Welcome

To Your Local

WHO WE ARE

Located in the heart of Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, we welcome members and visitors alike.

Founded in 1919, we have a long tradition as a local hub for celebrations, commemorations and community support.

We are home to the renowned Tom Katz live music venue as well as the fabulous Sorrento Thai Restaurant.  In summer we welcome The Kitchen Sorrento pop-up to expand our meals offering.

Like Sorrento and Portsea, Jack’s Bar & Lounge and The Terrace are cool in summer and warm in winter and are great spaces for an event or a casual drink with friends in a relaxed environment.

Sorrento Portsea RSL is proudly community-based, volunteer-run and not for profit. There are no gaming machines - our club is fully supported by the hard work of our people and the generosity of our members and visitors.

We are most grateful for your support which allows us to continue our good work.

 YOU’RE ALWAYS WELCOME AT
SORRENTO PORTSEA RSL

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What’s New

New Spaces

The secret's out! We have the best value meals, drinks and live music, in the most relaxed environment in Sorrento.

There is a lot going on.  We're upgrading, rebranding and extending our premises. We hope you enjoy Jack's Bar & Lounge, and The Terrace, our relaxed indoor/outdoor area.

Watch for Happy Hour times and stay for a wonderful meal at Sorrento Thai.

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COME AND Dine with us

Now that things are settling down after those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer, Sorrento returns to its relaxed "normal" mode.

And so do we at Sorrento Portsea RSL.

The Kitchen pop-up will return later in the year with its Aussie pub food classics under our roof.

Meanwhile, the beloved Sorrento Thai restaurant continues to serve excellent Thai cuisine - dine in and takeaway after 5pm Thursday thru Sundays.  Click the logo below to see their menu.

Sorrento Thai restaurant is an authentic, quality, dining experience. Parada and her team operate under our roof and have served their delicious Thai food to both dine-in and takeaway guests for several years now.  Time flies.
If you haven’t yet enjoyed their amazing food, you’re missing out. It’s a great value night out. Fully licensed at great value prices.

Call 5984 5138 for bookings and takeaway orders Thursday to Sunday from 5pm.

ANZAC DAY 2024

MEMORIES AND REFLECTIONS

What an amazing day for our community to share!

An unforgetable Dawn Service took place on Sorrento front beach at the Soldiers' Memorial. Incredibly atmospheric.  Extremely moving.  A perfect commemoration and a great tribute to all who have served our country.  And to those currently serving.  We appreciate all you have sacrificed and all you have achieved for us.

The service was followed by the traditional gunfire breakfast at our RSL.  Thank you to all who attended and especially to our fantastic volunteers who toiled from 4am and were still going strong well into the evening.

The traditional Anzac Day March and Ceremony followed at noon, again on the foreshore.

Special thanks to everyone who contributed:  the excellent speakers, community and religious leaders, service people - past and present - the wreath layers, the superb Southern Peninsula Concert Band, our bugle player, singers, SPRSL officials and organisers.  A wonderful snapshot of our community bringing their knowledge, experience and expertise to make the best possible start to the most important day on the calendar.  We are blessed to have so many talented people in our community.

The capacity of our newly extended Sorrento Portsea RSL clubrooms was tested afterwards, as we hosted a fantastic afternoon and evening.  There was a community BBQ and lots of live music from bands including our friends, The Surrey Hills Mob, who continue to amaze us each year with their talent, and Cruizin', a treasured part of our RSL family.  Thank you for entertaining the masses so well.

We are a volunteer-run RSL, devoted to supporting our local community.  Again, our sincere thanks to those volunteers who made it happen again this year, and to all the members and visitors who came along and spent a dollar or two to help with our welfare and community programs.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU.  THANK YOU!

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What's On

Live Music Every Sunday From 4PM to 7pm               PLUS SPECIAL DINNER & SHOW EVENTS ON SELECTED SATURDAY NIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

Book our special Saturday nights on a dinner & show basis!  Delicious meals by the Kitchen Sorrento.

Book one of our regular Sunday afternoon shows from 4 to 7pm, and enjoy bar food or full Thai meals from Sorrento Thai.

Or book a table at Sorrento Thai dinner after the show.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TOM KATZ! GIG GUIDE AND BOOKING SERVICE.

 

TASTE SORRENTO
AT YOUR LOCAL

Taste Sorrento is already the centrepiece of the winter events calendar in Sorrento.

It's an extravaganza of food, wine, art, events and promotions running throughout June, providing opportunities for the local food and accommodation scene to showcase their unique offerings.
And it's another reminder of just how special Sorrento is.

There is something for everyone, including movie, food and wine nights at the Terrace function space at Sorrento Portsea RSL:

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    A special screening of Blind Ambition starting with canapés and a welcome drink from Portsea Estate.
    Filmmaker and vigneron, Warwick Ross will host the evening and offer a personal Q&A.
    Join us for an evening of wine, food and entertainment!

Memories of MasterChef with Cath Collins

  • Saturday, 15 June 2024.   From 6:00pm to 9:30 pm
  • & Gallery followed by Sorrento/Portsea RSL

    Join Cath on an interactive journey through a menu inspired by her time in the MasterChef kitchen.  Cath will be miked up with a videographer in the kitchen so she can take you on a personal journey through the menu and share some stories about each dish and her adventure on MasterChef.

    A welcome cocktail presented by Rahona Wines and Bass & Flinders at & Gallery in Morce Ave before heading to the RSL to enjoy an intimate gathering with Cath.

    This 4-course Tasting Menu includes:

    • Feta & herb baked Polenta, with an almond cream and romesco sauce

    • Ricotta tortelloni with tomato broth & basil oil

    • Slow cooked Lamb on a bed of sauteed spinach, with an olive, oregano & parsley warm vinaigrette served with potato puree & oregano oil

    • Winter croissant pudding with a caramel sauce.

    Complimentary wine from Rahona Wines available throughout the evening.

    $125 per head

Children's Pop Up Cinema Night

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    Taste Sorrento’s Family Movie Night is just the ticket to an easy, fun and budget friendly activity!

    Join us for a pop up movie night with all the usual goodies - popcorn, soft drinks and lollies.
    PLUS, the bar is open for the adults at Member Prices.

    This event will also have a sausage sizzle as a fundraiser for The Sorrento Preschool so come and grab dinner!

    $10.00 entry for the movie and popcorn included (kids)
    $15.00 entry for the movie and popcorn included (adults).

SORRENTO FIRE

Come along to the Sorrento Foreshore on Friday night, 21st June, for a free community event to celebrate the winter solstice.  4.30pm to 8.30pm.
Another exciting Taste Sorrento event for the whole family.

Read on for more about Taste Sorrento

 

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OUR BIG BUILD IS ALMOST COMPLETE!!

Josh and Richard Conolly from RACM Constructions have made miracles happen at Sorrento Portsea RSL.  We are grateful for their professionalism and all their good work.

Our “Big Build” program to expand The Terrace beergarden area has gone very smoothly and we are up and running with a wonderful new covered area for our concerts, special events and functions.

Community news

THREE LOCAL HEROES SUCCESSFULLY WALKED THE EQUIVALENT OF 5 JOURNEYS TO KOKODA AND BACK.
All TO raise money to SUPPORT SOLDIER ON'S "MARCH ON" fundraiser FOR our RETURNED VETERANS' HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS.

Three of Sorrento Portsea RSL's most committed members have just completed Soldier On's annual MARCH ON virtual Kokoda Trail walk fundraiser, walking the equivalent of several lengths of the Kokoda Track and back, to raise over $5000 between them.  The funds raised will support vital health and mental health programs for our returned servicemen and women.  Thanks to all their supporters who helped exceed their goals.

SPRSL congratulates Lynn Campbell and Pam & Peter Rimkevicus (Senior Vice President of SPRSL).  A Fantastic effort which has resulted in real assistance for our returned service people - some of whom are doing it tough and need our help.

The fundraiser has now closed, but if you'd like to help, drop by the RSL and join us as a member or, even better, volunteer and help with Sorrento Portsea RSL's other activities to support our local community.
It's what we do.  Thank you.

SORRENTO PORTSEA RSL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Every year, we try to make a meaningful contribution to the education of the youngsters in our community through primary and secondary school scholarships.

Read on for more on our Scholarship program.

SPRSL President John Prentice with Sam Groth local state member, and with a recipient of the SPRSL scholarship at St Joseph’s Primary School, Sorrento.

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“ARCHIES” ART COMPETITION

We live in a beautiful part of the world, full of talented people.
This year's inaugural “Archie's” Art competition saw over 50 entries from our local schools and they were amazing.

Congratulations to all our entrants in the inaugural 'Archies' art competition.
Thanks to all the local art teachers who supported this competition and our amazing judges.

Read on for more on the Archies.

 

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Our inaugural art competiton was called “The Archies”. A complete success.

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