The Rocks Mornington

4.3
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690 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood

The Rocks Mornington, sitting on Mornington's waterfront, is a vibrant waterside eatery specializing in tantalizingly fresh seafood dishes with a slew of Asian-inspired plates, served in its relaxing and elegant restaurant. For starters, the hirimasa king fish sashimi with a fennel, apple and ruby grapefruit salad from the raw bar and the vegetable dumplings with shallot, ginger and chili oil are excellent selections. Some of The Rocks Mornington's main dishes include the green tea noodles in ginger chili soy broth with tempura soft shell crab and snow peas, the slow-braised Otway ranges pork ribs and the grass fed lean black angus cheese burger with asiago cheese, bacon and pickles, all of which are brilliantly prepared. The donut-like profiteroles served with espresso ice cream and chocolate makes an irresistible meal ender.

The Rocks Mornington is also a local favorite for holding special events, be it corporate functions or romantic weddings.

What 690 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Allan
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Consistently good. Great location and staff are always friendly and helpful.

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AmritpalSingh
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and service despite being in pandemic - well done to all!

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Pico
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good quality food well prepared and presented. The service is consistent, attentive and never too intrusive. Highly recommended

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MLSP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely setting for a meal and we were warmly welcomed. Unfortunately we were delivered a wrong drink order and had to call someone back over to order a bottle of wine. Main meal was delicious but my pudding of profiteroles seemed like a pudding gone wrong but served anyway - I’m not even sure it was choux pastry. To round off the meal my husband’s whisky was taken away before it was finished and spilt over the table in the process. Service could have been a bit more attentive.

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CarolynR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mums 90th Birthday-great food and service.

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SimonK
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

great staff
great location
good wine list
food is not bad

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BrettD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food!
Great to get out a have a fantastic meal.

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Marius
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love coming here, never had a bad experience! Well done
Spot on I will keep coming back and coming back!

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice on the menu and beautiful food definitely compliments to the chef

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food served by a great waiter who made the evening evening better

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PamelaF
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff , delicious & varied food ( including vegan) & most beautiful seaside outlook from table.
Will definitely bring visitors to Mornington Peninsula again to dine here.

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KenE
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was up to their best ever and the waitstaff made our date night perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable lunch

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience with a lovely view. Will be back

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SarahK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and the staff and the atmosphere! loved all of it

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely views and the food is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great! Just thought a little side salad would be good considering price of fish and chips, otherwise a nice experience!

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Warren
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience1

Was not told at time of booking that due to covid 19, we may be seated in the adjacent yacht club. The room which had been set up was very poorly done and not up to the standard we expect dining here, it felt like a school hall.
The table was small plastic table with no dressing up.
The staff were fantastic as always, so taking nothing away from them.

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DzintraM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Hi Guys , Husbands lamb was beautiful and value for money. I think 17 for the Greek salad was soo over priced considering the size was quite small. I had seafood pasta once again not worth 38 dollars as once you take the seafood out of the shell the portion size quite small, but other than that nice restaurant. Wine was great. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! 🙂

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

We had pepes and swimmer crab croquette, they both tasted like defrosted/reheat food. Whole snapper was not fresh, was not clean properly, no flavour ie. not fresh. Beef cheek was ok.

The waiter asked for feedback and we were being honest but was told they never had any problems with the food. Well, they asked and I told them with honest feedback. Was not well received.

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RoderickT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A pleasant ambience and helpful wait staff; registering for 'COVID' tracking was easy using a QR code.

Would go back again.

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Carol
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were disappointed. In the past I have had great meals. This time our mussels were over cooked and the sauce rather tasteless.

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GenH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just so great to be able sit there again with lovely wine and food and a great view on a Sunday afternoon. We have missed the best place in Mornington very much. Great to be back.

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Kaz1971
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We would definitely go again. One of our waiters told us he went to the protest the day before. Given l am recovering from chemo that didn’t impress me. He should be in isolation. The female waitress was so divine. The food was very good. We will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were absolutely fantastic Very accommodating. Food was very good and our special mocktail was A+

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CazzAt
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time as a group of 5. The food was delicious, we’ll definitely be back.

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Melissar
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food great service the beef cheek was great can't wait to go back

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favourite of ours, especially for a long lunch looking over the Harbour, Covid restrictions left us only 90 mins, however it was just great to sit in the sun and enjoy the great wine, food and service.

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AllanB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent food ambience and service in difficult times

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service, very friendly staff and nice atmosphere

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vipKarenH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and beautiful food. A real treat given that we have not been able to eat out for so long!! Sarah is a great host!!

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Service was good, the food on the night was very very poor. Not happy

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MatH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We had to wait for our order to be taken for drinks for a long time, then stopped the waiter to make the order. It was then 35 mins before the first drinks came out and we hadn't even been asked for food order.

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RebeccaE
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love The Rocks. So delighted that it was open in time for Evie’s 16gh birthday. Brilliant as ever.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience.
Attentive staff and beautiful view.

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EatMoreSeafood
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My main purpose in eating out is to find something I cannot find elsewhere. The barbeque calamari fit this to a T. This is a go-top place for seafood that is for seafood lovers. Staff were friendly and attentive. Well done.
Hopefully we will be able to come again, once the lockdown of over.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Wife and I had a great meal to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. All of the staff looked after us very well and the food tasted amassing.

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DENNIS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Wonderful staff, great food. Perfect in every way.

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JohnnyG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and quality service, highly recommended!

FAQs

The Rocks Mornington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5973 5599 ext. 1.

The Rocks Mornington is rated 4.3 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.