The Strand

4.2
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120 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
Serving beautiful food to the diners of Melbourne and beyond for over 20 years. The Strand in Williamstown has become a Melbourne Institution.

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What 120 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Overall disappointing...food was okay but table service was slow and poor.
Expect more for price paid.

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PeterO
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing location for a romactic dinner. Service was excellent, a special shout put to Vu for his personalized service!

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katherinek
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience. Expensive but overall worthwhile.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and location was fantastic. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, quality Food, lovely views of Melbourne CBD. It's not in expensive, but quality of produce is cooked to perfection.

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foodie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

food quality was terrible. For entree had oysters (natural) and the scallops. Oysters were not fresh and watery as if they had been frozen for awhile. Scallops were chewy and sauce was nothing to write home about. For mains my partner had the steak special which was $65 for mainly gristle and fat, almost no meat on it. I had the mussels ... how can you stuff up mussels!!! they were the worst I have ever had. Again, chewy and the broth was horrible pairings of watery herbs and large cubes of bacon .. uneatable!! The pace hasn't changed in many years ... beautiful setting and terrible, poor quality food that's overpriced ... never again!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly staff, great food and fantastic view's - highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Very disappointing as we were looking forward to the 1kg mussels dish and they had run out by 7:30pm when we were seated at our table .

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mmekaren
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was superb.

Staff in kitchen and front of house attentive to dietary requests.

Great timing with the service, even when busier.

Great views and overall highly recommended dining venue.

Only drawback was we were seated inside and it was unbelievably warm - it was actually cooler outside and it was a warm day.

Great selection of beverages and non-alcoholic options for designated drivers.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a 91st birthday lunch and on a Tuesday, so the restaurant was very quiet, which was lovely. The service was outstanding. The waiter recommended wine for us and they also accommodated some specific dietary requirements. The view out to the water with the boats was lovely, even with all the smoke from the bushfires in country Victoria. Would highly recommend.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a seafood platter and it was amazing. So fresh and lots of seafood.
The service was great

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Bbhood88
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Service friendly, however seafood platter wasn't as fresh. Scallops were tiny and not juicy and crab felt like it wasnt fresh but frozen (mushyish meat)

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LindaM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Long wait for service after being seated. Seriously overcooked salmon and poor quality food overall.

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JustS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding friendly and prompt service.

Generous meal portions and extremely enjoyable.

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KayeD
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved the bright open feel of the restaurant,with views across to the city. Service was friendly,intuitive and well versed on all aspects of the appealing menu and wine options. The flounder was excellent,simply prepared with incredible flavour. My friend tried the lamb,said it was the best he had ever eaten.
We will definitely be returning,as this restaurant unlike many others,ticks all the boxes.

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Stevo
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Whilst we had a lovely time, food was good but definitely not warranting the prices. We ordered a good medley of dishes and we all agreed they were just okay. Fairly ordinary presentation. Sort of old international, chunky and confused.

Not sure if restaurant feels the proximity to water makes it special enough no need to be outstanding with food. ??? As I was not drinking cannot comment on wine selection.

One exception was the saganaki with figs... brilliant.

Service friendly and prompt enough.

Yes it was a disappointing choice that I made.

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Ange
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and service too, also best Mojitos we've ever had. only annoyance was being seated at a corner table where one had view of the water and other had view of the roundabout, it wasn't packed and I just wonder why they didn't seat the lady on her own at the corner table and us at her table.. at least then all 3 of us would of had water views.

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KerryP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal , beautiful scenery over looking the bay,

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Excellent service
Good location overlooking the city.
A bit expensive

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anneM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious and the ambience was quiet and relaxing

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable evening, wonderful service and great food, thank you.

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and very considerate service, willing to alter the menu to accomodate food allergies. Beautiful location, lovely fine dining experience.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food and friendly staff. We were well accommodated as it was a large group.

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ChristelB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service impeccable, meals were delicious, views outstanding, location onpoint. We caught the ferry from Southbank to Williamstown and chose to book at The Strang based on the reviews to celebrate our sons birthday. We loved the entire experience and The Strand was well worth the visit. Highly recommended.

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vipMJW1
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really nice restaurant with great food in a lovely location. The express menu was excellent value for money.

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Dissatisfied
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I ordered the lamb dish which was quite expensive - $56 - and the meat was overcooked. I sent the lamb chops back which was no problem, but got 2 smaller lamb chops that were just as overcooked. There were no apologies. While the restaurant itself is lovely, I would not recommend it to friends

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WilliamR
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We like to lunch here with friends as it is consistently good for food, service and ambience.

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NevilleG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Very dissapoibtung service with a waiter that was useless . Ordered a tall latte and he brings a soy latte . Spent 285 dollars on a useless terrible 2 main meal and 2 starter course . Never again

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NicholasL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very attentive wait staff, good recommendations. the duck papadelle, the wagyu and the lamb were excellent! extensive wine list!

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FoodJunkie
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

If you love seafood then this is the place to go! We shared the stack, a seafood platter like no other. Everything on the platter was delicious, but very individual in taste (sometimes seafood can just blend into more of the same ... not this one!). Highly recommended for great food, good service and friendly atmosphere.

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Poppy
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The staff were so friendly and so pleasant. I have been going there for the last 4 times and it is amazing. The food was cooked to perfection and also being V & GF the chef cooked to my liking. Thank you to all and looking forward to my next booking. 😃

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great and a great location. Highly recommended.

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ClintonB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great! Went there for a wedding anniversary lunch and cannot fault anything will recommend to friends.

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MarieB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had an afternoon overlooking the water with the sun shining it was a perfect day with the seafood platter and a lovely bottle of wine, so delicious and enjoyed every minute of the day.

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The picture of the food/meal and the reality matched very well.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time but the food and service were superb... will be visiting again for sure

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the seafood tower. It was amazing. The staff were really friendly and helpful, their service was outstanding. We asked for a wine recommendation and it was fabulous. Our food come out really quickly. The over all ambiance was really lovely. It was warm and cosy on a cold night. Would definitely recommend :)

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PeterC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately our table for two was next to a large birthday party inhabited by a couple of loudmouth bores, very poor placing!

Entree , shared was 3 scallops for $24 ,nice, not great and way overpriced.My main pasta seafood was very good and had generous amounts of seafood.Guests's barramundi was overcooked and dry.
Sorbet sweet was lovely. Request for a bread roll was met with incredulous look from staff, none available.
Wine list was good but reasonably expensive.
Overall not good value for money,I was hoping for more but The Strand under delivered,plenty of better and cheaper options out there.

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GeoffR
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

155 for very ordinary seafood

I can honestly say the fish and chip shop would have been tastier

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner at The Strand was wonderful. The restaurant has a great location and ambience. The food is delicious and the staff helpful and friendly.

FAQs

The Strand offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9397 7474.

The Strand is rated 4.2 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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