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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: $37 - $74
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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Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

As a visitor to Melbourne this was a really special place to visit for a late lunch. The view is stunning. Quite a rustic decor with a menu that provides a nice variety of dishes. We are chose one of the fish options. Cooked perfectly with lovely flavours. Also the fresh oysters are to die for! Good wine selection. We... More

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

Dear Diner, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Cerberus Beach House. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Melbourne and look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Best regards, The Cerberus Team. More

Bleadon, UK
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were staying with our son at nearby Sandringham. Cerberus was just a 15 minute stroll along the Bayside. We saved it for our last night together and wish we had gone there earlier in the trip so that we could have repeated the experience. Great location overlooking the bay with a real seaside atmosphere in the whole building. We... More

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

Hi Keith, Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your whole dining experience at Cerberus. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Melbourne and look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Best regards, The Cerberus Team. More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had fish and chips here a week ago and found it fantastic,chips were like homemade chips,nothing was fatty or oily and the service was good,love the fact that i could eat on the beachfront and watch the waves roll in.Great atmosphere and very relaxing.

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australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had boasted to my family how good this restaurant was, but on this occasion it was very disappointing. Two of the steak dinners were very rare and certainly not what was ordered. I must say though, the manager offered a refund and apology for one of them. Time was getting on so there was not enough time to reorder... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your review. We appreciate and take on board all feedback to ensure we better the dining experience we strive to offer. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Sonya C More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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

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