Elwood Bathers

4.3
646 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.

Experiences

  • New Years Eve 2021 - Early Bird

    A$120.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Hello! We are so excited to announce we are now taking reservations for New Years Eve. We cannot wait to celebrate with you and welcome in the new year at Elwood Bathers! This year, we'll be offering early bird dinner reservations between 4pm and 7pm and our signature 3 course banquet menu from 7pm. Early Bird bookings will receive a 2 course menu and glass of Champagne on arrival for $120pp and be allocated a 2 hour dining time. Bookings from 7pm onwards can stay all evening and are priced at $175pp. All tables will be located in the main restaurant overlooking the bay. Table location requests will be taken into consideration however we cannot make any guarantees. 
  • New Years Eve

    A$175.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Hello! We are so excited to announce we are now taking reservations for New Years Eve. We cannot wait to celebrate with you and welcome in the new year at Elwood Bathers! This year, we'll be offering early bird dinner reservations between 4pm and 7pm and our signature 3 course banquet menu from 7pm. Early Bird bookings will receive a 2 course menu and glass of Champagne on arrival for $120pp and be allocated a 2 hour dining time. Bookings from 7pm onwards can stay all evening and are priced at $175pp. All tables will be located in the main restaurant overlooking the bay. Table location requests will be taken into consideration however we cannot make any guarantees. 
  • Christmas Day 2021

    A$230.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Let us take care of everything this year. Elwood Bathers will be bringing the Christmas cheer with a 3 course banquet lunch and a glass of Laurent Perrier. All bookings will be taken online via the link below with payment taken in full at the time of booking. Please note, for any groups where children or vegetarians are joining, please email events@elwoodbathers.com as ticket pricing varies. Bookings for 1-6 guests will be allocated 2.5 hours, bookings above 7 guests will be allocated 3.5 hours. All dietary requirements must be made known at the time of booking. Table location requests will be taken into consideration however we cannot make any guarantees. Tickets are priced as follows: Adult = $230 Vegetarian = $125 Kids = $45

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 646 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would totally take all my friends there..all the staff were amazing.
Beautiful food, all was 5 star.

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kiwilark
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Keep coming back. Is always good but expensive. In the summer it's worth it for the view. But in the winter surrounded by big table parties and endless foot traffic it isn't as great.

They've pulled the pork chop from the menu which is a real shame. So chicken, fish and steak. The Sole was cooked well but accompanied by way over-cooked potatoes. Oysters were very average this time around.

Good wine list. Not great cocktails - margarita was weak, to say the least.

Worth it in the summer. Not so much in the winter.

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GleniceR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious family lunch! Sat at a window table with lovely water views. Great service. Suitable for a special occasion as meals were a little pricey but freshly prepared! Would dine here again!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and attitude of the management and waiters was superb
We never felt pressured by time limits and the window table and company enhanced the experience
Fantastic thank you

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AnamarijaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We ordered John Dorey (the only reason why we come there past years all the time) and got snapper eventhough there’s no snapper but John Dorey on the menu. Waiters told us they will speak with the manager to correct the price but this did not happened. They punlish menu with one type of fish but obvioulsy give you other thinking no one would recognize this sham. Bad bad bad thing not worthy this restaurant and money.

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HayleyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service! Loved it & will be back. Thankyou 10/10

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Lexie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely friendly, positive and happy.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, fantastic staff and amazing food.

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johnb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fantastic location (winter/summer) with easy parking. Menu is limited with one vegetarian option. Wine List is extensive but service is haphazard.
Knowledge of the Menu is poor and options off the list were not offered.
Pushing to sell more sparkling water and or wine left us feeling exploited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!!! Keep up the great work, despite tough times!

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Libstar71
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful lunch, the staff were fantastic and the food amazing. It has a relaxed atmosphere and the view was stunning.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 2 was provided looking out to Elwood Beach. Beautiful setting. Greet and service staff were polite, professional and accommodating. Meals (Frutti Di Mare & Fish and Chips) were expertly executed and presented with care and attention to detail.

All in all a lovely dining experience and would definitely recommend.

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Treeto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful thank you! We love the vibe and food. Service is friendly and efficient.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, friendly staff and great view of the Bay.

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks Michael! We love the view too!!

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NickO
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food and great service. Highly recommend

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for writing this review. Look forward to the next time you dine with us!

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MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very relaxing lunch in beautiful venue overlooking the bay. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was good quality. Lovely way to spend a Sunday lunch.

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 12, 2021

Awesome Michael. Sundays are fun days down here at EB's!!

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Bruno
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I found the food at Bathers to be well worth the price. My eye fillet steak was cooked to perfection with the accompanied potatoes and sauces enhancing the flavours. Well worth the booking for a special event or just the requirement for great a la carte meal.

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks Bruno for taking the time to write this! Glad you enjoyed your steak!

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ChelsieR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out. Terrific food and great service. No the cheapest place in Melbourne, but worth every dollar.

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 12, 2021

Good fun had by all Chelsie! See you soon!

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TrentMc
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service accompanied with a beautiful view of the Bay. Super food and lovely ambience.

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Anma
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steak was superbly cooked and presented with tasty veggies and a glass of Shiraz as an accompaniment was well chosen. Unfortunately the apple crumble dessert was lacking in fresh flavour. However, overall the service and ambience was great!

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks for the nice words. I have notified the chef of the comment on the apple pie and we always love feedback to enhance our products. Can't wait to have you back! Thanks

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Mary
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just need to dim the sconce lights a little more , but bright .

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 6, 2021

We have made arrangements with our maintenance department to have these light dimmable. Thanks and see you soon.

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vipMelbournefoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food is good.

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BobbyG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic. As always. Best fish and service. What more can we say?

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I found the food overpriced and lack- lustre - I had fish and chips Flathead was nice but not a big fan of deep fried - the chips were very salty and I didn’t eat them - stil quite hungry after a $36 meal

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 3, 2021

We are sorry the chef was heavy handed with the salt on the chips this day. We have reviewed this with our chefs and hope we can lure you back to enjoy a meal with us. Thanks for your feedback.

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CharlotteP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening. Loved the service, wine, food EVERYTHING!!

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BecS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant for views, service and quality cuisine. Try and find better

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StuartR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Inconsistent serving sizes, some big and some small. Great outlook and overall great experience.

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Diana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Elwood Bathers, the atmosphere there is absolutely magical, the only issue is with the quality of the food but the drinks is amazing.

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charloote
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We were sitting near a cool breezy open door on a cool day so it didn't begin well feeling chilly. The service was average always having to wave over the waiter.... It was my husbands birthday which I mentioned on the booking and also on arrival and asked if we could please have desert with some sparklers or candles the manager or whoever greeted us at the front door said of course! I returned from the bathroom and desert had arrived and everyone was eating no sparklers etc so that was quite disappointing!!! the food was pretty good very nice seafood pasta , a few sides were completely forgotten couldn't be bothered mentioning could tell it wasn't a well co ordinated team .... I wouldn't return for a main meal would much rather have gone to Cicciolina for the same priced better food and professional service with on the ball staff who need to understand we are paying them rather than feeling we're putting them out...

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MSPRS
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in a beautiful location. Only hard surfaces so it's a very very noisy dining experience.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, venue is beautiful and staff were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely lunch at Elwood Bathers. Apart from the tremendous view and ambience, the staff were just great and make it such a pleasant experience with our rather busy 18month old boy. Will be back!

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thanks so much for the compliment. We are happy to help everyone enjoy lunch with us and can't wait to see you soon!

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BradB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service is not great, food is expensive for the type of food, chilli was in the gnocchi and not specified( was a special). Ordered a bottle of wine that was a special but did not have any at all

Elwood Bathers
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the missed ingredient on our Gnocchi special. We corrected the menu that evening. I know we made you wait for the wine order but we thought providing you with the more premium Chianti at no extra charge to make up for the error was sufficient. We do hope to see you back dinning with us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent steak and overall great place for a dinner and wine.

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vipJohannaM
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time lunch during the week. So yummy and the restaurant just feels so special.

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Celene
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters i’ve ever had! We were seated right by the window as I had requested and the staff were lovely

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KateA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a stunning setting - really no better view bayside. Food, service and ambience just wonderful.

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MichR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner with friends at a local restaurant.

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vipmrsninademo
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Venue was beautiful but food was a little overpriced for the amount you actually get. Ordering via phone was easy and convenient.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 646 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.