Pier Farm

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58 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Neighbourhood
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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:

Entree

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

Main

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

Dessert

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
ice-cream

Limited spaces, book early to avoid disappointment.

Please call the restaurant on 9397 7799 to secure your booking.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 58 People Are Saying
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Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.6
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place, a little pricey, not real value for money.

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Fabulous food, fabulous wine, fabulous view, fabulous service, just brilliant! Can't wait to dine @ Pier Farm again! Congrats guys, you're serving up some sensational food!

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4.0Dined on 27 July 2018

I loved the feel for the place. The authentics were wonderful. Very tentative and helpful staff. We both ordered pasta. The seafood pasta was very nice. I ordered the spinach tagliatelle, it was tasty however over salted. The salt over powered the other flavours. I would definitely come back but maybe order a different meal.

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3.0Dined on 19 July 2018

The ambiance and view is wonderful. Our initial greeting was nice, but could have been warmer. The wine list had a number of well know wineries and the selection was good. The food was good, but not spectacular given the price.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

A lovely night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great food and service with a lovely waterfront location

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Food was divine and the service was spot on. Beautiful views of the night time city sky line and waterfront. Quite popular!

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1.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Very disappointed with wait staff and quality of food. We asked for delay between courses but had everything served within 45 minutes. Special of the Day risotto was small and poorly presented although tasty. Nothing on the menu I couldn’t cook at home. Won’t be returning

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Loved the interior, good food & wine, lovely atmosphere, not too big, nice location, friendly staff, great service.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Great produce beautifully prepared. Lovely service.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Lovely helpful staff. Brilliant location with great views. Nice menu, decent wine list. A big plus for Williamstown.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great service, ambience, food, wine! Lovely atmosphere and great view.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

We enjoyed our dinner. Food was very nice. Place is excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful view and easy parking . We will come back again.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Third visit this year and reliably great food, wine, service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Restaurant was fabulous from the moment we pulled up- the view, the food, the wine and the Fitout are all outstanding. The staff were even better. Could not fault a single thing. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Friendly and helpful service. Adequate time between courses with out feeling rushed. Food selection was varied and we were more than happy with our meal

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3.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Whilst I enjoyed dinner I wouldn’t say I was left feeling wonderful about the evening. Service was good but food was a little under what I was expecting since I had been to the Anchorage many times over the years and always left feeling great about the meal. Will go back but with less expectation.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Sensational! Just sensational! Great food, perfect wine and a host with the most!

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Most of my party were satisfied with the food, not all though. Found the place very overpriced for the standard of food we received. We all agreed that we could have had as good a meal at home!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Found the place to be very classy but not pretentious, staff very friendly and informative. Will be back again as the food was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

We were so impressed with our waiter for the evening - he offered informative descriptions of all the food and wine and was so polite and friendly; really made our experience of Pier Farm great!

The food was delicious - we especially enjoyed the fish of the day (barramundi) and the delicious brocollini and mushrooms with tallegio sides.

Fish and chips were mostly chips, unfortunately, so would not order that again for the price, I must say.

The restaurant was very well decorated and the table was very comfortable for a long dinner. Lovely outdoor area would have been great for a sunny day/summer evening!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely evening with excellent food. Plan to bring friends next time. Not too noisy, nice ambience. We were a couple but other tables included groups and families.

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2.0Dined on 22 April 2018

It’s lucky that the location and restaurant decor is so pleasant as this saved the occasion for us. Oysters were spectacular, but this is thanks to the ocean that grew them. We had fish of the day and scallops as well, they were very very average.
While the wait staff were lovely, their service was not on the ball. We had to call for more drinks several times and waited for the bill long enough to just go up and pay, at which the person who seated us and served our food asked which table we were sitting at!! For an upmarket venue I would have expected first class service.
We went this restaurant when it was The Anchorage and it was wonderful. Unfortunately I think the change of hands has had a negative affect.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Well worth the visit. Waiter knowledgeable on the food, service excellent but not intrusive. Ambience perfect & scenic views to complement the gorgeous dishes.

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3.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

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

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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.

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