Saltwater Phillip Island

4.2
357 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Combining a love of the ocean with quality house made local produce, Saltwater caters to a broad range of tastes, balancing craft and comfort. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with food and drinks to match. Paired with 270 degree waterfront views including the Phillip Island Bridge, the eastern entrance and Westernport Bay to the north. All contributing to make Saltwater both a destination venue, and a favourite for locals alike.

OPEN HOURS:

WEDNESDAY: 5pm-7:30pm (takeaway wood-fired pizzas)
THURSDAY:12pm-late
FRIDAY:12pm-late
SATURDAY:12pm-late
SUNDAY:12pm-5pm (5pm-7:30pm takeaway wood-fired pizzas)

What 357 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is amazing with the best views right on the ocean.
Staff were friendly and efficient, Food was amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Martin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Seafood chowder was so watery rather than creamy. Not worth the price on the menu. The location has great views of Western Port Bay.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutley delicious fish & chips and wonderful service, highly recommended!

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LyndaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The embience was wonderful views spectacular and Food was delicious, we will definitely be back

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AnneC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, amazing location and view

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JVBurton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service with a good selection of drinks and the food was delicious!

KV
KayV
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to our local favourite Saltwater. Terrific service and one of the best places to hang out, catch up with friends and while away a few hours.

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IliasG
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, efficient and immaculately clean.
Ambience of view of waters and back.

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Duper
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great to be at Salt Water on a sunny day :)

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ChrisR
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I had a very tasty pizza with great pastry. Others had fish and chips with salad. The batter on the fish was fantastic. Attentive service. Great views.

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KenG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic meal, great staff very friendly and polite cannot wait to revisit

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Rama
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a group that went through for an early Saturday night dinner. The venue was fantastic, the food quality was great, the staff were attentive and friendly, the drinks were well made and of great quality. Would recommend Saltwater as a great destination on the isalnd.

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SueD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most beautiful spot on the pier at Newhaven. Views in every direction.
Margarita pizza to share with FRESH basil was yummy.
I had the fish taco's very nice.
Their sparkling brut was lovely.
Affogato for desert finished off the day perfectly.
Lovely friendly staff.

JF
JaneF
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love this place! The staff are great, food is excellent.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely location with a great view of San Remo and Westernport across the water.
Limited but tasty menu with new wrinkles on old favourites. The micro-brewery on-site turns out great beer. I had the Pilsner and it was flawless. Highly recommended.
Special kudos to the staff who all did a great job.

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Isabella
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Perfect location, wonderful night. It was exactly what we were looking for - relaxed yet classy, lovely food and a great vibe.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good with a good view. Service was very good, staff came to check regularly and cleared table when required.

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Yvonnek
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saltwater is one of my favourite local venues to eat at and to bring visitors to. The food is exceptional and the view all around is outstanding no matter what the weather. I have family and friends that now say when they come down, “book saltwater” a few of my favourite meals are: Fish tacos, mushroom and truffle pizza, pear and prosciutto pizza, buffalos cauliflower, and salt and pepper squid.

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NeroliR
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious healthy food. Good variety. Great cocktails

RM
RosieMZ
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Woodfired pizza around!
The Chicken parma was delicious, my partner claimed its the best he has ever had!
We love this restaurant and have been many times and will keep going back.

IG
IliasG
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hygienic. Local ingredients. Friendly hospitable staff.
Genuine wood oven. Affordable

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BernieB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, great views and very friendly staff Could use a steak o them menu though.

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PhilK
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

We understand that staff were new after the pandemic shutdown, who lacked experience and menu knowledge, but the service levels were very poor e.g. ordered a bottle of `wine which was brought to the table in its ice bucket and placed down, unopened and no opportunity to taste. The knowledge of menu and various dishes was non-existant. The food when it arrived was disappointing - seafood chowder was a thin vegetable soup with a handfull of seafood in same. Also the crusty bread on offer were 2 thin slices off a toasted focaicca. My partner's fish and chips, had a salad absolutely drenched in dressing. Not a pleasant dining experience, especially now that the holiday season in approaching.

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Hamish
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding and big portions, great value for money!! Staff were friendly and catering. Absolutely recommend to friends and family! Great spot!

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue - great food - great view. The best little local

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Yvonnek
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. One of my favourites. Love the views.

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jeanettem
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Enjoyed our food
Only thing there was two of us and my husband had got his and eaten it before mine was served
Bit disappointing
Food size has halved in size also
Prob wouldn’t go back

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful location, great food & friendly service. Highly recommended.

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VanessaS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Like to see seasonal change in menu and more prawns on the pizza

RP
RickP
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Always v good, staff efficient and friendly, views excellent

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, reasonably priced and a beautiful location

JD
JulesD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saltwater exceeded all our expectations, the venue, the food, the service was fantastic and great value for money, we’ll definitely go back there on our next trip the the island.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice friendly staff, I had pizza which was well cooked with fresh ingredients, beautiful location, will be back!

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PriscillaA
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

It is such a pity that Saltwater is one of the most dramatic and wonderful venues to dine in, yet it has gone down and down in quality and care in the last months since it changed hands. Twice I have been given a glass of wine very obviously below the markings the glass. It feels like they are cutting corners. Family went there on Saturday evening and had to send a soggy pizza back, they were terribly disappointed with the drop in standard of their food. We both had ‘crispy’ tickling and vegetables. They do greens well, we enjoyed them, but the tickling was leathery, overcooked and covered with a soggy floury substance that could not be construed as crispy by any stretch of the imagination. We are disappointed and basically give up. I would send the cooking staff and management to cooking school and hospitality class. The last thing people who have been locked up for so long need for their first celebration of freedom is soggy badly cooked food and a feeling of penny pinching.

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Russell
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The view is mesmerising, one of the most scenic spots in Victoria. The food is very good. Especially the pizza which stacks up well against Melbourne's best.

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JAMIEM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Saltwater on many occasions and is the meeting place with many friends. Always leave 100% satisfied with service, food & atmosphere. Love the place.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, fresh and tasty food. Gorgeous view. Will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy and quick checkin, service was lovely and food was great

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ShelleyL
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated at the open area beside the water. It was lovely and the food was perfect.

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IliasG
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gourmet cuisine.
Local ingredients as I saw the delivery van.
Immaculate cleanliness.
Postcard views.

FAQs

Saltwater Phillip Island offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5926 6802.

Saltwater Phillip Island is rated 4.2 stars by 357 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.