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The Kitchen Tootgarook, Tootgarook, AU-VIC

The Kitchen Tootgarook

4.5
4.5
311 Reviews
$40 and under
Comfort Food
A place that feels like home.. I don't mean that in a sense that the place is covered in dog hair, the tv is blaring, the kids are screaming and there's lego all over the floor; more in a sense that you feel welcomed, content and at home from the minute you enter, right up until you leave. We wanted to create a place, that I myself, would want to visit on a regular basis. A place where your name is more important to us than your money is. A place where you feel like a regular from your first visit. A place where you feel like a part of our family. A place you felt you've been before. A place that feels like home.... Ok, so we have fancy wine glasses, twinkling candles, nice chairs and really shiny cutlery, but don't let that fool you... We're humble, both in our service and in our food, and pretentiousness and oversized egos were banished from the premises the day we started trading. We like looking the part, but life's too short for airs and graces...

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 6:30 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 6:30 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5903 5450
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Sharkey
  • Catering
    Get in touch with us to arrange a one on one with our Catering Events Manager and Head Chef, to guarantee your event goes perfectly to plan &amp; to give you &amp; your guests something to talk about for a long time to come!<br />For more information phone 03 5903 5450, email info@thekitchens.au
  • Private party facilities
    From a small informal get-together, to an all out wedding, we can tailor all your in house or external catering needs. Designed to ensure you & your guests are delighted.From breakfasts to canape cocktail events & sit down substantial dinners, the team at The Kitchen will work alongside you to design and deliver youperfect for your event.
  • Area
    Tootgarook
  • Cross Street
    Morris Street
  • Parking Details
    Lots of parking along Morris Street, please note there is no standing on the east side of Morris Street (opposite side to The Kitchen)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for brunch

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Neighbourhood gem

311 Reviews
  1. GAYNORW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best breakfast on The Peninsula. It never disappoints.

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  2. TraceyN

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round. Not cheap, but well worth the money.

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  3. Nata

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Great food, great service lovely atmosphere, not too expensive.

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  4. NizM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been here several times and love the food offering. Always came back for the curry! The double beef burger we had was nice and juicy. Can't fault this place

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  5. MatthewL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    By far the best cafe in the area, loud inside so outside is best.

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  6. Nicole

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal at The Kitchen, I had the eye fillet & my partner had the clam pasta. Both very tasty & reasonably priced. Service was very friendly & attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommend the cocktails

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, we would eat here every week if we lived closer

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  8. DavidL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect night for our first double date Beautiful food, great service Loved the night

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  9. AngelaB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and staf at the Kitchen Tootgarook.

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  10. WendyP

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to request someone to take our order. Bought our entree at the same time as our mains. Salmon croquettes were 95% potatoes. No fish flavour at all. Quite disappointing. Have been here several times before so expected better. It was not overly busy so I don’t know what the problem was

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  11. JanS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. I would definitely come back. My only recommendation would be to have a lighter lunch menu

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  12. JennyM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food served by an exceptional team of staff! They were so busy but everyone was smiling and extremely professional. Highly recommend!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were attentive and food was good. Good range of choices for different tastes. Reading the menu is entertaining.

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  14. KatharineT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy morning so we booked a table luckily. Breaky was amazing. Thanks

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  15. DavidH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first visit to The Kitchen for a meal and we and our friends enjoyed it a lot. The food was moderately expensive but the quality was excellent. We will be back

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  16. HannahB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff who work professionally during the busy period always with a smile on their faces. The food is delicious!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always good here. I was a little disappointed that the rosti wasn’t crisp as I expected but rather a little soggy and underdone in the centre. There was a lot going on with the various components and not sure if they worked for me (personal opinion only). The big Bennie breakfast however was a winner for hubby. It never disappoints. I’ll be getting that next time!

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  18. RD007

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Polite stuff, reasonable variety of food on the menu. Disappointed they didn’t have the fettuccine al vongole as the restaurant’s seafood supplier didn’t provide (it was the dish I was really looking forward too). Had small issue with drinks, but bartender resolved. Nice place overall.

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  19. ShaneB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place with heaps of charm.. little noisy though.

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  20. ElanaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely, the feel was comfortable and chic, and the service was fantastic. Went with a family and a small child in a pram and we were accommodated for well. Will be going regularly from now on.

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  21. Frankie

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never been before, nice surprise. Service was very good and friendly, food good and good value for money. All in all, I will definitely go again and would recommend.

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  22. MattB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as usual. Needed to ask for kids menu and the wait was an hour, but that’s what you get on. Saturday Dec 30 lunch crowd. Will return.

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  23. JamesH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Young lady who served us was very helpful and greeted us all with a smile. Great service 👍

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  24. LyndaG

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very happy with our experience at The Kitchen - Tootgarook! We booked online, which was easy. We were greeted with a friendly smile & welcome by our waitress. Service was terrific. Our drinks arrived in a timely manner & our meals did too. My friend really enjoyed the confit duck, the parmas were yum & the sardines on toast entrees ( eaten as a main) looked really appetising & apparently were delicious. Thanks for a great meal. See you again soon!

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  25. RobynC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very delicious meals, a little bit noisy but overall a lovely time was had.

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  26. KerryF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed as the original menu online had many items that my wife could eat as she has dietary issues. On arrival the menu had changed drastically with 3 things she could eat of which two (2) were unavailable so she had a bowl of plain chips

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  27. Feedme

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff Great food Beautiful atmosphere Thanks again

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and very friendly staff. Dog Friendly too

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolute little gem. We had such an awesome time at this restaurant and the food and service was exceptional. Well done to the chef and staff.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very tasty and good portions! Service was lovely and never rushed!!

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  31. Klys

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always had a lovely meal at The Kitchen however on this occasion all four of us thought the barramundi was overly salty. Otherwise a nice evening.

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  32. AmandaH

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Brekky on a very busy morning. The team wore big smiles and maintained a very positive energy,

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  33. RoseT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I returned after an amazing first visit and my guests absolutely LOVED it. The food was incredible, so was the service and the cocktails. We got there fairly early so it wasn't busy but we found that tables were spaced pretty well so you weren't too close to other diners. We'll definitely be back again!

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  34. Claire

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, staff were so friendly and accomodating. Lovely space to come together. Would highly recommend and will be back.

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  35. JoshS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant, curries are absolutely amazing. It’s a must try

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  36. Jules

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast menu and again the staff were tops. 😃🍷

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  37. Connie

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the curry for 2 and we both enjoyed it. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant. Thank you

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  38. GemmaK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous hidden gem opposite the beach. We enjoyed our dinner so much we came back for breakfast! We had the same waiter for dinner and breakfast, A+ to him. He is an asset to your restaurant and I could see him becoming shift/floor manager as well! My only very small negative was the curry on the main menu listed (VG) next to it so my vegan friend was very excited to try this however the kitchen wasn’t able to make it vegan on the night :( She still enjoyed what she chose (veggie burger) though!! An all round great experience and we will be back!

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  39. DaveO

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. As always, the food and service was fantastic!

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  40. MarlaK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to have a dinner, had only been there previously for breakfast. Food and staff were very attentive

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Kitchen Tootgarook using the Order Online button. The Kitchen Tootgarook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5903 5450.

The Kitchen Tootgarook is rated 4.5 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Kitchen Tootgarook

1917 Pt Nepean Rd, Tootgarook, AU-VIC 3941

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Morris Street
  • Area
    Tootgarook
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 6:30 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 6:30 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Lots of parking along Morris Street, please note there is no standing on the east side of Morris Street (opposite side to The Kitchen)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Sharkey
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 5903 5450
  • Catering
    Get in touch with us to arrange a one on one with our Catering Events Manager and Head Chef, to guarantee your event goes perfectly to plan &amp; to give you &amp; your guests something to talk about for a long time to come!<br />For more information phone 03 5903 5450, email info@thekitchens.au
  • Private party facilities
    From a small informal get-together, to an all out wedding, we can tailor all your in house or external catering needs. Designed to ensure you & your guests are delighted.From breakfasts to canape cocktail events & sit down substantial dinners, the team at The Kitchen will work alongside you to design and deliver youperfect for your event.
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