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Strand Restaurant

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1 The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 7474
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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry to Williamstown and walked around the area until we stumbled upon this restaurant. The service, atmosphere and food was outstanding. We sat on the deck which has a great view of the city across the bay. I had the deep fried soft shell crab on a Thai salad for an entree and it was very good

Thank Marshall R
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant lunch for four on the outside deck. Booked the day before online but restaurant was very quiet. We had confit pork belly, gravlax salmon and seared prawns for entree, followed by whiting, marinara linguine, lamb rack and vegetable pie with sides of green beans and quinoa salad for main. Food was pricey, but tasty with generous serving... More 

Thank Owen B
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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324 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was variabel. The tuna was overcooked but the salade was great. Waiter could have been more professional. Nice view over the city. Open deck to eat on. Overall, not great value for what you spend.

Thank Peteruga
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The worst meal I have ever had and at $135+ per head on new years eve, it was profoundly disappointing. I saw others picking at their meal and though how rude, also saw 2 women looking very displeased, when our degustation set meal arrived ... calamari uncooked, barramundi disgusting. Smelled like sewage. My family dine out a lot and have... More 

1 Thank Helen S
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had been on the hunt for our ‘new favourite restaurant’’ after our long-time fave shut down in Yarraville. We chose The Strand for dinner a few weeks ago. I was thrilled when we walked in and discovered Ross, our favourite waiter from our old restaurant smiling at us! We were seated by the window with a lovely view over... More 

Thank stephfennell
Bali, Indonesia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here on the 28th Dec 2016 for my boyfriend mum's 70th birthday. Restaurant set up is good...as it was a petrol station for long time (one of the server told a stories about the history of these restaurant). We started the meal with an entree for everyone which turned out very good. Then our main course served...the portion of... More 

Thank MissTandi
Melbourne, Australia
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296 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We celebrated NYE here and had a great spot to view the Melbourne fireworks at midnight. The food was okay, it was a set menu, but we felt a little more imagination in the menu would have been appropriate. The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was vibrant with the foreshore at Williamstown thronging with people to view... More 

Thank JonNewport
Melbourne, Australia
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were here for Christmas Day Lunch. It was a 4 course meal. Appetiser was Salmon Gravalax. I am not a big eater but one 2cm square with a small piece of salmon on this. Certainly 3 pieces may have been at least considered as an adequate appetiser. The menu as at many restaurants Christmas Day was set. Many chose... More 

Thank Russlyn G
Tallangatta, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The entrees were ok,, the mains were not. Fish tasted of the fridge. Really limited non-meat options (cheese- Ix30g piece ($15) or vegetable pie) Average food at above average prices. Communication between wait staff was poor. Views very good but better value eating fish and chips from next door on the waterfront.

Thank Glenda M
Croydon, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place has excellent service and the food was great I had the Marinara my partner had the whiting. Highly recommend.

Thank Glenn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 7474

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