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Frontbeach Taphouse & Restaurant

) #11 of 62 Restaurants in Torquay $$ - $$$ , , Gluten Free Options
16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 5261 9752
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk in to the busy restaurant was lucky to get a window table. We both said this will be enjoyable. 25 minutes went by no one came near us for our order. What really annoyed us was the tables that arrived after us had actually...More

Thank pratty56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service great food nice atmosphere Steak cooked to perfection, husbands pasta delicious waitresses more than helpful highly recommended

Thank mrswhite2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal here- portions were generous and the food was fresh and tasty. A nice view looking over the park towards the sea. Easy parking too

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great place with amazing view. Tasty cocktails with very good price. Ordered only small food, but was worth it. Customer service very good. Even they were booked, still offered to come in and use other rooms.

Thank Celestyna O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Really friendly staff made us and our pet lab feel so welcome , great choice of beers , best burger and sweet potato lentil salad I have ever had :) We are from Adelaide we will be back when passing through again .

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a glorious, sunny day in the school holidays. My friend had her dog, so we were able to sit at one of the outside tables on the footpath. A varied menu with something for everyone. Fast service, with friendly...More

Thank Karen0966
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I write this review with reluctance. We dropped in for a coffee and dessert. Unfortunately the dessert didn't arrive so I simply asked for a refund. Frontbeach has a lovely and easily accessible location with indoor and outdoor seating. There were plenty of attentive and...More

Thank lesiadGeelong
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The atmosphere open windows and a outdoor seating area. Also the tables were not too close together. The place has a nice feel to it. The prices are reasonable and staff very nice. Food was ok, not too fancy just good food.

Thank David F
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here. Lovely service from all the girls. Amazing food. Definitely a place to come back too.

Thank clleatham
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We ate lunch here one Saturday and were lucky enough to be seated right on the window with great views of the front beach. Service was prompt and friendly and food was OK with smaller portion sizes. I had seafood pasta which whilst nice was...More

Thank Topbloke68
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Tony S
Hi there. I notice that you offer a kids menu for the bistro. Do you have a designated 'play area' for children, if so, what is offered eg) outside play area or games room? Regards Jill
28 February 2017|
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Response from kushieVictoria | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill, we were at the venue as guests and are not the owners or work there. You would need to contact them direct to find answers to your questions. Judy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5261 9752
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Hi, we ate at this restaurant while in Torquay, and thought it was excellent. Posting it would allow us to write a review for it.
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