The oysters are now their world
Portarlington’s the Ol’ Duke has a new lease of life thanks to Peter Kenny of Bellarine Estate, who has taken over the venue and renamed it Angasi Bar and Grill, giving a nod to the local native flat angasi oysters being farmed on the peninsula.
Chef Brett McKay’s menu will lean towards Mediterranean-Greek seafood with a little Texas-style steakhouse – Peter’s wife Liz hails from the US. There will be an all-day mezze selection, angasi oysters will feature in season, with an oyster-seafood bar in the ballroom over summer. Along with a host of local vintages, the Bellarine Estate’s wine and beers will also have a cellar door outlet on site. And if you want to linger longer, six double rooms and two family rooms are part of the accommodation.
Angasi Bar & Grill
40 Newcombe Street, Portarlington,
Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria,
Angasi native oysters are the venue’s namesake.
Photo: Richard Cornish