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West Beach Pavilion, St Kilda West, AU-VIC

West Beach Pavilion

3.5
3.5
46 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Our food is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented with a nod to the laid back beach-goers that first visited West Beach almost 100 years ago. If you have more than twenty people then let us give you something a little more. West Beach can offer a variety of food and beverage options to match the unique beach front setting; all in the heart of Melbourne! Children are welcome to attend any event and we have made allowances for them with exciting food and drink choices to make their eyes light up. You have the opportunity to create an unforgettable experience and we are more than happy to tailor to your needs or accommodate any budget. At West Beach, we enjoy the simple life so feel free to kick your shoes off, stick your feet in the sand and stay a while.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon 4:45 am–5:00 am
  • Phone number
    (03) 9593 8833
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    West Beach Bathers Pavilion has hosted a multitude of Wedding Celebrations and private functions. We understand that every Wedding and function is different so our dedicated team is always available to discuss any questions you may have.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9593 8833
  • Neighborhood
    St Kilda
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    96, 12
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

46 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They weren’t even open yet & when we rang them up on the phone they told us that the kitchen is closed and they don’t use open table anymore for bookings! Thanks for nothing!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing and the setting was perfect.

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  3. CarolM

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent outlook onto the beach. Warm and cosy with the fire going. Food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient. Good variety to choose from the menu for food and drinks. Would definitely go back again. Would make a great venue for a function or special occasion.

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  4. FrancyC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the fish and chips but would like a crumbed option as well as the battered and grilled. Gorgeous outlook on a gorgeous day

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  5. Daveyboy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a cabana for me & my friends & it was a lovely sunny afternoon & we all had a wonderful time & the staff are so very polite & very helpful & the food was great & highly recommend this experience . Cheers Will x

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  6. ChristineT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous views, great customer service, beautiful food (pricey though), but definitely coming back!

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  7. AxelRave

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. I've been there twice. Once inside and the other outside in the cabana. The outside ambience is awesome, particularly when the weather is nice. We had a great breakfast to celebrate my wife's birthday. Highly recommended.

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  8. KateR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately I was charged a ridiculous $30 booking fee for a white cabana. We were instead put outside on a back table in the corner. When I informed the waiter we had booked a cabana we had to wait 15mins to sit. We were told to order through the qr code only this had been switched off. The queue to order was super long!!! Half my order came out half was missing and I needed to remind waiters numerous times. For the price I would not return or recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was all good, except the lady behind the bar didn’t take the food order correctly and we were one main course short.

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  10. MareeM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We were charged for the complimentary drink. The food was terrible. Staff good and Ambiance wonderful. It really is a shame that its such a terrible restaurant because the abidance is so good. We would never go there again and telling everyone about our experience.

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  11. SWDay

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Environment excellent - lovely evening on the beach

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  12. RogerT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DO NOT BOOK VIA OPEN TABLE The good: fantastic location and really excellent waiters, the French guy and Dan with the hat. They interacted with my nephew (it was his birthday) and they even brought out the birthday cakes and sung Happy Birthday! Really nice of them. The food was pretty good. Usual bar/cafe standard. The fish is not battered but that’s good because the fish is delicious and the chips very crunchy. Good sized portions. Drinks - Pimms jug delish. The bad: Getting stung $70 just to book the table through OpenTable. For literally nothing. Only one other table there. Nobody answers the phone to book. We were coming from Camberwell - an hour in traffic so no idea if it was busy or not so had to book a table. The $70 should come off the bill. Felt very ripped off. VERY. Because for pub food and a couple of beers, a jug of $35 Pimms, no dessert, two starters the bill was $400 for 7 people, incl 2 kids.

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  13. James

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I don’t usually leave negative reviews but feel this place could be one of the best venues in Melbourne if they got it together. I had tried to call several times earlier in the day to increase my booking size but no response.. Upon arrival there was a long wait to get in due to the change over from day to evening sitting. The booking system was down and were running off sheets of paper. They had no record of my booking despite prepaying for wine, fruit and charcuterie on arrival. After 30 minutes we were seated and our prepaid things came out after 2 hours (after reminding staff several times). The lovely Portuguese manager looked after us and was very apologetic and gave us some free wine. We had a great time despite all this and the sunset was lovely.

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  14. WayneB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Christmas Day lunch was an absolute disaster! Waited almost two hours to receive 2 warm oysters on a plate! By this stage we realised other tables around us had been there longer & had not eaten either. There was clearly no organisation what so ever as the staff seemed to just be running around with no idea what they were doing. A table of about 15 demanded a refund & left without eating. Not really sure how things could go so wrong when it was a set menu. We did feel sorry for the staff that were there however the owners of this establishment need to reach out to the diners that were there for Christmas lunch with an apology & some sort of compensation.

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  15. GGGG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible terrible terrible terrible, overbooked and understaffed. The staff were admirable but quite frankly I think they had been thrown in the deep end with very little training for such a big day. Booking for 1pm all of the things to enjoy pre dinner were delivered in a haphazard and ridiculously late way. The pumpkin entree was raw The mains were Luke warm and came 2 hours late. We did not stay for dessert If I could give this restaurant half a star I would but the app won’t allow it. I will never book or eat here again. I will let all my friends and family know to never book or eat at this restaurant.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reserved for Xmas lunch. The service was extremely poor due to staff shortages… waited for hours for food. Also had specifically requested an outside table which had been confirmed by email… we were seated inside.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Xmas lunch! Worst experience I have ever had! We waited 2.5 hours for our entrees! Didn’t get served drinks had to get them from the bar ourselves! Had to ask multiple times for our entrees and ended up just asking four out mains and left without eating all of our food! Plates, glasses and cutlery were all dirty and not cleaned properly. We would seriously like a full or part refund for this as it was so so bad.

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  18. GinaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The Christmas experience was terrible. No food, chaotic service. We felt for the service staff who had no idea in the end about what was happening. Went home after sitting for 3 hours and opened a tin of soup. Waiting for a refund!

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  19. RosannaH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    DO NOT COME HERE. We waited two hours for our food. Entre and mains were served both at the same time. Food was cold when it arrived. Staff tried their best but couldn't cope with orders. Plates stacked all over the place. In the end I went to the kitchen and got my own meal. $620 for 4 people. We were promised a full refund. Still waiting. Don't go there.

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  20. ANITAH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    No plates for entree Understaffed Cold meals Kid menu was appalling, weren't offered one of the courses People complaining all around us Music and noise level very loud

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  21. GlenB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Christmas Day lunch. They didn’t have enough staff, we waited for nearly 3hours before getting food. It was a true Fawlty towers experience. We felt sorry for the staff but it was a total disaster & one I won’t try again.

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  22. Anna

    New Zealand

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately we left early as we had waited for too long and after 2 1/2 hours we had to be somewhere else. Drinks took 30 minutes on average to arrive. Food was sub par and not worth what we paid for on such a special occasion

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  23. M123

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked the Christmas day lunch for my family and it took over 2 hours just to get served the entrée. They told us they mixed up our order which I don't really understand when you are only serving a limited set menu! They have advertised an experience which they could not live up to. The whole thing was just terrible and we left without finishing our meal. Not what we hoped for Christmas day.

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  24. KarenS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I understand it was Christmas day, however the service was terrible and they weren't very friendly as they were under so much pressure.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely family lunch where we shared a variety of foods such as chips, cheese board, pizza, calamari, nachos and a few other things. The food was delicious and adequate serving sizes. Unfortunately it was raining when we arrived so we sat inside which was very noisy. Once the weather improved, the windows were opened & nearly all the children went outside to play on the beach, which significantly reduced the noise level & improved the ambience. It’s a fantastic venue on a sunny day and always great, basic food.

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  26. JodieH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything about the experience was poor except the view of the beach and the weather. Terrible service, no service and extremely badly organised.

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  27. LeeB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting on the beach, food is always beautiful and service was outstanding we come here often and decided to have our baby shower here and staff were very helpful and made sure we had a beautiful day

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    While there are plenty of staff members wandering around aimlessly, the customer must go to the counter to get their own menu, water, and cutlery, and then again to place their order, once your order is placed you are given a little thing that tells to when it is ready, and then you must enter the kitchen yourself to get your food, and go to a different place to collect your drinks. Now, I wouldn’t mind this kind of “do it yourself” service if i was at a cheaper venue or a fast food restaurant, but for $30 for a pizza you’d at least hope the waiter would actually perform their role as a waiter and not just walk around the place… I came to this place a lot before the pandemic and enjoyed a wide variety of food as well as table service. Now, the menu is limited and the staff don’t seem to be staff.

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  29. JulesL

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has so much potential but sadly could be another victim of covid. The night we went it was us and one other table. The website photos do not match the decor, it is in desperate need of refresh.

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  30. DanR

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a joke, 35min to get a drink.hhgfffgvvfgg

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  31. MichelvanMaanen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love it here....Coming here since 2014 when I lived in Melbourne. Now flying in from Sydney to enjoy it again ...

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  32. KatharineL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for 10 the night before and when we went to book in our table was given to someone else. I wasn't happy about this however the lovely lady on the front door kindly asked them to move and we got our table back. She was very lovely and accommodating!

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  33. SarahJ

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Will defiantly be back. Great atmosphere

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  34. Cally

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location of west beach pavilion is perfect, right on the beach, views of the sea, with plenty of umbrellas to shade you from the sun. The menu offers a good selection of options for everyone and the meals are excellent. The wait staff were all very welcoming, friendly & helpful which always helps make a dinning experience. I love this restaurant & cannot wait to return. 🥰

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  35. JudyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to brunch, lunch and dine at west beach. One of my go to places.

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  36. Reviewer

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    As we were ushered to a set of small tables beside a fabric partition, it was clear no table had been reserved for our party of 4 and we were left waiting awkwardly as the host scrambled to drag tables together and shuffle walls so we could squeeze into our seats. An understandable oversight that left us with a fantastic view, but no room to move and no way to hold conversation over the hooting of the adjacent function. No menus or service for a good 45 minutes led us to seek drinks at the bar, at which point we were handed a brunch menu at 6.45pm. The cocktails were delicious and truffle fries were tasty, if a bit soggy; but ultimately the lack of service, communication and incredibly limited menu led us to depart after our second round and seek dinner elsewhere. Disappointingly not the West Beach of old.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The online system they use so we can order contactless wasn't working at that time.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Location, Good range of cocktails, staff were busy but very helpful

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  39. kris77

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The order/payment platform kept disconnecting despite trying multiple times and it was difficult to get staff to assist due to shortage of staff on the floor. However the food was delicious. Drinks were tasty but could have been colder.

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  40. TravisP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor food and took 40 minutes for our drinks to come. Safe to say we won’t be back to dine in

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West Beach Pavilion is rated 3.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West, AU-VIC 3182

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    St Kilda
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon 4:45 am–5:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    96, 12
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9593 8833
  • Private party facilities
    West Beach Bathers Pavilion has hosted a multitude of Wedding Celebrations and private functions. We understand that every Wedding and function is different so our dedicated team is always available to discuss any questions you may have.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9593 8833
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