Pt Leo Restaurant
Pt. Leo Restaurants culinary philosophy is to showcase local and Victorian produce wherever possible. The wine list also has a similar philosophy where it not only showcases Pt. Leo Estate wines, but varietals from the region and greater Victoria. It is one of the few wine lists in Victoria, that is purely Victorian wines. The restaurant welcomes bookings of all sizes including generous dining options for groups of 10 or more.
The predominately local front of house staff delivers exceptional service with genuine warmth and hospitality, offering a true Mornington Peninsula experience. The staff are led and complimented by our exceptional Restaurant Manager, Ainslie Lubbock and Sommelier, Andrew Murch.
Efficient and friendly service. Beautiful outlook. Delicious food and excellent wine.
My mother’s 93 birthday was a huge success with lovely food, surroundings and Trentino from staff.
My third visit in 2 years and I must say it never disappoints. The food is great although on this recent visit the service could have been better and we waited too long in between the entrees, the mains and desserts.
Best restaurant on the Peninsular
Amazing food and even better service!
The service was exceptional and the food was really good.
As always Pt. Leo doesn’t disappoint! Beautiful leisurely Saturday lunch, never felt rushed or hurried. The food is delicious especially the Dory and chocolate ice cream! Will be back
Fantastic food, service and all with a stunning view!
Food was amazing, service was lovely, unfortunately we didn’t get time for dessert as the table was only booked for an hour and a half so next time I’d make sure it was a longer booking to allow enough time.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at pt Leo from the excellent service to the exceptional food.
A beautiful Saturday lunch at Pt. Leo. The food was delicious and great value - brilliant service and the perfect table (right on the window!).
Due to 'a technical hitch' the original on-line booking for 1145 had to be changed to 1200. When confirmed by phone, I was unimpressed to be told 3 times that 'you must leave the table before 1330'; the result was that we had some anxiety as to what was going to happen at 1330. In the event we did not complete our meal until 1345, but by then the restaurant was half-empty. So why the threats?
Service: the service staff were attentive and polite throughout. However, when the main courses were delivered, we had to wait nearly 10 minutes for the sides. When they finally arrived (after I had alerted staff 3 times) we were faced with a bowl of potatoes and a salad when the mains were more than half-eaten and getting cold. Subsequently not charging us for the potatoes acknowledged the problem, but did not make up for the lack of a properly-delivered meal.
Food: overall very good. The whiting in clam broth was very impressive. But the duck prosciutto was not: lumps of melon with strips of tasteless duck all drowned in olive oil. Yuk!
Overall: The meal was funded using a token given as a 90th birthday present to my mother. This visit was meant to have been part of the plan to help my father grieve over her sudden death just 2 weeks a ago. What should have been an impressive and enjoyable experience fell short of our expectations for the reasons given.
The absolute gem in the crown of the Mornington Peninsula region, incredible in every way. I would wish it remains a secret for locals, but alas it is destined for greatness.
Great food and very good friendly service. Our waiter explained all the food options on the menu and was very helpful. Pleased with the experience and will be returning.
#sallyann and the team were marvellous! We loved every minute.....
The location is very nice. The staff were personable and helpful but small touches like complimentary breadsticks on the table and having to pay to walk the gardens after a !@$400 bill is a little rich!
Fabulous food, stunning setting and ambience with breath taking views and superb service. Definitely a 10/10
Amazing venue with incredible views, food was nothing special.
The snapper was perfectly cooked, Sherry and onion sauce was a great compliment. Tried the 2013 Shiraz, it was a great vintage, changed my perception about Shiraz. Also tried 2011 Chardonnay, very special, never thought of Chardonnay could taste like this. Very fragrant, a bit cheesy lasting.
My sixth dining experience at Pt Leo Estate and I can't wait until the next time.
I was joined by a friend from France; we were blessed by a beautiful sunny day, a window table with great views of Philip Island and beyond and of course the gorgeous sculphures. It was wonderful to showcase this property as an example of the Mornington Peninsular.
Everything about Pt Leo Estate is exquisite ... it is by far my favourite restaurant. Jenny Shalders
Always an amazing experience, will come back time and time again. The warm welcome, the special touches to ensure we get cared for and celebrated and the fantastic food hits the spot every time. Thanks to everyone who made this important day very special for our family.
Came for Father’s Day, set menu
Service excellent: welcoming, smile, proactive
Main dishes were excellent, even if we found it weird to have fish and meat brought to the table at the same time
Main disappointment : Value for Money. not being able to choose among at least 2-3 proposals for the entree and the desert at that price point ($100 per adult, $50 per child). Not only a question of dietary requirements but just favourites and appetite.
We felt the cold terrine and already prepared cake were more designed to accommodate the kitchen than the client...
And when you have a $400 bill for a 2 adults /2 kids table , offer the sculpture park after your meal could be a nice attention...
Two of us did the four course Fathers Day lunch. The courses were delicious and plentiful. The view from the restaurant is stunning. While the sitting was for only 2 hours it was plenty of time to feast and share a bottle of wine.
Father's day lunch was amazing. Set menu was perfect, nice selection.
Service was personal and excellent.
Great food and ambiance. Will definitely come back.
Such a wonderful atmosphere, sophisticate setting, love the view and the open kitchen. My waiter was lovely, knowledgeable about the dishes, great recommendations with our meals from appetizers to mains. Apart from the phone call of the receptionist who threatened us that the kitchen will be closed at 3pm otherwise totally loved the experience. Our booking was at 2.30pm, we called to let your restaurant know that we were running late because of our 3 months old infant was abit upsetting and we tried to come as soon as we can. We were a little disappointed about that since your restaurant is a high end restaurant but your staff was handling the issue poorly.
The only negative was to be told to vacate the table within 20 minutes and we had only been there 1 1/2 hours.
Consistently great food and service at a very special location. It will continue to be our preferred location to dine on the Peninsula.
While the venue is outstanding, the food was expensive, the wine list way over the top per bottle and very limited by the glass buy having to pay $10.00 a head for a wine tasting while we waited for our table to be made ready was too much.
We had dined at Pt Leo previously, and on this visit we had a mixed experience.
The printed menu provided to me had stains (oil?, grease?) and fingerprints on it, and seemed to be a bit tatty.
Whilst reviewing the menu, we were asked (by multiple staff) if we had decided on our wine selection, to which we responded that we would like to select our food dishes first and would then choose our wines to suit. We also asked if we could order pre-dinner drinks, something the staff had failed to ask. Having ordered those drinks, the wine list was removed from the table, so we had to ask later for that to be returned to order wines for our initial courses.
We ordered dishes from the 'Starters', 'Entree' and 'Mains' sections of the menu, and were surprised when our initial 'Starter' dish (oysters) was served along with our 'Entree' dishes (carrot souffle and prawn pasta). Luckily our souffle and pasta dishes were still at an acceptable temperature when we had finished our oysters, but we would have preferred the two 'courses' to be served separately. Similarly, we would have preferred for the serving plates to be only removed from our table when we had finished all dishes, rather than as we continued to eat.
When our mains (tempura rockling, warm beetroot salad, miso parsnips) were served, our wines glasses were empty and we had to ask for the wine list yet again, to order a different wine for this course.
The tempura batter was extremely salty, to the extent that we both left the batter on the plates. The wait staff did not pick up on this upon clearing the plates, and we were not asked if we were enjoying our meal.
Overall, the quality of the food is excellent (apart from the tempura batter). If anything, we could have shared a main course between us if we had known of the serving sizes for dishes ordered, but that was not suggested by our wait staff.
In relation to ambience, the background music was indecipherable and was little more than noise.
Food were amazing, wait staff were friendly and helpful. Several inconsistency noticed in beverage serving eg. can drinks served, we feel the can drink should not be seen or at least be poured at the counter if the price charged meant we had to pour the "can drink" ourselves. It is unorthodox and down play the mid-high quality restaurant projection. One of our coffees was sent back as it was not extra hot, wait staff kindly brought back a fresh cup, sadly a lesser coffee were served. She didn't send back the third time, however, this maybe a good feedback as we value consistency through out the lunch experience. Overall great food, there are room for improvement should the restaurant desire to stay on top of its game. Good luck and thanks for the wonderful lunch.
Thank you for making our 2nd wedding anniversary so special, fabulous dining experience and amazing service.
An amazing location, fabulous service and brilliant food.
Great food to accompany great ambience! We were expecting a lot and it did not disappoint us for our special lunch.
Thought the environment and ambience was excellent.
The service by our waiter was very good as well.
It was a special occasion for my wife, she had been given a gift voucher for her birthday a few months earlier. We had been before with some friends to enjoy the walk and a bottle of wine.
However the food was not to my liking and we both believe it was not worth the money.
I am a strong believer in "You get what you pay for"
- But not on this occasion.
BRING YOUR FULL WALLET . . IT'S PRICEY! !
Sorry you asked for my honest opinion.
We found the food bland and not up to the same standard as when I previously ate there.
World Class dining experience , with wonderful attention to aesthetics
The restaurant location is absolutely amazing.
Service was five star and food was delicious.
Impressive dining experience with matching location/outlook/scenery. Highly recommend it especially for visitors.
The sculpture park was fantastic. The walk set the scene for a lovely dining experience afterward.