and under
Wine Bar
Banksia Wine Room - situated opposite McCrae Lighthouse and Beach.
Named after the Coastal Banksia trees which line our foreshore.
Brought to you by chef Bernard McCarthy, featuring an ever-changing menu focusing on Local Seasonal produce, small plates designed to share, or comfortably enjoy by ones self.
A concise wine list selected by Angela Strickland and the team at Independent Wine Store, encompassing Mornington Peninsula, Australian and International selections by the glass or bottle.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8652 8491
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Victoria

    Great for fine wines

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

91 Reviews
  1. MelW

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice food. Waitress couldn't give recommendation or advice on wine. Staff were pleasant but lacked service knowledge.

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  2. RachelG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank for a lovely evening! Beautiful service Mariah!

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  3. SuzyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gorgeous local wine bar. Comfy welcoming venue. Great for a catch up with friends for a few wines or something from their delicious menu. The knowledgeable staff take time to recommend wine's you might not have thought of. Staff are really welcoming as is the ambience of the venue. Definitely a favourite place.

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  4. Dagmar

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the Banksia Wine Room. It delivered on our high expectations, great service, top quality food with a well balance wine list. We will definitely be back.

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  5. BernadetteE

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak night was great value and delicious, so tender and great choices of sides. A gem of a place

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  6. ClaireF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Beautiful food, lovely service and loved the ambience. Will be back.

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  7. Anna

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, steak night was good value, will go again

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  8. Wazza

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & wine of your choice to enjoy with your friends!😎

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  9. MartineC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our special occasion destination always great food

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  10. RonM

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Banksia four or five times now with various friends and family. Every time the food and service has been fantastic and everyone has agreed. I definitely think that Banksia is worthy of a chef’s hat! Well done again!!

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  11. Anna

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and a lovely atmosphere! Perfect for an afternoon wine.

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  12. AndreaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very relaxing time with family enjoying local and boutique wines and fabulous food.

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  13. GregoryW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoyable. Brilliant selection of wines to complement an ever evolving menu.

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  14. Tinman

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of wines from around the world Tapas style food an excellent accompaniment Staff are very professional and friendly

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  15. MichaelP

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought the main course selection was limited. The entre we chose was not available at 7.30 IE sardine in a can ?

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  16. BruceE

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Working in the local wine trade I was quite excited when Banksia Wine Room opened and was waiting for the perfect opportunity to drop by and sample their wares. The occasion of my wife's birthday AND our wedding anniversary provided that opportunity and WOW we loved every moment of our first visit. The dishes were delightful, the wine list was eclectic and exceedingly well curated but... most of all... the service was off the charts! We were served by Travis (aka "Sticks") and he is exactly the consummate and seasoned professional one hopes to see working at the finest establishments. Well done to everyone at Banksia Wine Room... the Kitchen, the Front of House, the wines, the dishes and the setting all worked so wonderfully together. We will definitely be back!

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  17. JennieG

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience, definitely with visiting.

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  18. RonM

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to see Banksia has maintained its high quality in both the presentation, flavours and choice of meals. Great wine list and good knowledge of the wines on offer by wait staff. Highly recommend!

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  19. TracyA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Staff, Lovely Food and Great Wine Selection

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  20. MeredithF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous wine list and staff that really appreciate and understand them. We shared everything - the food was delicious - oysters, chicken and pork meatballs (yum!) broccolini salad (simple but so tasty) and an amazing tuna crudo that was so delicious we ended up ordering a 2nd one! We were there for a girls catch up - the staff were attentive, service was excellent and at no point did we feel rushed. Highly recommend 🥂😋👌🏼

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  21. ElisaM

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    starting with the service - so warm and humble. we felt immediately welcomed and valued. the wine list, menu and specials were kindly run down for us which left us wanting a taste of everything! as for the food, we enjoyed every dish! syd rock oysters were incredibly fresh with that deep earthy aftertaste. the pairing of beetroot and avo with kingfish was unique but we loved it - some of the freshest crudo we’ve had (caught down the road caught in dromana)! it flaked away as we ate it rather than maintaining a bite. the zuchinni and leek croquettes were tasty, crisped well and loved the apple slaw on top. while there was a bit of a wait between courses we didn’t mind at all, enjoying the atmosphere. mains hit the spot. I loved my john dory, cooked perfectly and sitting on refreshing blitzed tomato which resembled gazpacho. the pork was crisped well and tender. our pairing house cut chips were fantastic with all the little crispy bit of my dreams. 🤩🤩 the buttermilk dressing on the veg went down nicely too. desserts were nice. balanced with the light pav vs the dense, rich chocolate pâté. we also loved our drinks. a botanical gin and chilled light (but deep!) red went down a treat. we appreciated the extra taste of the skin contact orange the waiter kindly gave us knowing we were tossing up on it! overall, a modest wine bar the peninsula needs. the food was not mind blowing but certainly delicious. the service and atmosphere even better. a must visit when down this way!

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  22. ShaunaL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot. Wonderful, well informed waitress. Nice wine. Good snacks. A very welcome addition to the Mornington Peninsula AND the most gorgeous swimming beach right across the road...

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  23. DavidW

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thank you a great evening at a very busy time. Will return.

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  24. SallyL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it! Relaxed yet on point Peninsula style service. Great food! Great wine. What more can you ask for? We’ll be back!

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  25. RebeccaO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service with excellent wine suggestions. Great food, and atmosphere. Thank you for extending our booking to continue our catchup. We'll be back

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  26. YvonneC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Banksia! A great addition to McCrae!! Delicious food, great friendly service!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant on the southern Peninsula by a long way!! So thankful to have this beautiful restaurant to visit….thank-you team!

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  28. FrancescaP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and lovely service. The staff were all friendly and helpful, everything we ate was delicious. Can’t wait to dine here again!

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  29. DavidS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food offering, excellent service, and superb wine offering. A great night was had by all

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  30. GabyM

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious food ! Great service and lovely atmosphere! We waiting too long to visit and definitely will be coming back more often.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely casual dinner with exceptional food. Great service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and helpful staff. Great wine list and lovely food to share with friends

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  33. GraceJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always- great food, service and experience overall

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  34. Ellie

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Every thing was lovely , we had a great night. Thankyou. The only thing I could say was whoever had cleaned the bathroom floor had left a lot of bleach not mopped up .. maybe keep in mind to not a leave a wet patch of bleach around the base of the toilet as it was only till the next day we had noticed the bottom of friends pants had bleach spots from when she used the bathroom.
    Banksia Wine RoomResponded on 12 December 2023
    Hi Ellie. Such an unfortunate incident, hard to control with shared facilities, however we hope we have resolved the issue with our neighbours. We have also reimbursed your friend (who was also lovely to deal with) for the cost of her pants. Were glad you enjoyed your evening with us, and hope you will come back to visit again soon.

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  35. EvieW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited here several times and each time has been fabulous. Great food, wonderful service and ambience and amazing selection of wines.

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  36. Brausef

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely local eating spot where you can be guaranteed delicious food, professional good service and great choice of wine.

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  37. ShezW

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Banksia….the food is always different and exciting

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  38. TanjilW

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, amazing food, great atmosphere. Simply couldn't fault it. A must try. The service was brilliant but the staff served you at your pace, no rush at all. A great experience.

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  39. GlendaS

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food…..meatball special especially tasty Choice of wines by the glass extensive and marvellous

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  40. BrendonM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious quality food, good value, warm attentive accommodating service, clean cosy surrounds. Would return regularly if we lived in the area.

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FAQs

Banksia Wine Room is rated 4.8 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Banksia Wine Room

677 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae, AU-VIC 3938

Additional information

  • Area
    McCrae
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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