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Frontbeach Taphouse & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 5261 9752
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Kyabram, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No complaints here, nice entrees, lovely meals, steak, fish burger, parmy & fish n chips. Ice cold beer, quality service and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Thefist
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alright, so just ate here and had the seafood platter for 2. Now, before I ordered I asked if the seafood was local, as being across from the beach you would expect it would be. I was advised that is mostly was, hrmmm ok, I'll accept that and ordered. Now I can't say that it was all bad, the oysters... More 

Thank Aussie053
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stopped here for lunch with the family. The boy ordered his usual burger, the girl her usual Parma but I decided to go different and order the Crispy Sesame Squid with noodle salad. Boy am I glad I did because that was the best squid based meal I've eaten. Never had more tender squid pieces in my life. Was... More 

Thank Mark G
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While most staff in this resort town seem to be New or transient, we received good service and a generally welcome experience here. The food is not exceptional but very serviceable and a lovely stop after the beach. We had burgers and fish and chips and were not disappointed. Nice place to hang out with a cool beer and watch... More 

Thank AdamVBaxter
Torquay, Australia
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had my long birthday lunch here today with a group of friends overlooking our local beautiful Esplanade Beach. Our waitress was fun & friendly, food is reasonably priced & all really tasty. Bruschetta is a great starter, squid salad large & great asian flavours, chicken Parmi with chorizo was good, slow cooked pork soft shell tacos were nice & the... More 

Thank Travelbugs1004
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the seafood platter between 3 adults, it was amazing. One of the best i have ever had and reasonable price. Service was great and a nice view of the beach.

Thank NSawtell
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the front on a sunny afternoon with great view of the beach. Menu had huge variety, we thought it seemed a little expensive but same with everyone in torquay. We ordered the fish and chips, Parma, squid salad and pumpkin pizza. Service was very friendly by the staff and food was served promptly. The fish and squid tasted... More 

Thank 33chloe33
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the beer battered fish and chips which is standard on Torquay. Very good. Service was prompt but had trouble getting the bill at the end of the meal. Place was busy but with indoor and outdoor dining options not too crowded. Seafood platters are huge and may try another day when there are more mouths to feed!

Thank Phil S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived late into Torquay and found the Frontbeach - nicely decorated with a view of the sea. The menu whilst not extensive was adequate and I like the fact that they amended one of their dishes that suit my requirements. It was quite busy and I would recommend making a reservation during the peak summe season.

Thank yvc129
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the restaurant after arriving from the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal. A perfect place to fill up the hungry stomachs before exploring the Great Ocean Road. A decently decorated place, but most importantly the food there is excellent.

Thank Eric C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5261 9752
Hi, we ate at this restaurant while in Torquay, and thought it was excellent. Posting it would allow us to write a review for it.

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