After checking out from our accommodation, we spent a bit of time around Mornington. We then decided to head for a winery for lunch. Our first choice was closed (notwithstanding that the map I’d got from the information centre said it would be open)! So we headed down the road, and found we were at Jackalope.
Well, with the benefit of hindsight, I now realise that it had been mentioned to me, but I was not prepared for the stylish atmosphere that we encountered. We had a lovely lunch at the Rare Hare, all designed around “tasting plates” of various sizes, for sharing. We had the chargrilled squid, roasted pumpkin and the ducklegs. Very innovative, good flavours and interesting presentation. Our only minor quibble is that we’re sure the quince jelly mentioned on the menu as accompanying the duck legs had been replaced by a tomato relish; kind of an interesting touch, and I was OK with it, but S wasn’t impressed.
Seating was at benches (but no problems with these), and the number of patrons even though we were there early in the week attests to the fact that this place has clearly earned a name for itself.