Restaurants in Mornington Peninsula let you dine in a garden of plenty. Restaurants in Mornington Peninsula offer you a chance to wine and dine in some of Victoria State's most breathtaking countryside. Just an hour south-east of Melbourne city centre, this celebrated beauty spot's long coastline and lush green hinterland are rich in fantastic places to eat. Here it's all about fresh local produce, which grows in abundance thanks to the fertile soil, balmy climate and optimal topography. From cherries, apples, figs and chestnuts to honey, extra virgin olive oil and prized local black truffles, the star chefs of Mornington Peninsula's restaurants make the most of this delicious local fare to serve up seasonally changing menus which keep customers coming back for more. But save some room for dessert, as the region's famed artisanal cheesemakers and chocolatiers are guaranteed to dream up something interesting to round out your meal.