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Waves on the Beach

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Ksk 2 1N Long Island Dr, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 0000
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Top experience all round. Location tops, one of the few truly beachfront restaurants on the Bay. Terrific service from the friendly staff. Food quality & quantity excellent.

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Thank IanMalc50
Bern, Switzerland
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As the restaurant is directly on the beach, the view is amazing. On clear days, you even see Melbourne's skyline. The staff is not very friendly (nor unfriendly, to be fair), but it feels like they do not have to bother as people come here anyway.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices at Waves on the Beach are definitely up there, however the quality of the food, staff attentiveness and ambiance are average. The wine list is poor. I would not recommend and will not be going again next time I am in Frankston.

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Thank Alan F
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A marvellous view from inside the glass with a very windy balcony had the door between the two slamming extremely loudly shut on a very frequent basis much to the annoyance of all in the proximity. The very stale garlic bread was a disappointment and the mushroom and leak risotto was lacking in taste. The coffee was of a good... More 

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Hastings, Australia
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never again. This is a usual spot we loved to go for lunch. After making a booking for balcony seats during the week, we arrived today with a window table inside and a very cold greeting. After waiting for about 15 minutes with no service. The manager squashed us on an outside table. We ordered various platters to share. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meal...excellent service...spotless restaurant. ..couldn't fault one thing..will definitely be back....

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Victoria, Australia
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I have lunch from time to time, just us the guys. Each time we pick another place. This time he suggested we meet here, never been to the place before, didn't know about it, although I live just 15 minutes down the road. The setting is very nice, the service is good. The food - I got... More 

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Thank Alex4Goldy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here to celebrate our son's birthday. It is a favourite place for our family as the food is always great, the service is fast and friendly and the view of the bay is unbeatable. This time we were a little disappointed as the waitress was really offhand and it spoiled it a bit. However the... More 

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Thank Clare_Hu
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a bit of research on Trip Advisor we decided to treat ourselves to the number 1 restaurant in Frankston. We were staying at the Quest Hotel and it is only a short stroll across the road from the hotel. The restaurant is right on the water and we were seated outside overlooking the beach. Very impressive view and the... More 

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Thank Pete M
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was ok. Open steak sandwich needs work .as its precut on sandwich, it kept falling onto table. the decor could be nicer.

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Thank Carla J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ksk 2 1N Long Island Dr, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Frankston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9770 0000
Description
OVERVIEW Hidden away on the beach with stunning views over Port Philip Bay, Waves on the Beach offers an amazingly picturesque dining experience. Built in 2004 on one of the most unique locations in Mornington Peninsula, Waves has won numerous awards and been featured on various travel and lifestyle programs. We were recently voted by Dimmi diners as the Top 100 Regional Restaurants in Australia. There is plenty of parking of parking right outside our door and we are open 7 days, 11am till late (kitchen closes from 3:30pm-5:30pm). OUR VENUE Whether it's a casual meal with friends, a romantic dinner or a group function, everything at Waves has been designed to create a relaxed, casual seaside dining experience. Our interior has an easy, coastal feel with comfortable furniture, letting the ocean take centre stage. On warmer days the outdoor balcony dining area is opened to allow the sea breeze to flow through. OUR MENU Our team of chefs have created a broad selection of flavoursome and satisfying meals that complement the relaxed, coastal feel of the venue. We make sure there is always plenty of variety on our menu, along with a daily specials board, which also showcases our fish of the day. Furthermore, we have lunch specials, dedicated vegetarian and gluten-free menus and sharing options. OUR PRODUCE & WINE Our chefs take great pride in sourcing local, fresh produce, based on seasonality and keeping everything reasonably priced. We are constantly updating our menu - so make sure to keep checking in by clicking on the menu tab. All our wines are hand-picked and blind-tasted by our team, led by our sommelier. We specialise in boutique wineries and also have vegan, organic, biodynamic and sulfite-free wines options.

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