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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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were sold on the seafood platter and also ordered a beer and wine. The platter was expensive but the seafood was fresh and very tasty. The platter was $200 and had 1/2 dozen oysters (fresh), 1/2 dozen mussels done in a tomato salsa style broth, scallops done in garlic (huge and juicy), cured salmon, grilled fish, fresh and cooked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well ! Not a good start when ordering some wine. A glass costs a third of a bottle price. Normally in Aus it's about a quarter or a fifth. I asked the waiter - how big is a glass ? He had no idea. His mate came over and said 230 ml. I asked for a glass and got a... More 

Thank James G
Odenthal, Germany
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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices are a rip off, service is less than average. Starters were served before we got our drinks. Unfortunately it seems to be normal for Apollo Bay. The whole village is expensive and dominated by poor quality.

Thank Jomael
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to give the vista seafood restaurant another try as we did think it had potential last time we were visiting Apollo Bay. Sadly nothing has changed. Service was lack lustre to say the least. Quality of food offered would lead me to believe it is overpriced by around 10 bucks or so for a main meal. My advice....head... More 

Thank Michael S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is terrible. Over priced, poor value. We had dinner there tonight and we feel abused at the poor value for money ! Don't have the Crayfish - a total rip off. You have been warned ! Stay away.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu looked good but came to order and wine was very expensive plus cheapest red $35 AUD was out of stock so had to order $50 bottle. Then people on next table sent back food as it was still raw. In the end our food was great but I think it's over priced and needs more attention to detail.

Thank colin m
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 

Thank Geoffrey M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 

Thank PeterMirfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?