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Waterfront Brighton

4.5
4.5
191 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
We are dedicated to the “sea to plate”, with daily visits to the market, selecting the very best oysters, pristine shellfish and the freshest local seafood.
Our “paddock to table” philosophy ensures we only source the highest quality of meats, bred from local Victorian farmers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9592 0254

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 191 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Seafood

  • Bayside

    Best Overall

  • Bayside

    Best Food

  • Bayside

    Best Service

  • Bayside

    Best Ambiance

  • Bayside

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bayside

    Good for Groups

  • Bayside

    Healthy

  • Bayside

    Great for Lunch

  • Bayside

    Romantic

  • Bayside

    Special Occasion

  • Bayside

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Bayside

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Michelle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I chose this restaurant as we really wanted a special seafood dinner for a long awaited reunion. Decor and ambiance was fine and service just ok. The big disappointment was the quality of the food. Very below par for a restaurant of this quality and price. Prawns were bordering on inedible could hardly cut them and extremely chewy. Quality and freshness of prawns from Woolworths much better quality and ten times fresher ?? When I commented on the prawns they were deducted from the bill. Main course of bug tails average nothing special with a big scoop of white rice and handful of rocket leaves. Restaurant was fairly quiet by 8.00pm and now I know why. Would not go back. Sticking to swallows or Richmond seafood tavern for quality and service.
  2. GA

    GeoffA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal Started with oysters which were nice and fresh, and kingfish sashimi in a citrus sauce. Both excellent. Only disappointment was the pot of mussels which were overcooked and dehydrated. Ended with a bombe Alaska with a birthday candle. Nice touch! Overall an excellent dining experience Bravo!
  3. SP

    SallyP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved our waterfront experience . The chowder was a winner and my husbands flounder perfectly cooked . My only small complaint was the thai gold band snapper curry a little sweet and the sauce became a bit hard to finish .
  4. DT

    DebraT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was a very busy night. The staff were under a lot of pressure. The Japanese scallops were average. …Bland. Rye snapper curry was lovely but such a huge serve… we should have ordered it to share. We’ll be back on a night that isn’t so busy.
  5. KH

    KerryH

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really nice food. Service could be improved - we had to ask to have our glasses refilled on two occasions
  6. DM

    DavidM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was very good except for 2 main meals off mussels which were over cooked and a bit dodgy
  7. SS

    SallyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The express lunch menu is well priced, the options are great and the presentation and taste of the dishes were excellent.
  8. PL

    PaulL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with excellent service, wait staff were fantastic
  9. DA

    DebA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great express lunch special but salmon was dry and side salad bland.
  10. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable! Food was amazing & the sun environment was inviting. Can’t wait to go back for mussel night
  11. GB

    GlennB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service first class,young lady could not have been more attentive.Joseph consummate professional..Wonderful fresh seafood.
  12. BB

    BB31

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Steak was stone cold, second attempt was a reheat, 3rd attempt with new steak was better but chewy. Very disappointing given the cost of the steak. 2nd guys steak said it was average but 2 girls enjoyed their fish curry, oysters and spag marinara very much.
  13. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One food order was incorrect and was served undercooked - one of our party had the same meal that was cooked satisfactorily. The seafood chowder was excellent as were the other entrees. Overall, Waterfront is a welcome addition to Church Street offering good quality meals, service and ambiance.
  14. BG

    BrettG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waterfront offered brilliant service, high quality food, wonderful cocktails and wine selection.
  15. JH

    JillH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality and service by Joseph!! It was quiet so even better for conversation.
  16. CM

    ChristopherM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food of a very high standard and well presented. Service good. Second time there - would visit again - recommend
  17. P

    Pender

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night.. Service was fantastic I still have an issue but seems normal now..surcharge on a weekend.. It takes away from leaving a tip.. Food for thought..
  18. IG

    IreneG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the delicious offerings and impeccable service
  19. YM

    YvetteM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very attentive throughout our dining. Restaurant has a nice vibe to it. Nice to see the chefs cooking. Only thing, forgot to ask how much for lobster and ended up with a very expensive 1 lobster $300.00 !!!
  20. BM

    BruceM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic Service excellent We had a wonderful night - seafood so fresh
  21. MH

    MalcolmH

    Tropical North Queensland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable birthday dinner. Looked after by Sarah !! Three slight "downsides": 1. French fries are "McDonalds" fare. NOT up-market restaurant food = too thin & don't hold heat = arrived with meal BUT lukewarm / cold. 2. Bombe Alaska sweet was not "flamed" as expected. 3. The bar did not stock/have Benedictine liquor.
  22. PR

    PaulineR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved it
  23. P

    Pedro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Arrived at 6:10. Told we must be out by 8pm. Didn't get served entrees until after 7:30pm Poor management
  24. BD

    BrigidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always lovely at Waterfront and last night the service was exceptional.
  25. NM

    NikkiM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fixed price lunch menu with excellent service
  26. DH

    DavidH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    Charged at 10% surcharge for a Saturday- ridiculous given the prices they already charge for food and alcohol Only found out about it when the bill arrived
  27. SC

    SandraC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The vegetables and chips were cold. Linguine marinara hardly had any seafood. The bread arrived after our entree had been eaten. Our waiter was very good.
  28. MG

    MarieG

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Just a bit cold it there, needed some heating on.
  29. RB

    RussellB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again the service was first class, the food excellent and a very good drinks menu that is not over the top. All had a most enjoyable night.
  30. LH

    LibbyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious aromatic Chowder served by charming, efficient and very welcoming staff. A most enjoyable atmosphere all around.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food in my hood. Service always great and food is delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fast service, friendly and food delicious
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Have been wanting to to the Waterfront for a while now. I booked it for our anniversary and I have to say I was quite underwhelmed. I expected better quality from the dishes and was quite disappointed. The food was definitely overpriced in relation to the quality. I’ve experienced the dining experience there now and I can confidently say I wouldn’t revisit.
  34. JA

    JoAAA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibey restaurant - food was fantastic ! Try the fish specials !
  35. JS

    JudithS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, very spacious. The service was fantastic. Everything was explained to us. The food was incredible.
  36. RB

    RussellB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all aspects of our dinner (a date night) and will be there for more. Great range of wines and not over the top with pricing.
  37. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Exceeded our expectations, staff were very experienced and nice to talk to.
  38. DN

    DavidN

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue & service. Good ambience & fabulous food
  39. DT

    DeeT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All exceptional and I’m returning again this coming week.
  40. AM

    AndrewM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Waterfront is always a good experience with the right mix of atmosphere, service and food quality

FAQs

Waterfront Brighton is rated 4.5 stars by 191 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 11 times today
Google Map for Waterfront Brighton

25 Church St Brighton, AU-VIC 3186

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking

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