Captain Baxter

4.2
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81 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
To all our loyal and wonderful community,
We are taking a little break to keep us all safe and well.
We look forward to seeing you on the other side.
We wish everyone good health during this time.
Love from Melbourne Hospitality People.

The hero of Captain Baxter is a fully retractable roof that brings guests even closer to St Kilda’s foreshore, plus a spectacular view overlooking the beach to the south.

Captain Baxter's menu represents food that people want to eat by the beach; relaxed and casual dishes, with fresh and delicate flavours.
The seafood focused menu is overlayed with subtle Asian influences to create seasonally focused dishes that embrace Captain Baxter’s enviable location.

There’s an area here to suit every occasion, from smaller sit-down dinners, to larger cocktail-style parties. Get in touch and let their professional team organise your next event.
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eduardo
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place, nice view. The food is good, well presented, good options of drinks, beers and wine. The only drawback was the waiter reluctance to split the bill.

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KerryH
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Hi it was a very good experience. Must say that Captain Baxter is a better experience at lunch when you have a better view of the beach and no noise to contend with from private parties

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience in the best location. Food is delicious

JR
JoanneR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Superb venue, gorgeous view, lovely food and outstanding staff. A very special Mothers Day lunch venue. We will be back!

BC
BarryC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The renovated restaurant is a very nice place to be and both service & food were very good. I felt that some of the dishes were a tad on the expensive side, mains more so than share plates. The menu is small so check it out carefully before to make sure it suits your whole party.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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KateS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

On Saturday night I dined at Captain Baxter with 7 other ladies. The astmosphere and ambience is great in a perfect location. The dining area looks great since they have done the place up. However unfortunately the service was bad, food was extremely over priced for what it is. We had to keep asking for our water to be filled up and the waitress didn’t seem to know the menu very well. Would go back for a drink but definitely not to dine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Great location and atmosphere but for me the food was a big let down. Tasted like cheap pub food which was way over priced.

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CrossMalcolm
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Baked Fingering Potato’s with peanut satay and curry butter. Genius.

JV
JulieV
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, great food, sensational table, and very, very good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food, friendly staff and perfect location. What a view! Will definitely be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Beautiful venue but the food is very mediocre and none satisfying.

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LSR123
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was lovely, cocktails were great, amazing scenery and decor.

JS
JennyS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Hi the venue and staff are great the food not so good 2 out of 4 had upset stomach .
Too much salt on some of the dishes

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I visited the restaurant for the first time about 6 months ago and loved it. This time I think the quality of the cooking had gone downhill and the table service wasn't up to scratch. The bayside vista is magnificent however it's not enough to compensate for average food, average service and high prices. I don't think we'll go back in a hurry. Donovan's kills it for overall value for money and customer experience in my opinion.

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AizaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Most food are good, some just average. Spicy Calamari, typhoon prawn and baby cos salad with candied walnuts are my favourite. The hapuka curry was very average for the steep $49 price. The beach view was stunning from the 1st floor! Service was okay for a busy night. Entree come early but the main dishes took about 45 mins

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Poor food. Too expensive. Staff under-trained and trying to oversell. Thought we'd give it a try but would not go back.

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CathyF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great position, we had a table by the window overlooking St Kilda boardwalk and beach. I booked online which was an easy process, even when I had to change the booking. Our waiter was knowledgeable on the food which we appreciated. We were also topped up with water frequently which was also good. Everyone enjoyed the food which was excellent.

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PeterV
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team were extremely professional, attentive, kind and provided great service with a smile. I will be going back again very soon and recommending to everyone I can.

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kimmywah
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Its really a night club/restaurant so was pretty useless for catching up with friends .
The music was really loud , i really dint understand why they keep noise levels down until after dinner..
Then they can ramp it up as loud as want

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Sami
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Ok, not great. Our group found it a little noisy to talk over dinner.

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Jac1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, impeccable service, and the view was second to none. Busy during Saturday dinner but we’ll worth a visit

PB
PanagiotaB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It would be nice- for those who have booked a table for lunch or dinner- to have a table reserved outside if they would like to continue on and have drinks !

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FrancesG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a farewell dinner for 3 people andctge service was outstanding
from all staff.
We requested to move to a table with a view and we were pleaseantly surprised when they told us they could move us after 20 mins. I was dining with an overseas guest from the US where service from wait staff is key so she was very impressed.
I was really gratefull for the effort made by everyone their to make our night special especially Toby and the waitress from Pittsburgh (sorry l cant remember her name).
Also my other friend ordered a matini and it took a long time to come to our table so they didnt charge us.
Regards
Frances

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KateE
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our evening very much. The waiters went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was very good, the view of the sunset over the ocean was outstanding. However, the noise from the bar made it almost impossible to hear a word of what the other one said and the same goes for the waiters. Everyone at the restaurant more or less shouted to each other, which just made the noise even worse. But, all together we had a great dinner and a good time.

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KatieK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came here one evening for dinner on our Honeymoon and loved it! Gorgeous view.

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kimrocket
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful Christmas Eve early dinner spent with a fabulous view. We shared some entrees, tried the jug cocktails, main meals and lots of side. Everything was great. We had the perfect waitress serve us (Canadian blonde girl) we felt really relaxed and enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the most fantastic waitress - engaging and bubbly

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RebeccaZ
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The ambience and venue is very good however the food is very average.

CL
ChloeL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Average tasting food. I find their food is overpriced. I feel that they are understaffed as well. Hard to get attention from waiter/waitresses. The place is a little too noisy for my liking. Not a recommended place to celebrate anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New fit out and food is amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for lunch to check out the refit and loved it. The new look is great and the food and service were outstanding. We had table 46 right by the windows overlooking the beach :) Cocktail from the bar was excellent. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The dumplings were dry on top,
the chicken skewers were ok
the sword fish had a shattered shell in it which got into the source.
The potato salad was straight out of the frig and too cold.
It was expensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything we have was very nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious & fresh with lots of greens, yet still felt quite decadent and flavoursome. I will definitely be back again with friends and family.

The only drawback was the music. It was fun and added to the atmosphere, but when you're sitting in the dining area on a Monday or Tuesday night for a date, you want to be able to hear each other speak. Sadly, the music was so loud we both wanted ear muffs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Way to loud for a monday night in an empty restaurant
Asked them to turn it down and the wait staff assisted then the dj turned back up even louder playing 80's
He wasnt even born then . Needs a new job

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Amazing views and ambience though the Yum Cha was atrocious; cheap tasting and non-authentic. Shame no one bothered to ask us how the meal was... Though the other meals looked way more appetising!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure. CB never disappoints. Looking to use the venue for future in our new business venture. Love this place!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Music was far too loud to have conversation over dinner, which was disappointing .. service was great and food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Captain Baxter great food best view of the bay we definitely will be back.
Plenty of food in the Chef choice menu.

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Captain Baxter is rated 4.2 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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