There’s a new dining crew in Flinders that’s delivering fresh flavours and innovative ideas. The brainchild of husband and wife team Michael and Alex Cole, Moke Dining is relaxed bespoke deliciousness with a twist of fantastic Flinders coastal country flair.
Originally known as Mendi-Moke before being named Flinders by George Bass, this rugged yet refined part of the Mornington Peninsula brings the best of the region’s produce to your tasting table. Chef Michael delivers locally-driven seasonal shared menus, which ebb and flow like the ocean surrounding this beautiful part of the world, while the historic nature of the building – the old Flinders Bakehouse – brings a decidedly secluded charm.
Michael explains: “I walked through the door one day and told Alex I had found a place and that she was going to be front of house! We had already been doing a lot of private dinners together and she was so great at talking to everyone that I thought she’d be a natural. She is. It was time to open our own place and so Moke was born.”
With room for 40 people inside, a shared menu that changes many times a week or even daily due to what fresh seasonal produce is available, and a drinks list that showcases the best wines and spirits available on the Peninsula, you can see how this sheltered hideaway is going to become a favourite with the locals.
With 20 years’ cooking experience and multiple awards, including Australian Chef of the Year in 2017 and 2019, and multiple world tournament competition wins, Michael, Alex and Moke Dining mean business. They’re open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner and Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch, with alfresco dining to come later in the year.
A: 60 Cook St, Flinders
T: 5900 9848