first Judges REPORTS in 2022
Without doubt House of Jack Rabbit is one of the most iconic hospitality venues on The Bellarine Peninsula. With panoramic views overlooking Corio Bay and Port Phillip, and the City of Melbourne skyline seemingly a stone’s throw away, you can’t help but be exhilarated by the atmosphere and removed from the rat-race. House of Jack Rabbit tends to be really busy – which adds to the fun and atmosphere. We were greeted with a warm hello and immediately seated on a well-positioned table. The staff always seem to have friendly smiles and are quick to share a laugh with customers. The casual yet friendly style of House of Jack Rabbit is supported by the young staff who always seem to be happy and more than capable to offer advice on anything food, wine beer or ciders. On ordering my wine I asked for advice and the waiter was more the capable of assisting me and offered a taste of the wines. We ordered the local harvest selection to start. It was a generous serve and it presented well on a long rectangle platter. The local mussels and cured salmon for starters were delicious full of flavour, and a great showcase for local produce. The house-made piccalilli and potted smoked egg added colour to the platter. The seafood chowder was particularly good; the combination of creamy potato and corn worked a treat. Certainly great value for money with plenty of seafood and generous portions. The “Mars Bar cake” was one of three desserts on offer. The views, food and beverages here are all exceptional value for money and portion sizes of the meals were good. Many hospitality venues around the Australia would charge customers a great amount extra simply because of the views. Not the case with The House Of Jack Rabbit were the value for money is very good and the wonderful views are included in the price!
Golden Plate Awards in 2021
STATE FINALIST Best Licensed Cafe
Street Address: 85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine Peninsula.
- Category: Licensed Cafe
- Cuisine: Contemporary Australian (Vegetarian and Gluten-free available)
- Head Chef: Adrian Tozer
- FOH Manager: Martin Fearn
- Trading Days and Hours:
- Sundays to Thursdays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
- Fridays and Saturdays: 10.0 am to 10.00 pm
- Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Entertainment
- Off-street Parking
- Covid-Safe measures in operation
What the judges said in 2021
The House of Jack Rabbit Cafe offers visitors an excellent cellar door dining experience. Sensational views across Corio Bay and vineyards, a warm and comfortable dining room, alfresco spaces on the lawns in warm weather, delicious and local produce, a friendly FOH team providing good casual service. The meals offer plenty of choices bursting with flavour. There is a very good drinks list and good coffee round rounded off our meal. Jack Rabbit also showcases a wide range of local and regional food and drink producers. For these reasons and more, House of Jack Rabbit is great value for money.
Special strengths in 2021
Magnificent location. Wonderful Corio Bay views. A showcase of quality local produce. Friendly and efficient service. Divine Lamb salad. Superb squid. Great desserts. Exceptional drinks list. Good value for money.
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