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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I booked this restaurant 6 months prior to my 60th birthday. I had a friend who has PKU which is no protein allowed. I emailed Nadine numerous times on what they could make, ie a vegetable stack, I called the week before to confirm that...More

2  Thank Lucky M
Monica F, Owner at Sails on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

This is simply untrue and unbecoming of you. I did respond and also explained the reason for the delay in my response. Not only were various choices offered & declined but a refund on you paying for soft drinks was offered. Added to that you...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A group of 45 of us for work Christmas break up dinner. Had the private room which over looks the beach and sunset. Had a 3course meals and all were delicious, a credit to the chef. Unfortunately the service let the night down. Very slow...More

Thank kerrie s
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Christmas gathering for 9 people un the restaurant area. We had a beach front window table. We had arranged the three course set menu with drinks package. Andrew our waiter from Ireland never let our glasses empty. He was very friendly and entertaining but not...More

1  Thank julesten2016
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

What a great evening. Crab was amazing and the view was to match. Typical melbourne stormy night. Great service will be back

Thank X9565LGmarkp
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We used to dine in the restaurant area here and it was always great, and still looks nice from a distance- but we tried the cafe area again this week and it was average. As the restaurant was full it felt like the cafe end...More

Thank Its_Just_Food
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Firstly the good news is there's loads of parking, it is though paid parking so bring some coins. The highlight has to be the setting, literally on the beach. The views are spectacular. The food isn't bad either, yes it's on the more expensive side...More

Thank aussierater2
Reviewed 10 December 2017

the entrée was delicious, the main ok and the dessert was not worth it. Great service and a stunning location

Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We went here for a work function. There was good communication before hand regarding the menu and wine list. Three was a raging storm outside and we had to be relocated from the terrace to the inside. All was well organized and went off without...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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