The Botanical restaurant is taking over the upstairs dining room at the Portsea Hotel this summer.

The South Yarra restaurant’s coastal outpost will host dinner every night from January 3 to 22. (The Botanical and the Portsea Hotel are both owned by the Colonial Leisure Group).

The food will take inspiration from The Botanical’s city menu, but will include seaside-appropriate dishes including oysters shucked to order and snapper carpaccio.

For mains, there’s pork fillet with grilled peaches and apple-cider gel, and scotch fillet with beetroot salad. A coconut mousse with lime granita is on the menu for dessert.

“We’re taking the Botanical down to Portsea and wrapping it in a relaxed summer vibe,” says Peter Baker, general manager of The Botanical.

The Botanical on the Deck at the Portsea Hotel
From January 3–22
3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea

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Bookings are essential and can be made through either venue. The Botanical: (03) 9820 7888; Portsea Hotel: (03) 5984 2213. Or book a table here.