The Strand

4.5
57 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
  • 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 57 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Staff are welcoming and attentive from arrival to dessert. Specials were mentioned and recommendations were very good. Food, especially seafood, was cooked perfectly. Pleasantly surprised with the way flounder was prepared. The dessert tasting plate was devine.

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GC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with a fabulous view from almost any table.
Service is attentive without being intrusive
Food is well presented, fresh & great flavours.
It is always if the same standard.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch looking over to the city across the water. Service was excellent and good fantastic. GF options fantastic.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our night at the Strand

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BW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was the first time that my wife and i had been to the Strand. have been to other restaurants in the Williamstown area and we found the Strand to be on par with all the others

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great food good wine list. It's always great to come.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrive, the staff were friendly and very helpful.
The Food was excellent. The sticky date pudding is the best I have ever had.
The views at night looking across the water to the city are brilliant.

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WH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sevice was excellent loved the osters and the hickory smoked salmon was to die for had a very good night

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CC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is really friendly, food was amazing. Definitely will go back.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went out for a date night, we found the service was exceptional food was very well presented and the taste was mouth watering, lovely quiet atmosphere so it was easy to have a conversation and the views were breathtaking, definitely will go back.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food, prepared in accordance to customer request. Staff very friendly.
Only pity is upstairs not open on the sunday when I was there. Otherwise, would be a splendid time.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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B
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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WS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall good.

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

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G
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

Many Thanks

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E
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great food. Professional and friendly staff.

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I
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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GM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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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FS
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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A
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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A
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

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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SC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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PT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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

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FD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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BC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AF
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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EA
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent day! All our orders have been so delicious.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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M
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely lovely lovely

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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