The dining room was was lit by candlelight, bedecked in the hip black flocked wallpaper (printed rather than actual velour) with darkwood flooring, a fireplace (unlit) at one end of the room and a gong set upon a wooden dresser at the other. Thirteen of us were seated round a large rectangular table.
Our waitress was attentive and being a Scot fitted in with our mix of Americans, Europeans, Brits and the one Australian. The room was very warm when we arrived and we asked to have the fan turned down and our waitress was very happy to do so but did tell us that the temperature can fluctuate so if it got too cold she'd turn it back on.
The wine order was soon placed but first two white wine choices were sold out but third time lucky and soon it was time to chink glasses.
Main course wise; steak proved a popular choice and there were clean plates all round. Steve went for braised lambshank which came with mashed potato and seared spinach. I went with the spiced rack of lamb with accompaniments of tzatziki, garlic bread, cous cous and a spiced jus. The menu said it came with hummous but there was no sign of it. The lamb was pretty good; the spicing was very subtle but the tzatsiki and garlic bread were very flavoursome.
There weren't many dessert choices - maybe two and a cheese plate and no one wanted one anyway so we let the chit chat continue until we were ready to leave.
The company was very pleasant, the evening was fun, the food was decent (perhaps slightly underwhelming) but we enjoyed our first venture into Port Melbourne.