The Local Guide to Shopping & Eating in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

The Local Guide to Shopping & Eating in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

Sorrento's main strip is a charming area bustling with the Mornington Peninsula's unique mix of class and quirk. You could spend your entire weekend just exploring the places to eat, drink and shop in Sorrento alone and still have more to come back for! We suggest starting with these local favourites for treating yourself.

Where to Shop in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

Siren Fine Jewellery

Siren Fine Jewellery

International and Australian diamond and jewellery 

Siren Fine Jewellery results from a lifetime-long love of fine design, with a focus on diamonds and a 'fierce commitment' to customer service. Kevin Kelly's background in the diamond industry translates into an impeccable range of pieces. Kevin handmakes unique engagement rings, and he and his wife Jane are always on the hunt for contemporary artists whose designs sit well with the Siren Fine classic style. 

Visit their storefront at 29 Ocean Beach Road in Sorrento, and follow their Instagram @sirenfinejewellery to keep up with their newest pieces and #LoveStories of couples happily engaged with Siren Fine rings!

The Connie Collector

The Connie Collector

Consciously curated consignment fashion and homeware boutique 

Slow fashion is the game at this consciously curated consignment boutique in Sorrento. The Connie Collector co-signs mid- to high-end pieces of fashion, homeware and accessories to create a sustainable cycle for quality pre-loved items. With heaps of BNWT pieces (brand new with tags) and everything else in very good or excellent condition, you'll score some stunning finds without contributing to the waste of fast fashion. 

You could also bring items with you on your holiday and co-sign them to receive a portion of the profit yourself. Send an email to cosign@theconniecollector.com to discuss your pieces ahead of time – they accept based on quality and seasonality. 

Herman Store

Herman Store

Finely curated Australian and international designer fashion

Herman collects and edits a mixture of timeless and on-trend designs from Australian and overseas labels. You'll find day-to-night styles amongst a high-end beachy aesthetic, along with accessories, footwear and gifts. 

Marlo Spa

Marlo Spa

Ayurvedic day spa

The first Ayurvedic spa in Sorrento, Marlo specialises in Indian teachings of wellness and healing while also offering traditional beauty treatments. Here's what you can enjoy at Marlo Spa:

  • Bridal events. Book a private space with complimentary champagne and get your bridal party pampered and done up for the ceremony.
  • Beauty treatments. Manicures, pedicures, eyebrows, remedial and therapeutic massage, facials, injectables and makeup. The team are Napoleon Perdis trained makeup specialists. 
  • Free consultations for skin diagnosis, electrolysis, laser and IPL.
  • Ayurvedic consultations. You may be recommended Yoga, Ayurvedic lifestyle counselling, reiki and kinesiology, holistic counselling, oil massage or further ayurvedic treatments.
  • Relaxation. Massage, steam room, body wraps and spa journeys.

Cape Merchants

Cape Merchants

Coastal living, fashion and outdoor furniture 

Anna of Cape Merchants pairs vintage finds with coastal living essentials in her unique and constantly evolving store. From colourful finds to brand-new wares from stockists like Mamagreen Furniture and Yeti Coolers, you'll find all sorts of quirky and essential items for adventures on the coast, relaxing by the bay, shacking up for a night in or taking a touch of the Peninsula aesthetic home with you. Known for loud prints and colourful clothes, Cape Merchants is a great place to find a statement outfit or a bold new piece for your home or wardrobe. 

Antipodes Book Store

Antipodes Book Store

Cultural hub and bookstore, local art and gifts.

Antipodes is not only a charming bookstore but also a collection of local art and gifts. Pop in to peruse local hand-made candles, soaps and glasswares, get your hands on a new release or classic literature, or simply enjoy the art on the walls and the curated cosy vibe. Keep an eye on their socials @antipodesbookshop for in-conversation nights with contemporary authors.

The Phoenix & The Turtle

The Phoenix and The Turtle

Homewares, beauty, fashion and gifts

This seaside store is the perfect spot to find luxurious gifts, whether for a friend or you! Anything that makes a house a home or adds some wow to an outfit can be found in this charming collection. Just some of the delights you can discover at The Phoenix and the Turtle include:

Candles
Cosmetics
Linen
Outdoor furniture
Accessories
Sleepwear
Men, women and children’s fashion
Beloved brands like Salus, Robert Gordon and Kollab
Dining sets

And plenty more from statement pieces to knick knacks!

Where To Eat in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula

Bistro Elba

Bistro Elba

Seafood-focused Southern French Bistro 

How do you feel about oysters? If they're not your thing, Bistro Elba still comes through strong for you with confit duck leg, eye fillet steak, chocolate eclairs and other French classics. If you are an oyster fan, you can book an oysters and drinks sitting (try for the half-price oyster hour between 5 and 6 pm!) or head in to choose plenty of fresh seafood from the full menu. The extensive wine list offers pairing options for wherever your tastes are leaning, plus cocktails, digestifs and spirits.

Cafe du Port

Cafe du Port

Japanese fusion restaurant

A much anticipated breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, Cafe du Port offers a Japanese fusion menu from Thursday to Sunday. With a menu sporting wagyu don, eggs benedict and frozen margaritas, the ‘fusion’ element of this dining experience ensures there’s something exciting for everyone to try. Definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for fresh oysters!

Scicluna's Grocer

Scicluna Grocer

- Quality fresh fruit & veg, take-home gourmet meals, deli goods:

If you're hosting friends in your holiday rental and need to quickly put something together, Scicluna's on the main street in Sorrento offers fruit platters, chilled and frozen prepared meals, and fresh flowers at market prices. Bon Appétit!

Sorrento Holiday Homes

Some of our most popular holiday homes are in the heart of Sorrento. The Salt apartments, in particular, have terrific reviews and were amongst the first homes to adopt Zero Co sustainable products for more eco-conscious holidays. Check out our Sorrento holiday homes here

  • Amazing Views Pool Walks and memorable holidays
  • Arden Monte Vista
  • Baroda Abode Cosy Rosebud beach holidays
  • Bayside Mansion w Pool Spa and Ultimate Alfresco
  • Beach House by the Bay
  • Beaches Peninsula Escape
  • Beachy Bay Haven
  • Blairgowrie Beach Hideaway
  • Blairgowrie Beauty Luxury by the Beach
  • Blue Haven Pet Friendly Retreat
  • Boneo Beach Shack renovated and affordable
  • Canterbury Jetty Luxury Escape
  • Cedar Escape by the Bay
  • Coastal Beach Escape
  • Coastal Harmony Peaceful Retreat
  • Diamond Bay Getaway stroll to the beach
  • Elegant Bayside Classic 300 metres to the beach
  • Escape to Blairgowrie 500m to beach cafes
  • Fairhills Retreat in Rye
  • Florence House Sunny Entertainer
  • Frimmel Way Portsea spacious luxury holidays
  • Harbourside On the Water
  • Hilltop Getaway, Stunning Sunsets, Close to Beach
  • Holiday Escape Pool and Alfresco
  • Illyria with Pool Spa and Relaxation
  • Karma Seas luxurious poolside retreat
  • Kingfisher Retreat
  • La Plage Como Retreat
  • Majestic McCrae Luxury Pool Views to the Bay
  • Monte Carlo @ Martha’s Cove
  • Nyland Beach House on Mornington Peninsula
  • Oasis on Grange peaceful and stylish
  • Ocean Beach Retreat Walk to the Beach
  • Oceans 84
  • Ossett Oasis Sorrento
  • Peninsula Holiday Cottage 10 minutes walk to the beach
  • Pool Haven on Leah
  • Red Beauty on the Hill
  • Rosebud Beach House
  • Rye Family Friendly Retreat
  • Rye Serenity and Style walk to beach shops Wifi
  • SALT 17 Spacious 3BR Luxury Penthouse
  • SALT 18 Luxury Sorrento Penthouse
  • SALT 19 Sorrento Luxury by the beach
  • Salt 4 Getaway Luxury for 2
  • SALT 5 Sorrento walk to beaches shops cafes and restaurants
  • SALT 7 Spacious Luxury in Sorrento walk to the beach
  • Sand Sea & Sunsets St Andrews Beach
  • Sea N Candy 100 meters to the beach
  • Seabreeze Retreat
  • Seashells Stays
  • Seaside Haven Cottage
  • Seaside Sanctuary on St Andrews Beach
  • Somers Haus and The Studio – Seaside Luxe
  • Spectacular Bayside Views Spa Rooftop
  • St Andrews Beach apartment 4 01
  • St Andrews Beach apartment 4 02
  • Stunning Home Alfresco Entertainment Jacuzzi
  • The Barn Canterbury Homestead Peaceful Holidays
  • Tranquil Shore Holiday Home
  • Tranquility Rye Short stroll to the Beach