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Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant & Villas

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280 Skenes Creek Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 6411
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat - Wed 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner here was excellent. The place, the view, the staff, the food, and the opportunity to meet Chris himself who brought out the delicious slow braised lamb shoulder, which we were informed is his special baby, all made for a wonderful family occasion. And the baklava! Superb. Chris has created a wonderful institution in a magical location and can be... More 

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Thank Richard903
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As I can't seem to separate the villas from the restaurant on tripadvisor, I will separate in the review. The room was lovely, you pay more for the views but generally it was a nice set up and well located and lovely to wake up in. Heated blanket when it got cold was a nice touch. The restaurant was complacent... More 

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Thank Chris W
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in the Villas over Easter and booked in to have a meal in the Restaurant. Brilliant service and food. Gorgeous views from high up in the hills where this Restaurant is located to view beyond Apollo Bay and the nearby beaches, and all the way to the left toward Lorne. Food was beautiful and very tasty. Breakfast served in... More 

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Thank Virginia T
Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb views, food, wine and service. This would be an amazing restaurant to visit in summer when the sun sets late; the views would be incredible. We only caught the last glimpse of the sun setting at 6pm. The spectacular views were matched by the food. Try the octopus entree and fresh crayfish if in season. The creme brûlée is... More 

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Thank BJP0204
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by yesterday and it wasn't worth t. We didn't feel welcome at all. Staff were very pretentious and quite rude. The food is very overpriced for the quality you get. We have had meals that taste 10 times better for a fraction of the price we paid. We actually couldn't wait to leave. Take your money elsewhere.

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Thank lilgha88
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris's Beacon Point is located on the side of a mountain; for a first visit it would be worth going while it's still light! The restaurant is a stunning building with views (through huge windows) of Apollo Bay in the distance (about 5 km. away). We had a beautiful meal - lamb shoulder and confit duck followed by baklava -... More 

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Thank Richard H
Bern, Switzerland
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two dinners during our stay at the attached bungalows. Christos now over 70 (looking younger each time we visit) remembered us and we were welcomed with a glass of delicious pink sparkling wine. This is a place of understated elegance and purity which is reflected by the freshness of the healthy food preparations. Kind of an eagles nest overlooking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for an early dinner with a family group, including four children between one and 14. As usual the food and service were excellent and Chris was there himself to welcome his guests. I have visited Beacon Point half a dozen times over twenty years - first as a child with my parents and now with my own family when... More 

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Thank MelbsinLondon
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way from the 12 Apostles (or 7 as the case may be) we stayed in Apollo Bay at Chris' R&V. The accommodation was more than reasonable for the price but the restaurant was a great find....not just because my wife is Greek. The dinner was so so good.... we ordered extra starters to create our own Mezze of... More 

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Thank Kevin H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was exceptional, very surprising. Fresh and well thought out, beautiful ingredients. The night we were there was a massive storm, power went out and the team persevered with great food under no lights!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Skenes Creek Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 6411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?