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Sails on the Bay

15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 6933
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“duck breast” (2 reviews)
“macaroons” (3 reviews)
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15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
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Reviews (152)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I called in and had lunch at Sails on the Bay. There was a function in the restaurant main area so we went to the café area and the option of selecting from the restaurant menu. It was a perfect day sitting...More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant used to have really tasty food and impeccable service, so I expected the same. However, I had not been for a while. This time the staff were using the disabled toilets as a cloak cupboard. There were so many pieces of clothing, about...More

1  Thank Denise & Paul D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The private back room is perfect for a large group of people celebrating birthdays or special occasions. We had a set menu with a choice of 3 mains. The first course comprised of 3 little bite size portions - one each per person. After dinner,...More

1  Thank fbsyd
Reviewed 11 July 2017

"Sails on the Bay" offers great views across the Bay, excellent service, beautiful food and very good "special offers". Caters for large and small parties. A good selection of cakes can be ordered for special occasions. One of my very favourite restaurants in the suburbs.

Thank Betty N
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Yes, very cliched to go to the beach and have Fish and Chips, but let me tell you.... Rockling filets of lovely fish, nice chunky chips and salad for lunch on beautiful winters afternoon, nothing beats it! Sails also has a great wine list and...More

Thank aj_flyer
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The place is depressing as anything and you can tell the owners have not done any updates or improvements since the 70's. We ordered the quail and were left starving. Not only was it a tiny portion but tasted absolutely disgusting. The chai late tasted...More

Thank Plat1234567
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have being on 2 occasions in the little time I have being in Melbourne (almost 3 months) so that gives you an idea of how much I love this place. On my last visit we were celebrating my mother in law's birthday and it...More

Thank Fabiola P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very co-operative staff to accommodate us without a booking on a busy day and a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Good menu choices and a 'specials' two or three course option is available. Great location on the beach with full views to the water. Friendly staff, good...More

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our daughter had contacted Sails at very short notice - not really expecting to be able to organise a 21st party for 25; but her reservation was accepted. We went along, not knowing what to expect although in that area, with that view, I thought...More

Thank Heather and Ray H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a lunch today for my mother in law.The restaurant sits squarely on the beach at Elwood.Great location for watching the water and the world float by.The service was excellent but the food needs to be improved given the price charged.I had a grilled...More

Thank DavidFD7586CR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 88
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Elwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 6933
  • E-mail
Iconic Melbourne restaurant dining on Elwood Beach, well known for its relaxed modern day feel and our exceptional attention to service and detail. Surrounded by glass, Sails on the bay is a Melbourne Restaurant which sits one metre from the golden sands of Elwood Beach making the bay your dining canvas. The sun sets right outside our windows, sparkling on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The view is uninterrupted and on any given day you can view a cruise liner sailing across the water, a wind surfer or at night the flickering lights of the West Gate bridge sparkle in the distance. With a location so close to the beach you can almost touch the sand. It’s the perfect place to dine, host a wedding, corporate event or small party. Designed to reflect the location, as well as creatively showcasing seasonality, our menu with our extensive local and international wine list, represent the very essence of modern Melbourne restaurant dining.
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