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La Bimba

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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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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pleasantly un-large (but not small) restaurant with pleasant uncomplicated décor, upstairs and opened out. Excellent service, broad ranging menu good but perhaps a tiny bit complicated. We had an excellent Pinot Grigio (actually several) at $ 49 each. Various dishes -- seafood possibly a bit better than steaks which were a tiny bit Spartan in presentation. Shared a couple of... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't take children 👶 Be prepared to pay a lot for very little food however the food is worth it. The waiting time for each item is also very long so be prepared to be there for a long time. Also quite squashy and upstairs but again the food was very very good.

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Thank Lisa P
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the beach and ocean while you have breakfast. I enjoyed the fruit-muffin combination with the tasty Australian coffee(flat white suits my taste).

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Thank rblackburn85
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Apollo Bay around 8pm and decided to find something for dinner in the area. Came upon La Bimba's and wanted to have dinner there but they were full for the night which is fair enough. The next morning we went to see if they did breakfast and it so happens that they do. We sat near the... More 

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Thank ms_cashew
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Bimba was the highlight of our GOR trip - sorry, Twelve Apostles. The restaurant isn't big (do make a reservation), but it exudes a cozy ambience and displays the beautiful Apollo Bay beach in the background. The stars of our evening were the paella with incredibly fresh seafood (the mussels were heavenly) and the flounder that was lightly seared... More 

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Thank uglybonesdavis
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice but very over priced for the small serving sizes. The staff had trouble getting the order right and took a very long time to bring the food out.

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Thank Phil O
Cambridge, UK
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice flounder dinner. Staff pleasant and restaurant was comfortable. No complaints but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Thank David_Cambridge_UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable coffee, good ambience, friendly service and yummy fruit toast. A winner! We dined with a child and he was welcome.

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Thank Sarah R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very fine location for sharing plates and wine after a day at the beach. Oysters are nice, fresh, tasty.

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Thank AlexandraLuminitza
Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Bimba has been a family favorite for the past 14 years! Always great service, food, coffee and wine. Menu changes every year showing great support for local producers. And the view across the bay & rolling Otway hills is spectacular.

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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
USD 5 - USD 31
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?