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At The Heads, Barwon Heads, AU-VIC

At The Heads

4.4
4.4
635 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

At The Heads is situated on the river mouth of Barwon Heads, we offer the premier casual dining experience on the Bellarine Peninsula. Our mission is to surprise and delight every customer by providing something greater than food and beverage. We operate many private functions every year, ranging from weddings, engagement, corporate and many more.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5254 1277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    At The Heads offers a relaxed dining experience, We have a dining room which can sit up to 90 guests which is a la carte table service. We have our bar area, including outside which is casual counter service.

  • Neighborhood

    Barwon Heads

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Chef's Selection

  • Chef's SelectionA$65.00

    Sit back and enjoy a selection of favourites with 9 dishes served over 3 courses, Add wine flight $35/$40

    Bites

    • Pickled Portarlington MusselsA$9.00

      grilled sourdough, saffron, aioli and wild fennel

      • Half Dozen Rock Oysters

        native finger lime

        • Market Price
      • Spicy Fried CauliflowerA$12.00

        Szechuan chilli sauce, cashews, spring onion and coriander

        • Fried Baby SquidA$18.00

          togarashi, mint, radish and watermelon with wasabi mayo

          • Spanner Crab DonutA$9.00

            dashi mayo and wakame powder

            Entrees

            • Selection of the Finest Australian SeafoodA$70.00

              rock oysters, chargrilled Queensland tiger prawns, pickled Portarlington mussels, cured kingfish, seared yellowfin tuna tataki, smoked Tasmanian salmon and condiments

              • Seared Yellowfin Tuna TatakiA$21.00

                seaweed cracker, soy and ginger dressing with avocado and mango salsa

                • Heirloom Tomatoes, DrysdaleA$18.00

                  goats fetta, golden raisins, pine nuts, basil leaves and oil

                  • Lemon Myrtle Cured Hiramasa KingfishA$21.00

                    beetroot and blood orange dressing, beach herbs

                    • Beef CarpaccioA$21.00

                      aioli, capers, fried garlic, parmesan and nasturtiums

                      Mains

                      • Market Fish

                        Staff will advise on today's special

                        • Market Price
                      • 280g PorterhouseA$40.00

                        charred asparagus, onion rings and Café de Paris butter

                        • Miso Glazed EggplantA$33.00

                          soy and ginger broth, braised cabbage, enoki mushroom, spring onion and sesame salad

                          • Beer Battered FlatheadA$34.00

                            hips with house seasoning, cos wedge salad, yoghurt tartare and lemon

                            • Beef and Bacon BurgerA$28.00

                              smoked cheddar, aioli, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and chips with house seasoning

                              • Clam Linguine with Chargrilled Queensland Tiger PrawnsA$36.00

                                prosecco butter sauce, cherry tomato and parsley

                                • Pan Fried Potato GnocchiA$33.00

                                  roasted butternut pumpkin, broccolini, chilli oil, fresh ricotta and toasted pepitas

                                  • Free Range Chicken BreastA$34.00

                                    spiced carrot purée, dutch carrots, crushed hazelnut and roasted fennel jus

                                    Sides

                                    • Triple Cooked PotatoesA$10.00

                                      parsley, aioli

                                      • Cos Wedge SaladA$10.00

                                        avocado ranch dressing, fried garlic and shallots

                                        • Green Bean and Edamame SaladA$10.00

                                          black olive crumb and lemon dressing

                                          • ChipsA$10.00

                                            house seasoning, tomato sauce

                                            • Local Sourdough Bread and LardA$3.00

                                              Ass cultured butter

                                              Desserts

                                              • Sticky Date PuddingA$12.00

                                                salted caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream

                                                • Vegan Cookies and CreamA$12.00

                                                  strawberries, biscuit crumb and coconut cream

                                                  • Coconut and Kaffir Lime Panna CottaA$12.00

                                                    lychee, mango, pineapple and coconut pralin

                                                    • Coffee Caramel and Chocolate TartA$12.00

                                                      gingerbread crumb and crème fraîche

                                                      • Miso and Brown Butter ShortcakeA$12.00

                                                        macerated summer berries, and raspberry sorbet

                                                        Last updated: April 20, 2022

                                                        What 635 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                        4.4
                                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                        • 4.2Value

                                                        NoiseEnergetic

                                                        Loved For

                                                        • Bellarine Peninsula

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                                                        1. KT

                                                          KarenT

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                          Great views in a casual, beachy atmosphere. Terrific friendly service and well presented , tasty food.

                                                        2. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                          Based on previous visits, our experience this time was far below what we are accustomed to At The Heads. Service was great as was atmosphere but the food and menu has changed and was pretty much the same pub food with chips offered everywhere these days. Even our waitress commented on the large amount of chips on the plate. Not really value for money or enticing fare. Sorry 3 out of 5 stars

                                                        3. KM

                                                          KerriM

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had the chef’s special selection and it was amazing!! Great food and service would definitely recommend with the spectacular view making it even more enjoyable!

                                                        4. KP

                                                          KatyP

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                          Enjoyed my meal. The kids chips are over- seasoned. Too much filling up of the water, just ease up a bit on the interruptions.

                                                        5. WF

                                                          WayneF

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food, service and ambience. Will return.

                                                        6. AS

                                                          AmandaS

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Great service food very tasty ambiance great. Was an anniversary which was acknowledged by staff and we were made to feel important

                                                        7. SS

                                                          SueSue

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Always enjoy my visits…fantastic vistas, delicious food, casual environment. Service was excellent with friendly helpful staff. Gnocchi was fab and sea food platter tasty, however think it should come with focaccia or fresh bread/butter…we were charged $6 for 2 slices of bread! Will definitely be back. Thanks

                                                        8. OW

                                                          OliviaW

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                          The place is beautiful, service is great and the food delicious.

                                                        9. JM

                                                          JillianM

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Really enjoyed the interesting appetisers. Great linguine. Desserts ok. Service excellent. Thank you.

                                                        10. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Mother’s Day lunch - perfect

                                                        11. FK

                                                          FarzadK

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic view, great service and attitude. Feed could be a bit better.

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Mother’s Day lunch for my mum and partner

                                                        13. JW

                                                          JenniW

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. We will be back again.

                                                        14. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                          Incredible setting, outside in the winter or by the fire during winter.

                                                        15. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                          Went on steak nite. Best steak anywhere for $25 per person. Ordered rare and that’s what they delivered.

                                                        16. JO

                                                          JanO

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                          overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                          Very poor. Our booking was for 6.30. We arrived 6.25 and were seated promptly. We did not get anything to eat for 1 hour and 5 minutes. It wasn’t lack of staff as there were plenty. Food was a good standard but very small servings for the price Most patrons were looking around wondering where their food was. Would not recommend.

                                                        17. SF

                                                          SilvanaF

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent staff & great to have gluten free, free of onion & garlic menu options

                                                        18. HF

                                                          HeatherF

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          Overall a very good experience but it was a long wait for our meal.

                                                        19. H

                                                          Helmut

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                          Disappointed that ordering app was used, especially since it did not transmit order to restaurant, despite taking money. My seafood linguini was ordinary, but the fish and chips were excellent, as was the mock tail. Staff were pleasant.

                                                        20. W

                                                          Willo

                                                          Victoria

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Service was friendly and efficient Food was fresh and tasty Good for family dinners Bit noisy

                                                        21. RT

                                                          RachT

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          After multiple cancellations due to COVID, and two years waiting - we were back to At the Heads for Sunday lunch. The staff were accommodating with our booking and so welcoming on our arrival. The food and wine menu has maintained its excellent quality and range. We love the ambience, views and service there. We applaud and thank all working there for their commitment to excellence.

                                                        22. FV

                                                          FionaV

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food and great service. The ambience and panoramic views are unbeatable.

                                                        23. JH

                                                          JamesH

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service and food with an exceptional view to boot.

                                                        24. AL

                                                          AndrewL

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                          Pretty average to be honest slow service, the waiters were extremely noisey changing the tables & chairs. The meals were small. 2 prawns in a serving pretty lousy. And to cap it off the waiter dropped several plates on the floor very close to us with out a simple apology. Won’t be back as we come to area very often.

                                                        25. g

                                                          gilbert

                                                          Exclusive

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                          I booked a dog friendly table and when we arrived they had set a table for us inside. half of us had to sit inside and half outside. was very disappointing to have everyone separated on Easter Sunday.

                                                        26. GS

                                                          GreerS

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                          Staff at arrival. No happy easter. Took awhile to find reservation. Beer was not cold. Felt staff did not want to serve anyone. Food was very average for the price. Best part was the outlook.

                                                        27. DT

                                                          DannyT

                                                          Exclusive

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Good food, good service, bit cold sitting near the door but overall it’s a good place to dine in

                                                        28. D

                                                          Dide

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful staff and fantastic friendly service food delicious 😋

                                                        29. J

                                                          Julie

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I made a mistake at start. Five stars not one. Our dining experience perfect. Big thankyou to Jack.

                                                        30. JC

                                                          JanineC

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                          Service and ambience was excellent, meals were overpriced and undersized. Cocktails delicious but only filled 2/3 glass

                                                        31. J

                                                          Jennifer

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THE FOOD WAS LOVELY AND WAS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE IN A REASONABLE TIME FRAME. THIS IS A PRETTY SPECIAL PLACE TO SEE THE SUN GO DOWN AND THE BRIDGE LIGHT UP. SEEING THE BIRD LIFE IN AND AROUND THE RESTAURANT WAS LOVELY EVEN SAW A PELICAN.

                                                        32. BA

                                                          BruceA

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Thank you for a very enjoyable lunch experience. We will be back again.

                                                        33. AH

                                                          AmandaH

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We enjoyed our meal at the heads, it was yummy with a great view! The Seafood was the best we found!

                                                        34. MG

                                                          MilesG

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          A fantastic meal - we loved this place, and the ambience was terrific. A couple of the cocktails weren't available the day we went, but that didn't stop us enjoying others!

                                                        35. AC

                                                          AnthonyC

                                                          Victoria

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          The web site said you were closed but it also allowed you to book. I booked for the 3rd of April but the confirmation came back for the 4th of April. The website also confirmed closure for a wedding party. There was NO MEANS WHERE I COULD COMMUNICATE WITH THE HEADS TO RECKTIFY THIS SITUATION. No means to speak with a person.

                                                        36. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Victoria

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing Great service Food so delicious especially the beer battered fish Vegan options so fresh and delicious Thank you for your attention

                                                        37. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Was really lovely my daughter is getting married there in November was lovely to go beforehand wow

                                                        38. B

                                                          Blossage

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          The waiter who looked after us was excellent. The person who greeted us was a bit frosty and cold so we didn’t feel very welcomed. However our waiter made up for that. Food was good and, of course you can’t fault the view.

                                                        39. LH

                                                          LeaH

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fabulous meal with a fantastic view! Love this place!

                                                        40. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Melbourne

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Best beer battered fish and chips I’ve had! And such a gorgeous view

                                                        Safety precautions

                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Contactless payment available
                                                        • Physical distancing

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

                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                          • Staff is vaccinated
                                                          • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                                        FAQs

                                                        At The Heads is rated 4.4 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                        Booked 13 times today
                                                        Google Map for At The Heads

                                                        Jetty Rd Barwon Heads, AU-VIC 3227

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Barwon Heads

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Australian, Seafood

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Public Lot

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (03) 5254 1277

                                                        • Catering

                                                          At The Heads offers a relaxed dining experience, We have a dining room which can sit up to 90 guests which is a la carte table service. We have our bar area, including outside which is casual counter service.

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