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Shearwater - CLOSED

1215 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
Oct 9, 2016
“Lunch any time with friends”
Jun 11, 2014
“Best Restaurant Dinner for a long time”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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LOCATION
1215 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great view of Western Port Bay looking out towards French Island. The service is good. The food selection for a lunch time meal is very adequate extending to a children's menu. Children can play outside in view of their parents. The...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived after a visit to the little penguins. We were cold, but the restaurant was warm. Fantastic greetings from the staff all smiles and cheerful. We ordered entrees of Atlantic King Crab and Oysters Kilpatrick. Absolutely delightful. Mains were Whole lobster with citrus butter...More

1  Thank Lance D
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Dinner with my partner for our anniversary. We got there on a very hot night and the air-con was broken, we didn't mind - it happens! Our waiter told us that the chef and the staff were in a bad mood because they were hot...More

3  Thank Jess B
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had seafood chowder with veggies. I received the veggies with 2 or 2 tiny bits of fish. Hubby had fishermans basket which wasn't fresh and mussel and oyster had funny taste didn't eat it. Garlic bread was bread and forgot garlic. Give it a...More

1  Thank Susieqynot
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We went for lunch and ordered the lobster and seafood basket..it was delicious! Would go back and the waiters were fantastic :)

Thank Zantanna H
Reviewed April 13, 2014

enjoyed our lunch here with a group of friends. staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The fish and chips (seafood basket) were the best we had had for some time. The setting is magnificent - watching the waves crash over the rocks! Will be back!

Thank nakink
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Wonderful stay with great views of bay. Restaurant had a RCH Function & a wedding on Saturday evening. The food was fantastic,the service was exceptional and the accomodation perfect for our needs.

Thank Yvonne J
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We visited on a Thursday evening. Food was good and ambiance great so returned on the Friday and we were not disappointed. Strange as it may seem it is difficult to get a decent grilled steak in Victoria. Even some of the most expensive and...More

Thank AubreyP695
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We hadn't eaten at the Shearwater for many years, however it seemed the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is superbly located near a cliff/dune on Phillip Island and it affords a stunning view of Bass Strait and provides an exciting view of...More

1  Thank SJK055
Reviewed January 18, 2014

I had researched Shearwater on TripAdvisor & their website before booking. I was aware of the poor reviews but we decided to give it the benefit of a doubt. What a disappointment! First of all, the website touted the Waterfront Seafood Platter for 2 for...More

1  Thank Intersubjective
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Newhaven
Description
Shearwater Restaurant was previously known as Taylors Restaurant, it has recently changed hands. Together with our friends we have eaten there twice in the past couple of months and have found it to have improved greatly, so much so our daughter has booked it for Mothers Day. It is a large restaurant which overlooks the ocean, there is lots of bird life and great sunsets to view. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is consistently good and reasonably priced, eg. main course $ 25-35.
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