Captain Moonlite

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354 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Waterfront
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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great place to eat.

JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful dining experience to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Food was terrific, as was the service and the setting. We enjoyed it so much we came back for breakfast the following day.

HT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely place for a relaxed, casual Sunday lunch. The food is fantastic, excellent wine and friendly service.

CC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious yet again - thank you CM! We especially loved the calamari done gf ;)

SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here every time we're in town, absolutely love it!

GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing, the staff are wonderful and the views are to die for. Must haves - the octopus, the lamb, the John Dory (but honestly everything is delicious). It is much more casual than your usual city restaurant which fits in well with the location and makes it a much more comfortable experience. Definitely my favourite restaurant and will be going back!

PD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and lovely views over Anglesea Beach.

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Beautiful food, great service, lovely, casual beach ambiance. Suggest you book as very popular. Parking is a problem over busy periods e.g the summer, school holidays.

K
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous service, food and location. Captain Moonlight never disappoints.

AE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sometimes when you hear good things about a restaurant and get to visit long after the revues they may not live up to the applause. Captain Moonlite did not disappoint, it exceeded expectations. There is a fresh, modern approach to it's largely Greek influenced menu. The flavour combinations, the plating... fantastic making the sharing of many of the dishes very hard to do. I would thoroughly recommend booking a date with the Captain.

PE
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Captain Moonlight is outstanding by any measure. Food is interesting and excellent and the location and venue spectacular

s
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we are semi locals and love this eatery in Anglesea. We nearly always go back to back with dinner and then breakfast the next morning. It's a warm and inviting welcome each time we arrive and the food is just delicious. Don't tell anyone our secret though as it's getting more and more difficult to book. Yum Yum Yum

t
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food - good menu - best Hapuka ever. Lovely staff Worth a visit...or. 2 or 3

BS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Captain Moonlight is our favourite restaurant. It has a relaxed, ambient atmosphere and a stunning view overlooking the ocean. The service is great and food is to die for. Such incredibly tasty dishes for such a reasonable price. Can’t recommend it highly enough

DH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and very helpful, friendly service by the staff. 😋

MS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sophisticated delicious food, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Great surf club decor, overlooking the ocean. A real gem in every respect.

FJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for Father's Day and it was such a delight. My family and I enjoyed the delicious food and ambiance. The whole restaurant itself is warm and welcoming and the service was impeccable. Staff were so attentive and even though there was not a vegetarian meal on the menu, we just asked the staff and the chef provided our daughter with a delicious vegetarian meal. Everyone was satisfied and we will definately be back again to enjoy the delicious dishes. Thank you.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Portion sizes are much smaller than on our last visit.
Would not recommend for a family meal.
Has turned into a special occasion/ once a year /type of restaurant

HB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and the table service and food as excellent. As were the views. It was really disappointing as we were paying at the front counter to hear the chef swearing loudly at his table staff who had been excellent. It did spoil somewhat the overall experience as no one deserves to be spoken to in such a manner!

RG
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great good and views to die for excellent choice for dining.

KO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, cute little spot at the surf club. Great service. Loved it.

GM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We find Captain Moonlite to produce predictably excellent food.

KS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Third time there and would go again. An enjoyable meal.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always reliably good food and service. Great setting for outdoor drinks and casual meals

GC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We made a booking on line and it worked like a dream, first day open after a well deserved break. There were four of us for a birthday meal and what a fantastic day, seated nest to the window overlooking the magnificent view and what a view, those rolling white crested waves, magic. The service all day was nothing short of excellent, polite, well informed, inclusive and understanding of older people. The wine was a local Pinot Noir, excellent. The food was served with sophistication, our entrees were interesting, superbly flavoured and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them especially the scanner crab donuts. The girls shared lamb and it was served with Swede ,what a surprise and absolutely beautiful. The lamb served on the bone, lovely Smokey flavour and tender a credit to the kitchen staff. I had a beautiful steak served with fresh grated horseradish, superb and a potato mash, yummy . For desert I had the quince terrine with ice cream, for me a winner, the flavour they got in that quince was exquisite, reminded me may I say of my mother’s quince, what a memory is with me forever.

JD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful and reasonably priced food, loved the relaxed feel of the surf club and the super friendly staff...so great, we'll be back!

F
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service and food very tasty. Furniture could do with a little update and more lighting and signage in the gravel carpark especially when area not regularly visited

DF
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

All round great meal, service & location
Will be back in the daytime to take advantage of if the view

LE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a frequent diner here there is good reason why we return. It is always welcoming, stupendous views. Daytime it looks over the surf below, sunsets brilliant and moonshine refe tions over the ocean exquisite. Importantly The food varied, innovative and divine flavours each time - both at lunch or dinner.

LS
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as was our table host, Maria. We loved it

JO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food in a beautiful setting, not pretentious just delicious.

M
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening, menu is so varied, the whiting brilliant and the share mains great for four. Service staff knowledgeable and friendly. Best place on the west coast

DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and the food was outstanding. Well done Captain Moonlite.

RL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I lived the Thursday local dinner my dinning partner and I enjoyed our meal, the wine and of course our French hostess she is one of the best - Merci

J
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular setting and remarkable food. We couldn't have asked for anything more. A fabulous place to eat!!!

B
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great! We arrived early 6:10 for a 6:30 booking. We were shown to our table however advised that our order could not be taken until 6:30 (to pace the kitchen). The restaurant was far from full so this was a little surprising. We ordered a couple of drinks and they were good. When ordered food was bought out pretty quickly and was very enjoyable. Overall great food, I just though that initial greeting could have been a little more accommodating. (I would understand if all tables were full and venue was extremely busy but it wasn’t).

JW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were thrilled with the night. 4 A good group number then you get to taste more choices from the menu.
We will be back.

JC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All round great experience for dinner, great food and excellent service

M
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just the two of us this time and shared the entrees and one main course. The seafood is fabulously sourced. The school prawns were tasty but the standout was a whiting with a scollop mouse inside, with a roe and light sauce, then the hapuka was brilliant with pea and leek. Really subtle flavours and perfectly prepared. Two outstanding dishes. Of course the butterfish sashimi was excellent as well. The menu changes regularly so the kitchen is constantly creating new dishes which means they are not bored and neither is the patron. Service is informative, friendly and fast. Its just hard to get in even on a Sunday night! so definitely plan well ahead

JI
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views - staff amazing.
Our friends from Melbourne really enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant.

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