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Sails on the Bay

Australian, Gluten Free Options
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15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 6933
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a Sunday lunch wedding. The venue is beautiful, however the food was also excellent and the service staff were faultless. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful place to hold a reception.

Thank glenys w
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After many years, we went to Sails on the Bay for lunch. We used to go there very often many years ago, and were hoping to be delighted again. The location right on Elwood beach is a lovely setting. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The service was ok. But the menu was just not as good. We were so looking forward... More 

Thank veronica a
Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best make a reservation for sun set, the view of the setting sun across the Bay is fantastic. Excellent service, good food without being very special. The fish batter was wonderfully crisp. A good venue to show off the Bay. In all a good place for a meal.

Thank Selrahc49
Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant to catch the sunset. Lovely location. The food was reasonable - standard fish and chips - large wedge shaped chips were hot and crispy. Food is decent but not special.

1 Thank Joyce W
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We booked this restaurant purely on it's location as we had visitors from Europe and the US. Perhaps we should have checked first but we were expecting a menu filled with seafood items. For example, there were no oysters available and when we queried why, we were told that it was out of season (they had ample oysters at the... More 

Thank TiberiusVerax
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The location and layout of Sails is exceptional, service is always good, and the lunch special is excellent value. Lunch normally has some different and interesting dishes. Always worth a visit!

Thank Roger L
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Upon entering the restaurant the first thing you notice is the stunning view of the bay. The next thing you notice is how pleasant and attentive the staff are We were having a family function and there were a number of hungry kids,the organised their food and our drinks with amazing efficiency The menu provides a good balance between seafood... More 

Thank jda00292
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We were moved indoors from the pier due to a last min weather change. Cozy venue, shielded from the winds but still able to view the waters !

Thank globetrotterCKY
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The location of this place is was a reason few of us went there for a friend's birthday and were very disappointed: the menu is very basic, (but their prices are exuberant,)the service was non- existent (our waiter couldn't give any recommendation - there are only few main courses!)- and as a result we ended up with battered oily fish... More 

Thank Lida_10
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you're looking for a beach side location with a view to die for, "Sails' is what you're looking for. This stunning location is next to the Elwood sailing club so easy to find, but signage is almost non existent. Service was fantastic; very attentive and pleasant. The $40 midweek lunchtime special (with wine) is great value and a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?