Restaurant Reviews

Doot Doot Doot

Doot Doot Doot
Jackalope Hotel 166 Balnarring Rd Merricks North, VIC


Don’t let the silly name fool you. Doot Doot Doot, the marquee restaurant at Jackalope, Gourmet Traveller’s 2017 Hotel of the Year, is a must-do when on the Mornington Peninsula. For starters, there’s the 10,000-bulb chandelier pulsing above the dark-hued dining room. Then there’s a wine focus that embraces the estate’s Willow Creek repertoire and small producers both Old and New World. But mostly it’s about chef Guy Stanaway’s ambitious local ingredient-focused food. Bread gets a wonderful sourness from chardonnay yeast lees and comes with butter whipped with dashi. Tomato and verjuice granita arrives on lavosh with Main Ridge goat’s curd, black garlic and baby beetroot. Spanner crab is thrillingly combined with a potato emulsion and bottarga while a take-no-prisoners dark chocolate dessert features Pedro Ximénez, raisins and prunes. Complex without being overwrought, Doot Doot Doot is a


(03) 5931 2500



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Guy Stanaway & Martin Webster

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Food: ★

Wine: ★ ★ ★

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

Doot Doot Doot
Jackalope Hotel 166 Balnarring Rd Merricks North, VIC
Guy Stanaway & Martin Webster
Bookings recommended
Opening Hours
Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm Dinner daily 6pm-9pm

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