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Elwood Bathers, Elwood, AU-VIC

Elwood Bathers

4.5
4.5
933 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
Bayside restaurant and event venue open daily from 9:00am for takeaway coffees & pastries, and from 11:30am onwards for dine in. Passionate about friends, family and community.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Grill, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9525 6933

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    George Bilionis

  • Private party facilities

    Elwood Bathers is a venue that can accommodate almost any type of function or event with a number of spaces available for your exclusive use. Our rooms are generous in size and all feature the same stunning beach and bay outlook with outstanding service. Feel free to send us an email on events@elwoodbathers.com or call us on 03 9525 6933 for further information.

  • Area

    Elwood

  • Cross Street

    Ormond Esplanade

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking available on the doorstep.

  • Public Transit

    Only a short 5-10min walk to various bus stops.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Scenic View

  • City Centre

    Scenic View

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  1. C

    Cristina

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch time with family. Fresh and delicious food and great front beach location.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful people who always make you feel welcome
  3. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venu is beautiful and the staff were really lovely and welcoming. The food was superb. We loved it
  4. JW

    JuliaW

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  5. KK

    KatrinaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The service and ambience was delightful, but the food was not tasty. The fish and chips were very average and the greens side dish was overly salty.
  6. AA

    AllanaA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of Elwood beach, welcoming and friendly staff, delicious food and beer. Highly recommend Elwood Bathers
  7. MN

    MavisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter & I flew to Melbourne to take her brother & my son out to lunch for his 50th birthday, we hired a limo & we’re driven to Elwood Bathers for lunch which was superb, dropped son back home, then driven back to airport & flew back to Brisbane. A wonderful experience all around.
  8. HG

    HelenG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed lunch at EB’s 14th June.Our group of 9 appreciated the beautifully appointed restaurant,warm and efficient staff and excellent meals As a group of ‘seniors’ we enjoyed the relatively quite ambience of our table within-our chaps have a lot to chat about having been in Medical practice together over many years and totally love opportunities to meet together from time to time.Your place was perfect.
  9. PC

    PeterC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience , had window table . Service excellent , friendly and professional . Food good - risotto and eye fillet . Wines by glass very good . Prices bit high , especially cheese platter at 36 dollars . Also 15% surcharge due to public holiday . Overall thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend .
  10. JG

    JG13

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, especially the desserts. Everything was so beautifully prepared. And the stunning views…always a memorable experience at Elwood Bathers!
  11. AF

    AnneF

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit to this Restaurant for a girls lunch. A hidden gem. Beautiful location right on the beach front. Lovely décor, easy parking, although ticket parking meter a little confusing (remember to take your ticket!) Staff were extremely pleasant. Have booked to go back again with partner. Well worth a visit.
  12. LG

    LindyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place. Everything was spot on. Highly recommend.
  13. AW

    AnneW

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Stunning position & delightfully bright & ‘happy’ decor! Staff delightful & food delicious & well presented!
  14. MD

    MargaretD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating and always welcoming. Situated on the beach front with lovely views out over port Phillip Bay.
  15. IR

    IanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First rate service from beginning to end. Fabulous food and great view
  16. I

    Ivy1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food is good but overpriced for what it is. Fab location so will continue to come back and am grateful you stayed open following covid. A change up of menu in general would be good. Thank you
  17. AE

    AnnieE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot on a wild and windy winters day. Good food. Great service
  18. A

    Annie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful view, engaging wait staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  19. GR

    GavinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Very good service. Great view of the bay, particularly on a nice day.
  20. H

    Hungry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The space is as lovely as always, the service was friendly and overall very good, and the food was pretty tasty… but (and it’s a big but) the prices are very high and the portion sizes are incredibly small. We’re happy to pay that price for excellent food or even very good food but when the portions are as small as they are… it’s not okay. And the portion sizes are just too small period - not just for the price - just as mains… too small. It’s just such a pity. We came here with my mum a couple years ago and it was wonderful. This time around with my father-in-law who is visiting from out of town and what a difference. On that basis alone (cost and portion-size) we would not return. $39 for a portion of fish and chips that a 10 year old could EASILY finish. I do hope they make some adjustments!
  21. FJ

    FJaneM

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I were out walking and decided to have a special lunch as we walked past the Elwood Bathers. We were able to get a table at the last minute and we didn't feel out of place despite being in 'walking attire' instead of lunch attire. The staff made us feel welcome and inclusive. The food was divine and will definitely return. there was so much choice on the menu.
  22. H

    Humpy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A sunny day and money not problem then go to Elwood Bathers for lunch - no where better in Melbourne to enjoy water views over Port Phillip bay.
  23. AK

    AlexK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food - well prepared but at also expensive. Great setting also.
  24. KW

    KelleeW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at Elwood Bathers for a ladies night dinner and wow, what a beautiful experience. We shared a charcuterie plate (every element on it was amazing) and most of us had the seafood pasta. The pasta simply melted in the mouth and right amount of seafood, delicious broth. We loved our cocktails and found the wine list really well priced and just a fabulous selection. Smiling, attentive staff and the setting, ambience, lighting and muted noise levels just perfection. Can’t wait to return.
  25. KW

    KateW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Elwood bathers many times but yesterday was the most delicious meal I have ever had there. We had the Charcuterie Board, Tuna Carpaccio and I then had the John Dory special. I have in the past been underwhelmed with the food - this has definitely changed! An excellent meal and experience!
  26. LL

    LynneL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group of five people was pleased to be together again after a three year hiatus due to COVID. We chose Elwood Bathers because it is in the middle of the suburbs where each of us lives. We will choose it again because we all enjoyed ourselves. The fish and chips main course was outstanding. The other main chosen was the burger. At almost $40 per dish food is expensive, but quality was high. Drinks were also expensive. Service was attentive and the setting is lovely. We will be back!
  27. LP

    LindaP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and staff were excellent. The food was good, we enjoyed sharing lunch.
  28. AM

    AlexM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing and staff were lovely, will definitely be back ❤️
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with the family. Food and drinks were excellent
  30. ML

    MargieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food is completely over priced, beef burger $35 and very ordinary and meat was dry. Ambience is lovely and great looking out to the bay but won’t be going back.
  31. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply brilliant. It was a pleasure to get out again after the bumpiness of the last few years, and experience brilliant food and service. Lovely.
  32. A

    Alishamish

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy staff, amazing meals and a beautiful view. We had a really wonderful experience!
  33. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent (bar one of the main meals was tiny compared to everyone else's).
  34. PO

    PaulO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing, if you are happy to pay extra for the quality. Then this is your place. Venue looks amazing, great views, staff are fantastic
  35. CM

    CatrionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A beautiful experience dining next to the sand. Delicious food and attentive service. Very special.
  36. SH

    SHERIFEO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time - the surroundings are amazing, food fantastic and very friendly staff. Thank-you :)
  37. SA

    StuartA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Defo be back. Fantastic food. Excellent service and location perfect.
  38. AB

    AnnB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Best fish and chips on the planet!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Holiday surcharge on top of expensive prices. Make it for a bit much.
  40. EW

    ElizabethW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We eaten here before and the standard of service and dining is always good. Friendly efficient staff. Good views and vibe

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elwood Bathers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9525 6933.

Elwood Bathers is rated 4.5 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Elwood Bathers

15 Elwood Foreshore Elwood, AU-VIC 3184

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ormond Esplanade

  • Area

    Elwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Grill, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking available on the doorstep.

  • Public Transit

    Only a short 5-10min walk to various bus stops.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    George Bilionis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9525 6933

  • Private party facilities

    Elwood Bathers is a venue that can accommodate almost any type of function or event with a number of spaces available for your exclusive use. Our rooms are generous in size and all feature the same stunning beach and bay outlook with outstanding service. Feel free to send us an email on events@elwoodbathers.com or call us on 03 9525 6933 for further information.

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