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AU$10 - AU$50
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Grill, Australian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the decor to the ambiance to the service to the food to the parking to the menu to the pricing…. I can’t fault this food and drink venue!! It is an absolute 10/10 from me and the 6 friends that have been with me...over the 4 times I have been here! I’m so fortunate that it is only 10 minutes from home as it is now my favourite place to eat and drink!!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Great food and service. A lot of effort into their desserts too. Will definately be back!! Thanks guys!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Tony and the staff are absolutely fantastic. Food was beautiful, cocktails were on point. I would highly recommend place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Pretty much my second home, especially when catching up with friends from Melbourne's outer east - almost equidistant between there and The Island. Anyway ... not important, but this place is !!!! Can't fault it - from Tony and his wonderful team of humans to...the overwhelming standard, taste and consistency of the food - words fail me. Have The Crepe for heaven's sake, stuffed with scallops, gummy, prawns and salmon, or the Seafood for One - gummy, prawns, calamari, smoked salmon. These are huge but if you can "possibly fit another thing in", go for Death by Chocolate. O..M..G !!! I've had many other offerings over the years and never had a whinge - EVER. Ok, I'll stop now but just do it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

We were greeted as soon as we entered, the restaurant had a really nice atmosphere, and the staff were very prompt and efficient. The meals were plentiful, and tasty. It was a perfect day out for lunch with the family.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023

food slow to be served, staff not very happy, manager/owner poor communication skills and after we walked out he chased us stating we hadnt paid, which we had. never been so insulted by an owner of a business. do not go here. food over priced...as well.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Such a good find for lunch on the way down to Philip Island. Plenty to eat for anyone who is GF or Dairy intolerant. Good flavors across all dishes. The oysters were thick and juicy but not overbearing. Seafood Risotto, vegetable salad and grill cod...were all prepared to perfection. We were really impressed with the chef!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Tony H, Owner at Tides Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2023

Hi Schmata, thankyou very much for dining with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. We will pass this compliment onto the chef, they will be very happy with your kind words.

Reviewed 7 January 2023

We have been there twice in the last month. First time one of the staff was quite rude to my Mother in Law as she took a while to order. Then it took quite a while for our meals to be delivered to our table....The restaurant wasn't busy. The portions were average and overpriced. We thought we would give it another go tonight, it took a while for our meals to be delivered to our table again. It was a little busier. It looked like the staff were feeling overwhelmed. My Husbands Parma meal was even smaller this time and definitely overpriced. We used to before Covid come here often, but have found that it isn't worth it anymore. We won't be coming back again. We have told family and friends not to bother as well.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

This was our first visit to Tides and we will be back! Staff were polite and friendly and our food was to die for. It was served in a timely manner and was delicious. We had the garlic bread, seafood crepe and chicken Lizzy. Thank...you Tides, see you again soon.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Tony H, General Manager at Tides Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2023

Hi Shelley, thankyou very much for your kind words towards our staff and meals. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2022

Staff lovely Very cautious Very efficient Great setting Clean venue Had an ice coffee each and just wanted a snack for two didbt know what to get. Staff gave a few suggestions so we purchased On our departure staff also informed us on thier lunch...and dinner opening times Very informative staff Very happyMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

Food is decent, love the garlic cheese bread and calamari but the rest were less than spectacular. The Marinara in a bag had spaghetti done aglio olio instead of tomato sauce, and was probably overdone such that the noodles were soggy. Gotta say they were...generous with the seafood though, with quite a number of succulent prawns and chunks of salmon and another type of fish and scallops. Service was excellent though, friendly ladies with huge smiles.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022

Called in for lunch and decided that their Dessert menu was just too tempting. Had the best waffle in my life - easily beating the waffles I have raved about in Brussels. Great service, friendly staff. My wife recommends the Lemon Pudding. I recommend the...Caramel Waffle - yummy, tasty, and filling!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

Thanks to the staff and chef's at Tides for looking after us. Awesome service and delicious meals all round. It was our annual friends catch up. And you made our experience fun

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

This would have been a 5 star review if not for a couple of small issues. We did our research prior to booking our first restaurant out after a 2 week lockdown on Melbourne. We checked where we could travel within 25 kms and found...Tides. Looked at the menu online and chose what we would order, which included the honey sriracha chicken wings, and double bruschetta for entree, and the seafood crepe and seafood pappardelle for mains. Arrived and was promptly seated in a great spot next to the central heater. Drink order was taken, and then the meals. Unfortunately as we were ordering the lovely waitress advised us the menu had just changed and the chicken and pappardelle was no longer on it. Bugger. Changed to the chicken satay for entree and pork ribs for main. Interestingly the Pork Ribs were advertised on the menu as 600-800 gms of ribs for $65. So not sure what I received, 600, 700 or 800. My base line for tasty ribs is Hogs Breath where it is clearly specified on their menu, 800 gms of pork ribs for $45. That said, all four meals were very good. The crepe was excellent with big prawns, fish and scallops in a creamy sauce wrapped in a thin crepe. The ribs had the meat dropping off the bone in a delicious sauce, although I believe the serving size was around 650-700gms. Chips were nice and crispy. The service was great and setting also good with the central fireplace. Total price was $171 for the two of us. Funny enough, when I got home and checked the menu again on the website it had been updated to reflect the new menu, so good work on that one. We look forward to coming back and trying four different meals including the ones we missed this time around.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021 via mobile

Great service, very tasty and fresh food. FANTASTIC customer service. What a pleasant experience we had from the lady at the bar making sure we were looked after to the waiter taking our order. The oysters were sweet and fresh and the rockling and eye...fillet, just amazing and cooked to perfection. See you guys soon. Thank you for a lovely experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes we do. Lunch and dinner 7 days s week we run seniors meals.
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Tides Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4