671-673 Point Nepean Road
The latest addition to the Mornington Peninsula based group Iconic Hospitality (the team behind local venues The Social, Café 115 and The Bay Hotel) is the McCrae Pavilion.”A leisurely stroll from the beach, the Pavilion was once two separate ’50’s style beach houses that have been fully refurbished and united to create two unique experiences,” says Ryan Scoble, Bar & Beverage Manager.
“In one house we offer modern and fun tapas style fare such as Yellow Fin Tuna with Squid Ink and Romesco, or our Beetroot Salad with Goats Curd and Ruby Grapefruit.” The other ‘house’ has been converted into a casual fine dining room with a focus on locally sourced produce.
Scoble (formally of Melbourne’s The Galley Room, Golden Monkey and Berlin) has written a drinks selection challenging the norm along the Peninsula. Cocktails are focused around the wide variety of produce the Peninsula has to offer, with a seasonal selection of classic and contemporary drinks.
The wine offering has an emphasis on boutique Peninsula wineries and locally brewed beers also make an appearance. “With so many fantastic wineries, breweries and even orchids literally less than a kilometre from the venue, it wasn’t hard to create a drinks offering that took advantage of what the Peninsula has to offer,” Scoble said.