Publican Mornington

4.2
36 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
Formerly The Bay Hotel, this iconic venue has undergone an enormous transformation to become the all new Publican.
Located in the heart of Main Street just minutes from the beach, we bring a unique dining experience to the Mornington Peninsula.
'Ms Banks' dining hall features our all new modern Asian Fusion menu. Try our new Lunch Delish menu, or visit on Tuesdays from 5pm for our $15.00 Curry Club specials. The Banquet menu is available upon request and all dietary requirements are catered for. Plus the Publican offers the very best in cocktails, spirits and craft beers.

Our nightclub nights are simply legendary, with Wonderlust Fridays showcasing the biggest national and international DJ's from 9pm weekly (think Will Sparks and Havana Brown!), and Discotheque Saturdays (25+) playing the very best tunes over 2 huge levels! We host intimate live gigs with touring acts on a regular basis, and epic theme nights on long weekends. Head to www.publicanmornington.com.au for more info.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Tue, Wed 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 am
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Phone number
(03) 5976 2222
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
We have several spaces available to hire for your upcoming event or function. Please call our Functions Manager Lee on 0403 598 510 for enquiries!
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Catering
Asian infused menu Full table service Warm and cosy Open fireplace Dinner by candlelight Banquet menu available
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Parking Details
All day parking available off Railway Grove or limited parking on Main Street.
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Public Transit
Bus line 781 runs down Main Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 36 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.0
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4.2
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4.0
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JW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was quite good but not particularly authentic for Asian fusion. If you’re looking for quick tapas style food in a casual pub environment this is the place. Food served pretty quickly considering there were clearly lots of new summer staff working that evening!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was EPIC. So delicious and service was prompt from ordering to clearing tables. Also they bill split. Friendly staff and great overall vibe. We will definitely be returning

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NO
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is absolutely delicious. You think you're going to get pub food and then they knock your socks off with their cuisine. We go for the food. The happy ambience is a bonus.

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L
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious cocktails were amazing :)
Great night catching up with friends

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DM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Expensive Asian style sharing menu.
Food lovely but if you don't like Asian no lt much other choice. Nice hipster style venue. Love the decor.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was seated in the Bursary (old bank safe) was lovely & cosy & private dinner for the 6 of us. Loved it.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I enjoyed this venue just because it was booked prior to a show.
The waiter was so preoccupied he forgot a drink he brought food incorrectly
A shame because the food was great but you want to eat what you order

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good selection of Tapas style Asian Fusion food perfect for sharing. Overall, the food was tasty especially the crispy fish salad. Would definitely go back again. Wide selection of food on the menu which is great.

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V
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time we have been to see an artist, this time it was Black Sorrows, as usual they were brilliant.
We love coming to the Publican for these events as the atmosphere is vibrant and the food devine, it is nice an cosy and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times. Both times we took different friends and they also loved the place.

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S
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and the service was very good. A different menu than the normal run of the mill places. I would certainly recommend a visit here

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JF
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service was great. Definitely go back again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food. Somewhere i would definitely go back to throughly enjoyed the food and experience.

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KR
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely delicious lunch as it is everytime. Thank you

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KR
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is out of this world. Have booked again for this Friday and I was there last Saturday night too. My new fave restaurant in Mornington.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

We came and ate dinner on Monday 15th Oct 18 before the Akmal comedy show. There was six of us and the restaurant was understaffed. Two orders of the Kung Pow chicken was ordered and was inedible by everyone, too hot and had a metallic taste to it. It should be renamed Kung Pow Chilli as there was hardly any chicken anyway. When we paid for the meals we told the lady who spoke broken english what amount each we would like to pay. One person was overcharged $10 and the last two people had to pay extra but unsure how this happened. I believe she didn't add the bill up correctly and we actually probably paid over $50 extra on a bill where hardly any of the food was nice. Will not be coming back to eat only drink.

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited Publican in Mornington for lunch, the food was absolutely delicious and the drink choice was a wide variety! The vibe was great, it wasn’t to busy when we visited so it was a nice quiet enjoyable lunch!

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BB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was pretty good
Most of the dishes were nice but the calamari was too salty and stuck together.
Service was friendly but very understaffed.
Had to collect drinks from the bar after they were sitting there for 10 minutes.
Took forever to get served and when asking the staff member about the menu he said he was new so didnt know much about it.
Meals came out quickly and were good value.
They needed at least another 2 staff members on or the same amount on but professionals.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the $7 glass of Verve on Wednesdays. Food was fantastic & very tasty. Staff friendly too.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The meal was ok for the price.

Small serves as noted.

Service was too slow though for a Saturday night and the place is just too noisy when wanting to have a chat with friends. Once it's busy it's hard to hear yourself think.

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VS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food good quality but rich not usual Asian taste

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m
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, great value, wide selection of sharer pieces to choose.

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B
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great ambience and vibe when you entered the restaurant. Service good and consistent throughout the day. Food was delicious. We shared a number of dishes so could try all the flavours. A little on the pricey side but would definitely come back again and would recommend to others.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely place to eat food was delish. I would only say to the owners increase your waiting staff as the rest filled the service decreased we had to wait along time for the table to be cleared and dessert menus to be offered.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our first time. Had dinner before Tim Rogers show. Great evening. Would love a larger selection of Stout. Guinness on tap is good but we are spoilt with quality stouts in this country, even local breweries.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Curry night -$15 can’t go wrong. Open fire and fusion menu makes it a great local.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Mornington for good quality food. Highly recommended.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best lunch date we’ve had in years! Service was brilliant, meal was superb and the environment was a delight.

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l
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love the bang bang chicken ! Came back 3 times in one weekend just to get out fix before going home!!! Thank you to all staff for being so friendly and accommodating!

We will return !

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KW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The curry was sensational and the service was great and our waitress made us feel welcome .

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JB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great setting but food very salty. Friendly staff, Some interesting food choices. Just disappointed about the salt content of the meal.

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V
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We came to Renee Geyer, which was an eye opener, we felt that she was drunk, disorderly and
her top denture kept falling down. She also only played for approximately 50 minutes which we
felt was not very long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just wonderful! The food is amazing with wonderful flavors that compliment each dish. We would have preferred our main meals at the same time, but it was such good food that we'll let that slide.
Our waitress was a delight! Very attentive and with great knowledge about the history of the building!
We will be sure to return next time we visit the Peninsula. We hope to see you again Kristal.
Thanks again
C.Lawrence

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service was ok, had to keep calling for top up drinks and would of definately liked to order more food, but was just given the bill and said its turning into a nightclub now. Would of liked to know when was last call for food. Also once stayed in the upstairs nightclub bar area, the bar service was absolutely shocking. No one was serving anyone just washing glasses and serving every 10 minutes. Had to go downstairs to order more drinks. Made it for an annoying night wasting all your time waiting in line on a Saturday night.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Despite explaining a peanut allergy to the waiters and confirming the dish with cashews didn’t have peanuts... it had peanuts. Because they were chopped we couldn’t really tell until most of it had been eaten. My husbands mild peanut allergy meant he suffered symptoms for 12 hrs afterwards.

The waiter informed us we should just avoid Asian food in future..! We’ve never experienced this lack of regard before and fusion Asian is something we quite often enjoy.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a welcoming restaurant with heaps of character. Wait staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Mojitos and espresso martini’s in mornington. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Menu is kind of Asian inspired tapas so it’s easy to order a variety and share on the table. My favourite go to for good cocktails, food, service and atmosphere.

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