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North African
  • Flinders Hotel,
    cnr Cook & Wood sts,
    Flinders, VIC
  • (03) 5989 0201,
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm 


Algerian chef Pierre Khodja brings Maghreb flavours to the Mornington Peninsula at this unexpected gem in the new-look Flinders Hotel. Beyond the bustling deck and public bar, the dining room's decorative carpet, artworks and hand-picked roses are an apt setting for Khodja's ornate plates and attention to detail. Black cumin bread comes with hand-churned butter and olive tapenade, all made in-house. There's a strong local emphasis, from the wine list's welcome focus on the peninsula's producers to fresh seafood, filleted and dressed up with preserved lemon, chermoula and a crust of smoked pepper. At times the kitchen's ambition might overwhelm the diner, as with the three-way roast lamb and its circus of chutneys, purées and sauces. At others it will charm and excite, as with the Turkish delight soufflé, a pink, frivolous confection that would be a standout creation of any restaurant, anywhere.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $69, 3 courses $89

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Pierre Khodja



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