Pier Farm

4.3
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176 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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 176 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.7
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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our visit was a long time in coming as we had been keen to visit this restaurant for a number of years, including back in its previous 'Anchorage' incarnation. Our wait was certainly worth it as Pier Farm was an excellent experience all round. Location, food & service all excellent. Little bit of a mix-up with the bill but hardly a concern. We went for Sunday lunch, I can imagine it being a fair bit noisier with a full-house, but all-in-all, no hesitation to recommend Pier Farm.

L
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch.

Menu variety excellent, good wine list, friendly staff.

Located on the Strand, perfect for a relaxed meal by the water.

PL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A fantastic location on the Strand looking out over the bay. A varied menu with well presented and well cooked fine. A very good wine list and excellent service. Deserves to do very well. We'll definitely be back!

CJ
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Having moved to Williamstown just four months ago, I really wanted to try Pier Farm as its walking distance to home. Having seen the menu and read some reviews, we invited a couple of pescatarian friends and booked a couple of weeks ahead as we’d noticed that trying to book the day before for either Friday or Saturday was impossible. All good signs. Strangely the Saturday night we chose it was almost empty. But the staff were very attentive and the menu was a great selection for all. Ambience was a bit lacking but otherwise a great little restaurant. And the Port of MELBOURNE views are great. Would go again definitely.

HN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service and seating was exceptional. Food was very good. Pricey but not over the top

MM
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience, would have preferred more gluten free options.

LO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Very expensive for what it was. Service was a little scattered. Forgot to bring us our wine. Although I tipped which should have only gone to our main waiter. Beautiful view.

BK
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and a relaxed atmosphere at a lovely location.

CT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Location was amazing, service good, 4 great meals, and possibly the worst rib eye steak I have ever eaten. It was cold, charred, unevenly cooked. We would definitely go back but Rib Eye would not be ordered!

VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual, lovely restaurant, great service and delicious food. This time one dish was not up to par, but everything else was just splendid.

TH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good, well cooked and presented, the service was excellent, but very pricey for the food served. The fish and chips are a rip off!

TP
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely evening and the views are beautiful. The food is tasty and very good. I found that some of the dishes are overpriced, but overall a nice place to visit for that special occasion.

NA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food & service & great atmosphere!!

YD
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It’s a great place to celebrate a special event. Love the atmosphere, friendly service

F
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, great lunch spot overlooking the bay. Comfortable setting, superb waiters and food

VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad to see so many people enjoying the fabulous ambience of the outdoor dining area. Makes the most of a beautiful day when you can’t dine here and be outside by the water. That experience itself, in Melbourne, is a luxury. Pier Farm ticks all the boxes.

PG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good as always, the service (especially George) fantastic. The only recommendation would be to turn the music down a couple of notches.
Thanks for a great day.

AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Humble frontage but spectacular inside and at the back. Ample parking. Food is fresh and delicious. Beautiful seafood and amazing pizza. Great service.

SL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

No that happy with my meal, not what I expected and didn’t have much flavour

AA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful meal watching the sunset over the water. The (complimentary) fresh bread as a starter was delicious and the staff were attentive with extra customer service. The food was tastefully presented and well prepared. Would definitely like to visit again.

NS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended for my Husbands Big birthday - Service was amazing and we had a wonderful time. i asked for a certain area to be seated as had family over from New Zealand and I wanted them to see the city Light, and it wasn't an issue.
The Meal was lovely.
We all had a wonderful night, especially my husband.
I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will defiantly be back.
Thank You for a wonderful night.

VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An all round pleasurable dining venue. It has the lot. Great menu, wine list, service and ambience

BR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a business lunch or a celebration.
Nice view over the water.

HC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent Food. It was a quiet night which worried us a little. Service was patchy, perhaps some new staff were on.

Pier Farm
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Henny, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. Thanks for the feedback on service, this helps us to know where improvements are required. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Pier Farm

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DH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love coming to pier farm. A change in menu would be good though

Pier Farm
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Danni, We are glad to hear that you enjoy coming to Pier Farm and are happy to advise that we have just launched our new menu. Please head to our website to view our new menu online. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Pier Farm

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VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely meal with friendly service and great ambience. Pier Farm is a pleasure to visit and enjoy a great meal.

JH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Seriously good cooking,having worked at a few high end restaurants over my 20 plus years in hospitality I try to go into a venue/establiment without preconceived expectations.
This is truly a hidden gem!! Unfortunately the floor service wasnt as good a representation of the venue of the location and food.our friendly and lovely Chinese waiter stumbled over specials and explanations of dishes but it didn't matter in the end as I ordered the Harpooka for my wife and squid ink ravioli filled with a genourous serve of crab for mains and neither disappointed,in fact nothing was even close to disappointing it was fresh produce used with respect and honesty.
Would I go back???? You bet I would,everyday if I could afford it
Well done and thank you

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Venue still undergoing renovation however the food was delicious. Cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and the waiters were very friendly and knowledgeable regarding menu choices.

JD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic date night with my wife. Beautiful atmosphere and amazing staff. Very friendly and great food! Will definitely be going back

JM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb location. We love the delicious food and the five star service. Highly recommended!

VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even on a blustery cold wet day Pier Farm has a great ambience. Not to mention the consistently friendly service, delicious food and wine. A gem in Williamstown. Great for seafood lovers.

MB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here with the three of us all happy with our meals. The wine was reasonably priced with no huge mark up and the dessert was yummy - one of us ordered the Affogato and it was so good we ordered a second. The wait staff - Pak and George on this occasion - were fantastic. So professional and friendly that they made us feel special. Oops. Forgot chef. Thank you all.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Marise, Thank you so much for your feedback and kinds words. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch at Pier Farm! I will be sure to pass your comments on to Pak and George. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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SP
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely location especially on a sunny day. Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable on menu. Bit $$ but overall good.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Susan, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Pier Farm and that you found our staff to be so helpful, it really is wonderful to hear. We hope to you see again soon! Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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VS
Melbourne / VIC
22 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and view. Lovely food and wine. Friendly competent service. A pleasure to dine here.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Viviene, Thank you for your feedback, we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at Pier Farm and that you enjoyed your meals and service. We hope to you see again soon! Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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K
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was average and quite expensive for what you get. The views and ambiance were very good.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Kayley, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that would were not overly happy with your meals and the menu. If you could find the time to contact us with more specific feedback that would be greatly appreciated, as the opinions of our guests are highly regarded. Hopefully you visit hasn't deterred you from visiting again, we hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks, The team at Pier Farm

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We had a friend with us who is on the FODMAP diet. Chef and server knew what she could eat and had prepared a number of options 5 stars in my book for being prepared and open to her needs. THANK YOU 🙂

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We take dietary requirements very seriously and do our best to ensure everyone enjoys their meals at Pier Farm regardless of what they can and can't eat. We're happy to hear your friend enjoyed the FODMAP options the chefs cooked up on this occasion. We look forward to hopefully seeing you back in the future. Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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HG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A lovely evening with god food, a good wine list and excellent service. All that said the price was high in terms of value.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Helen, Thank you for your feedback, we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at Pier Farm and that you enjoyed your meals and service. We hope to you see again soon! Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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LP
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Lovely setting and beautiful looking restaurant. The staff were very attentive and polite. The level of expectation for the food created by the lovely restaurant and great staff unfortunately did not match.

I found the food to be not as refined as expected. I had the Tune Carparcio, which was cut far to thickly and not seasoned at all. I then had the 'special' of baby snapper and again, not as refined as expected. The picture created in my mind by the explanation of the waiter was nothing like what appeared on the plate with large piles of lettuce and a slapped on tomato accompaniment.

TA
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night views over to Melbourne CBD while enjoying a special ambience and great food.

Pier Farm
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hi Viviene, Thank you for your feedback, we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and our wonderful view at Pier Farm We hope to you see again soon! Many thanks, The Team at Pier Farm

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CS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

My friend an I were overcharged $60. This has been refunded to my friends credit card, only after she checked the docket when she arrived home. Her meal of lamb shanks were a bit tough. My snapper was very nice.