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Sails on the Bay

Australian, Gluten Free Options
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15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 6933
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant to catch the sunset. Lovely location. The food was reasonable - standard fish and chips - large wedge shaped chips were hot and crispy. Food is decent but not special.

Thank Joyce W
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant purely on it's location as we had visitors from Europe and the US. Perhaps we should have checked first but we were expecting a menu filled with seafood items. For example, there were no oysters available and when we queried why, we were told that it was out of season (they had ample oysters at the... More 

Thank TiberiusVerax
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and layout of Sails is exceptional, service is always good, and the lunch special is excellent value. Lunch normally has some different and interesting dishes. Always worth a visit!

Thank Roger L
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering the restaurant the first thing you notice is the stunning view of the bay. The next thing you notice is how pleasant and attentive the staff are We were having a family function and there were a number of hungry kids,the organised their food and our drinks with amazing efficiency The menu provides a good balance between seafood... More 

Thank jda00292
Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were moved indoors from the pier due to a last min weather change. Cozy venue, shielded from the winds but still able to view the waters !

Thank globetrotterCKY
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this place is was a reason few of us went there for a friend's birthday and were very disappointed: the menu is very basic, (but their prices are exuberant,)the service was non- existent (our waiter couldn't give any recommendation - there are only few main courses!)- and as a result we ended up with battered oily fish... More 

Thank Lida_10
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you're looking for a beach side location with a view to die for, "Sails' is what you're looking for. This stunning location is next to the Elwood sailing club so easy to find, but signage is almost non existent. Service was fantastic; very attentive and pleasant. The $40 midweek lunchtime special (with wine) is great value and a nice... More 

Thank Psychmyke
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A fabulous dining experience, with a romantic sunset to finish off the evening. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. A great wine list to accompany the dishes. I felt the serves could have been a bit more generous, a little on the sparse side for the price, but it did not distract from the flavour or presentation. We... More 

Thank Sylvia K
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch 24 January 2017 birthday lunch excellent food excellent service.The ocean view, the room we had the set lunch menu.

Thank Neil S
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

A friend and I had lunch in the cafe at Sails on the Bay. It was a windy day but the waiter insisted we sat outside in a veranda with clear plastic sides rolled down even though we said that we wanted to sit inside. There was no-one else in the cafe at the time. He showed us to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?