Captain Moonlite

4.7
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395 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
High tides + good vibes

Captain Moonlite is an eatery and bar all about delicious food, tasty wine and above all… good vibes.

Housed within the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club (one of the Surf Coast’s best kept secrets) Captain Moonlite is tucked into the cliff-edge overlooking the Anglesea surf beach and further afield toward Point Addis & Port Phillip Heads.

Chef Matt Germanchis (Pei Modern, MoVida, Pandora’s Box) and partner Gemma Gange (Pei Modern, Jacques Reymond, Stokehouse) lead the team in providing coastal European food in a relaxed & comfortable setting so you can sit back and enjoy one of the best views along the Great Ocean Road.
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Greeted and farewelled by staff. Very pleasant waiter with good suggestions. No attitude and no pressure - just as it should be. Thank you.

EW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and don't be fooled by the 'starter' description, the share plates are huge and more like mains, we were super full!

DM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great view and very good food. We had entre of sardines which were a tad dry, leek an corn croquettes (sensational), mains snapper fillet and bugs. Both very good. Ginger broth with bugs was exceptional. Hadn't been back for about 18 months after an average meal but they're back on our list again. Well worth a visit.

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were very happy with our experience at Captain Moonlite. We were given a table close to the window - what an amazing view. Our meal was delicious. Loved the share plates and my snapper was outstanding. The wait staff were very personable- so nice when there is a real connection.

D
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The Crab donuts and the Green Vegetables were a highlight, other dishes less so. Service was episodic, very pleasant when it arrived, but inefficient.

SW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food and lovely staff. We loved the share plates and our only regret was that we haven’t been here sooner. Have booked in for next time already.

L
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful dining here. The food interesting with new combinations each time we visit and delicious discoveries. The view unsurprisingly voted one of top ten restaurants in Australia. Helpful and friendly staff continue to make this relaxed and enjoyable experience.

NC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Nice food and good service.
Limited mains menu with only 3 non-shared dishes. No pork, pasta or chicken dishes.
Amazingly for today no vegetarian main option.
Air conditioning struggled on a day of only 33 degrees though. Still worth a visit.

AC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service, a very satisfying evening.

PW
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly, attentive and a great range of food and drink

EH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 2nd time here and Captain Moonlight never disappoints. I would say this is the best place to eat in Anglesea. Food and service is excellent.

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great night out.

The food was amazing and the Birthday Boy from the UK was well impressed.

Will definitely be back :)

BM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely oursdtanding food and service!! Lovely staff who were very obliging and made our lunch wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second visit to your restaurant for lunch, (25th Oct 2019) this time we brought friends and everything was as we remembered. Great food, wonderful service and a stunning view! And I don’t doubt for a minute, that on our next visit, it will be any different. My daughter is desperate to visit. Thank you to all concerned who contributed to our experience. I’ve just seen the next part to fill out below, can I say this, the quality of food was excellent I don’t know if it was organic, locally grown or what, obviously all that is a plus, but anyone who is a foodie, must make the trip. Jan & Ken

LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely good, great service. Very noisy. Amazing view

LE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious, the fish was very tasty, cooked perfectly, fresh and flavourful. We missed out on the oysters though, we were the second sitting.. We haven’t had a bad experience, been several times!

TO
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Slow cooked lamb very salty. A cream cheese type of sauce just didn’t work. A jus would have been better. Maybe the cream sauce was supposed to go with the beans and almonds????? But this leave the meat on its own with no sauce.
Butter beans with whole almond chopped in half . Totally unable to eat as a combination because you can’t put a almond on a fork with out scooping it up after you have a mouthful of beans to experience the two combinations together. A better way would be to use slithered almonds instead. Even so no cohesion with the two!
Then again with the side dish of broccoli and whole hazelnuts arrrgh.
Trying to be fancy but not practical or tasty just awkward.
Why do staff not bring out cracked pepper had to eat half of the meal without it.
Had to call the waitress as she was walking off very embarrassing a quick glance to our table would have indicated that we needed pepper.
Waitress was very nice and chatty and attentive except for missing the pepper.
Dessert we had was cream caramel this was lovely. The porcelain dish that the desert was served in was ugly sorry to be so picky about this. But it all adds to the overall experience.
Overall the seperate dishes on the menu were non cohesive leaving the dinners confused on what to order. I noted that with the couple next to us were unable to make up their minds!
We were the same so we went for the shared lamb because it was just easier not a meal that I would have normally chosen on a hot night as it was!
The smaller meals are too hard to order because you don’t know how much to order until you see the meals and if you end up still hungry you have to consider your 2 hour time limit.
The view is the draw card but not the meals.
Hope this feedback helps

TG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Superb site overlooking beach and sea. Excellent local produce, skilfully prepared. Very good overall experience. Highly recommended.

MC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I missed the crisp 'breads' that we had the previous visit! My calamari / salad was fine but a wee bit more sesame dressing would be better. All in all, another satisfying lunch. We'll miss you when it closes for the reno.

TL
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mind blowing food at reasonable prices equals sensational value dining. Lovely staff and stellar views. One of the surf coasts top picks. Can’t wait to go back

PC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

a great place. The view is the attraction but the food and service do not disappoint. service is a little too "visible" but efficient.

GP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the midden gems of Victoria with outstanding food, great location and friendly staff. I will be recommending it to all my friends and be back there again.

DE
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really fabulous and I’ll be coming back soon.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a fellow diner Melanie mentioned, every bite was just amazing. We’d have to agree, no disappointments on the 3rd or even 5th bite.

F
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at captain moonlite. Everything was spot on. Great views, friendly, helpful staff, great selection of gin and wine. The food was all delicious and came out in a timely fashion. Would definitely recommend it and can’t wait to go back

S
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Menu Carefully explained by the delightful French waiter. Faultless service, great prices and quality products. Loved the whole experience ....will definitely be back.

MS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Following a couple of failed attempts from me I finally got to dine at Captain Moonlite. We had a great evening that was relaxed, high quality and just what we needed following a rather trying day. The staff were professional and also knowledgeable. Our entrees of Kingfish and Mushroom /Cheese Croquettes hit the spot in a good way. Our mains were also excellent sticking to to the principal of good quality ingredients cooked simply and well. A couple of glasses of wine each had us very content. Happy to highly recommend if you are anywhere in the area- hard to beat....

RT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food with lovely service as always. Stunning views.

JO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, well presented. Not a large menu but plenty of variety beautifully cooked and so tasty. Good wine list with something to please everybody.

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and great views make for a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. Always a favourite local Resturant to return to, and it never disappoints.

MH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

as always, every single bite of every dish was wonderful...beautiful produce, beautifully prepared. the warm mace-infused sauce on the creme caramel was insanely delicious...

CM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitresses were amazing! So friendly and welcoming! Food was delicious!!

l
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and view.
We had a memorable night!

M
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We keep coming back. This time it was the cheeky grilled octopus, potato cake and vinegar. A blast to the past "fish and chips by the beachside"- he nailed the flavours. I recommend trying lots of entrees to share and share your main - its the best way of trying as many of the flavours as possible. The sashimi is always a must, the vinaigrette for the oyster is excellent.

MM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food excellent service, will definitely be back.

LH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with exceptional views across Anglesea Main Beach. The service was wonderful with a surprising birthday candle on my dessert. Thank you for helping make my day special.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet again Captain Moonlite delivers. First class food.

CL
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food is always delicious & the staff & service cannot be faulted.
Good luck with the voting for best regional restaurant after being named in the top five in Australia. You would have our vote.

DW
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

There is always a friendly welcome to Captain Moonlite. The room is lovely, the views are fantastic, and the menu is solid. All of us enjoyed our meals very much. The service was friendly, and attentive. We would highly recommend Captain Moonlite.

M
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous produce, the red emporer soft with blood orange really good, loved the asparagus, broad bean pea purée with harpuka. If u go try a little of everything and shar played