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.
Greeted and farewelled by staff. Very pleasant waiter with good suggestions. No attitude and no pressure - just as it should be. Thank you.
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!
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.
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.
The Crab donuts and the Green Vegetables were a highlight, other dishes less so. Service was episodic, very pleasant when it arrived, but inefficient.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful food, excellent service, a very satisfying evening.
Excellent service, friendly, attentive and a great range of food and drink
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.
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 :)
Absolutely oursdtanding food and service!! Lovely staff who were very obliging and made our lunch wonderful.
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
Lovely good, great service. Very noisy. Amazing view
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!
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.
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Superb site overlooking beach and sea. Excellent local produce, skilfully prepared. Very good overall experience. Highly recommended.
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.
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
a great place. The view is the attraction but the food and service do not disappoint. service is a little too "visible" but efficient.
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.
It was really fabulous and I’ll be coming back soon.
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.
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
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.
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....
Beautiful food with lovely service as always. Stunning views.
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.
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.
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...
Waitresses were amazing! So friendly and welcoming! Food was delicious!!
Great food and service and view.
We had a memorable night!
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.
Great food excellent service, will definitely be back.
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.
Yet again Captain Moonlite delivers. First class food.
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.
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.
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