OTZI

4.5
44 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Epicurean Group selects unique, regional venues rich in history, atmosphere, authenticity and charm.

Introducing the newest member of The Epicurean family, OTZI brings an exciting and unique style of eating including a plant based menu all in keeping with our focus on honest regional produce.

OTZI does food with fire: you can see crackling flames and roasting meats turning over hot coals, while our plant based menu offers something for everyone.

We gather delicious fresh, regional and seasonal produce from local farmers and growers who share our passions for honest food, complimented by local Mornington Peninsula wine and brew.

In the end, the recipe is simple: Fire and Flame, the Otzi way

Our warm and hospitable team welcomes you, your friends and family to our new Unique Regional Venue.

#foodwithfire #discoverotzi #theepicureangroup
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Louise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and really delicious food. We will definitely be back

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great little local with delicious food. Love that they have a plant based menu

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JoannaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great venue, wonderful food & excellent service!!

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NaomiM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The fixed Price is understandable because of COVID - but steep given it's 'family' friendly shtick. Some serves (of meat are too big) others too small..hence the price unhappiness. however...we had a great time

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EdytaG
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great service. Extremely tasty food, good portions and looking very appetizing.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed another visit to Otzi. Staff are very friendly and food was great.

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KateB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent from your maître d.

Thoroughly enjoyed the food - the pork belly serving was huge ! Good to share.

Thank You we will come again

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TomP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic food and service. My only complaint would be that we were seated slightly too close to the people on either side of us.

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KimV
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is to die for, so tasty! Can’t wait to come back.

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AshleighP
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, attentive staff and beautiful venue

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Disatisfied
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very poor food and service. At $75 a head worst value ever!

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KristineL
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food with fast service. Fun for a group for a birthday dinner.

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Emme
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, lovely place for a date night. Food came out before our drinks though.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Coming out of lockdown, and Otzi is not quite there yet, there normal service was lacking a little with one staff member down, we felt we weren’t getting the normal attention that we have received in the many past visit. The main kitchen is not operating as yet and overall it felt like we were in a cold empty space. We will be back, as there operations get back to full swing, I’m sure it will return to the place it once was

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Toshy
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to be back, the food is delicious and lovely setting for lunch.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Otzi. I've eaten brunch there a number of times and the food is outstanding and somehow manages to be comfort food with originality and style.

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ZacR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always at Otzi, the service was friendly and punctual, the coffee on point and the meals were incredible value in terms of both size and taste. Need to go back to try something else on the menu!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely brunch on Otzi's first day open after lockdown. The food was absolutely delicious, well presented and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Can't wait to go back again.

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MaryW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food really good but maybe a bit overpriced as very small serves.
Overall enjoyed the afternoon with family

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NWillH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

High expectations didn’t deliver. Ordered a few meals to share between 3. Got the fish of the day and it came out raw. Explained this to the waiter but didn’t get much of a response. When we went to pay they explained the chef had been told about the fish by other customers and won’t take on the feedback, very disappointing. Every other meal was lovely. Music very loud couldn’t hear the others on our table speak. Service needs attention, wasn’t very welcoming. Will return to give it another go.

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Wendy
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the delicious food here .. always consistent with the presentation . Good prices too .. our favourite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable meal again.
Great place for a group to get together

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TonyW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had delicious food and great wine list - service was good too

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service. Had the prawn buns, 3hr rotisserie pork belly, tuna special, cauliflower, kale and brussel sprout salad and freshly made pasta w mussels..and shoestring fries of course. Everything was delicious. Also had the eton mess and sticky date for dessert. Needless to say everyone’s bellies were full by the end of the night. Definitely will be back.

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Jlee
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual catch up with friends enjoyed a drink at happy hour and stayed on for dinner... love the atmosphere there has become a new local favourite..

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SaraG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very expensive wine, happy hour on website says 5$ wines but they were $7. Food was delicious

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Lorraine
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time dining at Otzi and we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Good selection and all cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. It was fairly quiet, do hope Otzi gets the custom it deserves. Great local restaurant and we’ll be back.

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NaomiM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A Great restaurant for groups and families to enjoy the excellent produce of the Peninsula that caters for all tastes.

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Kety
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautifully presented fresh food, friendly and welcoming staff not to mention value for money which is a bit of a rarity in the peninsula region, definitely coming back ...happy all round!

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SusanF
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really tasty vegetarian options, good service, very good coffee. We were looking for a healthy quick dinner and that’s what we were able to have, service was attentive and friendly. The mushrooms with potatoes were delicious!

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CA22
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome new restaurant - food was amazing and working with dietary requirements was no issue at all. See you again soon!

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vipNigelW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Wear old clothes as you’ll leave smoke tainted from the rotisserie

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Mark
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Drinks orders went missing, food ok but nothing great. Why the doof doof music when you are trying to eat and have a conversation, I don’t get it? Staff tried but couldn’t get it right. Overall, pretty disappointing.

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JosieC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the the look and feel of the resturant. Service was very friendly and food came out super quick. Looks like a great spot for large groups and still initmate for table of two.

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SusanF
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was attentive and friendly, food choices were good, happy to have another family friendly restaurant available to us in Balnarring.

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vipGeoffD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Terrific addition to the Balnarring scene. Food excellent and good value. Waiters lovely, albeit a few teething issues, as you would expect with any new restaurant at this stage. Will definitely be back.

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TobeyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new comer to Balnarring! Highly recommend. Service, food and vibe were great. Look forward to our next visit.

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TessS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good, the room is extremely noisy. The food was nice but not fantastic, one person had prawns he said they were tasty but chewy, the roast of the day could have been more tender. It is possible to provide much nicer options for gluten free bread. Good to see the local wines available. Overall a pleasant experience but as a local probably won’t be a regular.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

There was a great buzz in the restaurant when we visited - full of lively chatter but it did make conversation a bit difficult. The food quality was excellent and the portions were generous. The service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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Foodreview
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Terrific menu, staff were really friendly and energetic.

FAQs

OTZI is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.