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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Cranbourne has some of the best dining options including restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues in Cranbourne via location, cuisine or features.
The Bear Restaurant
In Melbourne's South suburb of Cranbourne is the Bear House Restaurant. The Bear House Restaurant is the very essence of creative design. Built with recycled timbers in the 1980s, the rustic ambience is reminiscent of a European chalet and is enhanced with an open fire. The restaurant is surrounded by gardens and abuts Mahogany Park, with the unique interior and native surroundings, it makes for a memorable occasion for our guests and a solid choice.
Cranbourne Turf Club
No matter what the occasion or the event, Cranbourne Turf Club can cater for your next function with plenty to offer at the Cranbourne Racing Centre. Cranbourne Turf Club has a number of function rooms and outdoor areas available for non-race day hire. The venue can cater for different size events and all our function rooms have their own special appeal. Surrounded by tranquil gardens and panoramic views of the racecourse, Cranbourne Turf Club provides a serene environment for your next event. Cranbourne Racing Centre is a multi-faceted venue, tailoring packages to your specific needs, from corporate and business functions to social and special events. Cranbourne Racecourse is the perfect venue for every occasion – Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Dinner Dances, Luncheons, Trade Shows and Exhibitions. The facility is accessible for all with lift access to the Grandstand and has disabled parking in the well lit on-site car park. With a blend of modern, Australian cuisine, the culinary delights provided by our Chef are the perfect compliment to your special event. Buffet, banquet or finger food meal selections are available for groups of 40 to 400, beverages are served from bars located within your room and production, guest speakers and entertainers can all be booked through us so there’s everything you’ll need for your next successful function.
Kellys Motor Club Hotel
Kelly’s Motor Club Hotel is a 4th generation hotel dating back to the early 1900s. Kelly’s has long been an integral part of Cranbourne’s history alongside other fundamental industries that have formed a major part of Cranbourne’s historical identity, including dairy farming, market gardening & horse, trotting & greyhound racing (Cranbourne holds Australia’s only tri-code meeting). In 1917, Arthur T Kelly purchased the Mornington Hotel, which was located on the present site that is now Kelly’s Hotel. The former hotel was aptly named for reasons it was in the parish of Mornington. The new hotel was called Kelly’s Motor Club Hotel. Why that name ? Last century you had to be considered a “bona fide traveller” to get a beer on a Sunday. As you had to travel a certain distance from Melbourne to qualify, motor vehicle owners came from far and wide to meet at Kelly’s. Once here, for entertainment, they made a local driving circuit starting and finishing at the hotel !! After serving with the 37th squadron of the R.A.A.F, Flight Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Kelly (Arthurs son), returned to take over as publican & together with his wife Betty, managed the hotel for 30 years. Tom & Betty had two children, Margaret & Arthur, and alongside Margaret’s husband, Alan Stocks & Arthur’s wife Carol, successfully transformed Kelly’s into the hotel it is today. Together they observed the social changes of the hotel industry including the end of 6 o’clock closing, responsible serving of alcohol, gaming & anti smoking laws. The tradition continues today into the 4th generation of the family, with Kelly’s sitting at the centre of a fast growing, vibrant and diverse community