The Dunes Ocean Grove

4.6
414 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.
  • The Dunes Australian Seafood Showcase

    A$65.00 per person

    Aug 12, 2021 only

    The Dunes welcomes you to come and enjoy a night of amazing Australian seafood, sustainably sourced and prepared by our head chefs. Snacks; Sydney Rock Oyster, Ocean Trout Tartare, Ponzu Dressing Smoked Eel, Glazed Baby Turnip, Horseradish  Wood Roasted Fremantle Octopus, Tarama, Potato Crisp Entree;  Moreton Bay Bug and Spanner Crab Salad, Dashi Mayo, Sea Herbs, Puffed Rice Main; Baby Barramundi Fillet, Charred Broccolini, Miso and Nori Butter Sauce, Yarra Valley Smoked Salmon Roe Dessert;  Yuzu Curd, Golden Kiwi, Coconut Pearls, Meringue, and Lemon Myrtle
What 414 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JENNYC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful water view after requesting a table by the window when making the reservation through Open Table. Our lunch was excellent except for a few minor details: skimpy cream with the apple and pear crumble and only a fork with which to eat the Portuguese tart. However, we will look forward to returning soon.

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great. This is going to sound so picky and feel free to ignore but I just didn’t like the music

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LucindaR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent - staff were really friendly and pizzas were delicious 😋

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FrankE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great environment. Coffee and food was very good. Service was exceptional and worth coming back for.

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fayeC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food,good range of fish, meat & vegetarian. Helpful service & fabulous view. A regular favourite.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Chips were not hot enough and overcooked, so dry in the middle.
Menu was not flexible due to not being able to upgrade entree to main size
Not enough side green salad options
Sugar instead of honey served with a chai latte
Was disappointed as I have enjoyed previous dining here but today the time taken to take our menu and clear our plates from the table was too long.

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Cat123
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful breakfast with the family before our daughter's Christening.
Wonderful, helpful and efficient staff and breathtaking location.
Thankyou

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BelindaT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

More health options for young adults and children

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MadelineC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! We loved our time at The Dunes for a friends very special birthday. The staff were so attentive, lovely and funny. The food and drinks were beyond delicious (especially the beautiful mocktails). The view is unbeatable, best venue on the surf coast.

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PimmyP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful and Bailey was awesome so we definitely will be back

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MadiS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great venue, great food. Went back both Saturday and Sunday!

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Cait
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great down to earth service, good ambience, fabulous views and absolutely delicious food! Will be back many more times to come!!!

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Fritz
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick response to query regarding coeliac diet... Helpful and welcoming. Waiters friendly and quick to respond to requests.Engaged well with grandchildren.
Good delicious. View always wonderful. Ambience bright and spacious

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CheriS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service towards allergies was outstanding and the food was just as outstanding, a beautiful evening

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Skibs
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Had grain fed steaks /broccolini and chips special of the day. Not as good as could have been, also meal should have been hotter.

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Wirty
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely service and food. A really friendly waiter and prompt service.

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TheAxe
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Popped in for some coffee, breakfast and to do a little work on my laptop. They were swift, polite and seated me in a great position to accommodate my work. Friendly and fantastic staff. Highly recommend

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SoniaP
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favour The Dunes is a must if you are wanting a pizza, it is as authentic as they come and of highest quality. Staff are AMAZING and very friendly.

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Cheryl
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a relaxing lunch.. attentive to everyone needs including dietary issues ( was asked 3 times so wondered where the the first 2 responses went?).
Good was delicious and well presented with generous servings. Highly recommended.

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love coming to the Dunes. Atmosphere and food great, service spot on. This time however we had a booth near the door and it was almost permanently open with people coming and going and the breeze made it particularly cold.

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AnnaM
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service amazing views wonderful food - something for everyone

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LeoFJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue - will be even better during the longer days when you can look at the action and the ocean. Staff are excellent and food is very good !

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TianaT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent starters and mains and desserts were absolutely delicious. Good volume inside, not too loud. Outstanding service by staff. We will definitely be returning.

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MelindaW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the trout and pork belly. Service also great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location

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Fleece
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal! Loads of energetic staff. Overall a fabulous meal post surf. We'd highly recommend it.

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MJCB
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only complaint I have was that it was a little too salty for my taste. However, that’s just me. I’m used to under seasoned food so what I think is salty is more so than likely perfectly seasoned.

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JimA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great, views, fantastic food and friendly staff.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great service it
Was my mum’s bday and they made her feel Special food was outstanding views best on the coast one of my favourites

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed breakfast on Sunday morning and every was great. Steph looked after us and was very helpful. Great venue with fantastic food, views and staff.

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TerenceS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were awesome, friendly, attentive, energetic, professional.

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Service from beginning to end, staff very attentive but not overly in your face.

Food was great regular food with flair.

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joef
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to dine - friendly staff & quality food. Will recommend to family & friends.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favourite local place to dine with friendly staff

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Sass
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, delicious food, warm and friendly staff. What’s not to love. Thank you.

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Robbi
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was great, the fish and chips was delicious but the steak was disappointing. We loved the pear and apple crumble. The venue was lovely.

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AlishaC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DINNER EXPERIENCE: Delicious food and cocktails, lovely and polite wait staff and reasonably priced for the quality of food and experience.

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Fantastic
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, loved the new Pappardelle pasta!

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TanG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food and great service but choice was a bit limited

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MarciaD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was very good, food was good, restaurant was a little on the chilly side.

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 4.6 stars by 414 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.