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!
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.
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.
I've been to the Strand many times, the food is always Delicious the locstion is Beautiful & the service is Excellent!
Service needs to improve. Too slow. Waiting for food so long .
Attentive service, exquisite food and a great view across Port Philip Bay.
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.
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!!!
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.
Excellent day! All our orders have been so delicious.
The steak and brandy cream sauce was to die for. We'll be back very soon. Staff very quick and helpful too.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Lovely lovely lovely
Excellent service and food.
Got in early and had a lovely meal in the outside dining area.
We celebrated our daughters birthday there. Staff were sensational. Food was amazing . Faultless !!!
Even the stormy night was didn't damper our spirits.
As always, fabulous service, best food in Williamstown, great location
Delightful! Great views, food, wine, service and attention . Thankyou. It was a special friends get together and we all loved it! Highly recommend.
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!
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.
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.
Love coming to The Strand excellent food and service
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.
Lovely service & food. Very friendly & relaxed environment
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!
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
Great venue and fantastic food, only bettered by the wonderful service. Really made our first wedding anniversary special. Highly recommended and we'll be back.
Pleasant afternoon with the family for a birthday lunch. Beautiful views and good service - very friendly. Beautiful food good wine and comfortable surroundings.
loved the place. Great table over looking the waterfront. Our host and waiter were the best!
The prawns were delicious, as was the steak. We tried a couple of their wines but they were disappointing
Service was really good. Seated at a really nice table with a good view. Started of with a fly in the first glass of wine which was exchanged with good humour and without fuss.
From there, it wasn't great. We had the seafood platter to share and most of it was quite average, the only item being really good was the crab. Apart from that, the rest was quite bland.
Every meal was flavoursome and prepared to perfection, especially the salt and pepper calamari which was one of the best I have tried. It was quiet enough to enjoy conversation and the setting opposite the city skyline with the bay in the foreground just topped it off for a special occasion. Highly recommended.