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The Vista

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
+61 3 5237 7188
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went to The Vista for dinner and thought we would splash out on the Seafood Platter. At $200 it promised to be a feast worthy of a king but it fell far short of that. If you're smart, you'll give the platter a miss and go for something else off the menu. Over-priced seafood and not... More 

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Thank Mark T
Bundaberg, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good service though and lovely atmosphere but were disappointed otherwise. We ordered the steak and the pork belly. The steak came with only a little red cabbage and no other vegetables. The jus was very watery... not a jus at all. The pork belly crackling was inedible, mashed potato very average and cabbage side rather ordinary. We didn't stay for... More 

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Thank Naomi C
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dear tourist, please never ever go to this restaurant when you visiting Apollo Bay Australia!!! No locals are eating there, only tourists! We ordered a seafood platter nothing special, no fresh at all and tasteless! The worst thing is extremely expensive!!!

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Thank haiharbor
Queensbury, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful meal complete with whole fish. Service and food were excellent. We arrived without a reservation and were treated to a great meal.

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Thank John S
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up at this place as every other place was full with lines. This place was half empty. That should of been the sign we needed to stay away. Very mediocre food for a high price, service was super slow. Looks nice inside. That's about it. You're better off lining up at the other places!

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Thank Lipstache
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed to see that there was next to no cooking involved anywhere on the menu..basic preparing and heating and that was it. Huge disappointment. Linguine bland and how dare there be Atlantic salmon in it, in apollo bay on the southern ocean coast! Oysters were fresh and inexpensive.

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Thank BorehamCarter
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food good but expensive.Service OK but a little slow.Ambience good.Not really value for money.The table wobbled as the floor was not level.

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Thank Barbara C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent seafood and wine. Service by our Parisian waiter was very good. Emphasis is on local seafood but usual steak and chicken options are available. Good, [but pricey] selection of mainly Australian wine by glass or bottle.

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Thank William G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as it was near our accommodation, we couldn't get internet connection and we're unable to check things out on the web. We were looked after by a knowledgeable French waiter and both ordered the linguine accompanied by a NZ Sav. It wasn't over-generous but it was sufficient and tasted divine.

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Thank David S
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Three friends enjoyed a celebratory dinner on a Tuesday night. We all had seafood for entree's and mains but no desserts. All meals were flavourful and well presented. Limited availability of the house speciality of Seafood Platter for Two was sold out so we missed out however has been enjoyed by one of us on a previous visit and is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Apollo Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5237 7188

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