Pier Farm

4.1
225 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 225 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SM
SMFas
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Great views. Odd rules around mocktails, ordering entrees and appetizers. Food was delicious though.

HR
HelenR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Service poor, had to ask for drinks, waiter dropped leftovers on my husband’s trousers and didn’t even apologise. Scallops were over cooked and Calamari so salty that the 3 of us couldn’t finish it and tough as overcooked
John Dory over cooked and dry
Seafood Linguine pasta stuck together, unimpressed but palate still trying to recover from the salty calamari
Lamb was OK
Fish and chips Ok
Difficult to recommend to others and disappointed after looking forward to lunch there

EG
EmilyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Staff were not wearing face masks . Tables packed in together, and while trying to be formal dining it was extremely loud inside. We asked to sit outside but were told they wanted to close the area as soon as possible, even though there were numerous tables seated out there that had not yet eaten. Food was disappointing for the price paid.

LV
LizV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Terrible service, food average and over priced. Would not go back.

LK
LindaK
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night and yummy dinner too - beautiful view across water

PN
PhilipN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

What I remember as The Anchorage feels more like an overpriced bistro these days, although I know the rent must be astronomical. We were encouraged to order early, which suited us, but then were let down by the waiting staff. We ordered a dozen oysters to share (at $49) but once we'd finished them, we watched other tables receive complementary bread before their mains – when we didn't receive it initially, we mistakenly thought it had to be ordered and didn't ask. The mains appeared in a timely way and the food was brilliant. I suppose I'm surprised to see other parents there with their children occupied by iPads: I would never bring my children to Pier Farm, only because I was so lucky as to have been taken to The Anchorage by my parents when I was about 12 or so, and remembering what an occasion it was built up to be. Different generations – different restaurants. Thanks for a memorable night.

JB
JacquelineB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were lovely it’s a beautiful spot right on the pier overlooking the boats. I did find the price of meals were a little expensive but it was food was very nice.

MH
MattH
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food and spot on the water. Some service was a little shaky....but understandable coming out of lock-down.
Greeting at front of house needs improvement.....staff presentation a little poor.

p
peterm
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything perfectly excellent for upscale Italian styled restaurant. With great ambience and seaside views. Would like a few Italian wine options over and above pinot gris/grigio.

WK
WillyK
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The waiting staff were outstanding and a view to die for!
However the food was nice but didn't seem to be as special as our previous visits.

S
Safetyfirst
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely setting but very pricey for quality of food. We didn’t see any of the service staff wearing their masks properly or even trying to-most of them had them around their chin & the person at front of house register didn’t even bother wearing one at all - didn’t give the feeling that they cared about their customers.

MM
MatthewM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic time and experience
Will be regulars

CG
CathyG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This would have to be on the top of the list for one of our favorite restaurant
The scallops were amazing, the food and service were exceptional
beautiful atmosphere and views. The staff were spot on for service.

RW
RodW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great bottle of wine and George was an awesome waiter. Ambience was excellent.

KF
KimberleyF
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding reception here and it was just as lovely to return to for our first year anniversary celebrations. We'll continue to come back and make memories hear over the years of course whilst enjoying amazing food and the amazing views.

OI
OutInWilly
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Overpriced. Trying to be fine dining but not. Poor ambience.

GP
GaryP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Arrived 12pm for lunch, staff vey attentive with drinks served quickly and cold, had entrees to share very good, 3 mains of John Dory and one fish and chips (flathead) all very good, will return again.

MC
MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was great and staff friendly and helpful. The food was ok but expensive. A table of 4 and the bill came to over $550. We asked if we could finish our drinks on the deck we were told no they were closing the deck for the night. The lights were dimmed around 9.30. At 9.45 the proprietor came and announced to us and a table of 5 women they were closing and we had to leave and as he turned to leave said something like and i mean now. Both us and the women from the other table couldnt believe how rude he was. We had gone there to support local business but wont be returning. We will spend our money somewhere else.

AH
AllanH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Lunch was excellent, entrees and mains terrific, the desert not so good.
The wine was good but a shame there was no Australian sparkling.

KB
KerryB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , a little pricey I thought for FOD , but price isn't an issue to us when the food and service is this good
Can't wait to go back .

NN
NaomiN
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, quiet and relaxed, beautiful views. Welcome and attentive service. Food very good quality and reasonable price. Good variety of choices; something for everyone. Outstanding wine list.

JL
JulieL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely service, thanks for a lovely experience!

LY
LoriY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely atomoshpere outside on a warm summers night!

EF
EmmaF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Fish and chips were boring. No seasoning on chips.
Duck was delicious, the corn puree served with it was very salty.
My whiskey sour was too strong! Tasted like shots.
Beautiful oyster
King fish did not taste fresh and there wasn't much flavours around it. Just plain.
Venue, view and location is superb otherwise

CL
CinnamonL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great. Not cheap but good value for money. Exceptional service and ambience. Delicious food and great wine list.

DB
DanielB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great friendly service and beautiful location.

L
Liketheview
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Love the atmosphere, friendly staff. Food prices are expensive and not great value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pier farm is a great place to eat! Food incredible and the staff are lovely.

CW
ChloeW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Service! View!!! Best night out since lockdown for the year!

AB
AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely setting at the mouth of the Yarra River

R
Raff
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The location is amazing!
Food was good, small portions
Service was average - senior staff were rude, junior staff were lovely but maybe a bit out of practice

L
Louise
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The male waiter was quite obnoxious. He did not appear service orientated

HJ
HelgaJ
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Service excellent just the good level of checking on, as usual, new menu also of high standard, seafood provided excellent value. Excellent cocktail mix. Meet COVID19 requirement but staff need to be reminded to ware masks appropriately.

OT
vipOpenTableDiner
Melbourne / VIC
41 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a lovely lunch at Pier Farm on Tuesday overlooking the water. We were pleased to be sitting inside as it was very hot outside. Interacted with multiple members of staff who were all incredibly friendly and helpful. We enjoyed cocktails, bread, calamari, seafood linguine and wine. A fantastic lunch experience.

JB
JustineB
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Stunning restaurant with a view to die for. The food was lovely, but the service needs to improve (note for the owners). We were seated and not much service after that - easy to fix. An excellent option in Williamstown

MG
MadeleineG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great location and fantastic service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience and very accommodating for our 1 year old

TW
TimW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Great venue, however food was not in the price bracket, it was a pub meal in my view. Wait staff were excellent, however management seemed uninterested. Understand this is post COVID lockdown, but expected a lot more!

LP
LeoP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Service, would high recommend to friends and Family

MO
MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely night - great food and one of the best views in our city

FAQs

Pier Farm is rated 4.1 stars by 225 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.