Pier Farm

4.1
320 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Roberto Scheriani (previously of The Italian), has opted for a sea change with his latest venture,
Pier Farm.
A new seaside dining offering in Williamstown, at the site formerly occupied by The Anchorage.
The menu is crafted from local ingredients and celebrates seasonal produce, with a focus on Mediterranean inspired seafood.
Expect exciting food and wine pairings from Pier Farm, with over 140 different drops available.
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.6
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrookeM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night, with a fantastic menu and wine list.
Friendly staff, brilliant service. Pier Farm is clearly the best restaurant and in Williamstown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Definitely going back there.. Food was great and so as the place.

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant, lovely food and excellent service.

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PhilP
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Service was slow, food was average at best. Ambience was good, noise level reasonable. Expensive food, your paying for the view, as mentioned the food quality was passable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Very over priced for what you get, went with a friend and we wanted to order multiple entrees and share them, the waiter told us we had to order mains as that’s what you do at a restaurant, little confused with this, not sure why we need to be told what we have to order! with drinks and the entrees we still spent $200 on a very ordinary lunch, will not be back.

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Nigel
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

The location and service were excellent but unfortunately the food was not of the same quality.

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sheaferr
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Nice atmosphere but my steak was cooked under rare instead of the medium I requested
The pizza was nice but our entree of calamari had the smallest rings I have ever encountered and they were also chewy
The classic fish and chips was also not very good
The waiter had very bad breath and after waiting for 30 min to have our table cleared so we could order desert we gave up and left
Not a very good experience for the price unfortunately

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vipVivienS
30 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had yet another lovely meal here, accompanied by great wine and good service. Excellent location with nice views.

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Em00a
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Bit overpriced
Service need an improvement
Food nice and well presented

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GraemeM
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This venue continues to deliver good food and service consistently, this trip did not disappoint. a bit of a hidden surprise is the wine cellar here is very good

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and wine were beautiful. The service was good and the restaurant was lovely with a gorgeous view of boats and the water!

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Maria
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful in every aspect. Will definitely return.

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RachandAsh
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely ambient venue. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. Good variety on the menu. And reasonable prices. The cutaletti could have been more flavoursome. Overall an enjoyable evening :)

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KaitlynnD
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The wait staff were so lovely and attentive. Food, deserts and drinks were great. Had a great view of the water as well. Will definitely come back.

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AnneMarieC
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food options and choices. Service was quite good and very friendly

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can have a. Relatively inexpensive meal by ordering a pizza or go all out with their amazing steaks

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Disappointing experience. Poor service and extremely overpriced food. Shame as venue is lovely but won’t be returning!

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Grumps
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasant but a little expensive for drinks and sides.

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GregJ
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue looking out to the city. Fantastic service and amazing food.

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Roni
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely vibe and great service. Will be visiting again

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HerculesV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

God food, good service

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MatthewR
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful establishment for our lunch. We enjoyed our first experience at Pier Farm. Originally this was recommended to my Fiancé and I and we will definitely be passing on the recommendations to others.. The Pork Belly entrée, Seafood linguini and the Crab Risotto were sensational! That crab meat was something else!

Thanks again.

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had one the best meals in a long time! Service was excellent. Thank you Pier Farm!

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RoverB
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

This is a favourite place as I love the setting and the food is consistently very good. The view across the water is gorgeous.

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DaniA
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Unfortunately what was a fave place this visit the food was very below par...not very good...service good but something has changed here so disappointing

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vipVivienS
30 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Post Covid, it’s nice to see that little has changed. Just minor tweaks here and there, but still the same great emphasis on seafood and fish there always was. Wonderful location and ambience. We experienced great service.

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Niccccccc
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning waterside restaurant with quality food & service

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was stunning; easy parking; extremely attentive and friendly waiter. Made it a perfect birthday dinner for our daughter's 30th. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location which leads to great expectations.
The food is consistent here.
My family have been here many times so this review is a summary of all my visits
Service is consistently about a 7 out of 10 and improves as the night winds down when the restaurant is not so busy.
The Manager will rectify quickly any issues without fuss.
One constant over many telephone calls to either amend a booking or to book a function is the abruptness of the person dealing with bookings.
We have changed our mind whilst on the phone attempting to book a function due to the attitude on the other end of the line. This definitely lets the restaurant down.
Multiple family members have had this same experience as well.

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christineE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

All was good, except the meals, 2 of the entree’s were very average and 3 of the main meals were less than that,
Didn’t want to spend money on deserts
after that. For 5 people this was a less than average outcome.

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Sureets
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We were recommended by a friend to visit Pier Farm for our anniversary dinner so we had quite high expectations. We had seen the menu online ahead of arriving and noticed the $ of dishes were reasonably high so we were looking forward to a high quality meal and service.
Whilst the views of the harbour and general aesthetics of the restaurant were stunning, we were expecting far more poilshed service and an exceptional overall fine dining experience. Unfortunately the food and service were did not hit the mark and was a missed opportunity to really stand out as a fine dining experience. Food was overpriced for the what it was. Portion sizes were small (husband and I were still hungry after ordering a number of entrees to share and our mains!) Cocktain menu was limited ie. weren't able to make mojitos as they weren't on the menu.
This restaurant could really attract a highend customer due to its locality but unfortunately if we want a fine dining experience we'll be going into the CBD next time which is such a shame.

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Jacqui
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner, food was delicious and service was great.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location, friendly staff, beautiful food, recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible management that literally held us hostage and would not let us leave because we wanted to move seats and he refused- so he suggested we “go somewhere else “ and then refused to let us out !

Embarrassing that I felt so cornered and threatened that I had to make a scene in order to be able to be let out . Horrid

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ClareD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Entree of scallops was excellent but main of John Dory was underwhelming, under seasoned and quite bland.
Dessert of chocolate mousse was also underwhelming. There was too much cake got my liking.
The ambience, service and views were excellent.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening and the beautiful food, thank you

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TarynI
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was lovely sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the boats come in.
Although a considered menu it did lack non meat options.

Price for food was a little on the higher side, however when you have the option to sit out on the water, the scenery made up for it.

Wouldn't recommend it if you are wanting an intimate dinner, for when more than two groups joined, the restaurant became quite noisy.

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BridgetP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We have been meaning to go to Pier Farm for ages and so glad we finally got there. You could spend all afternoon out on the lovely balcony overlooking the marina. The service was fabulous - only small gripe was that drinks weren't offered when our glasses were empty even when the empty glasses were taken away. The menu was good and there were also loads of specials to choose from as well and the food was beautiful. It is definitely a new favourite for us!

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EllaB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at Pier Farm and it was a great choice for our anniversary. Friendly staff, great view and delicious food.

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AlanP
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Over priced for very limited lunch
Battered flathead fillets and a bowl of chips $40.00 To have salad as side add $14.00
A baby whole grilled snapper with a little portion of lettuce $50.00
A stubbie of Coopers light beer $11.00
We had been to this venue many times when it was the Achorage. Was then worth the drive from the Eastern suburbs.

FAQs

Pier Farm is rated 4.1 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.