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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Windows on the Bay

Windows on the Bay
Peter Scullin Reserve | 333 Beach Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3195, Australia
+61 3 9580 2899
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Ranked #320 of 3,914 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $23 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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104 restaurant reviews
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We recently had dinner at this restaurant on a Sunday night using a voucher, and were pleasantly surprised. Firstly, to avoid paying for parking in the reserve, park across the road in one of the side streets, as it is an easy 100 m walk. Try to get a table by the window, but be aware that if you are arriving before sunset you will get a direct hit from the setting sun. However, the view is excellent and the setting sun on a fine day is always worthwhile. The food is reasonably priced, and there are some unusual combinations e.g fish and meat However, the combinations worked well. Being a Sunday night most of the other guests were very casually(untidy) dressed, perhaps reflecting the local neighbourhood. However, we will certainly return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Never in my Life”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Let me start by saying the food at Windows is very good.

The service can be a little hit and miss, but to go to a restaurant on a Saturday night and be told, "i'm sorry, you'll have to wait to order, we've run out of menu's" is a first for me.

The waiter was obviously embarrassed by this ridiculous circumstance, but the young lady who began serving us thought it all in a days work. For the cost of a couple of folders and printing a few pages, this restaurant needs to lift its game. My only other complaint is the noise of the room, lots of glass and wooden floors means that the sound bounces all over the place and there are no soft surfaces to take the edge off the noise. For a romantic evening, I would look elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“heaven on a plate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

went here for my stepson,s birthday and was totally blown away by the place, The views across the bay , the intermate yet open feel of the dinning area. The service was perfect and very friendly and the food was outstanding. it may not be the cheapest place around but a total value for money and well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great improvement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I celebrated my birthday at Windows in February 2012 and the service was poor. The waiters tried hard but didn't seem to know their menu and were slow to arrange the wine and didn't provide a choice for water. Recently (September 2012), my experience was much better. Everything was running so much smoother and I can't wait to go back there again. The food is fantastic, the service is faultless and the wine list caters for all price ranges. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Lovely view and good sevice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very good menu and reasonable wine selection. The view of the Bay is lovely. Good service, the waiters know what they are doing and have old style service skills.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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