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The Vista

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Seafood, Australian
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155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 7188
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located on a corner with the beachfront across the road, it also offers indoor and alfresco dining. As we walked in was spied one couple eating bbq'd lobster - yum The menu surprised we shared an entree, each had bbq'd lobster and we shared a desert. The wine list is also good and features some very good... More 

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Thank Geoffrey M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Terrible experience. Been in Oz for 3 weeks and worst meal by far. Sent mine back as undercooked to be replaced by a much smaller portion size. This took some time so we eat separately. Not that we were looking for compensation but not even an offer of a coffee just a huge bill for a bad meal. Wife's seafood... More 

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Mirfield
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by the owner of the Apollo Bay Guest House and it proved to be a good find. The fresh fish that both of us had was excellent, well cooked and presented. The choice is quite large and not all of the menu is fish based, there is something for everyone. Australian wine... More 

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Thank PeterMirfield
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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is well placed on the southern side of the town. The seafood is very tasty and well presented however it's above average price. Looking at the reviews, time seemed to be a issue,but personally I prefer to have a relaxed meal which makes you appreciate the meal more, and not rushed because time is of the essence. On... More 

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Thank Adie K
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked around Apollo Bay to choose somewhere for a nice family dinner we decided on the Vista. This was based on ok reviews before, a reasonable looking menu and relative ease at booking a table...we should have known... First of all, it is very badly over-priced. A basic (and we mean very basic) seafood linguine including 3 mussels, 2... More 

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Thank paulanicholls1
Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waiting a while to initially be served and then the mains took quite a while after the entrees to be served. We were going to order the seafood platter until we were told it was $200.00.... the entree and mains we ordered though were lovely, very small serves with no sides etc. The snapper I ordered stated it came... More 

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Thank elle87975
Wodonga, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 16yo son and I had dinner at this restaurant and the food was fabulous. He had seafood pasta and I had the fish. We shared a dozen mixed oysters to start.

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Thank ebertfamily
Warrnambool, Australia
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162 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Attentive service. Elegantly presented food and delicious. Choose between indoor or outdoor tables. At the quieter end of Apollo Bay restaurant precinct.

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Thank PhilipH1
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Apollo Bay for 2 nights in November 2016. We were attracted to the Seafood Platter but the $200 price tag immediately turned us off again. The Crayfish at market price was $120 for half a cray which we declined again. In the end we went for some delish samples of seafood from the entree and main selection -... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food and wine were very impressive. I had the barramundi while my husband had the pork belly and we were both very impressed, with both taste and presentation. It is a bit small inside, but they have done well with their table layout, so you still feel like you can have a private conversation. They have quite a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 7188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?