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The Vista

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 7188
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Three friends enjoyed a celebratory dinner on a Tuesday night. We all had seafood for entree's and mains but no desserts. All meals were flavourful and well presented. Limited availability of the house speciality of Seafood Platter for Two was sold out so we missed out however has been enjoyed by one of us on a previous visit and is... More 

Thank Saparavi
United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I had a lovely meal hear last night . My wife declined a starter whilst i had the the oysters ,simply with a twist of lemon . Great ! For mains wife had the seafood Linguini whilst i had the pork belly both were high quality and delicious . This is a good place to spend an evening... More 

Thank BInck113
Logan City, Australia
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here. The service was good, the food was also good. We sat outside and watched the world go by. I had home made muesli with youhurt, which was delicious.

Thank barbara s
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vista is only open for dinner, and it is on the Eastern End of the town. A great location, fine food and wine at a reasonable price. The portions were a good size, and the special is a seafood platter for two. We had the pork belly and the barramundi - both meals were very tasty, well cooked and... More 

Thank Barrie R
Herzliya, Israel
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231 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vista is nicely decorated and offers a friendly atmosphere with about eight tables (three were occupied this evening). The menu is not very rich but well balanced. The food quality was uneven, the men at the table had quite mediocre rib-eye steaks, our partners fish dishes were better. Service is nice and friendly. However the prices are exaggerated, at... More 

Thank Dan R
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an evening meal here.There was a good choice on the menu and a specials board .The food was well cooked and the staff attentive and helpful.There is both an outside and inside eating area

Thank Anita B
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At a cost of $120 for a half lobster you would think they would know how to cook it. It came out burnt from the griller, was way over cooked, dry and tasteless-with no meat in the tiny legs. The waiter was professional with my complaint until he asked me how I would cook it!! The entrees my wife and... More 

Thank Robert W
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner here with a girl friend over the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival weekend. Restaurant was absolutely packed yet we still had wonderful service from a lovely European waiter with glasses (did not catch his name unfortunately) – water glasses never empty and some fun banter as well while waiting for the orders since the kitchen was swamped.... More 

Thank Vanna L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly upmarket restaurant for a beach holiday. Service was friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was in keeping with the surroundings, i.e./ smart. We had the barramundi - soft and meaty. They didn't ruin this, which is so easy to do. Oysters - fresh and succulent Seafood linguini - lots of stuff and deliciously made Fancy night out after the beach... More 

Thank Weng C
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were sold on the seafood platter and also ordered a beer and wine. The platter was expensive but the seafood was fresh and very tasty. The platter was $200 and had 1/2 dozen oysters (fresh), 1/2 dozen mussels done in a tomato salsa style broth, scallops done in garlic (huge and juicy), cured salmon, grilled fish, fresh and cooked... More 

Thank Louise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 7188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?