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The Kitchen Tootgarook, Tootgarook, AU-VIC

The Kitchen Tootgarook

4.7
4.7
153 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...

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 6:30 am–2:30 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 thekitchentootgarook@yahoo.com

  • 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 153 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • 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

    Good for Groups

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. RD

    RobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Shirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best eating out experience on the Peninsula, unpretentious in every way. A true bistro.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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 👍😁
  13. 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. 😊
  14. DR

    DeniseR

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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).
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. DM

    DaleM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meals ! And great value for money ! And service great !
  21. JS

    JessicaS

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully warm and cozy atmosphere, the croquettes were amazing as a starter, and the barramundi Brazilian stew was to die for! The service was wonderful, and the staff were very accommodating :)
  22. SO

    SimoneO

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back. Meal was delicious, staff were friendly and the price was great.
  23. E

    Emily

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cosy café with a great menu and outstanding coffee!
  24. CH

    ClaireH

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Despite ordering gluten free due to being celiac and putting it in the notes on booking I am sure I was given normal bread as I was violently Ill after leaving the restaurant with a gluten attack. Ruined the rest of my weekend and will take months to recover. Very disappointed as the waiter read back the order. It is more difficult these days to identify gluten free bread as it has become so much better and I didn’t recheck on them putting the plate down as I usually would as I have been there before without incident . Won’t make that mistake again. Sad that it will turn me off of returning for some time as I enjoy coffee frequently from the kitchen as it is close to home.
  25. KC

    KerrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and menu. Beautiful food and good prices.
  26. M

    Melody

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for family dinner. Thoughtful menu with good variety, super friendly staff made us feel really welcome. The Kitchen deserves a gold medal for $5 kids meals and similarly well-priced grown up meals. Really tasty too. We’ll be back!
  27. S

    Sylvie

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to the Kitchen for dinner. We can always be guaranteed a delicious meal and served by friendly staff. We love the ambience also
  28. T

    Twinklestar1929

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food plus amazing services highly recommend to go for breakfast n lunch 👍😁.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great with a terrific menu to choose from. Coffee and Juices were also excellent.
  30. JR

    JulieR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is really good! I’m vegetarian and gluten intolerant but I had a choice of a few different meals from the menu. I chose the curry which came with daal, rice, raita, chutney and papadums. I love that it came with all the trimmings. And was a really tasty curry. The service is outstanding. And it was really warm on a winters night. Highly recommend this place :)
  31. M

    Melzie14

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Food was delicious and atmosphere was vibrant for our Saturday Breakfast!
  32. JN

    JoanneN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Friendly, efficient service. Chips the best Far, far too noisy spoils everthing
  33. DB

    DonB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable but I am not surprised as it is always enjoyable
  34. JH

    JudyH

    Sunshine Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambience, welcoming staff and delicious food
  35. LP

    LuisaP

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very cosy place to enjoy great, friendly service and delicious food.
  36. CC

    CoralC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork was amazing, and staff are very attentive. Great value for money.
  37. FD

    FinellaD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little spot on the Peninsula, recommend booking for Sunday brunch, lots of people getting turned away.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in our group raves about their delicious breakfast. The open fire was warning the place and the service was great
  39. DB

    DonB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very happy with The Kitchen, have wanted to try it for years and finally got there. Was not disappointed, food was great and staff were friendly and hospitable. Will return more often
  40. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cosy venue for a winter night's dinner with friends. Interesting and unusual but always tasty menu choices, and good value wines make this a successful Peninsula offering

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.7 stars by 153 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 6 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

    Daily 6:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 6:30 am–2:30 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 thekitchentootgarook@yahoo.com

  • 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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