Publican Mornington

4.1
47 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • 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.
What 47 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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3.9
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EB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delicious and well priced. Upstairs disco is fun Too!

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CJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was okey but the service was not really what i expected. Staff did not even come and asked everyone weather the food was any good. I observed other tables too. Did not come to ask if we need refill for drinks, did not asked if we wanted hot drink after our meal, staff were not friendly enough. Staff were okey but those little things would of been good.

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J
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The chefs choice was great value and very varied. Gyoza was a bit hard, but everything else great....bang bang chicken very good! Would have been better with 2 deserts not just one to share. Attentive, friendly service.

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S
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, the best food, very comfortable place

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

For someone chasing Asian food at reasonable prices it be the go !!

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AL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The food looked yummy, but unfortunately the food I ordered had coriander in it, and I am highly allerigic to it.
I would have like to see the ingredients on the menu it only stated 3 ingredients none of which were coriander. I would have paid and ordered something else but our orders weren't taken till 7.30pm we arrived at 7pm and food came out at 7.55pm and our show opened for upstairs at 8pm. So I didn't have time to reorder unfortunately. The table staff were very lovely but they were run off their feet trying to do everything. So I was disappointed but it had nothing to do with your helpful staff but more to do with running of the venue and wait times. Oh and the cocktail I had for dinner was very delicious.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

More staff and it would have been perfect! Food amazing and staff lovely but we didn’t see them after our food was delivered ... no extra drinks therefore purchased.

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MA
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Busy spot as usual but always good. Good service too.

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HW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We went for dinner on NYE. The vibe was good, the food was amazing!! If it wasn't for the great food I would probably think twice about going back. This was due to the service, or lack of that we received. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that we were just unlucky on the night. The main issue was a female staff member, who seemed highly confused the whole time we were there. From the outset she got all our info wrong, seem very out of it. She also then brought a drink over that we hadn't ordered and then dropped it on us. It was an accident, however there was a hurried 'sorry' and nothing else. She didn't even bring a cloth over to help clean up. We both had sticky cocktail on our clothes, the seat and table. Another staff member then bought over the same drink that we again had not ordered! Anyway the food was lovely so we will give then another go and hope for better service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place good vibe fresh food

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LC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We enjoyed the food. The service was somewhat tardy and the music was so load you could not have a conversation with our friends. After several requests, the noise level was reduced to a more reasonable level.
I think most people go out to lunch to catch up with friends, good food and good conversation. Others go fo business reasons.
Load music prevents both of these.

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JW
4 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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MA
3 reviews
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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