Porters

4.6
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59 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Modern Australian dining.
Porters Williamstown owners, Zoey and John of Williamstown opened Porters doors in September 2018. Wanting a challenge, they built a diverse but delicate menu to coordinate with their glamourous, but expansive restaurant footprint.
Porters serves coffee, breakfast and lunch, before dimming the lights for an intimate dinner or drinks at the bar. Porters wine list was curated by 2018 top sommelier, Raul Moreno Yague.
We hope to see you soon at Porters. Call for your reservation: 03 9397 1251.
You can also find us on Instagram @porters3016
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandieS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food with wonderful friendly service. Hats off to the team at Porters

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and drinks. We could see how much pride the staff have for Porter's

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, good level of drinks options and the staff were really friendly! Also great decor!

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place perfect mood for an anniversary dinner.

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SoniaH
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very relaxed pleasant atmosphere :)
Good service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a lovely meal made special with the little touches from the waiter including a cake and candle for my birthday

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GaryCampbell
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must go! Had an excellent time and staff attended to our every need.

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MarcusCA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and the most professional service! We will be returning!

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with delicious food,
excellent service and outstanding wine list/prices. We highly recommend a visit.

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PennyB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Beautiful decor, fabulous drinks, only 1 downfall which was the service. Our waitress
Just didn't want to be there. She even told us she only had one pair of hands! She is obviously in the wrong job.

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PATRICIAG
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent food. Considerate pleasant service and prompt serving of our food

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the 5th time we have eaten at Porters. The food is always fantastic but the service can be very poor. Not this time however, it was excellent.

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BryonyA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Loved - will absolutely be back! Amazing service from Helen and delicious food. Will be back 100%.

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Patto
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was interesting and well presented. Although not a large menu the food catered for all our dietary requirements. Service was excellent with a personable waitress who was very attentive. Background music was at a good level that allowed you to talk and be heard by others at the table. Chairs are very comfortable!

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MelissaF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for New Year’s Eve. Everything was brilliant. Food, service and the feel of the place. Was here for 2 kids and hubby and we all loved it. Thanks guys, we will be back.

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Lisa
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our fourth visit to Porters. The service was attentive and professional and still relaxed and friendly. The food is fresh and meals were a good size. The wine list and beer offerings was varied though a little expensive.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch at Porters. Food was fantastic as was the service. Very good value for money. Highly recommended.

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Mblk
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food and drinks were amazing and staff were super friendly and catered to all our needs. Only disappointment was the service being quite slow especially the wait on drinks considering there were only 2 other groups at the restaurant.

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Denmark
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our first luncheon experience with Porters but we had been there before in fact twice for dinner.
The food was excellent and the service was very good by our main attendant. She didn't fuss too much which is what we liked but was very pleasant and courteous.
The person who took away our wine glasses did not ask if we needed any more wine which I found a little different, just took the glasses and didn't say a word. We were not wanting any more but would have liked to have been asked. Only a small point not a complaint.
Love the ambiance it has a super feeling when one walks in. Love the space between tables to a conversation cannot be overheard.
Would have liked more on items on the menu - pork , lamb and salmon receipes.
Would certainly return to Porters a very nice eating experience.

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Caz5
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Porters last night. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and we experienced good value for our money. It was a lovely way to catch up with dear friends.

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TahliaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! Helen was wonderful from the minute we walked in the door. With 10 meals ordered, none were a disappointment - we all but licked the plates clean. Thanks Porters, see you soon!

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were attentive, efficient and friendly and the food was really good

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BevS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch at Porters, food was fresh and beautifully presented. Service was very friendly and prompt. Would def. recommend this venue.

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SteveD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

food was excellent but they really need more staff, you cant have 1 person serving and 1 person at the bar for Sunday dinner, it sort of spoiled our night to be honest

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SandyE
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night was had by all thanks to staff at Porters especially Helen. Very friendly and the food was delicious.

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience for our first visit. Staff very warm and friendly and efficient, and the location and venue itself was great. Nice comfy chairs too.
Food was great and perfect meal sizes. Great wine selection too.
Finally a great dining experience in Williamstown, which is usually not the case.
Will definitely return.

JJ
JJJL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has been one of the best dining experiences I have had. Beautiful and luxurious scenery accompanied with the most pleasant service and attendees. I had made a booking for my family for a Sunday brunch and the whole process was so easy and no fuss.
Arriving at the restaurant and was warmly greeted by staff. We all ordered the big breakfast and it was delicious. From the perfectly poached eggs to the smooth aromatic coffees.
I really admire the attention to detail the restaurant owners have put into their establishment. Details such as the excellent light settings down to The Cole and mason salt pepper mills.
I wish I had taken a better photo of our food but the excitement the scenery created had me taking the quickest of snaps.

Will definitely be back to try more breakfast dishes and will make a note to come in the evenings to experience the divine dinner service and food.

JM
JMac
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fathers Day, like any other big occasion, is always hard on restaurants. We have been to Porters before and we were not disappointed this time, it was louder and busier and everyone was a little flustered but the food was fabulous as usual, everyone was smiling, the drinks were quick to arrive. Porters is an asset to Williamstown for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The people here care and it is obvious in the attention to detail, the level of service and the way they are always striving to do better. Thanks again Porters and Bravo !!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good service and food!

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Marc23
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was divine, we left incredibly satisfied. The exceptional service made the experience even better, such attentive and friendly staff. Looking forward to our next visit!

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LuisaR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and valued. The service was exceptional and personal. The food was delicious - fresh and tasty. Our son is anaphalactic to nuts and fish - the staff went above and beyond to ensure his food did not contained or was cross contaminated with any nuts or fish. A beautiful relaxing evening was had - would recommend Porters to friends and family.

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Quality food and some really nice wines without having to venture to the CBD. The service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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DamePurple
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lunched with a friend in this modern bright eatery that caters to local workers for good coffee and takeaways as well as locals and visitors wanting a more substantial meal.
We enjoyed our meal - each having seafood chowder and sharing braised beef cheek and a plate of spring vegetables
The beef cheek would have benefitted from an unctious sause but the soup and vegetable dish were delicious
We enjoyed elderflower spritzes and coffee too
Friendly service added to the appeal

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LouW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, great location, excellent service and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our lunch here. Haven’t had a steak that good for a long time.

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Foodie3015
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great restaurant that is positioned on the ground floor of a new residential development. Food is very nice, modern Australian, with a range of options to please. Service was very warm and friendly, however a bit scatty - they were easily distracted by several large groups and didn’t appear to run sections for the wait staff (eg we had 4 different servers throughout the night), which meant things were forgotten and one person didn’t have an overall view of what your needs. Hopefully they improve this as it’s an easy fix with nice friendly people. We’ll definitely be back and would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was good but the food was awful and no taste.

There not much more i can say.

It was my first time here had to try it.

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VILMAK
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very pleasant and relaxed Sunday Lunch. The food was delicious and so was the cocktail.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very pleasant night where the service and food was great. I would have rated the food as outstanding, albeit for the side of chips that tasted and looked like they had been sitting in the 'bain marie' for a couple of hours. I shouldn't have ordered the chips anyway as the mains were outstanding, especially the Beef Shin Massaman Curry which my wife ordered, and the Eye Fillet that I ordered was cooked to perfection. All was washed down with great selection of wines.

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MarkO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, contemporary atmosphere and not to crowded. Our group of four enjoyed our meals and would dine there again. The tables were spaced so that you weren't listening to neighboring conversations and the chairs were very comfortable. Great coffee to finish off the meal.

FAQs

Porters offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9397 1251.

Porters is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.