Pier Farm

4.2
126 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
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 126 People Are Saying
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N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good service and ok quality food. Great location, however it is way overpriced for the quality of food you are getting. We paid $180 for a small portioned two course meal and no alcohol. You are pushing into the territory of some of Melbourne top restaurants at these prices and the food just doesn’t stack up. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant on that basis.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great location, good service and lovely food

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EM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thought the food was great, we couldn’t fault anything we had. Service was also good, lovely staff. Friendly and attentive. We have been there a few times as The Anchorage and think it lives up to that standard. Would definitely go back and take friends there.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Pier Farm is a beautiful restaurant with great food. However, the Gluten Free offering was quite poor.

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VS
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Charming restaurant in a scenic location. Nice menu, and wine list. Friendly competent service. Enjoyed our meal there.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service, views amazing
Even though there was a function next door, it did not impact on our experience

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Great location and views. Service was good, but food didn’t really deliver value - it tasted quite nice, but not amazing - which for the price was a little disappointing.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and ambience, food was great, only the Broccoli was served cold

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AL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful spot on the water, lovely restaurant, good service, good menu, lovely wine

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DM
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, had the specials, excellent great outlook and service

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JP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We revisited as part of the Food and Wine festival and so happy we chose this venue. The two course option with a glass of wine was excellent. Both our entree and mains were delicious, we were quite impressed as we had expected small servings. We will definately be returning.

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RP
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were great the food was amazing, this place is the best restaurant i have ever been to, the food was perfect and couldn't be better, i highly recommend the Pier Farm!

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RQ
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The disappointment was being seated in a near empty restaurant really close to a table of two whom insisted on talking loudly about very personal subjects on their mobile/s. It really killed the lunch for us.
Should have moved us to the middle of the restaurant. Food was very good, service excellent.

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RM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect, friendly and efficient service. Wonderful setting overlooking the water. Delicious food. Highly recommended. Particularly for a first date 😊

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AH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The only criticism was the good
Not very good standard

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes - recommended for the food, service and ambiance - location.
No - not so good for serving size and pricing.
We dine out a lot and I suggest that the food was good quality but was lacking in quantity. Kids fish and chips was $20, sides for mains were way over priced - $11 for a very small bowl of packet chips, $12 for fried sweet potato chips and $12 for a small garden salad. All of the sides were tiny. We also had steaks ($44.50 to $49 each -steak only no sides), fish of the day was a grilled stuffed Whiting for $48. We brought along our own birthday cake and they charged us $25.
Long and short of it, I'd be OK to return for the mains and service, but be prepared to pay top $$$. For us, there are better options in Williamstown. cheers

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BS
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Expensive with small servings, but the food was tasty, the service was 10/10 and the restaurant is stunning

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AP
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here numerous times and keep coming back. Absolutely wonderful restaurant!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Second time going there, great food, thoughtful staff. Clear stand out

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MR
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable

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TK
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent , the food was superb, the ambiance was fabulous, will definitely go back again

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HT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was too expensive for what you get, The entree was a complete flop, tables too close together , I had the waiters backside in my face each time he serviced the adjacent table, the waiter also had very bad breath . Waiters ran between the tables, creating an air of " hurry up" breaking the mood.

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VS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with great service and even greater views! The food is always good and the service is great.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with amazing food and view of the marina and city.

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NC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very special birthday dinner here on a Saturday night. The location, decor, food and seevice were all first class. Worth the price for an important occasion.

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We have been going to what was the Anchorage and now Pier farm for years. Its always been expensive however since it has changed hands and this visit especially, the value just isn't there. With entrees up near $30 and mains close to $50, I expect great service to complement the experience.
On Saturday night, we had to ask for the wine list again when our main meals were served... we then had to spend time trying to get a waiters attention to order that wine to have with our main meals.... ! When the wine came, the old glasses and empty wine bottle from our previous course were left on the table, we weren't asked if we wanted more water - our bread and butter plates werte left etc etc etc. Needless to say, the table was very crowded! When we finished eating, we sat with dirty dishes on the table for over 20 minutes. Dessert was offered, but no tea or coffee. Again, dessert came out and we still had old wines bottles and glasses on the table!
Our bill for 3 people was well over $400 - did i feel that i had received the service and attention for a $400 meal? Simply, no. Was the food memorable at $50 a plate? Again, no.
Sory Pier farm - there are too many good restaurants in Melbourne to put up with mediocrity.

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TG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Possibly the most scenic restaurant in Melbourne, absolutely delightful experience. The food was delicious, and a glass of Veuve to start the meal was superb (without having to buy a whole bottle!). Very friendly staff, made to feel comfortable and relaxed, with a splash of elegance - no paper napkins here! My only suggestion for improvement is for the staff to be more attentive for a glass refill during the meal - a top class waiter should have eyes always looking around for that that empty glass. Overall though, this restaurant is a "must" on your bucket list!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Nice view, but that is all we could say positively about this place. Service very unprofessional. Food probably on a par with average pub. Definitely not fine dining.

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M
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Recently we had dinner here on our anniversary. Lovely spot near the water & great ambience too. Food was nice but nothing to write home about! Found it pricey too.

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed a late lunch recently with my husband. Great location by marina, excellent food, good wine, friendly service and reasonably priced. Purchased a voucher as a gift for my son and his wife so they too can enjoy the experience.

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D
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The Venue is beautiful and staff were excellent but unfortunately the food let your restaurant down it wasn't worth the money I paid . My partner and I had pasta which was undercooked and for a main course I was served up 9 small ravioli for a main course for $33 . My friend had the duck which was dry . The chef must of had a bad day

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m
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the bay, friendly service tasty food

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KA
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I was just too expensive for what you got.
The food is good but not for the price you paid.

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VS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere and setting of this restaurant has always been great (formerly The Anchorage Restaurant) and the new paint work has certainly brightened up the place. The food has always been exceptional, however I must admit that the portions are minimal. During my recent visit I ordered Lamb Shoulder and was expecting more than just a 4" x 2" piece of lamb, half of which was fat which I could not eat. I didn't say anything at the time because i was with a group and didn't want to make a fuss, but for the price of the plate - I think the chef should look at the piece of meat before serving it. I'm not saying the food was not tasty, because it was, but the portion size is just ridiculous!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great views. Food was a little disappointing for the price.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, excellent steak and spectacular views

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SB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a family dinner with eight persons all with varying orders for food and wine. The staff were very patient and attentive and the food was excellent.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The menu was varied and the quality of the food and it's presentation were both very good. We were a group if 6 and all were happy with the meals and service

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MC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We have been to this place under its old name several times and now twice under the new name, last time was just after the name change. It has always been quite expensive but was ok because the food was good value with ample servings. Sadly things are not the same although the wine list is still quite good but also a little above the good restaurant price. We were a little concerned when we walked in as it is usually at least half full for lunch any day of the week, but this was close to Christmas and there were only people at 2 tables including us. The last straw was on paying the bill I was charged a surcharge for using a credit card and the waiter blamed the bank, but it was the restaurant making me pay their banking costs nothing to do with the bank - Another regular eatery never to be visited again despite the excellent location.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Been there twice in 14 days first experience on a weekend was very good second experience on a weeknight was terrible. The difference was the food quality from the first to the second visit clearly must have been a chef roster change. I wont be back given the variance in standard.

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