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Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick, Elsternwick, AU-VIC

Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick

4.5
4.5
47 Reviews
$40 and under
Seafood
Voted No.1 Fish & Chips in Melbourne (Time Out Dec 2020).

Tommy Ruff is everything seafood! Unique flavours and an affordable seafood experience, from classic fish & chips through to a diverse selection of fresh, healthy quality local seafood.
Serving sustainable sourced seafood.
Enjoy a large selection of fresh fish, whole fish, platters, prawns and daily specials at our 3 locations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9077 8815

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Elsternwick

  • Cross street

    Glen Huntley Road

  • Parking details

    Carre Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Gluten Free Options

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Southern Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Southern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Susanah

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food - perfect for a family dinner / attentive staff / food is consistently good with specials and delicious salads available. We go often and always enjoy
  2. MI

    MissionIsta

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was our first time And we Will definitely be back for the shared platter, the super salad, and the beautiful fish.
  3. EB

    EvelynB

    Gold Coast

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tommy Ruff is a very good family fish restaurant with a great range of fish varieties and also has a really good children's meu that is value. The service is quick and efficient and I would certainly recommend Tommy Ruff Elsternwick for a quick mea.
  4. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Crispy Barra Salad was great but waaaay too much dressing.
  5. MM

    MiriamM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. Had the chefs seafood platter for 3 and it was fantastic. Very fresh and tasty and generous. The service was excellent
  6. EB

    EvelynB

    Gold Coast

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As usual the service and food is quick and tasty with generous serves-also freat for kids with a good kids menu, and the staff are very obliging. I would certainly recommend Tommy Ruff Elsternwick for dinner.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kosta was super friendly and food was amazing as always!
  8. FH

    FannyH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great place to get a tasty and healthy meal. Very reasonably priced and the menu allows flexibility in your order. Service was very good and very accommodating.
  9. PB

    PearlB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely night. The only complaint was that the side of steamed veggies were not steamed and were basically potato and pumpkin. The lovely Greek waiter was charming, friendly and very attentive. He made our night more enjoyable.
  10. b

    belozzie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always fresh and good value, a neighbourhood gem. Better to eat in than takeaway…as always
  11. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moroccan Barra was excellent. Both fish burgers excellent. Fish wings outstanding. An altogether scrumptious meal. (sweet potato fries too soggy )
  12. CT

    CherieT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service fantastic. Very friendly even offer us free sweet potato chips. Food served hot and quick , food very yummy. At very good value.
  13. EB

    EvelynB

    Gold Coast

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good restaurant for families and great fish and chips and fabulous potato cakes.. The children’s menu is also very good as it is a substantial serve of fish and chips. The service is quick which is great if there are children. Tommy Ruff is definitely worth a visit.
  14. ER

    EstelleR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food and great staff who are pleasant and friendly
  15. B

    Bora

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service, helpful staff and great seafood.
  16. VF

    VivienneF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good on all levels. We were next to quite a noisy table so that was the only negative.
  17. AA

    AlexA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully crafted unpretentious seafood focused on freshness and quality.
  18. SR

    StanR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The quality is dependable. Nothing flash about the place, but comfortable and suited us well.
  19. S

    Sally

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food great service will keep returning Very good value
  20. JK

    JoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! For taste quality, quantity and service .
  21. JT

    JoanneT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The online booking system works well. Plenty of parking in local streets. The greeting we received on arrival was warm and friendly. I enjoyed the sesame crusted tuna with pumpkin and bean salad. A good size piece of tuna which was well cooked. The salad was a great accompaniment. Will visit again.
  22. KC

    KimC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So great to dine there again after so many years. The food was excellent and the main team still there to welcome us back. Thank you ! Will be back again.
  23. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening, loved the food, that's why we keep coming back!
  24. TS

    TanyaS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and nice atmosphere.
  25. RP

    RebeccaP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious and fresh food friendly staff - we will be back
  26. BT

    BelindaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Tommy Ruff’s never disappoints. Generous serves, fresh and tasty. Give the fish tacos a go - delish!
  27. PB

    PeteB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You took my booking and confirmed it by text only for us to arrive and it was closed!
  28. LT

    LitsaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, affordable, tasty seafood and salads in particular. Very clean. Great place to eat casual, intimate or a small event at either indoor or outdoor courtyard with friendly staff.
  29. NP

    NickyP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious as usual, due to setout noise level quite high.
  30. L

    maryL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food is delicious, healthy, and hot. Service could be a bit faster. Waiter is very friendly and helpful. Booking is easy via internet and confirmation. Casual, good value and good service. What more could anyone want?
  31. JF

    JamieF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great fish and good prompt service as usual. Highly recommend.
  32. DB

    DouglasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round wonderful time Recommend to anyone
  33. MC

    MayaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and our meal came promptly and was delicious and plentiful.
  34. LS

    LeahS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, the food was high standard, and we received value for money.
  35. NB

    NatashaB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food
  36. s

    shanak

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    WE FOUND THE STAFF VERY ACCOMODATING, THE FOOD ARRIVAL TIME WAS GREAT, AND CAME HOT. OVERALL IT WAS A VERY PLEASEANT EXPERIENCE
  37. JM

    JennyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Prawn tacos and calamari were amazing.
  38. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully prepared and generous portions. A great night out.
  39. MH

    MickH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always good to come here. The food’s good, imaginative, and well priced. The staff are terrific, and very friendly.
  40. RL

    RuthL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tommy Ruff always delivers a great quality fish dinner!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick using the Order Online button. Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9077 8815.

Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick is rated 4.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tommy Ruff Fishbar - Elsternwick

3/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, AU-VIC 3185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Glen Huntley Road

  • Neighborhood

    Elsternwick

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Carre Street

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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