Top 10 Restaurants In Sorrento, Australia

Italico Sorrento in its finest form. © Alex Guida
Italico Sorrento in its finest form. © Alex Guida
Photo of Jessica Poulter
9 February 2017

Sorrento, located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, is a small town with big things to offer; number one being the amazing fresh fish on offer. There are fewer than 30 restaurants in Sorrento but all maintain incredibly high standards; selecting the 10 best is a challenge but we’ve tried.


Restaurant, Australian, Vegetarian, Contemporary, $$$
green curry of broccoli soup
green curry of broccoli soup | ©jules/Flickr
Loquat is one of Sorrento’s finest dining restaurants. It is all about the cultural blend of Australian and French cuisine. With glowing reviews from many food and wine publications, Loquat is the ultimate food destination located on the tip of Mornington’s Peninsula. Now offering Airbnb as well as the restaurant experience, it’s the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

Sorrento Thai

Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Vegetarian
If you are searching for a Thai restaurant that gives you a taste of both Eastern and Western culture, try Sorrento Thai. From seafood, rice and noodle dishes to steaks and western dishes. The Thai food produced here is on the same level as authentic food from Thailand itself.

Cakes and Ale

Bistro, Restaurant, Australian
‘This quirky and sophisticated bistro is all about local produce and seasonal menus. At cakes and ale you can indulge in the freshest fish caught straight from Peninsula’s Port Philip Bay and delight in the home-grown vegetables from the restaurant’s back garden.

Fish Fetish

If you are looking for a casual lunch or dinner to eat on the beach then dive into Fish Fetish. Dozens of locals line up to get a taste of its fish and chips due to its popularity, especially in summer where waiting times can be as long as 45 minutes. But the crunchy taste of its wonderful batter is most certainly worth the wait.

Fish Fetish, shop 2/ 27 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC, +61 3 5984 1479

Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento is the oldest commercial building in the area. If you are looking to stay in Sorrento, this charming hotel offers world-class accommodation, spas and bars. Grilled and seafood dishes are the most popular and are cooked with locally sourced ingredients by talented chefs.

Hotel Sorrento, 5-15 Hotham Road, Sorrento, VIC, +61 3 5984 8000

Image courtesy of Hotel Sorrento

Buckley’s Chance

Buckley’s Chance is a clear winner when it comes to service and sweets. From pancakes to milkshakes, there are a vast range of sugary breakfast options to choose from. This proud café is named after escaped convict William Buckley, who resided on the shores of Port Philip Bay for 32 years.

Buckley’s Chance, 174 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, VIC, +61 3 5984 2888

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
This high-class Italian restaurant offers pizza and pasta as well as the freshest seafood dishes. Adhering to a traditional Italian style, the menu has all the classic dishes such as bolognese and Margherita pizza on the menu, served by friendly staff. It is worth the travel for the coffee alone.

The Baths

Restaurant, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, $$$
This restaurant sadly burnt down in 2015; the news devastated numerous people, particularly wedding couples. It was a restaurant adored by everyone. Famous for their fresh seafood dishes, this 180 degree view of the bay gave customers a real treat every time they dined. The rebuild is in the works and locals will eventually be able to recreate all the wonderful memories of The Baths very soon.

Just Fine Food Delicatessen

This quirky Sorrento café has an obsession with crafting the perfect vanilla slice on the Mornington Peninsula. Experimental custard colors (green custard vanilla slices for St Patrick’s Day) are just one of the unique touches. If you are into custard, this place is for you.

Just Fine Food Delicatessen, 23 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, VIC, +61 3 5984 4666

Image courtesy of Just Fine Food

Image courtesy of Just Fine Food

Mubble Ice Creamery

Mubble has the best ice cream on the Mornington Peninsula. With queues extending well beyond the front door, Mubble has a great reputation for extraordinary flavors. Try a local favorite, the decadent Snickers flavor.

Mubble Ice Creamery, 69 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento, VIC, +61 3 5984 4944

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