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Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick, Elsternwick, AU-VIC

Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick

4.6
4.6
114 Reviews
$40 and under
Seafood
Voted No.1 Fish & Chips in Melbourne (Time Out Dec 2020).

Tommy Ruff is everything seafood! Unique flavours and an affordable seafood experience, from classic fish & chips through to a diverse selection of fresh, healthy quality local seafood.
Serving sustainable sourced seafood.
Enjoy a large selection of fresh fish, whole fish, platters, prawns and daily specials at our 3 locations.


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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9077 8815
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Elsternwick
  • Cross Street
    Glen Huntley Road
  • Parking Details
    Carre Street
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Child-friendly

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Southern Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Southern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Southern Suburbs

    Lively

114 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and our Waiter was excellent. Drove over an hour to get there and will again. 10/10

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  2. AnnaA

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tommy Ruff would have to be one of my favorite restaurants! The food is delicious, service is excellent and the atmosphere is outstanding! Enjoy a delicious dinner Saturday night with my husband! I will keep coming back to t hi s restaurant! Thank you team at Tommy Ruff Elsternwick!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Tommy Ruff on a regular basis we enjoy the food the staff are excellent- it’s our very much local fish restaurant - last night was no exception!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, plenty and fresh food. Can't wait to eat there again!

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  5. Cleo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel all the way from the Yarra Valley to eat here. The food and service are consitently fantastic, this time we had the seafood platter for two and it was incredible. The fish is always so fresh and tender and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend for any seafood enthusiast.

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  6. LoayO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Food was amazing and generous portions. Will definitely come back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Fish I’ve ever had!!!!! Original and delicious 😊

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local for eat in or take away Upmarket fish and chip shop

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely restaurant with great, well priced menu. Service was great. Altogether an enjoyable experience

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  10. Foodies

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food but overcooked and curry too spicy. made me unwell however we will try again and choose something else next time

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  11. MikeL

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Attended on a Tuesday evening, as such it was pleasantly quiet. Three had fish wings which were thoroughly enjoyed. Will always return

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  12. Elle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and outstanding service. Lovely waitresses made us feel welcome from the get-go on busy Valentines night. We had our baby which can be off putting to restaurants, but they were all so calm and friendly, making us feel relaxed and baby could last due to the low noise and calm feel outside. Thanks for letting us enjoy our meal!

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  13. EstelleR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as usual and excellent service. It’s always great

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  14. stevey

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,nice atmosphere,freely staff Booking online worked out well

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  15. HILARYS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good. Chips just the way I like them Salmon delicious Coming back in few week

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  16. GrahamJ

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good consistent seafood restaurant catering to both simple and more complex expectations. My personal favourites being the seared ahi tuna and the crispy southern fried fish - excellent crunchy texture. Staff are always very friendly and welcoming.

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  17. Bobbie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great selection of all things seafood including some lovely tasty Asian options ✅

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  18. LiliR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Highly recommend Tommy Ruff Elsternwick ❤️

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  19. RobynA

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We picked a super busy mid week night! The staff were helpful & friendly & the fish meals were fresh & tasty. Salad servings with the fish could have been abit more generous. Lively atmosphere. Was happy to sit outside - less noisy!8

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent . Staff were amazing. Had a great night

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  21. LisaK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food & service! Staff as always polite and helpful, nothing is ever too hard! Food, tasty and spot on!

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  22. Dissatisfied

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The size of the grilled barramundi was small and the Greek salad on the dinner plate was absolutely inadequate. My husband's salad was disproportionately larger than mine. Poor. The restaurant was a quarter occupied at 7.00 pm - enough said. There was, therefore no noise level. This is not the Tommy Ruff we used to frequent. Do you not have a manager? Do you not have a person who oversees your kitchen? Our drinking glasses were all odds - perhaps that's a new idea. Very ordinary - can't see us returning any time soon. It seems other diners may feel the same way as the place was empty.

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  23. AnnaA

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a magnificent dinner with my husband! The food was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was amazing, service was excellent! We love Tommy Ruff! Will keep coming back! We will also share our experience with family and friends! Thank you 😊

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  24. JacobG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all round experience. Food was fresh and the sinker burger is always a winner.

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  25. Sally

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service Will return to enjoy more delicious food

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  26. BradN

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, well prepared as it always is. Great menu and great restaurant

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  27. SharonY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff are super friendly and accomodating which makes the experience of dining here even better

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  28. FrancesS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. The food was great. Friendly staff

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  29. LisaK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect venue, Perfect food & outstanding Service! 👌

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  30. Brad

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing as per usual. The way in which everything was cooked was outstanding.

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  31. JoeM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a table for four people for my mother’s 80th birthday and the staff were so accommodating, especially due to her gluten allergies. They even sang Happy birthday for her which was a nice surprise and provided some gluten-free cakes as well. Extremely professional and courteous staff and will definitely book again.

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  32. EvelynB

    Gold Coast

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is consistent, service is good as is the fresh fish. This is a good family restaurant and would definitely recommend.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots for seafood. Crispy Fish Curry is the best !! Costa & the staff are amazing.

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  34. SuLy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service was very mediocre… making the food not worth the price!

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  35. LisaK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I now consider myself a regular! Great dining experience! Terrific staff, great food and overall wonderful value! Support local business and if you haven't already, this restaurant is a must!

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  36. MaryA

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tommy Ruff has been over the years the favourite place for families who want to have a nice meal at a reasonable price I recommend it

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  37. LanaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Absolutely love Tommy Ruff ! great food, great value, great staff, and good vibes.

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  38. LisaK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff! Overall a lovely restaurant and value for money!

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  39. MissionIsta

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A classic in a great neighbourhood. Might need to wander around the menu for something you know you will like, eg, we didn't love the seafood hot pot or the shrimp tacos but we did like the spike burger and the lamb plate.

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  40. MarkN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable experience, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is delicious

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick using the Order Online button. Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9077 8815.

Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick is rated 4.6 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick

3/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, AU-VIC 3185

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Glen Huntley Road
  • Area
    Elsternwick
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Carre Street
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
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