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The Strand, Williamstown, AU-VIC

The Strand

4.6
4.6
473 Reviews
$41 to $100
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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Modern Australian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9397 7474
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Spiros Kassidis
  • Private party facilities
    The Strand is the ideal venue to host your next function or event.Upstairs, the Ivy Room has breathtaking views of Hobsons Bay and Melbourne’scity skylines. The deck offers a semi-private space to hold smaller functions orgroup bookings. From birthday celebrations to christenings, engagement partiesor weddings The Strand is the perfect backdrop for creating lifetime memories. Corporate events can also be catered for in a specialised and professional manner.info@thestrandrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party contact
    info@thestrandrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9397 7474
  • Area
    Williamstown
  • Cross Street
    Ferguson Street
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of free parking nearby.
  • Public Transit
    471 bus towards Williamstown or<br />Williamstown Line train (nearest stop Williamstown North)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for scenic views

473 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic in every regard, great staff, food and venue, just wonderful

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  2. TonyD

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely quiet spot with a wonderful view of hobsons bay and city skyline. Had a lovely meal and will no doubt go again. Thanks Tony and Jayne

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  3. AgnesM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Great food and fantastic service. I am always very happy dinning there.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food really tasty and well presented Lovely view Great service Very expensive but worth it

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  5. SarahN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and best services We were upstairs and had a great view I will definitely come here again .

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  6. ElishaGL

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a magnificent place to eat. Beautiful atmosphere and food and service exceptional. Cannot wait to eat there again soon.

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  7. RalphD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Strand Restaurant provides amazing food and service, complimented by gorgeous views of the Williamstown foreshore. Special thanks to our waiter (Vo) who provided exceptional service. His knowledge of the cuisine was remarkable. He recommended the Spanish Albariño wine to accompany our seafood platter, and even provided a small tasting prior to us ordering two bottles. The seafood platter was fresh, tender and complimented by various sauces and dips. Every morsel tastefully exquisite. Entrees and desserts were equally unique and enjoyed. Highly recommended for that special occasion.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked this venue for my 45th birthday. Amongst our group were 2 children, one 3 year old and one 9 month old. We loved the atmosphere, which wasn’t loud and the views were lovely. It was a beautiful lunch with amazing food. I highly recommend the paella (which they were happy to accommodate us as we requested no chorizo). The serving sizes were generous & it’s a great place for special occasions. The staff were also warm & welcoming, taking photos for our group and overall a lovely day.

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  9. AndrewH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booking process easy, changed the booking, no problem. Staff ever so attentive. Toilets somewhat smelly. Other diners somewhat noisy, however that is the way it is. Overall the menu was simple but good. However, the duck breast was raw innate centre of the meat. Noted this to the staff and the response was the chef cooks medium rare. Nothing was said about how we would like it cooked. All other food was fantastic. On paying, again how was your dinner, duck raw, oh the chef coons it medium rare. Nothing offered or asked for. We think that where there is a potential choice, and from a venue which is well credentialed, the question of how you would like that cooked should be asked. A pleasant evening out, not a great night out.

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  10. Karen8

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service and great view. Nothing negative to say.

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  11. BridgetK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant, with great views over the water to the city. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we very much enjoyed our meals.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing, definitely recommend!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Attentive service though a few mistakes made .. food really good. We shared paella .. great location and good to be somewhere we could have a conversation and it was busy !

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  14. AnthonyR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Few vegetarian options. Great view. Food was well cooked but not outstanding.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We r regular diners n enjoy the cob loaf, a couple of entree’s n a couple of sides, with a couple glasses of wine, which makes a nice evening out

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with excellent service We sat outside and enjoyed the view

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  17. JenniferP

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food,lovely staff ,beautiful location. Recommend for a special date night and also special function

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  18. StephenC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If comments are made in the booking, perhaps the trstaurant should be aware of them.

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  19. Annabelle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Strand Restaurant, Williamstown. After going to this restaurant on two previous occasions and having wonderful food and service we were very disappointed this time. After explaining my food intolerances to the waitress who then spoke to the chef, I was assured my meal would be suitable for my dietary requirements. Ours meals arrived only to have mine quickly taken away again when I was informed the chef had not made the dietary changes I required. My husband had to eat his, very expensive crayfish, meal on his own and he was finished before my ‘correct’ meal appeared. To my disappointment the duck was tough and chewy and replacement salad/ veggies were bland. I don’t know about anyone else but when we go out (which is a rare luxury for us) we like to eat together, not alone. The meal turned out to be an expensive disappointment.

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  20. GlendaC

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Strand is an absolute Williamstown favourite. Super outlook, lovely staff and great food.

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  21. LaurenB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always..steak is cooked beautifully and lovely ambience for a romantic night out!

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  22. JesseC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, lovely food and great drinks. Would absolutely recommend!

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  23. RINAS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food always exceptional. The food never disappoints.

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  24. RMSD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the location (bit hard to find parking), the staffs were so friendly, the food was amazing but i do think it is a bit pricey. However, given the restaurant being in Williamstown, its a given.

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  25. Linnie

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always pleasing over many years - sensational views thank you

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  26. PaulM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The strand never disappoints. Always terrific service and food was amazing.

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  27. DavidT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    View excellent.Food and service excellent.Noise level reasonable.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love The Strand restaurant in Williamstown! The ambiance is delightful, and the food is consistently excellent. I find myself returning frequently because of the consistently high-quality dining experience. The menu is diverse, offering a range of delicious options, and the staff is always attentive and friendly. The Strand is undoubtedly a gem in Williamstown, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a memorable dining experience.

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  29. Happy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, fresh and tasty food, friendly service!

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  30. NikhilP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time and food was great. Also ordered the market price lobster which was delicious and decent portion.

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  31. AlanS

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy table next to us. But they were celebrating so they apologised

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  32. Ellen

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A simply superb night. A party of 4 and each of us were completely wowed by every course. The only issue we had is the wine menu had not been updated to reflect a 2020 bottle was now 2022, so lucky we check before it was opened and selected another bottle. Otherwise everything was perfect. Food was amazing and delicious. Will definitely go back.

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  33. KathiU

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, staff were attentive, overall menu choice, could have more options for main, add vegetarian options on menu perhaps. Will return, views were great, white table cloths would have been nicer on the outdoor tables , that is my only criticism!!!

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  34. Ricardo76

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No 1 restaurant in Williamstown. The quality and delicious of food from the chefs the outstanding customer service and the location has spectacular views. I always come back and Strand always goes to the next level

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  35. MichelleM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely meal with good company. We had scallops, fish and chips which was cooked perfectly. The chips were delicious and very generous. The garden salad was fresh with a citrus dressing. The meal was accompanied by a glass of reisling from the Clare Valley.

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  36. Powelly

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The strand continues to keep its quality with food, service and food . The only thing is we got our entree Cobb bread with our seafood tower which we wanted with a glass of wine before our main . But our enter and Bain came out at the same time so we couldn’t eat it . They used to also have nice pieces of steamed fish on the tower and a side salad, but they don’t have that any more . We will definately be back, but will just order something else . All amazing choices on the menu

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  37. Mozza

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a great night with great food for our family 3 attendees. My only query on food was the Saint Agur dressing with the pork dish. Not a fan. But everything else was 10/10. Being a hot night, wasn't aware until too late that our table position did not benefit from air-conditioning as much. Was great when doors opened to outside tables and breeze came through. Was absolute value for money too. Must compliment Enrico for the Chardonnay recommendation. Was fantastic. We will be be back. Thank you for looking after us. Maurice Thaung

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  38. Sharonnk

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The seafood is always fabulous and all dishes well presented.

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  39. SylviaC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal out that I have had for some time! Food quality was excellent, great cocktails and service!

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  40. AngelaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very happy with everything at the strand restaurant. The service and food were great and they were very accommodating with my allergy.

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FAQs

The Strand is rated 4.6 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Strand

1 The Strand, Williamstown, AU-VIC 3016

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ferguson Street
  • Area
    Williamstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Modern Australian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of free parking nearby.
  • Public Transit
    471 bus towards Williamstown orWilliamstown Line train (nearest stop Williamstown North)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Spiros Kassidis
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9397 7474
  • Private party facilities
    The Strand is the ideal venue to host your next function or event.Upstairs, the Ivy Room has breathtaking views of Hobsons Bay and Melbourne’scity skylines. The deck offers a semi-private space to hold smaller functions orgroup bookings. From birthday celebrations to christenings, engagement partiesor weddings The Strand is the perfect backdrop for creating lifetime memories. Corporate events can also be catered for in a specialised and professional manner.info@thestrandrestaurant.com.au
  • Private party contact
    info@thestrandrestaurant.com.au: (03) 9397 7474
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