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Cerberus Beach House

Boatshed 212, Half Moon Bay | Off Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria 3193, Australia
+61 3 9533 4028
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Boatshed 212, Half Moon Bay | Off Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria 3193, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smart casual dining, delicious food with a modern Australian menu theme, friendly staff with a magnificent view of Port Phillip Bay. Or, if you're wanting something more casual, order the fish n chips they are the best in Melbourne plus you can picnic on the...More

Thank jodiet155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating a birthday. It was fun walking on the nearby jetty and enjoying the ambience of Half Moon Bay ... we continued to watch sunset from the restaurant. Our dinner was on 27 September 2017. Jessica provided great service. The other girl was...More

Thank GerryN8
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have been there several times and not one time did the service or meal disappointed me. Everything was just perfect. My favourite restaurant but need to book in advanced for good view. Staff has got good recommendations too. Lovely and relaxing place to enjoy...More

Thank suehooi
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went here for a special dinner after quite a while. It was mid-week, so not crowded. Service and ambience was excellent, and, although dark, the view out into the wintry bay was mysterious and fine. I have to say the food was extremely good, consistently...More

Thank Alastair G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The view is magnificent and the service is also. We went for a birthday lunch with our children and we all enjoyed the food. The seafood was cooked beautifully and very well presented. There is an extensive menu for all tastes. It was very busy...More

Thank BethIG72
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We called in on the off-chance of getting a table, after 8 on a slow Monday evening. We were immediately found a table. The food was excellent - chili prawn dumplings were delicious, and I has slow cooked belly pork, which was also lovely. The...More

Thank Iain409
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We drove to Black Rock and turned into the par park on Beach Road, down a steep driveway to the Life Saving Club and there was the Boat House. Just like a beach side shack overlooking the water of Half Moon bay. Sitting by the...More

Thank Newton R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Even on a cold winters day Cerebus beach shed offers a lovely spot beside the sea. Wonderful for a local simple meal. Friendly staff and accommodating (had little kids) but serves were on the small side for desserts and kids desserts. The chef loves deconstructed...More

Thank grizz77
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I reviewed this restaurant on TripAdvisor once before, on 1 September 2014. We have been a couple of times since but this time the food and service was even better, so I thought I would review it again. Once again we had a window table...More

Thank James42_10
Reviewed 19 June 2017

There were 2 groups of us, 26 people in all. The staff ensure that we were seated comfortably and attended to our needs quickly. Each kid received an activity pack that surprised me. The food was delicious and interesting enough for everyone. The chili crab...More

Thank bellajojo
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Siobhan H
31 July 2017|
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Response from James42_10 | Reviewed this property |
There is no elevator here.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Mstannta | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't bother. The Fish and Chips were dreadful: I had to throw them away. Go on down to Chelsea or up to Brighton - much better quality.
16 March 2016|
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Response from BLshanghai | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can have your dog outside - i guess you can even have it on the beach when it's not summer time... Enjoy !
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boatshed 212, Half Moon Bay | Off Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria 3193, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Black Rock
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9533 4028
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Award-winning beachfront restaurant upstairs serving locally sourced modern Australian seafood cuisine with Asian influence an unique wine list, warm Bayside welcome, and stunning 180 degree views over Half Moon Bay. Alternatively visit our take away kiosk downstairs and enjoy traditional fish & chips right on the beach.
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