Elwood Bathers

4.3
607 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
Elwood Bathers is one of Melbourne’s best located waterfront restaurant and event spaces only a short drive from Melbourne’s CBD and just minutes from St. Kilda. Elwood Bathers has been beautifully refurbished, and with a menu featuring locally sourced, beautiful bistro food, it now offers a fresh perspective on a timeless view. Allow our vibrant, enthusiastic and experienced team to deliver a unique dining experience to surpass your expectations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 607 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Energetic
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner with friends at a local restaurant.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great venue. Will definitely go back again

AE
AlisonE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First day after lockdown, girls birthday lunch. Service friendly and efficient.
We all enjoyed ourselves and will be back!

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janeo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first choice of outing after lockdown. A beautiful tasty lunch, lovely decor, not a set menu and staff that were engaged and very happy to be there and situated next to the beautiful Elwood beach. It absolutely didn’t disappoint. We’ll be back.

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CampbellR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great ambience and location, helpful, unobtrusive staff

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very professional staff from start to finish.
Nothing was too much trouble.

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AliR
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We sat on the terrace which was lovely. The menu prices are pretty expensive except for the pizzas which we had and were good value. Obviously you pay a premium to be beachside but $8 for one scoop of icecream was a bit more than I expected!
The problem with ordering via QR code is you don’t get great service. Food was dropped every time without cutlery and it was hard to get a staff member when you needed something extra like a glass or spoon or napkins. Seemed to be a different staff member each time which means no one is supervising the tables and understanding what’s needed.
It was a lovely day so asides from the prices and lack of staff attention it was a nice lunch

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BobbyG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word. Epic.

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PhilH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been here several times and always find the staff to be very professional and they go out of their way to make you feel valued. Food is always very fresh, very good, cooked as ordered and well presented. Our down side on this visit was the $33 we paid in surcharges for a Saturday lunch time meal with two friends. We were unaware that there was a Saturday surcharge. Will not stop us from returning but I think we could have been alerted to the fact that there was 10% surcharge which by the way is at the very high end when it comes to surcharges. Our waitress was from Peru and we enjoyed chatting with her about her home country and how she found Australia. Despite the surcharge we would recommend this restaurant highly, and doubt you will be disappointed.

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ANNEF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Elwood bathers to celebrate my birthday. Lovely location,great food,and very helpful staff

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, beautiful food, efficient and attentive service. Nice atmosphere, good for a special lunch or a casual coffee catch up.

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KateG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joel and his team at Elwood Bathers never disappoint. Personal attention, wonderful service and fabulous food. So lucky to have in our neighborhood.

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vipFigC
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and views and great vibe. Food was fresh, well presented and full of flavours. Great menu selection for all dietary tastes.

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Pippa
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A great venue for an autumn or winter day in Melbourne as it is a perfect location to see the bay in cooler weather. While the food is good quality it is over-priced for what it is as are the drinks. Can be noisy.

BR
BrianR
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were looked after exceptionally for a late lunch. The wine matchings were outstanding and the food consistently good as usual.

KC
KellieC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, everyone was happy

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, food, service - everything.

SC
SandyC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went mid week for lunch and had great service and a tasty meal (John Dory fillets). Noise level is lower at this time. One of the best bayside venues for an on water dining experience.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch with 6 friends who all agreed - restaurant ticked all boxes.We will return

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A wonderful table with a lovely view on the terrace.
lovely meal.

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RhondaO
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff great. Food and wine superb as always

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Andrea11
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would like to have a Breakfast options menu.

Thank you

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Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice beach views but no table service at the outdoor deck (order with app). Menu could do with more vegetarian main dishes.

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LeighM
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love it here, Tuesday lunch done right, made to feel it’s a special occasion even if it’s not.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The 'Phone based Ordering System was a disaster. We go to a restaurant to relax and order simply and efficiently through a Waiter or Waitress. With this system we ended up stressed and confused. Waitress delivering the eventual order was very pleasant but when we complained to the management we were told we could have ordered 'live' if we were having difficulty. Why didn't someone tell us. Others on tables around us also very unhappy.

Not going there again!

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The use of the App for ordering ruined the whole experience. It was clumsy, impersonal, inaccurate and unpleasant. The food and ambiance and more were great, but the App is a shocker.

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were met by a polite maître d who showed us to our table near a table of about 20 women. I asked if we could be moved due to noise. It was not a problem and we went on to have an excellent with a terrific waiter

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LorraineM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A wonderful experience- food, wine & ambience were excellent!
Amazing view over the sea on a rough day!
Thoroughly enjoyed!

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RobinL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and service! The day was lovely and sunny, making the view perfect. I had the roast chicken which was delicious!

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Sonia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Elwood Bathers, it’s a great local for me but attracts people from everywhere because they do it so well and have one of the best uninterrupted views of the beach and bay.

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Angela
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service, beautiful food and gorgeous ambiance.

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PennyN
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

its lovely to be and see the beach ,location is fanstatic.

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Lunchy
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Having booked in advance I was bit disappointed to be allocated the table opposite the door and next to the concierge desk where people intermittently gathered, when there were many spare tables.
However when we requested another table this was kindly obliged which was appreciated.

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John
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Poor impersonal service. Cafe ambience for 5 star price.

KB
KathyB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing views of the beach. Service was excellent. Food was yummy but prices are $$$

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location and great

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AriB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service, with a great view. Not the cheapest but would highly recommend.

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IreneG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The red wine jus and steak were perfect! Had a window seat so was able to enjoy the view. Only suggestion would be to dim the lights and maybe use candles? Bright interior lighting made it hard to see outside due to interior reflection on window at sunset.

DP
DavidP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised when having lunch here. I wasn’t expecting the amazing view of the beach. It was a cold day & it made me feel warm & comfortable inside. The staff were helpful & attentive. The food was creative & delicious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others, to share the dinning experience.

HB
HughB
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view, even on a blustery day, is spectacular. Comfortable setting and comfortable food highlighted by superb treatment of sea food.

FAQs

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

Elwood Bathers is rated 4.3 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.