Monkey Business

4.6
115 Reviews
$40 and under
Bistro
Monkey Business is a Modern Bistro all about Tasty Food with a lot of Poke, delicious Drinks & Wine in a Casual Setting with Good Vibes overlooking Port Phillip Bay in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.
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iamdaniela
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Duelos y Quebrantos and could not fault it!
Perfectly cooked, seasoned to perfection.
And the coffee is always a hit ☕️

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Tony8
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

interesting menu and dog friendly outdoor area which is great

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NanK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Excellent coffee, delicious food, amazing presentation and attention to detail and friendly efficient fun staff. ✅✅✅✅

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so nice! Food excellent and service was amazing

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CathyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Service was very good
Would recommend

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LaurentJ
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Thanks, made for a magic Mother’s Day. Cheers

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MardiM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, everything was cooked and presented to perfection. beverage range and quality met the same standards, as did the service and price! will be going back as soon as possible!

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Tulip
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great vibe... though wasn't sure why we were rushed when there are empty tables in the cafe ...?

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LiamM
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and staff! Highly recommended

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LeeM
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Marked down for not allowing two people to pay half each. Restaurants that do this are always a disappointment, spoiling any good values they may have elsewise.
What’s the big deal, we are not asking for separate accounts, just split down the middle. You need to differentiate between providing individual food bills and just equal splitting of the total Bill.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu leaning towards Spanish cuisine. Excellent choice of starters to share. Highly recommend the prawn linguine for main. Good reasonably priced wine list. Service outstanding on the occasions I have been.
Highly recommend

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KristineC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only complaint I had was the noise level was so high I couldn't hear my friends across the table and we were only a table of 4.

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Liv32
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing! nothing was to much trouble.
Genuinely friendly and great to chat with.

Food was absolutely delicious!!

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PeterM
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately the rump
Steak was inedible very tough and the ragu was really salty such a shame

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JuliaD
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve eaten. They never disappoint. I love that the menu changes every five weeks. Thanks again for an amazing night

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and Brad the chef is really out there and deserves a Michelin hat , his expertise is a taste sensation.
Regards Robert and Nat

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CarmenS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite dining experience in ages; we graciously thank you for a wonderful night for hubby and I minus our 4 little cherubs, incredible food, excellent waiting staff, overall wonderful ambience, it was a night-off well spent.

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Marie
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate from Vegan menu and the broccoli bruschetta and lemon risoni was beautiful and the hospitality second to none 😃

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LoisM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fish with risoni was great and also potatoes. A little too much dill in the prawn sambo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, we sat outside, ate beautiful food and then went for a walk in the beach! Thanks

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AlbertM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were attempting to dine at the Monkey Business on the night before since we had eaten there prior and was two years before the pandemic! We were disappointed that without booking they could not accommodate us! So we booked by internet for the following morning. We were ni longer disappointed since the chef told us there was only one special dish left the night before, a dinner plate of raw slices of kingfish in creamy mustard for breakfast! We were game and the dish was wonderful, fresh and delicate! My partner had the usual Spanish ham(jamon) with fried eggs and this was also a delightful dish, rivaling the one we had at the Market in Barcelona! A memorable morning with a taste of Japan and Barcelona, without any traveling nor any risk, all in a little restaurant in Dromana! Congratulations for a jab(pun intended) well done!

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MikkiS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and generous portions - great location-

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Louie
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food absolutely brilliant! One of the best meals I ever had. Went back for dinner following night and for breakfast- the French Toast was heaven.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the squid ink pasta dish. stunning

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic first up experience. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. Definitely going back!

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BushyM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the dining experience at Monkey Business which was above and beyond our expectations. Service was warm, friendly and very attentive. Food was sublime - everything was cooked and presented to perfection.
A hidden gem and we will certainly be back!

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing presented beautifully with great flavor we will be back.

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Locals
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good restaurant with very good food but became very noisy as it filled around 7:00pm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Can’t fault it

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Char
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ordered the Philly Steak, steak was grey in colour and very tough. Sandwich was mostly cheese sauce. Very expensive for what you get.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really yummy food and very attentive staff. A happy surprise.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was beautiful. Shame the waitress spoiled it. Requested the smashed avocado and asked for the eggs scrambled instead of poached as I am pregnant and cant have raw eggs. Surely not too much trouble as even making scrambled eggs is easier than poached. The response of the waitress was "being pregnant is not a dietary requirement" A very rude and inconsiderate answer to give a customer that is only trying to follow doctors orders, she could have trief asking th chef, or even a polite response. I didnt get up and leave in consideration to my friend that travelled a long way to meet me there, otherwise I would have. Food was super tasty and the chef was very polite.

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IreneD
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff werecvery friendly and attentive. The food was well presentedcand delicious.

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AntoinetteF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant always fabulous staff and beautiful food highly recommend

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DeeR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Def be back. Staff are wonderful too.

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DanielleJ
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and service! Had the sweetest waitress, & highly recommend.

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Obimodulum
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food especially the squid ink linguini. friendly staff.

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Rhonnie
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were greeted warmly and service was excellent. Food was delicious.
Unfortunately it was too noisy inside despite being only 50% capacity, and we had difficulty holding a conversation. Maybe next time we will try the outside seating area.
I’d like to see more support for local wine on the drinks menu. It features mainly European wine.

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Kaite
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here! The owner’s are so welcoming and the food delicious. Love trying the new menus!

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SamH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with the staff being friendly and offering excellent service. I would definitely go back. I love the fact it’s situated across from the beach, perfect for an after lunch stroll.

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Monkey Business is rated 4.6 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.