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Waterfront Brighton, Brighton, AU-VIC

Waterfront Brighton

4.6
4.6
468 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
We are dedicated to the “sea to plate”, with daily visits to the market, selecting the very best oysters, pristine shellfish and the freshest local seafood.
Our “paddock to table” philosophy ensures we only source the highest quality of meats, bred from local Victorian farmers.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9592 0254
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Waterfront Brighton Express Lunch Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Express Lunch Menu is now available on every Saturday lunch, excluding public holidays. 2 courses: $45 3 courses: $55
    Waterfront Brighton Express Lunch Menu photo

What 468 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Bayside

    Best Overall

  • Bayside

    Best Food

  • Bayside

    Best Service

  • Bayside

    Best Ambience

  • Bayside

    Best Value

  • Bayside

    Good for groups

  • Bayside

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bayside

    Good for special occasions

  • Bayside

    Most Booked

468 Reviews
  1. HelenMF

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the express lunch which was perfect. Food delish. We had the two course version, which was plenty particularly for lunch. We both had the grilled barramundi with artichoke gnocchi and sage which was really nice. Wine reasonable, and many Australian brands to choose from.

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  2. SueF

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding and delicious. The service is wonderful and the ambiance is lovely. I have eaten here several times and the quality of the food is always great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and absolutely delicious food. The restaurant is beautiful with great atmosphere.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a word!! FANTASTIC! Great lunch offer 2 courses for $ 49.00 !, generous serves, presentation well done, great food !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely attractive workers. Very friendly, funny, good service and great food

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  6. PeterB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow the service was fantastic and food amazing as well

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  7. OliviaB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing food and service. Very accommodating also to help me warm my newborns bottle which is greatly appreciated. Waterfront Brighton is our go to for a night out during the week and special occasions. 10/10, every time.

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  8. AlanG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took our daughter and son-in-law to dinner with their 2 small children. The kids were very well behaved thankfully. The staff were fantastic. Instantly befriending the kids and letting them feel at home..we adults appreciate the excellent laid back service and advice. The food was beautiful and presented nicely..Thanks for a great relaxing night..

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  9. Dearbhla

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, drinks, service and atmosphere. This restaurant has it all for that special occasion. Thank you Sach and John for an amazing experience as always 🩷🩷

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  10. EhudY

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding and food and drinks excellent

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value business lunch. Excellent food, friendly service

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  12. Jesse

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s become our regular “go to” for our group catch up. Love the express menu! And always enjoy ourselves there.

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  13. Marrey

    Victoria

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent as usual. The noise level of a screaming child for over 1 hour not acceptable . We dined with people with hearing aids and even they switched off to stop the noise.

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  14. RosieM

    Tropical QLD

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambience was spoilt by a young child screeching- not your fault but does kill the atmosphere!

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  15. Bearwilliams

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely noisy even though less than half full. Flounder looked and tasted boiled. No flavor. All dressings very sweet.

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  16. PennyZ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been a long time customer, excellent food at a reasonable price. Wine list is sufficient., Service could improve a little.,

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  17. Dearbhla

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food , service and vibe is always outstanding. The staff are so lovely. Thank you Sach, Salvester and the team 💙 ❤️

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood and best food in a great ambience. First time there but will definitely go again. Loved it. Our waiter Sash was superb.

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  19. JoeB

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food the service was outstanding a little bit loud but overall excellent

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  20. LynneC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always had a lovely meal and service here - its a repeat place to come to local and always good no issues

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  21. CherylL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Busy and noisy and some of the staff were very stressed. Didn’t make for a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Food was nice. Calamari very tender. Salmon overcooked but I like it that way. Rockling was lovely. Probably just chose the wrong day - Friday lunch. Would go again but on a different day.

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  22. Private

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, highly recommend. Beautiful venue. Service could have been better. Special occasion mentioned on reservation but no attention given to this, disappointing.

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  23. MarkR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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  24. JayJayB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food, great service. Really good ambience, can actually have a conversation!

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  25. DanielB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent all round. good food, service and ambience, pricey though.

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  26. EugeneJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent; the food was superb value for money.

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  27. CarolinN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious well presented food with diverse menu. A spacious vibrant atmosphere with attentive staff.

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  28. Michael

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Waterfront Brighton. The Food is fantastic and the Drinks are special. They have a wonderful wine list. The staff is attentive, friendly and helpful. We will be back soon.

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  29. GeoffreyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, wonderful service but very noisy to the point of discomfort. Look forward to going back mid week when it is less crowded.

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  30. SunilD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent; the snapper and truffle pie is a standout. Highly recommended restaurant .

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  31. AngelikaC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding. We were warmly greeted at the door and the service throughout was exceptional. Food was excellent and wine list was just as good. The snapper curry was delicious as was the colder and kingfish carpaccio, highly recommend these. We could not fault anything about the Waterfront Brighton. We left with full bellies and a happy heart.

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  32. JulieH

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely seafood restaurant, prompt service and good ambience

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  33. ChrisD

    New South Wales

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Express Lunch! Excellent value, tasty food as always.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sylvestre a great waiter, nice wines, great fish dishes, all adding up to a lovely anniversary dins. We’ll be back!

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  35. LizzyB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the express lunch - great value and great food We will be back x

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  36. BradleyP

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked for our wedding anniversary. Restaurant has poor lighting & just lacks any energy. Ordering drinks took ages & ordering meals equally slow. Entrees were good, but small. Main of seafood pasta arrived luke warm, but whole baby snapper was very enjoyable. Sad as we’re local, but won’t be back anytime soon.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Great food and attentive service.

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  38. Scout1

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t commend the wait staff any more highly. Not intrusive but very attentive, friendly informative and efficient.

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  39. OliviaB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service every single time. The food is always fantastic as are the cocktails and ambience. It is my go to and favourite spot for lunch or dinner.

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  40. LisaS

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time at this restaurant that the food was not edible and the service terrible. Not sure what has changed but I won’t be going back for a while.

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FAQs

Waterfront Brighton is rated 4.6 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Waterfront Brighton

25 Church St, Brighton, AU-VIC 3186

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Brighton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
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