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Elwood Bathers, Elwood, AU-VIC

Elwood Bathers

4.5
4.5
906 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro

Bayside restaurant and event venue open daily from 9:00am for takeaway coffees & pastries, and from 11:30am onwards for dine in. Passionate about friends, family and community.

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Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Grill, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9525 6933

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    George Bilionis

  • Private party facilities

    Elwood Bathers is a venue that can accommodate almost any type of function or event with a number of spaces available for your exclusive use. Our rooms are generous in size and all feature the same stunning beach and bay outlook with outstanding service. Feel free to send us an email on events@elwoodbathers.com or call us on 03 9525 6933 for further information.

  • Area

    Elwood

  • Cross Street

    Ormond Esplanade

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking available on the doorstep.

  • Public Transit

    Only a short 5-10min walk to various bus stops.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 906 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Scenic View

  • City Centre

    Scenic View

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  1. AM

    AlexM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was amazing and staff were lovely, will definitely be back ❤️

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience with the family. Food and drinks were excellent

  3. ML

    MargieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    The food is completely over priced, beef burger $35 and very ordinary and meat was dry. Ambience is lovely and great looking out to the bay but won’t be going back.

  4. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply brilliant. It was a pleasure to get out again after the bumpiness of the last few years, and experience brilliant food and service. Lovely.

  5. A

    Alishamish

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy staff, amazing meals and a beautiful view. We had a really wonderful experience!

  6. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everything was excellent (bar one of the main meals was tiny compared to everyone else's).

  7. PO

    PaulO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is amazing, if you are happy to pay extra for the quality. Then this is your place. Venue looks amazing, great views, staff are fantastic

  8. CM

    CatrionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A beautiful experience dining next to the sand. Delicious food and attentive service. Very special.

  9. SH

    SHERIFEO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time - the surroundings are amazing, food fantastic and very friendly staff. Thank-you :)

  10. SA

    StuartA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Defo be back. Fantastic food. Excellent service and location perfect.

  11. AB

    AnnB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Best fish and chips on the planet!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Holiday surcharge on top of expensive prices. Make it for a bit much.

  13. EW

    ElizabethW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We eaten here before and the standard of service and dining is always good. Friendly efficient staff. Good views and vibe

  14. HC

    HelenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great staff We will definitely return Great ambience and views

  15. RS

    RobynS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Vibrant but a little on noisy side. Good choice of food but would like more vegan options. Pricey for casual lunch. Great views Highly recommend

  16. TI

    ThomasI

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Excellent food as always. Problem is it is overpriced and with Sunday/public holiday rates, it’s exorbitant. Resulted in a pretty dead atmosphere even though I’ve seen it bustling and full of life on a Saturday night. If prices were reduced I suspect it would be busier.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food, lovely service, lovely staff, just found it very noisy even when not fully booked.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Very loud inside. Menu choice was limited and hasn’t been updated for sometime. Last visit was about 12 months ago and was looking forward to a great evening.

  19. O

    Ozzie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    It was my birthday that they we dined in your restaurant and l wanted to be special with sea view and sunset. I requested a window side table by phone and in person unfortunately could not get it which was a disappointment on my special day. The waitress was not kind and informative when l asked some questions about menu and wine list. Anyway l would still recommend your restaurant to my friends, great ambience!

  20. ST

    SamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic venue overlooking the water. Food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and attentive to us. We had a really wonderful evening and will definitely be returning and recommending.

  21. L

    Larag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5

    Restaurant was beautiful, food was unfortunately overpriced and not good. My pasta still had closed pippins in it which you cannot serve to customers, my partners wagyu burger was greasy and had no flavour. Disappointing for how nice the views and location are.

  22. JV

    JenniferV

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, perfectly cooked, wonderful selection of wines, cheerful and friendly staff - the perfect afternoon!

  23. j

    janinec

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food, great ambience, and great table overlooking the beach. Relaxing long lunch at Easter

  24. LF

    LetishaFrances

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was delicious but expensive ($38 for two prawn sliders). You order via your phone at the table so not much service, but food came out very fast and staff dropping it off were friendly.

  25. ST

    SandraT

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a delightful venue for a lazy lunch. Staff are top class, friendly, knowledgeable professional. Good selection of lunch and dinner options, always presented well and delicious.

  26. NS

    NoelleS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Was not advised weekend surcharge. Delicious sesfood pasta but mean on seafood. Too expensive with 3 at the table children. Alcohol wine outrageous for a bottle we buy for $18. $67. But we know this is your profit. Not sure if I will chose again. Was meant to be Donavans but they were closed Re Covid. Very very noisy. Fabulous location. Thank you even though I sound too critical. Noelle ps would recommend with a cost and noise warning!!

  27. K

    Katrina

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Waiter took the wrong order because he was not listening. And it is totally over priced.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Weekend surcharge on a Saturday evening…..Food was lukewarm. ..

  29. BB

    BruceB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent restaurant for a meal with great bay views, excellent service, plenty of choice

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and professional.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We were served really quickly but then had to wait 40mins for our meals. And my meal was cold and my eye fillet was sliced in healed. And it was chewy. Odd. All other meals were nice.

  32. GW

    GavanW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Welcoming staff. Great location. Good food that is tasty and well presented.

  33. KW

    KristyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Such a beautiful space and location. Unfortunately my fish was over cooked and timing of our meals was delayed by 45 mins. I don’t believe my meal was worth $50. Lovely staff and very professional.

  34. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    The tables for 2 were extremely small. The noise levels were very loud. The tables were too close together, especially during covid. The service was excellent and food was good. Great view.

  35. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A thoroughly enjoyable lunch. Service was excellent and food was very good.

  36. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely spot, excellent service and very good food. We will definitely be returning.

  37. LP

    LeifP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We had a very pleasant meal and the atmosphere was good.

  38. i

    ivano57

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    If you desire a lovely aspect in front of Elwood beach with good and consistent food then come here. mid week best as it is quieter, but if you like noise ( and it can get noisy during peak times) service is good and willing to assist in your requests. I like chilli and they brought cut fresh chilli. The wine list is extensive and their house pinot noir excellent. whether for business or catch up with friends or family enjoy

  39. MW

    MillyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food on the gorgeous back drop of the Bay at sunset! What a special place to dine and connect with friends. The staff were professional, helpful and welcoming. We would highly recommend this dining experience and congratulations to the staff who made our evening a seamless and memorable evening.

  40. CT

    CherylT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was delightful but thought it was a bit overpriced

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elwood Bathers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9525 6933.

Elwood Bathers is rated 4.5 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
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Tue
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8:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Elwood Bathers

15 Elwood Foreshore Elwood, AU-VIC 3184

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ormond Esplanade

  • Area

    Elwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Grill, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking available on the doorstep.

  • Public Transit

    Only a short 5-10min walk to various bus stops.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    George Bilionis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9525 6933

  • Private party facilities

    Elwood Bathers is a venue that can accommodate almost any type of function or event with a number of spaces available for your exclusive use. Our rooms are generous in size and all feature the same stunning beach and bay outlook with outstanding service. Feel free to send us an email on events@elwoodbathers.com or call us on 03 9525 6933 for further information.

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