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Sails on the Bay

15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 6933
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been some time since I last dined here and I was really looking forward to a lovely lunch. Our group had opted for two courses plus wine for $40. Sounds like a great deal and the glass of wine was lovely. The food...More

Thank Expatmomma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a special birthday lunch. Apparently the waitress was new - ordering was clumsy. Well over 15mins before drink order was taken. We waited a long time for our food. When it finally arrived both entrees and main arrived at same time. They...More

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not cheap but worth the white tablecloth experience, a most agreeable lunch with a good bar range to choose from including French champagne. The main attraction, of course, is being right on the beach. The whole front wall is a glass window, allowing a maximum...More

Thank CharmedLife11
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This venue is looking a little tired and probably suffers from exposure to the elements. Despite this, it provides an excellent service. The main dining room has a large window which gives a wonderful view of the bay. The entree and main meals were first...More

Thank Malvoleo
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Sails is certainly a beautiful venue right on the beach. Good table setting with plenty of space between tables and very attentive and friendly staff. Well presented, tasty food from comprehensive menu and having the bonus of being BYO wine (with small corkage charge) on...More

Thank June M
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beachfront view, good parking facilities and a nice venue. The food and service were ok, but the best dish by far was the baked chocolate tart with mint ice cream.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Great view, great food(Barramundi followed by chocolate tart). Excellent service-attentive yet unobtrusive, and walking distance from home but also plenty of parking. This is one of Elwood's secrets.

Thank Adrian O
Monica F, Owner at Sails on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your great experience. We all need good news 😀

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable bad service and poor food..such a shame as location is great. Over priced even they tride to compensate with a free salad and fries. Even the fries was not cooked......very sad indeed. My advice - stay away

Thank RolandMel
Monica F, Owner at Sails on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Would you mind emailing me more information? I need to understand what went wrong and who was responsible It would be greatly appreciated monica@sailsonthebay.com Thank you & I am truly upset things were as you described

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This spot looks out onto the beach and has beautiful sunsets. It was a very hot night and wasn't good by the windows. Going in March onwards would be better. Wine and food was lovely and staff very attentive.

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We had a pre-arranged family celebration dinner for my husband's birthday. The restaurant is elegant, spacious with amazing views. We had a beach front window table. The menu although not as extensive as in other restaurants, still a very good selection. Food was delicious, very...More

Thank BaskaAndy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  Elwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 6933
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Iconic Melbourne restaurant dining on Elwood Beach, well known for its relaxed modern day feel and our exceptional attention to service and detail. Surrounded by glass, Sails on the bay is a Melbourne Restaurant which sits one metre from the golden sands of Elwood Beach making the bay your dining canvas. The sun sets right outside our windows, sparkling on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The view is uninterrupted and on any given day you can view a cruise liner sailing across the water, a wind surfer or at night the flickering lights of the West Gate bridge sparkle in the distance. With a location so close to the beach you can almost touch the sand. It’s the perfect place to dine, host a wedding, corporate event or small party. Designed to reflect the location, as well as creatively showcasing seasonality, our menu with our extensive local and international wine list, represent the very essence of modern Melbourne restaurant dining.
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