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La Bimba

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125 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
(03) 5237 7411
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice surprise on the Great Ocean Road

When you're driving along a major tourist route like the Great Ocean Road, you never know what you're going to find. Too often, though you find high prices and low quality. Not so here. While not cheap, the food was delicious and the setting is beautiful--upstairs with wide open views out toward... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Michael S
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San Luis Obispo, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We haven't been to la bimba in a while as in the past it has been a bit overpriced and dull. But we were very pleasantly surprised tonight with the delicious fresh seafood, particularly leatherjacket caught locally today and the beetroot salad, also mainly sourced from local ingredients. The atmosphere was busy and lively and the service knowledgable if a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

When you're driving along a major tourist route like the Great Ocean Road, you never know what you're going to find. Too often, though you find high prices and low quality. Not so here. While not cheap, the food was delicious and the setting is beautiful--upstairs with wide open views out toward the ocean. I marked that this one of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome chairs along the windows, very cool modern cafe! Food was great especially the muffins, they were still warm from being baked that morning. The coffee is the only good coffee I've ever had in Apollo Bay.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent kind service . The young lady told us to order flatfish and flounder between 3 of us. Thank god Could have served 5 The way they were dressed superb. Please order the cauliflower wow. Wine list good run by professional foodies. If you want fish n chips got to a chippie and miss out on real food

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is our second time eating at La Bimba, staff are friendly and welcoming, food is excellent and we always have seafood or fish, the kids loved their food selection too. The desserts were lovely. Great atmosphere, and easy walking distance from our apartment.

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Melbourne Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had breakfast here, was incredible sitting next to the open windows soaking up the sun on a cold April morning! We had the Bircher Muesli, it was truly amazing, wish we had time to try all items ion the menu, they all sounded fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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Melbourne
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We chose this restaurant as it was recommended by a radio personality - not sure if he has an association with this restaurant, but we would not make the same mistake again. We were seated in a poorly designed booth with a draft. A disagreement about the restaurant's BYO status (displayed on a website as BYO but apparently licenced only)... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Its way way over priced for what it is, friendly service and nice place, but I don't know if it near the expected value for money for coastal town, fine dinning.

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Belgium
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133 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Location is above a main street bakery, giving great views over the bay. After a first dinner we were so pleased that we returned the next evening for an encore. Great baby octopus and king prawns for starters, but what really stood out was the snapper (whole fish), prepared to perfection and really, really fresh. We did not try any... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

this is a great place for breakfast in Apollo Bay. It is above the shops and it is lovely to sit in the sun at a window table and watch what is going on below in the street. The vegetarian gourmet breakfast is beautiful and if you add some fabulous bacon to it it is even better. The pancakes are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: (03) 5237 7411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 31
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?