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Anchorage Restaurant

34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 7799
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (40 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Look nothing particularly wrong with this restaurant but expected better for what I believed was a well respected top end establishment. Dishes were fine, wine of wine list wasn't available the alternative suggested fine, service was ok. Surprised that no cheese platter was on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here previously and I think since it changed hands it is finding itself again. The staff are a little bit frazzled and smooth service that we had come to expect previously has disappeared. The menu choices weren't as appetising as previously. Overall...More

Thank DavisFamilyx4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the Anchorage for years and we have never been disappointed with the food, ambience and service. The food is so interesting and delicious and having a choice of vegetarian options is a blessing. The staff have always been attentive and helpful...More

Thank LookingToUnwind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a business lunch here last week. My colleague booked & said I’d enjoy it here. The place is a bit dated, but this is also one of its strengths. The views over the bay are second to none! The staff are attentive without...More

Thank Marcel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had some business guests over from the USA took them to lunch at the Anchorage Hadn’t been there for 18 months let me tell you the food was delicious and service great As Melbourne heats up the outside deck is great on a sunny day...More

Thank gavinsch
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went to this restaurant for the first time in September as our overseas guests wanted a nice seafood restaurant with seaview. The oysters were very fresh, menu was creative and modern, highly recommend Smoked Cobia Sashimi and Teriyaki Calamari for starters, really yummy. We quaffed...More

Thank Davanh P
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had a great lunch today at the Anchorage. The service was very friendly and all our dishes were lovely I read the mixed reports however i wanted to see for myself. i would go back again, maybe at night next time to see the...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited for lunch with our two children, aged 8 and 11, and all loved the experience! The menu is interesting and caters to all tastes, and the setting is spectacular; we were seated on the outdoor decking and enjoyed open views...More

Thank cab-80
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

It's such a shame that this restaurant has gone downhill. We always used to dine here and get the seafood platter for two and walk out with a full stomach. The price has now gone up and the serving size is a lot smaller. A...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Given previous reviews we were disappointed. We had scotch fillets for mains, whilst good on the inside the outside were overcooked to being crispy in places, the sauce that was on the steak was very overpowering of the steak flavour. Our triple cooked chips arrived...More

Thank Tigerseye67
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23 November 2017|
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Response from Will G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It has gone downhill which is sad because the food used to be so good there.
9 November 2015|
Response from Andrew_Daniell | Property representative |
Hello Glynis, Thank you for your feedback and for dining with us previously. You are correct in that we haven't renewed our partnership with the Entertainment Book for this year. We will review this in the future... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 106
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 7799
  • E-mail
Set in an historic Williamstown boat shed with bay views of Melbourne, experience our serene location on the marina and authentic nautical feel. Anchorage Restaurant is the perfect location for a delicious, award winning dining experience with the freshest seafood and fine dining options. If you're planning a lovely private dinner, a function or a truly memorable wedding, our experienced staff will ensure your occasion is one to remember.
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