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“Overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Vista

The Vista
155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
03 5237 7188
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Ranked #19 of 28 Restaurants in Apollo Bay
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Pretentious and overpriced. Food was nice, service only average . Perhaps some decent competition would be helpful as in the evening they only have takeaway places as their competition.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

During a recent trip down the Great Ocean Road we visited the Vista and were sorely disappointed. Looking forward to trying some local seafood from what looked to be a delicious menu, did not meet expectations. The scallops were overcooked & chowder luke warm. Service was average at best - not what you expect for the money paid.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Morwell, Australia
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“An up market place for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I guess the only place in Apollo Bay for that better dining experience.

The staff were friendly and we were given a table with a view.

A good variety of choices for dinner and deciding on what you chose you had to order an addition of vegitable on the side, which always annoys me.

The meals we had were delicious and cooked a s we requested leaving romm for dessert.

The service was good throughout the night even though sometimes it became annoying with the staff having casual conversations with the people around us.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The best place for eating out in Apollo Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very nice place and food. For dessert I had the affogato and on the menu the liquor for it is Cointreau (which I don't like), so I asked to replace it with another, drier liquor. It was quite complicated but in the end, after a few consultations among the staff and with me, they managed to replace it with Drambuie at the same price. It should have been much more straightforward considering it is a relatively expensive place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Yummy but expensive seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We had the platter, which was nice, although not amazingly good. Try the japanese pumpkin - very tasty! All in all, it was very expensive for the quality and quantity of food.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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