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The Kitchen Tootgarook, Tootgarook, AU-VIC

The Kitchen Tootgarook

4.6
4.6
174 Reviews
$40 and under
Comfort Food
A place that feels like home.. I don't mean that in a sense that the place is covered in dog hair, the tv is blaring, the kids are screaming and there's lego all over the floor; more in a sense that you feel welcomed, content and at home from the minute you enter, right up until you leave. We wanted to create a place, that I myself, would want to visit on a regular basis. A place where your name is more important to us than your money is. A place where you feel like a regular from your first visit. A place where you feel like a part of our family. A place you felt you've been before. A place that feels like home.... Ok, so we have fancy wine glasses, twinkling candles, nice chairs and really shiny cutlery, but don't let that fool you... We're humble, both in our service and in our food, and pretentiousness and oversized egos were banished from the premises the day we started trading. We like looking the part, but life's too short for airs and graces...

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5903 5450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Sharkey

  • Catering

    Get in touch with us to arrange a one on one with our Catering Events Manager and Head Chef, to guarantee your event goes perfectly to plan &amp; to give you &amp; your guests something to talk about for a long time to come!<br />For more information phone 03 5903 5450, email info@thekitchens.au

  • Private party facilities

    From a small informal get-together, to an all out wedding, we can tailor all your in house or external catering needs. Designed to ensure you & your guests are delighted.From breakfasts to canape cocktail events & sit down substantial dinners, the team at The Kitchen will work alongside you to design and deliver youperfect for your event.

  • Neighborhood

    Tootgarook

  • Cross street

    Morris Street

  • Parking details

    Lots of parking along Morris Street, please note there is no standing on the east side of Morris Street (opposite side to The Kitchen)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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Loved For

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for brunch

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Romantic

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  1. j

    joanneb

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    love this place been twice now best dinner and atmosphere. great wines resonable prices
  2. L

    Leesy

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the kitchen food is great great prices Service is fabulous
  3. RD

    RuthD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose The Kitchen because of its good reputation on Tripadvisor. It proved to be a real gem away from the hustle & bustle of the town centre. Very quiet, plenty of parking, excellent service & great food. A winner all round.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food in a lovely characteristic restaurant. On arrival Waitress said ‘the big table down there is yours’ and pointed to the table. I think it’s nicer to be taken to the table. On the menu it says to ask the wait staff what the Curry sauce of the day is. I asked the same table pointing waitress and was told ‘I can’t remember but you can go and look on the board down there’ 🤷‍♀️ So a lovely meal but just a little more up skill of wait staff needed. Thank you.
  5. PM

    PhilipM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was fantastic we will definitely be coming back
  6. B

    Baristadave

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service, friendly atmosphere, tasty food. Pricing moderate, reasonable value for money.
  7. KL

    66KerrLee101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very charming atmosphere, we were a party of 13 and we all loved our first time experience at The Kitchen Tootgarook. Great service, very tasty dishes and staff friendly and helpful. All of us agreed this cafe/restaurant is definitely on our wish list to visit again. Thank you The Kitchen for making my Dad’s special 81st Birthday celebrations a gorgeous occasion.
  8. F

    Frankie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very busy Sunday morning service. Ordered extra hot coffee, arrived lukewarm and in a mug (twice). Requested in takeaway cups. Food fabulous
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Food was outstanding, service spot on, lovely ambience and best chips on the Mornington Peninsula!
  10. SF

    SueF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We are long time fans of Bob's other Cafe the Hidden Kitchen, as it is close to home. So when we decided to celebrate an anniversary with an evening meal, we thought we would try The Kitchen, and we were not disappointed. It was a lovely night, great service and ambience. We both ordered the Barramundi. It was delicious. In fact the nicest we have ever tasted. We will definitely be back soon. :)
  11. L

    Leesy

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about the Kitchen Food is always lovely and consistent Service is fantastic Staff are all lovely and great service
  12. CL

    CherieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent value food with great service. Thoroughly enjoyed my smashed burger, great chips as well. The raspberry and pistachio pavalova for dessert was simply delicious. Mains, dessert and drinks for 2 for less than $90! Will definitely be back and highly recommended.
  13. R

    Rocco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for food, service & friendly. Can’t wait to go back.
  14. GG

    GordonG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were most helpful and very happy and friendly. Looked as though they really enjoyed working there. Food was very good, well priced and delivered in a timely manner. Will be back and have no hesitation in recommending to friends.
  15. F

    Feedme

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service Delicious food Lovely ambience Excellent value for money Thank you We will be back !
  16. DR

    DeniseR

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Kitchen Tootgarook was just the place to be last Friday which was wet and rather miserable day. It may have been pouring with rain outside but delightful local wines were being poured inside! It's always a welcoming place offering inventive and delightful food served by efficient and friendly waiters. Highly recommended.
  17. MO

    MareeO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service local to Tootgarook and surrounds. Worth the drive if you live further away. Selection of tasty dishes using fresh ingredients and wine suggestions for each. Great for breakfast lunch brunch or dinner. Highly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing breakfast spot! Will be back!!
  19. VH

    ValerieH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kitchen has become one of our favourite places! The food is great, the menu and wine lists are varied and don’t get me started about the chips! The staff are friendly, cheerful and efficient. What more could you ask? Val &David
  20. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, quick service. Would go again.
  21. AA

    AshA

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    We’ve had brekky here before and it was yum! So tried it for date night and sadly we were disappointed. My Parma was reheated so bread crumbs were soggy and it was only luke warm. My hubbys meal was not awesome either. Really nice people however. What a bummer.
  22. RD

    RobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only one comment the Mussell were a little over cooked
  23. S

    Shirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best eating out experience on the Peninsula, unpretentious in every way. A true bistro.
  24. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. Great good too. Looking forward to coming back, especially for dinner or drinks in the evening.
  25. BI

    diBI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    the gnocci was superb, pork belly ok, the red wine on tap was really good but cocktails were average. overall great night , great service & we will return
  26. A

    Annette

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    So disappointing. Ive used the kitchen for catering an event last month and also ate there twice. Food was excellent, service was fantastic. This time, we had made a booking for my birthday. We were approached rudely by staff, pointed to our table. Left there with no service for 10 minutes. Watched people who walked in after us be served before us. As we ate, we saw a couple receive the same treatment except they hadn't made a booking. The staff member was so over the top rude that the couple sat down completely embarrassed and then walked out after the rude waitress came back to give them the menus. Such poor service displayed that day.
  27. D

    seearsD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'd like to say the food and service and drinks where amazing. Will definitely be going back for dinner again
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were all lovely and friendly, and very accommodating to my elderly grandmother. We had a great time eating here. Thank you!
  29. RB

    RodB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food, great value. A regular eat out venue for all occasions for us these days
  30. AH

    AmandaH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a little birthday breakfast on Sunday morning - out first time dining here and it was fabulous - I have already recommended it to friends. Great location, vibe, food & a very attentive and friendly team looked after us super well. We will be back.
  31. MT

    MichaelaT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful tasty and unpretentious dishes. Cosy ambiance and attentive service
  32. MG

    MarianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice little cafe to enjoy another’s company. A bit of noise from the highway though. Food was good, and staff were lovely.
  33. T

    Twinklestar1929

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm cozy little cafe with amazing service and delicious food. Couldn’t fault anything 👍😁
  34. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal again this time catching up with friends. Service was lovely. Thanks again always come back for dinner lunch and especially our morning coffee. 😊
  35. DR

    DeniseR

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    What a delight it was to have lunch at The Kitchen Tootgarook. The service was efficient and friendly, the food was delicious - it's innovative in a gently creative way- and the recommended wines were 'spot on'. Parking is a challenge so book for a time slot that may be a little earlier than you might usually do. The Kitchen is certainly worth a visit ( or two).
  36. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere nice fire place Homemade dips were good value Calamari was great. I will be happy to go there again.
  37. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great local in Tootgarook. Food is wholesome and flavoursome and the service professional. There's also a decent wine list featuring some good local wines. Good ambience, despite bright lights over the bar. Open fire is a special bonus on colder nights.
  38. R

    Rita

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed the night with my friend it was very simple from outside looking but fabulous choice for me.
  39. r

    raym

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food very nice, small menu , better than too big a menu though
  40. H

    Holly

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were perfect. Can't wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Kitchen Tootgarook using the Order Online button. The Kitchen Tootgarook also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5903 5450.

The Kitchen Tootgarook is rated 4.6 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Kitchen Tootgarook

1917 Pt Nepean Rd, Tootgarook, AU-VIC 3941

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Morris Street

  • Neighborhood

    Tootgarook

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lots of parking along Morris Street, please note there is no standing on the east side of Morris Street (opposite side to The Kitchen)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Sharkey

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5903 5450

  • Catering

    Get in touch with us to arrange a one on one with our Catering Events Manager and Head Chef, to guarantee your event goes perfectly to plan &amp; to give you &amp; your guests something to talk about for a long time to come!<br />For more information phone 03 5903 5450, email info@thekitchens.au

  • Private party facilities

    From a small informal get-together, to an all out wedding, we can tailor all your in house or external catering needs. Designed to ensure you & your guests are delighted.From breakfasts to canape cocktail events & sit down substantial dinners, the team at The Kitchen will work alongside you to design and deliver youperfect for your event.

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