The Larder@Mantra Lorne

Never a dull moment at Mantra Lorne with so many facilities on-site

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what the judges said (for 2018-2019)

The Larder@Mantra Lorne is part of a stylish resort with accommodation and many luxurious facilities.  Overlooking the rolling lawns of the heritage-listed Erskine House The Larder offers a refined yet hearty menu of rustic Italian cuisine freshly prepared from locally sourced produce from the Otway ranges and surrounding districts.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner The Larder offers an inviting environment to enjoy meals with friends and family. In summer the restaurant is bright and airy, and in winter there’s an open fireplace to add to the warm atmosphere.

Experience the tastes of Italy with antipasti boards of cured meats, marinated grilled vegetables, pesto bocconcini or Chianti veal ossobucco. Or indulge in a selection of creamy pastas with delectable ingredients including mussels and calamari, or fresh egg rigatoni with Barolo braised beef ragú and shaved Grana Padano. Mains include a choice of pork cotoletta, free range chicken, and steaks.

The Larder also provides an extensive buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner menu.

1st judge’s comments for 2018 

This is a restaurant that will surprise and please you. It’s spacious and contemporary with an Italian focus that offers a lovely sense of hospitality and generosity. The menu is interesting with share opportunities and plenty of mouth-watering choices. The service is friendly and assured and it was a pleasure to be provided with confident recommendations. I felt listened to and acknowledged as the server weighed up my preferences before advising on choices. There is a serious wine list and a very indulgent feel to this place as a result.

Special Strengths

Convivial buzz of happy customers. Good customer service. Italian style food. Good drinks list with emphasis on spirits and cocktails. Reasonable prices. 

2018 State Awards

Nominated Best Licensed Cafe sponsored by The Gordon Institute

35 Mountjoy Parade Lorne Restaurant- Casual Dining Italian Cuisine Gluten free available Hours: Open seven days for dinner 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm Breakfast 07.00 – 10.00 am Monday – Friday and 07.00 – 10.30 am Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12.00 noon – 3.00 pm Friday and Saturday only Cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners Club and Entertainment $$ Street parking, off-street parking and public parking close by