New Port Melbourne Restaurant a Hidden Gem

As a 6 foot 8 guy, I love my food. I’ll sometimes have up to 5 meals a day to provide me with the fuel I need to get my 205cm body through a normal day. I especially love eating out at restaurants. And recently I found a brand new place that has found a special place in my heart…and stomach.

The place is called Hollyhock, and it is located on Station Pier in Port Melbourne. Situated right on the waterfront, it has a lovely view and a relaxed feel, both inside and out. The menu would best be described as mainstream, with a wide variety of meals that taste high end, but are priced very affordably (ranging between $17 and $32). I’ve already tasted a number of the mains and still haven’t found one I didn’t love!

My favourites would have to be the potato gnocci with pumpkin, pinenuts, spinach and pesto, and the chicken kiev with a delicious garlic butter sauce. The grilled veg salad was a very pleasant surprise, as I’m not a massive fan of non-meat dishes. However the chick peas, haloumi and mint yoghurt dressing sucked me right in! As far as Port Melbourne restaurants go, this is by far my favourite, and I will be returning again soon.