Head Chef Ohad Mograbi brings some much-needed culinary flair to the Port Melbourne area. His solid Mediterranean- and Middle Eastern-style menu at Mr. Lawrence abounds with flavour and authenticity. Behind the whitewashed facade of this beachside pub lies a bright and airy restaurant featuring touches of Middle Eastern colour. The al fresco dining area has superb views of the water and all the cruise liners coming and going.
Exotic flavours and classic regional ingredients such as figs and labna abound in the inventive menu. Spiced minced lamb, mint, yoghurt and almond pizza is a standout. The fine mince is salted and spiced to perfection, and the mellow flavour of the yoghurt blends well with the fresh mint and crunch of the slivered almonds. Tender and juicy harissa chicken with parsnip and kale puree and pomegranate molasses is the ideal dish to warm you up on cooler nights.
PSST! Mr. Lawrence has a range of craft beers on offer. The staff can put together a tasting paddle of five beers for you to sample with your meal.