The Dunes Ocean Grove

4.5
373 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
Perfectly located in the sand dunes overlooking the Ocean Grove surf beach, The Dunes cafe is the ideal spot all year round. Light, open and breezy in summer, warm and cosy in winter. The exterior of the building has been designed by renowned architect Wood Marsh, while the interior completed by Zwei interiors. Although the building boasts high end credentials, there is nothing stuffy about the cafe, it is all about friendly service and great quality food. We have worked tirelessly to create a cafe where everyone can feel welcome and at home, while enjoying the best spot in Ocean Grove.

Experiences

  • Wood fired Wednesday's!

    May 19 - Dec 22, 2021

    Wood-fired Wednesdays! All hand-stretched Pizzas $18.00 Wood-fired food & drink specials. Every Wednesday from 4:30 pm.
What 373 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SallyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lovely staff, food was good but a foul cooking oil stench through restaurant. Bathrooms looked messy and not recently cleaned.

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GregA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The new Dunes has a great blend of casual but sophisticated coastal dining

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Nannan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy dining at The Dunes. Been a number of times and will come again. We recommend your restaurant to friends and acquaintances. Well done all.

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NeilC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

bit unorganised upon arrival - but once sorted it was all good

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roooo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

very nice staff, but the food is too overpriced. we went somewhere for lunch on the exact same day and the food we got from there was $52 and it was yummy and we got two meal three drinks. whereas here we got one pizza chips and a drink for the same price. the food was pretty average. wouldn't recommend it to others as the food is way too expensive.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was amazing I only gave 3 stars due to not much variety for vegan gluten free the poke bowl I was keen to try was taken off the menu the day before on the other hand the pizza was beautiful and my husband loved his meal just need more vegan options.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue for our lunch table service was attentive.
Most venues on the peninsular are closed Tuesday/Wednesday so it was good the Dunes is open 7 days.

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DenB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention from the staff
Lovely food - we had the Ocean Trout
Very tasty

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Annie
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is such a lovely setting with beautiful views! Friendly service and delicuous food made for a great lunch!

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IckiO
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent.
The food was ok but the squid was very greasy. I felt that the menu could be a bit more varied

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great food and service is excellent. Will return soon

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BecM
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. All people we’ve had serving us when we’ve been have been very friendly and so lovely to our daughters too. We even got a colouring pack to keep our toddler entertained. Food is outstanding too

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JoanR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful to be able to enjoy a good meal overlooking a lovely view.

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GAILM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good , food is always tasty. I would like a couple of more choices on the menu ?
Maybe a pasta dish and a seafood dish, prawns or scallops.

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RussellV
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great venue, friendly staff and prompt table service.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the welcome at the door (where we were provided with masks forgotten) to the genuinely thoughtful and attentive service to the delicious and beautifully presented food the entire experience made our occasion special.

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I realise it was the second day out of lockdown but the menu choices left me and my companion disappointed. Obviously, we were expecting more from the menu. In saying that the dishes we chose we enjoyed. The service was efficient and pleasant. The view speaks for itself.

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LisaB
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Struggled with the very limited lunch menu. Asked at 12 if we could still order off the breakfast menu that finished at 11:30 was told no. It wasn’t that busy so disappointed not a little more accommodating. Nice atmosphere.

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lorettam
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal and the apple pie cocktail of the day was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening with friends and family

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SavD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Ordered chips and I felt like I ordered salt. So salty. And coffee was cold not warm enough.

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Bron
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team serving at The Dunes are outstanding in their friendliness warmth and attentiveness. Well done! I’ve had particularly lovely interaction with Stephanie at reception and Eleanora on table service. Lovely people make all the difference. The food and views are wonderful too!

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NIGELM
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual service and food were worth the effort on a cold rainy day.

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GlendaV
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience
Enjoyed everything about our visit to the Dunes

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DeGe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great location with a relaxed vibe. Good food and staff are very helpful and engaging. Definitely recommend.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Concrete floors means its way too cold inside also noisy

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I had to remind our waiter 3 times about my drinks order. Another waitress wasn't much better, had to wait for ages.

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely space, beautiful view of ocean
Service informative and friendly
Would go again and recommend.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, gorgeous surroundings, outstanding service. The staff here are the best.

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vipGlenn
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and amazing views!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I have eaten here before but was very disappointed with this experience. We had to wait in queue for a while to be seated (standing in cold), even though we had a booking. The staff member greeting was also cleaning tables and seating people. The menu was limited and our hot drinks came out luke warm. The restaurant itself was cold.

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Maree
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views of Beach/Ocean. Cody and warm on a chilly Autumn Day. Food is delicious!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff, overall nice experience .....

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AntheaG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax with friends. Stunning view of sea on a winters day.

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Nickers
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Tuna Pokewas very nice,friends happy with Gluten free options

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NilamS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great.It had plenty of variety for vegetarians.The view form the place is so beautiful and it combines well with good food too.Overall best experience and will come again for sure.

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KateR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and fast friendly service. We'll be back.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The menu was quite limited and the burger that three of us ordered was ordinary, too sloppy to eat and not that good.
My wife had the muscles and they were just okay. It wasn’t hot enough to start with. However the waitress and maître d were awesome

FAQs

The Dunes Ocean Grove offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5255 3122.

The Dunes Ocean Grove is rated 4.5 stars by 373 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.