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La Bimba

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Seafood, Australian
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125 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 7411
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Today
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 15:00
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Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the food and the service. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a great atmosphere. My husband says this was the best fish he has eaten!

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Thank jemsmi
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every country coastal resort town should be so lucky. La Bimba first caught our attention a couple of years ago and since then we've been back for family dinners, date nights and epicurean celebrations with friends. Cosy but fresh interior, local seafood done to perfection, great wines and terrific service. We love the vision too, nice one team. Apollo Bay... More 

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Thank Sam W
Cambridge
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended by our hotel because of the view. The food was also wonderful and sourced from the local area! Definitely recommended if you're in the area.

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Thank plipz
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years I have spent holidays down the coast and eat at this restaurant because it sources local produce and supports local businesses, which is rare in the area. I tend to avoid Apollo bay in summer because it is so busy but la bimba gives me an experience I appreciate. I've recently read reviews on tripadvisor (although I don't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After having eaten here a number of years ago, and having a positive experience, we booked again as we were passing through Apollo Bay. Unfortunately, nothing was good. The service was appalling. They were disinterested, didn't know the answer to questions we had about the menu and their waiting skills were unprofessional (picking up glasses by the rim and placing... More 

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Thank Carducci_Clan
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden up a staircase, it's easy to miss La Bimba but regardless, it's always packed full. In the 6 or so times I've had breakfast there over the years, it's always been super consistent. Great coffee, super imaginative menu and friendly service... and stunning views - if you can get a table at the windows, as we did today. One... More 

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Thank PhoebeDB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We a group of 16 Ladies had lunch at La Bimba. We had the most amazing spread of food, shared platters entrees, paella with mussels and prawns, mussels in a delicious tomato broth, salad , Dory and cous cous. We were served in a timely manner. We would all happily return. This is not my first visit to La Bimba... More 

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Thank Mandy B
Irrewillipe, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Just wow. After a hectic day organising a hens for 17 people I was astonished at the immaculate service we received booked last minute. Food to feed double, layers of dishes and cooked to perfection. Price? Beyond reasonable, Steve put together dishes to put every restaurant to shame. Fish, mussels, salads, endless seafood... my God, unbuckle your belt, it's... More 

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Thank Lori B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually do trip advisor, if I have a problem with something or a place I will them there and then it's better for everyone, but they didn't seem to care for problems or complaints so here I am, don't want people to be sucked in by the expensive prices and nice design. Feels like they kind of survive... More 

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Herts
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if they were having a bad night, but terrible. Overpriced for what it was. Food not as per menu I.e ordered a fillet and got a t bone steak. Complained to waitress 3 times and was generally ignored. Staff did not care. Waiter had a dirty plaster hanging off his finger. Manager looked stressed and not in control.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 7411

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