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Anchorage Restaurant

34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9397 7799
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (40 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant has a cosy interior with a strong maritime themed decor. The staff are extremely courteous and attentive. There are some great views as the restaurant is situated right beside the bay - it would be a perfect venue in summer for lunch or...More

Thank MartinLorenzo
Reviewed 1 week ago

the anchorage restaurant is a lovely restaurant for a special occasion or even just a night out lovely food great atmosphere fantastic views great waiters overall great experience

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Anchorage is not a budget visit but what you will get is good quality food. The menu is very seafood driven but then you are eating on the bay so it fits with the culture of the venue. I actually had Steak as I...More

Thank JackieMack
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Definately my favourite restaurant in Williamstown. Very special, lovely staff, great food, great wine, great views, perfect in summer or winter or any seasons. Best place for New Year's Eve fireworks!

Thank L.C. W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Anchorage Restaurant is a hidden gem in Melbourne with quality dishes, stunning view of Melbourne City and fantastic staff! Today, we celebrated an important event at Anchorage. They were really good at catering for dietary requirement and children. It is a fantastic place either for...More

Thank Judy Y
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends last Saturday & came away very impressed. The food was superb - being a Kiwi I had the hapuku - could not fault it. Service was friendly & attentive and I'm hard to impress after years of working Front of...More

Thank Samchodges
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The atmosphere is lovely, the service grate but the food let you down, we order the tempura oysters and found a hair in it, sent it back and received a new one. Then the stake was tough, we in formed the staff the manager spoke...More

1  Thank nrudziewicz
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I came to visit here and was shocked to find hair in my Seafood platter I don't think I will be back a plus the service was great:(More

Thank merc124
Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

This is interesting, seeing as we only serve a Shellfish Platter. And none of my staff can recall any complaint of a hair in a dish. Just when did you dine and under what booking name? Then I can easily check on camera to verify...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing, the calamari starter was tiny though compared to restaurants of a similar standard. We were served by a lovely Italian waitress who was friendly and attentive. My experience was however marred by another waiter who appeared to be quite obnoxious,...More

Thank Madamecherrie
Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi 'Madamecherrie', First, thank you for your compliments regarding your meals and for acknowledging your Italian waitress. Her name is Lara and I shall pass on your kind words and to our Head Chef Dylan Roberts. Please do email me on ahoy@anchorage.com.au with the date...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Anchorage has a great atmosphere and really classy decor. The wait staff are also attentive and knowledgeable on both food and wine options. The restaurant's speciality is seafood - the gourmet style fish and chips was very good quality flathead. The menu also offers variety...More

Thank Katy M
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9 November 2015|
Response from Andrew_Daniell | Property representative |
Hello Glynis, Thank you for your feedback and for dining with us previously. You are correct in that we haven't renewed our partnership with the Entertainment Book for this year. We will review this in the future... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$111
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9397 7799
  • E-mail
Set in an historic Williamstown boat shed with bay views of Melbourne, experience our serene location on the marina and authentic nautical feel. Anchorage Restaurant is the perfect location for a delicious, award winning dining experience with the freshest seafood and fine dining options. If you're planning a lovely private dinner, a function or a truly memorable wedding, our experienced staff will ensure your occasion is one to remember.
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