If escaping the city is on the agenda this winter then let us introduce you to the picturesque hotel and pub serving up mulled wine, soul-warming eats and sweeping coastal views.
Located just 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD on the Port Phillip Bay Coastline, Portsea Hotel will quickly transport you into a state of pure tranquillity.
In case you needed another reason to visit aside from the gorgeous ocean views, they’ve also just dropped a whole new winter menu.
Victorian produce really sings during this time of year, and Portsea Hotel has ensured that this regional produce is the real hero of their new menu.
You can expect to find winter warmers like pan-fried Barramundi with white bean and cavolo Nero ribollita broth, plus balsamic slow-braised lamb shoulder with roast pumpkin, baby beetroots, Persian feta and almonds.
As for dessert, fill your fork with baked apple and rhubarb biscotti crumble topped with vanilla custard.
Just be sure to wash it all down with a glass (or two) of housemade mulled wine or cider.
Drawing inspiration from authentic rustic Italian winter dishes, you’ll walk away from dinner with your heart warm and your belly full.
For an experience of another kind, pack a picnic blanket and grab a takeaway woodfired pizza from Fatto Da Mama (meaning, 'Made by Mum') to devour down by the water at sunset. Pure bliss.
Melbourne, if there’s anything we deserve right now it’s to be whisked away to a breathtaking coastal location to eat to your heart’s content. Better yet, book a room at Portsea Hotel and make a weekend of it.
Image credit: Portsea Hotel Instagram
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