Panda Blairgowrie is proud to announce they are a TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner.
OPEN 5 DAYS
Thursday- Monday 11am- 3pm | 5pm- late
for brunch, lunch & dinner
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
*Please book online
*Grazing boxes are available to order through the website for pick up (24-72 hours notice required).
Panda Blairgowrie is fashioned around the simple concept of sharing. The sharing of food, wine, laughter and good vibes was the main motivation when creating both the fit out of the venue, along with the menus.
Transforming the existing modest Indian restaurant into a café and dining room, the other main influences in the venue are natural products and sustainability.
Panda consists of a main dining room and has the added addition of a rear courtyard, along with a separate outdoor seating area at the front. Surrounded by greenery, the menu is inspired by seasonal and local produce.
Panda Blairgowrie is situated just over an hour from Melbourne and is located on one of Australia’s most celebrated regions, the Mornington Peninsula. This is where we source as much of our produce as possible, for both our café and dining menu, along with our Peninsula inspired beverage list.
Upon opening Panda Blairgowrie, the most frequently asked question was ‘Will you be serving Asian Cuisine’?
This is certainly the most obvious question, but Panda was named after one of our Old English Sheepdog puppies, whom we clearly adore. Panda also has a love of food second to none, so it seemed fitting.
We are now also so excited that Panda’s older brother will be getting his own place in December 2020. Mr. Bentley’s burger bar in Rye will be a great new addition to the pointy end of the Peninsula…
At Panda Blairgowrie our food philosophy comes from respect for the Earth, from what we can source locally and our commitment to sustainability. Preserving, pickling and picking from our own herb garden are just some of the ways that we work to create minimal waste.
We work closely with some of the Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland and Greater Victoria’s finest producers, many of which are on our doorstep, who also share similar passion and mindset.
Where possible, our cheeses are obtained from Boatshed Cheese and The Vegan Dairy. Local produce from Hawkes Farm and fresh seafood from Peninsula Fresh Seafoods.
Our wines are sourced from local vineyards, such as Trofeo Winery in Dromana & Dromana Estate.
Our beer and ciders are procured from St. Andrews Brewery and Main Ridge Apple Cider, and sparkling water from Three Bays, which are all located on the Mornington Peninsula.
And whilst our coffee supplier, Genovese, is far from being a local business, they take their responsibility to the environment and future generations of coffee growers and drinkers seriously. We proudly stock three of their blends, one being organic, and all three being carbon neutral products.
We try and source organic where possible.
Thankyou Panda for a fabulous lunch today! Dining out with 3 fussy kids is always tricky but there was something for everyone. We loved the paper on the tables so the kids (we) could do some drawing and the atmosphere was welcoming and professional. Great food, coffee, nice priced wine + attentive staff. We’ll be telling everyone we know to visit.
We had the lamb shanks and the gnocchi and we absolutely loved it. Sat by the fire and the staff were so friendly and helpful cheers guys cant wait to come back soon.
Fabulous food, all day sunlight plus a fireplace and beautiful outdoor area. Found service to be prompt and friendly, casual and relaxed atmosphere. Short and sweet wine list and pleased to see a focus on local produce and beverages. Will definitely be back.
Perfect Sunday afternoon at Panda. Service was friendly and the burger was delicious. Recommend to anyone that lives on the Mornington Peninsula or up for a nice drive from the city. See you soon Panda.
At Panda Blairgowrie, we would love to hear your suggestions about our restaurant, our service or the delicious produce we hope to provide. Use this form to send through your feedback, whether it is a dining experience that could have been better or a compliment for our dedicated staff!
Located on the Mornington Peninsula in the popular coastal town of Blairgowrie,
Panda is situated on Point Nepean Road, opposite Blairgowrie front beach & a short 250m walk from Blairgowrie shops.
Protected by the high foreshore and nestled in the corner of Boathouse Resort, Panda Blairgowrie has ample street parking nearby.
If you are choosing to make a weekend or getaway out of it, and wish to extend your stay, then the Boathouse Resort is the perfect solution for you. Just a stones throw away from Panda, with 21 newly renovated rooms, you cannot go wrong.