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PRICE RANGE
AU$4 - AU$70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two of us stopped in for lunch upon our arrival in Portland, Victoria. A beautiful old historic building, The Clock was a pleasant surprise, beef stroganoff pie for my man and house made sausage roll for me, along with a lovely glass of white wine,...all very good. Service was excellent, staff busy but friendly, with a fabulous view. Thoroughly recommend lock by the Bay.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Thank you for a wonderful experience, meal was superb, service was excellent and accommodating, location is 1st class. See you again soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely blown away how rude the owner was to us over whether tonic was in my gin or lemonade. I sent back my gin and tonic because I believe it to be lemonade.  I only had one sip so we were surprised when they charged...us for two G&T's. The young waitress sent over the owner, who straight away had her back up and said there was nothing wrong with the first drink as she poured it herself, so I was wrong. She said it with such arrogance I was astounded. What did she think I would gain from sending a drink back? We paid $350 for our food and she was arguing with a customer over a $10 drink. She seems a really horrible uptight individual who shouldn't be working in hospitality.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Had a lovely lunch here today we had the crispy chicken burger and the roast rare beef bruschetta all magnificent that’s 3 times we have been will definitely go again

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Welcomed by staff - seated at a table with a bay view - offered drinks soon after - then meal order shortly after that. The meal was fantastic and well presented, the staff were exceptional. We can only highly recommended this restaurant - it is...open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

We had arancini balls ,prawn bruschetta, Rubin sandwich and beef and mushroom pie. All were very good,tasty fresh and served nicely. At last there is somewhere in Portland that ventures past pub grub. Reasonably priced in the best venue inPortland.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Good food, given lots of information about the menu, service was good. Food was cooked perfectly. Enjoyed this evening out, very much.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

It was reasonably good food however the duck dish that I had was quite dry and overcooked. The entree was wonderful and the service was very friendly. Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

Hard to describe this place. Feels like you are in a hotel restaurant- something about the lighting and the carpet. Staff are run off their feet and make you feel like you’ve hassled them to ask for something small. They lock the front doors as...to prevent “the flow of random people into the restaurant”. I’ve never known of a restaurant to need crowd control like this. Does not feel warm or welcomingMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

The most formal in Portland, great position with views of the town and harbour. Even though I would say its a limited menu its very good. We all enjoyed our meal. Fantastic and friendly service made the night a winner, recommend.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

I was quite disappointed with the menu options. The problem was that the potato croquettes were offered as an entree and also part of the main meal - menu planning therefore requires some attention. In addition, there were no indicators on the menu as to...gluten free options, which in this day and age is expected. Lastly our side dish of carrots came to the table 10mins after our main. Overall, this was a disappointing dining experience especially as we were told that this was the best restaurant in Portand.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

Abalone ceviche, seafood hotpot with sausage - who’d expect that kind of delicious creative cooking right next to the harbour. Very nice experience, sorry for some misunderstanding with the professional service at the beginning.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

Delicious, creative well presented food with a small interesting wine list. The “fish of the day” which was Ling tonight was thick and grilled to retain its delicate taste. It was served with a tangy and sweet pearl couscous salad with cranberries and grapes. (See...photo). My partner ate a Beef Wellington with the meat slightly pink in the middle: cooked to his perfection. The prosciutto wrapped asparagus and potato stack accompanied the beef. We didn’t eat dessert, however they sounded delicious. The service was very attentive at the beginning and non-intrusive once we received our meals. It is a great treat to find “fine dining “ in a small regional town.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

I arrived - solo traveler, 7:25pm on a busy Saturday evening - without a reservation. Every restauranteur’s dream! The staff couldn’t have been friendlier - even though busy they immediately welcomed me and were able to seat me in a few minutes - and they...continued to be wonderful throughout the meal. I had the chef’s menu - just beautiful in terms of presentation and taste. This restaurant does everything well - fully deserves its awards.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Weeknight visit, unbooked, table for two with a view no problem at all for the very friendly staff. Menu amazing, confirmed by consumption of croquettes, arancini and steak. Trio of desserts very generous. Ambience exceptional. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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I don’t believe that there was any outdoor seating, but you would need to clarify with the restaurant.
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Does this restaurant have many Gluten free options please?
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Clock by the Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4