The Strand

4.4
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104 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
What 104 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

KP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal , beautiful scenery over looking the bay,

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious and the ambience was quiet and relaxing

MT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

MF
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.

CK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

CB
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.

MJ
London
13 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.

D
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

WR
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

NG
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

NL
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!

FJ
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.

P
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. 😃

PC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great and a great location. Highly recommended.

CB
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.

MB
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.

RC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DW
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 :)

PC
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.

GR
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

RM
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.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Great location. We'll be back!

J
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sat on the deck and enjoyed the sun setting reflected in the windows on the city skyscape.
The staff were fantastic, attentive, informative and friendly. The menu has something for everyone, and was plated beautifully; but most importantly, was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was an all round great experience, from the great views to great service and great food
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch date will be raving about the strand to all of my friends

JK
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Too much fried food on the seafood platter. Battered fish and calamari was very bland for the price. Service was good.

PT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and good food overlooking the marina

WR
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with a great view across the bay to Melbourne city. We had the express lunch which is great value.

TS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service. A table of 8 and all of us loved the food.

r
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice place to visit I thought the entree was good, mains ordinary however the steak was cooked all over the place over cooked and under-cooked in places and the Panna cotta was sensational brulee was chalky Sorry if I* seem harsh however for the money I wouldn't say it was good value particularly with the standards of the other eateries in Williamstown

AM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. The service was magnificent. Very attentive to your needs explained the menu and made sure that your glass was always full. We will be back

MR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch in a great setting

RN
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very lovely restaurant with great food and service

MF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, beautiful food and wonderful view! The paella and sticky date pudding are must haves!

SO
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great lunch at The Strand. The food and service were perfect will definitely be back.
Perfect view of the Melbourne City skyline and the bay even from the ground floor.
Well priced Wine menu.

AW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. Great view of the sunset from Williamstown. Food was delicious but not amazing. Noise would have been better if not for the party outside on the balcony.

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Spot on for a special celebration. Front row seats onto the beach view. Best fish (grilled) and chips I have had in years. Healthy portion size unusual at places with this price point. Service terrific .

CW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent lunch - fabulous choices and iurs was perfect