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Salix Restaurant & Bistro

Australian, Gluten Free Options
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166 Balnarring Rd, Balnarring, Victoria 3926, Australia
+61 3 5989 7640
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 23:30
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Frankston, Australia
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198 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have dined at Salix a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience both times. The service was friendly yet professional. The meals of very high standard and well presented. There is a nice selection of local wines. I will definitely go again.

1 Thank nursenatti
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Have moved around the corner and now known as Corn Cob Food excellent. Attention - lacking. Wine list poor. and only 2 wait staff for the whole restaurant. probably a bit early to review as they had only just moved.But after Salix - poor

Thank KITTEN0072014
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

This was our third visit to Salix but our first time for lunch. We have taken friends from overseas to dinner here before and have found the food, wine, views and staff outstanding. One friend from overseas still raves about this restaurant every time I see him. This time we had family from overseas and thought we would try the... More 

Thank Greg C
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Had lunch on a Friday afternoon on the deck in the sunshine. Lovely entrees of quail flavours beautiful and a nice serve size. Amazing snapper tortellini with tomato and mussels, accompanied with a beautiful pinot gris. Gorgeous fresh food with amazing flavours. Only downfall is the price... Is rather expensive even in the bistro, 26-36$ a main! Otherwise couldn't find... More 

Thank Nina H
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

On visit from UK and took a ride up to the wineries in the Mornington peninsula. The fixed price menu at $60 contained a nice variety of dishes, accompanied by some very nice wines as you might expect. Service was friendly if not a wee bit slow considering the restaurant was pretty quite. Food quality was excellent although the gnocchi... More 

Thank Steve L
Sydney, Australia
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326 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

This was my second time dining at Salix restaurant at Willowbank winery and this experience was just as great as the first. Superb food, laid back friendly service, lovely wine and a beautiful view out over the vineyards made for a fantastic lunch. Highly recommended!

Thank GeoffAnnabel
Melbourne, Australia
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Salix Restaurant at the Willowbank winery was the scene of a great meal. Our son is home from NYC and was spending some time at our home on the Mornington Peninsula and we decided to have lunch at Salix. I had not read any of the reviews of this place so I approached it with no expectations. Let me... More 

Thank paulcardio
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Having taken the trouble to book a week ahead for lunch over the busy Xmas-new year period we were surprised that there was no record of our booking when we arrived and that the restaurant was full. The manageress told us that it must have been our mistake and perhaps we had turned up at the wrong place. When we... More 

1 Thank henry b
Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Let me start with the positive: The food was really great. It was very tasty and well presented. The negative unfortunately makes it unlikely we will return: It was freezing and windy from the air conditioner where we were seated. We asked several times for the air conditioning to be reduced or switched off. The answer was that the restaurant... More 

Thank Belgiananddane
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Our family of 6 'foodie' adults dined here & we were all very disappointed. The atmosphere was hazy with cooking smoke from the open kitchen leaving out hair & clothes stinking & our eyes stinging. Some of the food was very nice but not exceptional (as we have experienced here in the past) but other choices overcooked and flavours not... More 

Thank Marg F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Balnarring Rd, Balnarring, Victoria 3926, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Balnarring
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5989 7640

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