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Anchorage Restaurant

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34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
08:00 - 00:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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680 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anchorage Restaurant is on Hobsons Bay in Williamstown with excellent views across the Bay to the Melbourne CBD Skyline. My friend and I just popped in for a quick beer - we have alternative plans for dinner but their menu, mainly the seafood, looked inviting.....

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

Dined at the Anchorage to celebrate my birthday with my wife. Waited 25 minutes, in a half full restaurant for the waitress to come and ask if we were ready to order. My response that we had been ready for twenty minutes may have sounded a little abrupt but it had been 31 degrees that day. I was tired and... More 

Thank noeldownunder
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for some place outside metropolitan Melbourne, ventured to Williamstown. This was the most highly recommended, so gave it a try. Environment is pleasant with a good view of the bay. Largely seafood menu. Meals were of good quality and service pleasant. Wine list is good. Selection of cheeses could be improved. Overall a good experience but not one that... More 

Thank Malvoleo
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We held my wife's 50th birthday celebration here with about 20 people several months ago and it was excellent. We went again for my daughters birthday to check whether it was as good as we remembered. It was. Food was excellent, a good selection of quality wines and impeccable service. A great location to observe the sun setting with magnificent... More 

Thank trevhz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went there for dinner with a couple of friends. Staff were friendly and really looked after us. Food was delicious. We ordered a few starters and were pleasantly surprised at the amount of food, more than we could eat.

Thank 58travellers
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we went there for my mates birthday and we were bverty happy with the males and service. Staff were very attentive and the 3 course meal was delicious. I look forward to going back

Thank missingscrew
Barooga, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here tonight as a couple . Last dined here a couple of months ago with girlfriends and wanted to give my husband the same excellent experience . We originally had a table outside but due to an exceptionally windy night we were contacted to cancel if we wanted . We chose to keep our booking and were very happy... More 

1 Thank Cuzzza
Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 'Cuzzza', First, thank you very much for your return visit. We really appreciate you choosing us. We're delighted you enjoyed your experience, meals and service, particularly being in the industry yourselves. Next time we'll have a word with Melbourne's weather too! Thanks again for posting such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great view across the marina and the bay to the city. We chose to sit inside but many sat out under the awning - little windy?. A seafood-based menu with good salads, considerable wine list. Both food and wine at reasonable prices. Friendly service. But it's the view that you go for.

Thank HofH999
Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello HofH999, Thank you very much for your rating and taking the time to review us. Hopefully next time the weather will allow you to enjoy our deck area! Many thanks and kind regards, Andrew More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Anchorage was closed apparently on Monday for a menu change; we found this out when we turned up unexpectedly for lunch Tuesday. It has been years since we have been here, the refurbishment is really nice and fresh looking. Was greeted by a very friendly man who showed us to a window seat with a lovely view. Unfortunately, after looking... More 

Thank stephfennell
Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Steph, So you have rated us 'poor' without actually even tasting a meal at our restaurant. Really? You say in your review you haven't dined at Anchorage Restaurant for years. 5 years ago the restaurant ownership and was refurbished, and there have been 3-4 menu changes each year since then. Do you really expect ANY establishment to retain a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks for the amazing food 🍲 with reasonable price. This is One of my best restaurant in Melbourne. Would recommend to everyone.

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Andrew_Daniell, Owner at Anchorage Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your support and for taking the time to post such a terrific review of your experience with us. Thank you so much for your recommendation. Best wishes, Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 104
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34a The Strand, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Hobsons Bay  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: 61393977799
Set in an historic Williamstown boat shed with bay views of Melbourne, experience our serene location on the marina and authentic nautical feel. Anchorage Restaurant is the perfect location for a delicious, award winning dining experience with the freshest seafood and fine dining options. If you're planning a lovely private dinner, a function or a truly memorable wedding, our experienced staff will ensure your occasion is one to remember.

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