Time Out says
The Portsea Hotel's a pub that's as famous as the bayside town itself. Time Out's tip here is to arrive early and get a table outside – the food and view certainly won’t disappoint. Any trip to Mornington should include a detour to the Portsea, especially after the stunning renovations it has received. It is more than just 'popping in for a pint' these days with an art gallery on entry, a new open kitchen headed by Paul Tyas (The Point), and a cocktail bar on the second floor.