It’s not very often I get the time to enjoy a Saturday lunch on my own so when the opportunity arose last weekend, I found my way to Pier Street Kitchen in Dromana.
Perfectly positioned on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana is an easy 20 minute drive from Mount Eliza, Balnarring or Blairgowrie, making Pier Street Kitchen a great meeting point for catching up with friends with plenty of convenient parking across the road. Nestled beside Scout’s Honour Shop, one of our favourite lifestyle stores and is, as the name suggests, just a short stroll from the Dromana Pier and the beach. I loved the eclectic, industrial decor with concrete floors and timber counter. I enjoyed the summer breeze at a cosy bench seat by the open windows to sip some wine + sample the delicious food.
With a Mediterranean inspired menu, Pier Street Kitchen is renowned for their amazing shakshouka and house made dips and pita. While I was tempted to experience the food they are famous for, I perused the lunch menu for my solo Saturday meal. I love ordering fish when I’m out and their smoked salmon dish with cucumber, baby beets and pomegranate dressing sounded divine, but I opted for something a bit more substantial.
The middle eastern friend chicken burger was a monster with shredded lettuce, harissa, gruyère cheese, picked veg (yum!) and an avocado and horseradish cream served with crispy, chunky chips. I know, you’re full just reading this but honestly the flavour packed seasoning on the juicy chicken thigh fillet has to be eaten to be believed. I’m a big fan of middle eastern spices so the fennel seeds and cumin gave this burger the punch of flavour I was hoping for.
Enticingly displayed on the wall of the cafe, Pier Street Kitchen boasts a large selection of wines, many from local wineries and are available to take home if you love what you’ve had with your meal. I chose a glass of the house Pinot Gris to enjoy with my lunch, which they source from a local wine maker in Mount Eliza.Pier Street Kitchen ticks all of the boxes when it comes to eating on the Peninsula. * Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. * Seasonal + local produce including beers, wines and ciders. * Affordable pricing + substantial sized meals for all members of the family. * Kids menu. * Accessible area for wheelchairs and prams. As a bonus to all of these, Pier Street Kitchen has a large selection of takeaway lunch options, sweet treats AND delicious coffee! And if all of that’s not impressive enough, Pier Street Kitchen transforms into a venue fit for all kinds of celebrations or they can sort you out with catering for an event at home…brilliant! While I thoroughly enjoyed my day of dining alone, I’m looking forward to going back with the family to experience breakfast at Pier Street Kitchen or perhaps a cheeky afternoon session with the girls. Pier Street Kitchen is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day but are extending their hours until 5pm for the holidays.
For more details check them out at http://www.pierstreetkitchen.com.au Or on socials @pierstreetkitchen Pier Street Kitchen | 19 Pier Street, Dromana | 03 5981 4666
* MP Made Scene Eat was hosted by Pier Street Kitchen but all opinions are my own.