The Flinders Hotel Group opened their new addition, Georgie Bass, in December 2015, rounding out the group’s offering alongside Zigis Bar and The Deck, as well as its historic hotel. The cafe’s name pays homage to George Bass, who navigated the South Coast and Western Port with Matthew Flinders back in the 1790s.
The space is bright and airy, and all good things about coastal hospitality. With local produce grown up the road at Mornington Park and coffee by local roaster Commonfolk Coffee, you can’t escape the quintessentially Mornington Peninsula cuisine, and you wouldn’t want to.
If you choose, Georgie Bass offers much more than just a meal. They’re also known for their regular cooking classes, proving to be wildly popular all year round. The purpose-built, Miele sponsored kitchen houses 12 state of the art ovens, and enough space to cook up a storm led by leading industry chefs. The classes are geared towards all experience levels, but if you’re a bit of an expert, consider choosing one of the more complex lessons.
The classes often fill up well in advance — we recommend booking as soon as you can, or consider a private class for your next team day.
The menu at Georgie Bass changes seasonally with the produce, so you might just find something a little different every visit. This alone makes the trip down to Flinders a worthwhile habit, not to mention the nearby beaches, cliffs and shops to be explored.
If you’re not a local, why not make a night of it and stay across the road at the beautifully appointed Flinders Hotel, followed up with Sunday brunch (or a gin high tea) at Zigis. Open all year round, Georgie Bass and co might be your next great discovery.