Hickinbotham of Dromana

Average price $55
56 reviews

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Chef Marcus Levy recommends…

The hickinburger

Juicy pulled pork, cooked slow & low, served with slaw, monteray jack & chipotle mayo on a lightly toasted milk bun with a side of fries

Twice cooked pork belly

free range otway pork, warm salad of potato, roasted baby fennel & apple w a seeded mustard dressing

Roasted butternut squash

served w grilled haloumi, pomegranate, parsley & almond paste, sherry vinaigrette

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
based on 56 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.2/10
  1. MARCIA  M.
    • one review

    Our meet and greet we're sensational. Friendly atmosphere. We tasted wine after ordering our food. Staff came to Inform us our lunch was ready. Everything tasted amazing. The music was great, the weather perfect, and our guest from Sydney went home very impressed. Thank you Marcia & Tony

  2. con k.
    con k.
    • one review

    We expected it to be better airconditioned and ventilated. Would not recommend as first choice. If its going to be advertised as a tourist spot then it needs to be more welcoming.

  3. Anoush B.
    Anoush B.
    • 24 reviews

    Food was great and so was wine. My partner had a paddle and loved it. They were very busy so service was a little slow but expected at this time of the year. Staff very friendly. Can be loud when there are lots of groups and parties but that is also expected during this festive season. All in all a great day was had by all.

  4. Marilyn T.
    Marilyn T.
    • one review

    The restaurant was comfortable with good service and a good atmosphere. Dishes were beautifully served and the waiters helpful. Band outside contributed to the holiday atmosphere!

  5. Brenna C.
    Brenna C.
    • one review

    Service was very slow, took almost 2hrs for our mains to arrive. Food was okay, nothing too special. Wine was delicious, did the tasting sample which was 5 glasses, great way to try and few different wines.

  6. Gary Y.
    Gary Y.
    • one review

    Great place Great wine Great service Great food A must. We are definitely coming back

  7. Ron B.
    Ron B.
    • 4 reviews

    Enjoyed our time immensely. Will return. Nice meal but wine overpriced.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Most of the dishes missed the mark for lunch. - Burger $28: the roll was very wet due to dressing on slaw; juices drained and made the napkin on which it was placed saturated -Pizza small but reported as tasty - pork crumb with the scallops very hard, unpleasant. -icecream in affogato was glutinous, not nice -choc cake looked chocolatey but very little taste of choc

  9. Glenda M.
    Glenda M.
    • one review


    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thanks Glenda, will pass the feedback to all the staff. It is nice to get positive feedback when you work hard! Cheers Terryn

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Great atmosphere

  11. Kevin D.
    Kevin D.
    • 5 reviews

    Very rustic setting, but ideal inside in front of the huge fire place on a cold winters day. Looking forward to a visit where we can experience the outdoor setting

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Great place for families

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews

    Very pleasant lunch/afternoon. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thank you for your very positive review! Will pass it on to all of the team who enjoy when their hard work is recognised! Cheers Terryn H

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Nice Foods , Nice Atmosphere ! Reasonable prices.

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thank you for your lovely review. I will make sure all the staff get this positive feedback!

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Lovely lunch and loved the live music

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thank you for the lovely review I will pass it on to the staff so they know their hard work is appreciated! Cheers and see you next time!

  16. Alex S.
    Alex S.
    • 2 reviews

    Stunning views from the restaurant across the vineyard and over the bay are afforded from the restaurant and outdoor dining area. We went in winter and there was a nice open fire and live singer, which was nice.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews

    The service was slow from ordering a meal and when it arrived at the table. The waitresses were great and friendly.

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thanks for the review. Our food is all cooked as the orders come in so there is always a bit of a wait from ordering to delivery. Also we had one very large group on the Saturday you attended which can delay orders placed after. Glad you enjoyed the day overall!

  18. Sylvia w.
    Sylvia w.
    • one review

    Stars unplugged was a great show, the lads never disappoint !

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Was a great night wasn't it. And yes I agree the Stars were amazing! We hope to have them back over summer. Look forward to seeing you next time

  19. Jan B.
    Jan B.
    • one review

    The staff were wonderful. Probably the nicest and best I have seen for a while. Very friendly and efficient.

    Hickinbotham of Dromana

    Thanks Jan, it was a lovely night with The Stars unplugged, with wonderful music and a great crowd who were here to listen and enjoy! Our staff are very attentive and personable I agree, so I will pass that message from you on to them. It is lovely to get nice feedback about the staff from our guests! Cheers from all at Hickinbotham!!!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Friendly service, good suggestions from staff. Inviting relaxed and rustic atmosphere - had a very "local" and social feel to it as the day progressed. Cosy up around the larger open fire.

More information

Opening time

Open every day over Summer from 11am to 5, Friday evenings and functions by appointment

How to get to the restaurant

194 Nepean Hwy, 3936, Dromana, Australia

Directions to get there

Ample parking for all vehicles & buses

Dromana, Mornington Peninsula

About the restaurant

The name Hickinbotham boasts a legacy in wine making since 1936.

Wines are grown, made and bottled onsite and more recently [2006] the Hix microbrewery was

established with brewer and 4 th generation son, Jake Hickinbotham, brewing award winning craft

beers all year round.

Our new addition- MINTARO restaurant at Hickinbotham offers a relaxed a la carte menu

showcasing the best local produce available and compliments the award winning wines and craft

beers we are known for.

The Mornington Peninsula is home to many passionate local farmers and small businesses, by

supporting local growers and artisan food producers, we are promoting the growth of local

economy, reducing land miles and offering our customers something very special.

Mintaro is a historic town in Clare Valley, Adelaide, known for producing high quality Mintaro slate,

still the oldest operating quarry in Australia.

Our fireplace is made of Mintaro slate, it was salvaged from a Victorian Brighton mansion back in

1994 and dates back to the late 1800’s.

In honour of its history we decided to name our restaurant MINTARO.

We are organic with our lifestyle, we encourage you to Escape to Hickinbotham and lose yourself in

the rustic surrounds that we call home.

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