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Pier Farm

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$40 and under
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  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9397 7799
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Pier Farm specialise in weddings and private functions.
Delight your guests with our excellent food and views of Melbourne CBD.
Private dining and cocktail party options to cater for from 20-200 guests.
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Private Party Contact
Nakita: (03) 9397 7799
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Parking Details
Free unlimited onsite parking and ample street parking available.
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Special Events & Promotions
Mother's Day

3 course set menu
$95 per head Choice of:


Calamari fritti with, pickled green chilli, sprinkled with aromatic salt
Prosciutto Di Parma and buffalo mozzarella salad with marinated eggplant
Pumpkin gnocchi, parmesan sauce, 25 year old balsamic vinegar


Homemade spaghetti, daily market seafood in a cherry tomato, garlic and white wine sauce
Grissini crumbed veal cotoletta with a red capsicum and cherry tomato salad
Snapper fillet
Rib eye


Chocolate fondant pudding with house made vanilla bean ice cream
Vanilla panacotta, salted caramel, cinnamon streusel
Orange and almond cake, cardamom, crème anglais
Selection of cheese

Kids $55

tomato pasta
fish and chips

Limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment.

Please call the restaurant on 9397 7799 to secure your booking.
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 34 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice view, cosy environment, good service but the food was unremarkable. well presented but nothing that I have either had before or could cook myself. needs a wow factor

4.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great night, we were a table of 8 and everyone loved the food. The service was good and the restaurant has great ambiance and view of Melbourne. The only down side is that it is a bit expensive

4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Lovely food and beautiful setting nice decor but a bit too pricey..

5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Great food, view and waiter with a great sense of humour

1.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Lovely location, but poor food and service
This restaurant needs to pay a bit more attention to the quality of its food

5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Food was reasonably good. View of course the best aspect of the restaurant. Waiter was over gushy and a bit condescending. Annoying enough not to leave a tip.

2.0Dined on 16 March 2018

We booked this restaurant because of its wonderful location and because we had previously eaten here many times when it was 'The Anchorage'. Very disappointed with the new offering. The quality of the food did not reflect the high price point and it appears that the restaurant has modelled its finances on 'drip pricing' where side items need to be ordered and paid for as an addition. Our expectation was that we would be served a complete meal. As we did not order side items, the 'salad' accompaniment for my meal consisted of eight grape tomato halves. It's such a shame that the opportunity to make something fantastic in this very special location has been lost.

4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Great service, food was lovely lots of options , extensive wine list with good by the glass options. Staff were attentive and knew the menu . Scallops for entree were delicious while bent snapper for mains likewise my wife lived the Procutto de Palma and the flathead tails. Only minor complaint was Luke warm coffee despite asking for hot. All in all a great experience

5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great customer service. George was absolutely amazing with us. Highly recommended.

4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner experience at Pier Farm. As someone who went to this venue often when it was "The Anchorage" and loved it then we were slightly nervous what to expect. No need - same great atmosphere and you can't beat the location. The food was wonderful and our waitress was the perfect mix of friendliness, efficiency and attentiveness. The front of house could use a little customer service attention but we might just have caught her at a bad time. We'll definitely be back.

4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Location was fabulous, I recommend booking in for an early pm dinner we got there at 7.30 and all the specials were gone and hubby got substitutes which were ok. The Capaci was great! Marinara a pasta, ive had better didn,t taste overly fresh

5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

A memorable evening in a perfect setting. Outstanding food and warmly welcoming staff. Great to see this fantastic old venue reinventing itself... this is quite an improvement on previous management..congratulations!

5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Food was excellent. Service attentive and friendly. Wine knowledge and matching to meals is extensive and enhanced the experience.

5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Went there for a lovely lunch on a Thursday. Very relaxed and beautiful view. We both had the Lamb Ragu, which was beautiful. Will be back

5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

We had a lovely meal, they didn't look like the pictures on the web site but the food was beautiful. The staff were excellent and knew the menu well. The restaurant itself was lovely and comfortable. It had a great ambience when we were there, but it was not full so it might be a bit noisy if full. The view is spectacular and parking is easy.

4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

A lovely spot in Williamstown for lunch. Food excellent, a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.

4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We went here for my wife's Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary.
We came here back when it was the Anchorage and both agree the décor is much better with the light colours.
The food was very good and the waiter we had was very knowledgeable on the food and knew exactly which wine to have with both dinner and dessert.
Overall I would recommend Pier Farm to couples old and young.

5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

We were married at The Anchorage (Pier Farm) 25 years ago so celebrated our anniversary by going back to the venue.
Everything was just as good...good food, good service and of course, great venue!

2.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Service was great (efficient, knowledgable) but sadly wasn't wowed by the food. Didn't get off to a great start with flat prosecco that wasn't chilled but this was readily replaced. Also disappointing that I had requested a "romantic" table but was seated in the middle of the restaurant even though practically all of the window seats available with most choosing to dine al fresco (admittedly I chose not to dine al fresco but any of the window seats would have been more intimate). Couldn't taste any truffle in the truffle pasta (though the pasta was good) and I counted exactly two sprigs of sage in the sage sauce. Overall quite a bland dish. Likewise my grissini crumbed veal cotoletta which was soggy. For dessert I ordered the panna cotta with strawberries and black pepper meringue because I LOVE that combination of flavour but again no pepper taste which was VERY disappointing and the three or four gumdrop sized meringues were chewy. My husband's blood orange granita with zabaione mousse was very nice though (wished I'd ordered that) and he enjoyed his entrée of prosciutto and melon and his snapper special main. On the plus side the servings were generous but this is neither here nor there if you are not actually enjoying what you are eating.

5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

We enjoyed a relaxing evening meal in beautiful surroundings. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. We were not rushed but also did not have long waits between courses. All in all a wonderful experience.

4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

The setting is amazing - we sat on the deck and watched the sunset over the port of Melbourne & city on a warm summer's night.
The food was creative and very tasty but the meals were a little small for the price point.
The staff were very professional and polite and service was prompt.
This was a favourite dining experience for us many years ago prior to the new ownership, so it was nice to see that the deco had been updated.

2.0Dined on 4 February 2018

I was not impressed as the crumbed veal was way to oily and not cooked ,very disappointed and the prices of the meals were excessive , on a good note the views and setting were great and our waiter was very nice and good at his job, overall I would not revisit until things changed

3.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Although the food was quite good, I was expecting higher quality because of other reviews I'd read .We were seated outside on the deck which was nice and there just happened to be some fireworks going off.
The service was friendly enough apart from few small things that the waiter didn't do until we asked again.It seemed because there were only 2 of us that the large table next to us was taking up a lot of his time.
For our main ,I had the Snapper special and my husband had the John Dory.The John dory would have been a lot nicer if it had been pan fried before being thrown in with the pippis and tomatoes. Both dishes were acceptable but not particularly special.
For entree, we shared the oysters at a very expensive 54.00 dollars per dozen and the grilled scallops with parmesan and herbs sprinkled over the top.Each scallop was $6.00.That would have been fine if more had gone into the making of them.They were though, good enough.
The bottle of french chablis we had was really enjoyable and we decided to have some sparkling Rose to finish off.The size of the glass of Rose was laughable.It was more like a shot glass.
I'm not saying I will not go back ever, but I think it is just a little too pricey for what it is .

4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

A most enjoyable experience, the atmosphere was great, the food magnificent and the price was good.
A little more room around the tables for staff to move would be an improvement.

2.0Dined on 27 January 2018

As a frequent diner (until recently, because of distance) we were looking forward to returning.

The entrees (scallops) were fine, but the main was extremely disappointing. We both had the King George whiting which was heavily battered and the chips were dry and tasteless and looked AND tasted as if they had been reheated several times.

The dessert (which we shared) was terrific and the service and our young waitress was excellent.

2.0Dined on 26 January 2018

I ordered the garfish which came laden with spinach and was so full of bonesI couldn’t eat it. The oysters were good but overall an over priced, not very tasty experience.

5.0Dined on 18 January 2018

Wonderful time overall, family members met here for dinner, wow it has certainly changed from The Anchorage. Menu was explained in great detail, we had the anchovies (what a treat) and oysters for entree. The presentation and the dishes that we chose, connected the dots, as it high lighted the produce in the best possible way. The fish dishes were superb, especially the Garfish. Ideal location, city views are simply stunning. Sadly, Williamstown was lacking a Restaurant of this type. Well done to everyone. My friends and family will return as soon as possible

5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Great food and service with gorgeous views of the city and the marina, will be back

5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Such a cosy, lovely restaurant right near the ocean with great views, service was amazing aswell as the food which is cooked fresh and seasonal and delish, will be definitely our regular place to go from now on.

4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Excellent chef and top notch table service. Scenery and table location was superb.

3.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Great setting for the restaurant, but food was average. I ordered the snapper for mains and still had lots of scales on it. Entree was ok but nothing special.

3.0Dined on 3 January 2018

We had visited this restaurant many times in its previous incarnation as The Anchorage & we’re keen to experience the new Pier Farm. The quality of the food was very good & service also, although with a few minor “slow” moments.
The wine list was excellent & the beer nice and cold - a most important point for us.
Our only real disappointment for the evening was the size of the oysters we received. Although the oysters were very fresh & tasty, they were very small & and at $54 a dozen on the expensive side.
Overall, we enjoyed the evening.

3.0Dined on 24 December 2017

The meals were overpriced for what was provided. As a local this is disappointing because we crave good venues in Willy

4.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Our main meal of whole fish was beautiful. The menu had some really nice dishes on it. Would definitely return.