The Strand

4.4
46 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Waterfront
Serving beautiful food to the diners of Melbourne and beyond for over 20 years. The Strand in Williamstown has become a Melbourne Institution.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Modern Australian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
Lunch from 12:00 pm
Dinner from 6:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 9397 7474
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Spiros Kassidis
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Ferguson Street
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Parking Details
Plenty of free parking nearby.
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Public Transit
471 bus towards Williamstown or
Williamstown Line train (nearest stop Williamstown North)
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Special Events & Promotions
Express Lunch - Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm - 2 Courses $40 - 3 Courses $45
Tower Tuesday - From 12:00pm - The Strand's Seafood Tower + Bottle of White Wine. $145
Reef and Beef - Wednesday Nights From 6:00pm - Porterhouse Steak, Seafood, Brandy Cream Sauce, Chips & Salad- $35. Stella 330ml $5. Bottles of Wine $40
Fine Wine Fridays - From 12:00pm - 20% off Bottled Wine

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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 46 People Are Saying
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4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The service and food was great and the staff accomodated for the occasion. The express lunch was great value. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Overall we were pleased with our meal. Service was helpful and friendly and the ambiance was lovely.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

great food and great service. The staff were attentive and the food was creative particularly the vegetarian options. Loved the parsnip soup particularly.

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3.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Overall good.

Heating on the night was up way too high. Needed to be controlled better.

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Was a great night . Food and service was special. We would recommend to anyone to go

Many Thanks

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Great atmosphere and great food. Professional and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2018

We left thinking “why have we lived in Williamstown for 3 years before having dinner here”.

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4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Great location and the service and wine list were very good, the mains were nice but not as nice as the entree's, which were very good. Would certainly go back as the service was very good and the location is excellent, and would recommend to a friend. The people on other tables looked to be enjoying their meals as well.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

The seafood tower is fantastic, we went for a late lunch prior to a show

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Had a meal at The Strand on a Friday night with family. Place is lovely, with a great view of city lights. Meal was very good, but the fish and chips was over priced for what was on the plate. We had entrée, main, dessert and drinks and it was $450 for four persons! All food was brought out in a timely manner, with a smile. Staff could have been better prepared for questions as had to go to kitchen a few times. They cater for families, GF and Vegetarians well, with a comfy atmosphere and lovely location. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

There were 10 of us dining, and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the friendly service. The seafood was fresh and well prepared, menu provided lots of options, and a good wine list. Great lunch venue with stunning views over the yachts and the bay.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Sensational atmosphere, wonderful service, all around great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Ate dinner here Friday 13th April 2018, it was delicious, I'm still raving about it!! Haven't eaten here for quite awhile, was very impressed. Arrived at 6pm, chose an outside patio table looking across the water to Melbourne's night skyline, was seated promptly, no one else in the restaurant at this time. I ordered scallops for entree and atlantic salmon as my main meal, both were absolutely delicious with fresh ingredients, best meal I've had in Williamstown for ages. Service was very good, always topping up my water and checking if we needed anything else. I've eaten at quite a few of the restaurants in Williamstown, none of them special enough to keep you coming back. The Strand is a stand out! I really enjoyed my meal, have already booked again for next month, can't wait!

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

The staff were all very accommodating to the fact our party had two vegans. The two floor staff properly explained what options there were and how to have it made vegan. They were also really good with the three kids we had. The baby's high chair was ready to use and all set up in the middle of the table which was a nice touch. They also brought out pencils and colouring papers straight away. Overall, really nice and helpful.
We also had a cake that they not only stored for us but gave us candles as we forgot. On top of that, they sliced the cake up for us and gave a little extra bit of whipped cream and a strawberry sauce on the side of each slice. So thoughtful and amazing! Thank you for all your help :) we were all very happy.

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1.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We had paella. The sea food was scarce and very likely made with reheated leftovers.
Really disappointing. We left most of the seafood uneaten.
I suspect the staff, who was friendly enough, must have known because they never asked how we liked the food.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

I've been to the Strand many times, the food is always Delicious the locstion is Beautiful & the service is Excellent!

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Service needs to improve. Too slow. Waiting for food so long .

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Attentive service, exquisite food and a great view across Port Philip Bay.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

A stand out restaurant and at same time down to earth providing excellent food and wine. Worth the travel and visit all the way from the other side of town. Excellent service provided by Vu. Definitely worth another visit.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

A hidden Gem!
Lived here for 3 years and had reason for a bit of a (big) personal celebration so chose to go somewhere we hadn’t been before.
Random search and what a find!
Absolute perfect location with stunning views across the bay to the Melbourne skyline.

Service was excellent, food was outstanding. Saturday night, early but still fairly busy. Staff were personal, friendly and always available.
Simply an outstanding evening.
Thank you very much and we will definitely come again!!!

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

I have been a local for 10 years and always wanted to try The Strand, and I was not disappointed, the service was excellent, the food fantastic and the view great. It was a date night for my wife and I which we usually do in a CBD establishment, hands down The Strand was a cut above most of the highly recommended CBD eateries. Will be heading back and hope to bring some of my clients to The Strand for a meal.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Excellent day! All our orders have been so delicious.

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

The steak and brandy cream sauce was to die for. We'll be back very soon. Staff very quick and helpful too.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Warm greeting by wait staff - fantastic seating taking in the view of Williamstown harbour and the city skyline. Drinks served promptly and orders taken without being rushed. A mixed seafood and a squid with a nice salad was the start of a fantastic culinary adventure! The main was a beautifully prepared steak with red wine jus along with a dish of perfectly cooked duck breast. Topped it off with a delicious Sticky Date pudding and a tipsy affogato! A little on the pricey side with 3 courses each plus 2 drinks each being close to $250 however it was special occasion and well worth it!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Cannot believe we'd been living in Melbourne for 2 years before our first time at The Strand.

Outstanding service added to the Birthday/date experience and given the location/ambiance I expected the price to be much higher.

This is now noted as a 'must' for taking my interstate friends and recommending to others.

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

We had a great evening and a fantastic view of Melbourne from our table. Service was friendly, but given the restaurant was very quiet, could have been a little more attentive. The food was excellent, as can been seen from the photo, the kitchen had an easy job to wash up!

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3.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Food was great, but a touch overpriced.
Coffee was revolting.
Cob loaf is really delicious as are the olives.
Waitress was great but waiter initially removed wine glass even though my wife was planning on having wine.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Lovely lovely lovely

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5.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Excellent service and food.
Got in early and had a lovely meal in the outside dining area.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

We celebrated our daughters birthday there. Staff were sensational. Food was amazing . Faultless !!!
Even the stormy night was didn't damper our spirits.

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5.0Dined on 29 November 2017

As always, fabulous service, best food in Williamstown, great location

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

Delightful! Great views, food, wine, service and attention . Thankyou. It was a special friends get together and we all loved it! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

The Strand never lets us down. We meet on our first date here 8 years ago and still drive 45 mins every Valentine's Day and Anniversary to enjoy what the Strand offers. Exceptional food, wine,staff and ambience. In all the years we've been dining at the Strand these qualities have never dropped off which is a real credit to the owners. If only we lived closer!

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4.0Dined on 18 October 2017

It was our second visit to The Strand, this last visit was only planned a couple of hours before hand on the spur of the moment, and we were not disappointed with our choice of where to go for lunch on this occasion.

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Our first time visit, wait staff were welcoming and very attentive. Seafood was fresh and treated with respect. Steak was fabulous and tender. The tuna sashimi entree was "ok", we wish we had picked something else. Thankyou we will recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on 1 October 2017

Love coming to The Strand excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

We celebrated my partners birthday here with a group of friends. The service was excellant, the food was wonderful and delicious. The ambience was pleasureable as it's not a place to pull out your mobile or take calls. Thank goodness.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2017

Lovely service & food. Very friendly & relaxed environment

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2017

Service was excellent and most food great. Unfortunately the steaks were way over cooked (ordered rare and it was well done). Sent the steaks back and the new ones were still overdone albeit to a much lesser extent.

Fix the steaks and it would have been a fantastic evening!

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2017

I had my mother in law visiting who can be very critical and she was very impressed with the food. I highly recommend the Baramundi

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