The Strand

4.5
94 reviews
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$40 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
Serving beautiful food to the diners of Melbourne and beyond for over 20 years. The Strand in Williamstown has become a Melbourne Institution.
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WR
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great and a great location. Highly recommended.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

DW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

J
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and good food overlooking the marina

WR
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

r
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RN
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant with great food and service

MF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SO
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent lunch - fabulous choices and iurs was perfect

JL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Overpriced seafood platter, small portion, ambient is rather okay due to the sea view. However the service was not up to what is expected.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Absolutely amazing food, interesting interior for fine dining establishment. Is tipping considered standard practice here? I thought professional, high quality wait staff such as here would be paid as highly as they deserve.

MK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I came here for a 'date night' and had such a wonderful experience. The food was exquisite and service exceptional. We live locally and will definitely be returning to the strand. Our only negative is that we didnt visit sooner!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food and Service!! 🔥❤️

LH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was absolutely brilliant! We sat looking across the sea with a view of the city. The service was delightful and above expectations! We have already planned a return trip for ourselves and a romantic dinner as part of a weekend getaway for friends.

WR
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Very good wine list.

A
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place is amazing with very relaxing view, staff are polite,attentive and professionals. It was a very pleasant dining experience and we absolutely enjoyed the food.

AC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
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.

GC
Melbourne / VIC
4 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.

KK
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
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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