Red Gum BBQ
BBQ tastes better when shared with friends and family.
Loving what you do shines through.” — Red Gum BBQ's Guiding Principles
BBQ to Southerners is not simply food but a way of life. It's the food you grew up on, the food you share with friends over a beer and a warm night and the food your family heatedly debate over who does it best. In moving to Australia, we were thrilled to find Melburnians, and in turn, Peninsula folk, feel just as passionately about their food. The marrying of these two homes was the concept for Red Gum. Using traditional methods of cooking Southern BBQ at low heat over many hours, Pit Master Martin uses native woods to flavour the meat. Martin’s passion for food, creating an authentic & high quality product has translated into amazing BBQ. Come and enjoy the smoke with us!
St. Bernard's, Vic
Victorian Angus, Grass Fed
Mac & Cheese
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Return to Restaurants ❤️ $50 Per Person
During current restrictions and 20 person limits, we will expand our menu to include our new Feed Me options and regular menu choices and a $50 per person spend - applicable ONLY ON WEEKENDS. This applies to all guests over 1 but please include ALL persons in total number of guests. Our website has menu details and call us (5989 3156) with any questions. Please note our cancellations policy before confirming. Looking forward to meating you all!
We really enjoyed our meal however it was slow arriving and a little cold when it did. I think we may have forgotten! We will come back post COVID.
Really delicious food and great service. It would have been great to try some ribs, but understand the limitations of COVID mean a limited menu. Will be back for sure
First time back since lockdown and whilst shed was cold, the food didn’t disappoint! The BEST BBQ in VIC!!!
Place was cold. I needed to get a jacket. Water dripping inside. No serving utensils provided.
A Friday lunch date with the hubby and bubs- did not disappoint! Beautiful and yet simple food, wonderful staff, delicious location
Every bbq lovers dream perfect setting good beer and high quality bbq.
Awesome atmosphere perfect for the romantics or the big family dinners
Really stands on its own when it comes to a unique food in the mornington peninsula there’s nothing like it.
Overall a pleasant experience. Good food and value for money
food was nice , we shared the larger set menu dish and it was more than enough food and quite a good variety, we particularly loved the pulled pork. It was just so cold in the building that it was hard to enjoy, I’m glad I brought my big coat.
Fantastic place. Best American style bbq place I’ve been to in Melbourne.
As a BBQ person myself (smoking) I am glad that someone is able to make a business out of BBQ.
It is unfortunate times so, it will be interesting to see the venue with no restrictions.
My only criticism would be the meat portions vs. price.
But all was tasty and worth the visit.
Food was very tasty and the variety was good. Just needed a little more on the plate for a set menu for 2 ppl.
I’d order a side if you a big eater
Food was tasty and the staff we’re friendly.
The menu wasn’t explained to us so we were left guessing about what to order and unfortunately we ordered way way too much which detracted from the experience.
Great food and top
Service. We will be back! Thanks
Delicious food and a great atmosphere. We were absolutely stuffed to the brim. My favourite was the pulled pork and Mac and cheese.
I absolutely loved it. The food was absolutely fantastic and so filling. We had so many leftovers. My favourite thing by far was the house made sausage with cheese and jalapeño which I have been craving ever since. This was our first time dining there and it was so chic and boho which I absolutely love and the dimmed lights made it really romantic.
If I had to give constructive criticism it’s that the seats weren’t very comfortable but it wouldn’t deter me from going unless I was with my parents who wouldn’t be able to sit in the seats for very long.
Red Gum BBQ, the food, the service, the experience as a whole, is never short of amazing!
Had a great night out for our anniversary! Dinner was delicious and service was both friendly and professional. In a COVID world, everything was set up to ensure we were correctly social distancing from other patrons and although the venue is big, it felt like a really intimate and romantic dinner setting.
Really relaxed atmosphere. Food was fantastic can’t wait to go back again!!
Never disappoints! Awesome venue, food and service. Highly recommend.
Great food, great service and love the rustic feel of the place. Feels open but cosy at the same time
Great experience all round. Brilliant ambience, menu options, friendly staff, manager COVID spacing well. Can’t wait to come back when more time is allowed to enjoy for an afternoon.
Delicious food and great atmosphere, my husband has been wanting to try for years and we’re so glad we have now
The food at red gum bbq is always delicious. The service is friendly
I highly recommend everything on the menu
Super friendly staff, delicious food - just overall a lovely experience we will keep going back for.
Best food going around.
My favourite place on the peninsula.
Great venue but unfortunately it lacked atmosphere due to the COVID restrictions. Staff were attentive and helpful with making decisions on the menu. Plenty of food on our $55 tray ... and it included a free drink.
The atmosphere was great and so was the food! Awesome beers on tap
Had the new $75 set menu and was amazing! So much value for money and we took leftovers home to make awesome toasties the next day! That southern fried chicken was to die for! Well done on the reopening in these tough times!
Absolutely loved the service. It's difficult times we are very happy to see Red Gum open and just love the food and service we get everytime
It was our first time visiting and it was delicious we will definitely be coming back. The food...amazing...the service great...the atmosphere..lovely.
Aw always amazing!!!! Food fab, space fab, staff fab, drink....first time I've tried it but fab!
Food was pretty good, however prices were excessive given portion sizes.
Great BBQ flavours in a nice open and airy setting, can be noisey i think but we had a great night.
Amazing food at reasonable prices. Service is fast and there are plenty of staff to take your order. It can be quite loud given the open dining area but it adds to the atmosphere. The only improvement I would suggest is a few smaller tables for occasions where you don't want to be sitting next to strangers.
Our first visit and it was great. It was a relaxed and friendly environment with great food. Definitely the spot for my next family gathering.
Food was outstanding, the staff where very friendly, Martin was great , definitely go back again
Brilliant food, friendly service and did I mention brilliant food
The food was great, they seriously know what their doing. Great atmosphere. We will definitley come back.
A little disappointed 2 slices of brisket for $31 a bit steep and 1 slice 2/3rds fat that didn’t eat previous photos on gallery didn’t reflect on what wa served
Ambience is great. Good rustic atmosphere. It was very warm inside, despite the high roof line and some large fans, and we were seated far away from the
hot smoker equipment. Not sure what the comfort level would be on an actual hot day, (It was a pleasant 22 degrees outside when we visited). The food is delicious, however very expensive for my mind, i. e. $36 for 300 pork ribs, which was 5 ribs with very little meat, or $21 for 150 grans of brisket, which seemed like about 75 grams on the plate. Would visit again for a special occasion or with a larger group, which may make it seem better value.
Red Gum BBQ offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5989 3156.
Red Gum BBQ is rated 4.3 stars by 812 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.