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Monkey Business, Dromana, AU-VIC
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Monkey Business

4.7
4.7
219 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 9:30 am–3:30 pm Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5981 0685

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Innovative

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for brunch

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Innovative

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

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  1. KH

    KHSDromana

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service are always excellent. I highly recommend it.
  2. GC

    GregC

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Decent value, good service and a pleasant envirpnment
  3. G

    Graeme

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend this restaurant to family and friends the staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely quality food. Great friendly service Food with a twist
  5. CS

    CaroleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot & delicious food. Excellent service & lovely ambience close to the beach.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The Food was served so late we had to wait almost 1 hour , the gentleman who took our order was very rude, the prices they charge for the type of food was ridiculous and not value for money the meals are very small. The chef was embarrassed by the owner’s behaviour. WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL.
  7. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff (including the Chef) had a great night and will be returning very soon 😊
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming atmosphere, amazingly friendly and happy staff, friendly and engaging chef and the food was exceptionally good.
  9. JM

    JanieMichele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're not Dromana locals, but head here for really delicious food whenever we're on the Mornington Peninsula. It's a really lovely dining experience. I'd also recommend the Monkey Business Bloody Mary's--there's a secret to them.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food ! Friendly staff
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem ! Best food on the Mornington Peninsula! I've been 5 times now.
  12. GT

    GraceT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly staff. Good food. Only judgment is wanted us out by 3. Still haven’t got used too time sensitive even without making room for next service 🤦‍♀️
  13. S

    Samantha

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch and great spot just over from the beach. Friendly staff
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice feel to the place. Food was tasty, steak was cooked perfectly. Highlight was the crab bruschetta and the service was excellent…
  15. CC

    CatherineC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our night out at Monkey Business. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel welcome. Being “mature” patrons, we were able to hear, as the noise level was lower than most restaurants. Staff were great, including the Chef.
  16. SG

    SimonG

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent spot for lunch. Varied menu executed like a 2 hatter. Efficient friendly service.
  17. KW

    KrisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. Strongly recommend.
  18. GF

    GeoffF

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very interesting and different menu. This was our first time following a recommendation for a lunch. Dishes are good value at $20 to $25 each, and one is ample for lunch. The duck terrine is outstanding.
  19. c

    cathyl

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A nice set up with beautiful cooking
  20. LS

    LeeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal food at a reasonable price. Staff friendly and attentive and, I always appreciate good coffee. Seems to be where the locals go.
  21. RB

    RobB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monkey Business is always consistently good, the food and the service. I would confidently recommend it.
  22. C

    Ciara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very yummy Sunday Lunch.Highly recommend! Friendly and attentive staff.
  23. SB

    SalliB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Lots of great choices going back to try other dishes
  24. L

    Louise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Monkey Business attended for lunch with a friend last Sunday provided a delicious meal, kind, friendly service from all staff - the cafe' is light-filled, warm & inviting - well-worth a try!
  25. M

    Melbfoodielover

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d heard about this place from a few different people, so I thought must try. My friend and I had dinner there and I must say we loved it! Entrees were great but the mains were AMAZING! The chicken was so moist and tasty and my friend's beef meal the same. Will definitely go back.
  26. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food with terrific taste and freshness
  27. C

    Case

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single dish was amazing, including our dessert. The staff were absolutely lovely. Shoutout to the chef! Our dog even enjoyed people watching from the outdoor area!
  28. GS

    GarethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great menu and the perfect location and decor
  29. RB

    RobB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very friendly service. I liked the spring menu and the interesting wine selections. We will be back in the near future.
  30. CM

    CaroleM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this cosy restaurant- the staff are friendly, they really go out of their way to please. The food is moderately priced & great value for money. We will continue to go back for all of the above reasons.
  31. AP

    AdamP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. These guys know their stuff.
  32. KS

    KarenS

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second visit - amazing food and superb customer service :)
  33. JB

    JamesBonDen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative dishes full of flavor. We finished every single bit and truly enjoyed them all. The service was prompt, genuine and friendly.
  34. PC

    PatC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and even better food. We have been to Monkey Business for Brekky a few times and tried dinner which was super tasty. The team there are very friendly.
  35. LM

    LumaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, top service and worth the visit. The food was delicious and no faults there. Good location and affordable. Must check it out for breakfast too.
  36. K

    Karin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have a garlic allergy and chef was extremely helpful in sorting the situation out
  37. SG

    ShaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday lunch, great value wine list, had 3 dietarys catered for all can't recommend this place enough
  38. A

    Amnd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was not the best meal i have had there. My main tasted a bit like yesterday's left over slightly rewarmed and put on a stone cold plate. Meat was dry, and potato pave a little bland i thought. Cheese spring rolls for entree are good. I felt it was quite over priced for what we were given. The service is fantastic though
  39. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit to this restaurant and we loved everything about it. Super evening. Will go again and also recommend to friends and family. Thanks MB
  40. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved Money Business. Friendly staff and lovely food. We'll be back when down that way.

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Monkey Business is rated 4.7 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Monkey Business

1/277 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, AU-VIC 3936

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dromana

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 9:30 am–3:30 pm Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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