We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar

5 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 3773
All photos (34)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (10 reviews)
“prawn entree” (3 reviews)
“linguine” (10 reviews)
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar
1. Lobster tails
"we LOVE our seafood, and this place looked too good to miss"
See reviews that mention seafood
2. Scallops
"The scallop and prawn entree was delicious"
See reviews that mention scallops
3. Steak & house cut chips
"I ll be back to order my own steak."
Cassandra C
See reviews that mention steak
Write a ReviewReviews (218)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked to have dinner having never been before. Service was friendly and prompt. We ended up having entree main and shared dessert. The owner introduced herself and was quite lovely. We enjoyed our meals, my partner had steak which he said was delicious and...More

Thank Joallu
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed October 15, 2018

One of the handful of restaurants on Phillip Island ( it seems ) that understands how to make very nice food ... and the espresso martini is a very yummy drink, which is great if you’ve been driving for hours and you want coffee and...More

1  Thank Trevor R
Lucas T, Manager at Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you. We love to hear positive feedback. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to what used to be our favorite restaurant in cowes for what we thought would be a lovely meal..instead what we got was by far the worst meal we have ever had on Phillip island...the bread was the thinest ive seen... we ordered...More

Thank jrg190455
Lucas T, Manager at Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you John and to your Wife for your criticism. We will endeavor to live up to the standards that you once experienced here. Sorry to hear you will never return and we apologize for your bad experience. What I am disappointed in is you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to Sherwoods under the new owners and we had a pleasing experience. It was a quiet Tuesday so menu was limited, very sensible in order to ensure the ingredients are fresh. The restaurant is much brighter and fresh from its recent facelift, the...More

1  Thank Mischa134
LucasT1678, Manager at Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your experience, we look forward to seeing you again over summer to sample our new menu.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place for a quality dinner in Cowes. New owners that are friendly and a pleasure to converse with. My friends loved the oysters. Fat chips were a hit too amongst all. Cheers guys, see you soon.

1  Thank ZakLee8
Lucas T, Manager at Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate that you enjoyed your experience and that you posted positive feedback. From all of us here, we look forward to you returning to see our new summer menu.

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Sherwoods with the new owners. We had dinner there with friends and all agreed it was first class. The service was prompt and friendly, the food was superb. Will be going back soon to try some other menu options....More

1  Thank AndrewM673923
Lucas T, Owner at Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you Andrew, We here at Sherwoods appreciate when customers share their good experiences with us. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is way overpriced for the service and the quality of food they offer. High end pricing with amateur hour service and food that my local pub beats hands down. The staff were hopeless, they had no idea what the specials were, I asked...More

1  Thank 11leighh
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We had been to this restaurant couple of years ago and whilst the service was slow then, the food was acceptable. We thought we’d give Sherwood’s another try. Unfortunately the dining experience was far below par ...the meals were lukewarm, the pasta gluggy and with...More

4  Thank SLO_11
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

ervice was slow (we waited over an hour for our food), food was luke warm and our soft drinks was flat. They forgot our entrree and served it after our mains were done. Restaurant also tried to charge this on our bill. Would not recommend...More

3  Thank Hoa N
Reviewed August 27, 2018

we went to dinner last week in Sherwood restaurant, we had a wonderful meals and service was excellent

1  Thank Mahesh D
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Phillip Island
North Pier Hotel
116 reviews
.08 miles away
The Waves Apartments
249 reviews
.20 miles away
Coachman Motel
192 reviews
.20 miles away
The Castle Villa by the Sea
89 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Pino's Trattoria
787 reviews
.06 miles away
Trumpet Bar
90 reviews
.05 miles away
Isola di Capri
454 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cowes Beach
29 reviews
.17 miles away
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Wild Oceans Eco Boat Tours
58 reviews
.01 miles away
7 reviews
.02 miles away
Cowes Night Market
19 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sherwoods Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 3773
  • E-mail
Welcoming setting, with good quality food using local produce when available, accommodating those with dietary requirements.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing