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The Bathers' Pavilion Cafe

$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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4 The Esplanade, Balmoral, Victoria 2088, Australia
+61 2 9969 5050
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been going to the Pavillion for a while living in Sydney and whilst it is a lovely spot with good views, I was recently appalled by the size of the portion served and the price for it. Me and my friend both ordered the grill fish of the day which was supposed to come with rosemary potatoes, and costs... More 

Thank Anne R
Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Twenty members of the extended family from around Australia were gathered together for a significant birthday celebration. We were provided with a small function room seating two tables of 10. The food was excellent and the wines selection was adequate. The staff were brilliant. All who attended agreed that it had been great afternoon - as we were all very... More 

Thank Timothy R
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been here for a few years. The setting is of course fabulous. The service was excellent. The wine list thoughtful and varied. The food was good, but not great. I'm the beginning the food was cutting edge.I would classify it now more as comfortable. Don't get me wrong I am sure most diners would be happy, it is... More 

Thank Julie1958594
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst some dishes were good, the salt cod and clam spaghetti was so salty that several hours later, after eating only half a dozen mouthfuls, I'm still gulping water and can't get the taste of salt from my mouth. It completely compromised my wine and my dessert. I commented to the waiter that salt cod was meant to be soaked... More 

Thank ph20169
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast on a Monday morning with family, had a lovely table by the window. However, menus thrown on table, glasses and water clattered down and pretty indifferent service. It is definitely cafe service, not restaurant standard. Food average but the annoying part was the wet seat cushions. I am guessing swimmers have come in and sat on the... More 

Thank Vicki G
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch one day and breakfast the next. Superb location, food and service. Reasonably priced and great range of choice on the menu, particularly breakfast. Could not fault the ambience, service was perfect both days, a little slow for coffee although they were extremely busy. Quite happy to wait considering the views and the excellent attention to detail. Bloody... More 

Thank MsVietnam
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have been to bathers many times over the years and it is always a bit hit and miss but we will keep going back again and again because it it right on the beach at Balmoral and who could ask for more. Well maybe some hollandaise on my eggs (which never arrived.....Eggs Ben without Ben...sob) BUT the coffee is... More 

Thank KittyCat22
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here as Boathouse full. Ordered the Tuna Tartare which was beautiful but more of an entree size not a main size but came with a main size price. My friend ordered the Greek salad which wasn't greek. It arrived with mostly Rocket piled to the Hilton. She queried with waitress who spoke with chef and replied... More 

Thank Lisa P
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

On a fabulous day we decided The Bathers Pavilion at Balmoral was the right place for a sunny beachfront lunch. We were seated promptly and on the way to our table I ordered a glass of wine from the Barperson pointing out the table we were going to. Menus arrived promptly and a bottle of sparkling water was ordered and... More 

Thank Ronaldomarsenzacalci
Greater Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had a light lunch there today with fish and goat cheese tart. Views are of course outstanding and staff is very attentive. Overall definitely a place to be recommended if you go to Balmoral

Thank MichMarcel W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 The Esplanade, Balmoral, Victoria 2088, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Grampians  >  Balmoral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9969 5050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?