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Cerberus Beach House

Boatshed 212, Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria 3193, Australia
03 9533 4028
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Ranked #1 of 23 restaurants in Black Rock
Price range: $38 - $75
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With impressive modern Australian dishes and a spectacular location on Half Moon Bay, near Black Rock, Cerberus Beach House turns the simple pleasure of fish and chips on the beach into something truly special. Good old-fashioned ‘real’ fish and chips are served in the downstairs kiosk while upstairs, patrons can enjoy a smarter, yet still relaxed, dining experience amidst cool blues and whites, warm timber tables and chairs, and breathtaking views of the bay. Built on the finest seasonal ingredients sourced locally wherever possible, Cerberus’ menu is a tantalising mix of modern Australian options and fresh seafood worthy of the magnificent setting.
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have dined here a few times and have never been disappointed. The best romantic lunches we have had in the most cosy upstairs table in the corner overlooking the beautiful bay. The view is breathtaking and really takes you away and makes for the most relaxing experience. The menu is tasteful and varied and the wine just hits the... More

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Sonya C, Marketing Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We at Cerberus Beach House always strive to make every experience here special. Your feedback will be shared amongst all our staff members. Thank you again! Kind regards, Sonya More

Richmond, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Of course its booked out on Mothers Day and limited options but this little oasis packs a massive punch. New chef we hear and level stepped up a notch. Grannie and mum enjoyed 5 star food and a few vinos, along with some amazing melbourne views. Been there half a dozen times and just continues to deliver absolute first class... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I wanted to take my wife somewhere different to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. So jumped on the web and found the Cerberus Beach House in Black Rock.Well what a find! Went on a cold Friday night great views of the lights twinkling around the bay, would be fantastic in daylight hours as the restaurant is upstairs and right on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing bayside views of HMS Cerebrus wreck and Red Bluff at The Black Rock yacht club. Friday nights have long been a family tradition bringing picnic table and chairs, a crisp white wine and rigging up to enjoy the sunset. Standard fish and chip takeaway fare downstairs with restaurant upstairs. Very busy Friday nights... Spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Following a friends recommendation we had flake and chips. The kids loved the fish bites and the chips were very tasty. It can very busy here during peak times but really worth the wait!

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there today, window table for two. Very friendly and relaxed, location is right on the waterfront so you can simply watch the boats and take in the stunning views. Stake dinner was presented perfectly although the portion was small, 6 chunky chips for me is not enough. Bruschetta for the wife.Chicken mushroom and feta. All very tasty and... More

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CerberusBeachHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

Hi Tony, thanks your great feedback. We're delighted you and your wife enjoyed your meal, and hope to welcome you again soon. More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is the second time here and again I was not disappointed. For lunch I decided on two entrees rather than an entrée and main. Started with the Tempura of Yellow Fin Sashimi Tuna wrapped in Nori...wow what a tasty dish! I tried to eat it as slowly as possible to savour it, Followed by the Seared Sea Scallops with... More

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CerberusBeachHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

Thanks for such a rave review Deb - we're glad you returned and sampled two of our most popular entree dishes. We look forward to hosting you again soon. More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had a great night everything was wonderful the sunset is amazing. Feel sorry for the staff that have to bring everything up the stairs and hate to imagine the job with 40 degree heat . However they did a good job.

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CerberusBeachHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

Hi Mick, thanks for your feedback, and for thinking of our dedicated staff - they certainly did it a little tough during the heatwave, but happy customers makes it all worthwhile :-) More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the few restaurants on Port Phillip Bay where you can view the sea whilst you eat. Service and food are good without being spectacular, but overall good value for money in a unique location.

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CerberusBeachHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the feedback. If there's anything specific we can work on for next time, please don't hesitate to drop us a line - info@cerberusbeachhouse.com.au More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The restaurant is located in Half Moon Bay, Black Rock , Melbourne (not Half Moon Bay Jamaica!)the service exceptional, true Friendly Australian style and their specialities are Fish Dishes, the Prawns are superb and the Salmon Terraine wonderful. Chips were excellent and the Home-Made Ice Cream is a must! Local beers are excellent and they have a great choice of... More

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CerberusBeachHouse, Public Relations Manager at Cerberus Beach House, responded to this review

What fabulous feedback from abroad! Thank you so much, we're thrilled you found us, and appreciate your review. Hopefully we may welcome you again sometime. More

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