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Beacons field parade, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
08:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed!! Partner had a simple scrambled eggs on toast! No presentation at all! I ordered toast with jam and peanut butter. Not an ounce of butter in sight. Neither was there any on the toast beneath the scrambled eggs. He enjoyed his chocolate and icecream drink! Best part of brekkie according to him. For me.... the skinny flat... More 

Thank TeTLOW8
Port Macquarie, Australia
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170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Literally right on the beach, Middle Beach, Port Phillip Bay that is. Catering for oldies (us) through adult sons to grandkids. A satisfying meal, nice bottle of wine to wash it down with followed up by great coffee. The kids were easy to entertain, all they had to do was step off the landing and they were on the beach... More 

Thank Barney53727
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a snack lunch before leaving for the airport to fly back to the UK. The food was really good, the ambiance was fine and the whole experience will provide memories until we can return. The Calamari 'bites' were delicious and my wifes fritters really really tasty. Also the proper Aussie chips were yummy.

Thank Peter M
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Had a great lunch here overlooking the bay, nice menu I had the stir fry and my colleague had the salad both very nice, washed down with beer and wine, coffee to finish. All great quality, good service would definitely go again.

Thank Stewzx9r
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Amaaaaaaazing view literally at the beach! Great food, nice drinks and fair prices! Great for brunch and family time! Also very famous for private functions at night!

Thank Heloísa V
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

The sandbar cafe is in a fantastic location directly on the beach in the Middle Park. There is an outdoor patio that links directly with the sand and the water lapping the way in the background just metres away. It is one of Melbourne's few restaurants with direct beach access and it is a really pretty spot to bring tourists... More 

Thank SquawkerMelbourne
Heyfield, Australia
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We arrived with no booking and the restaurant was very full but we were immediately given a table. Beautiful eating areas outside with umbrellas and even the water bowl for the dog. The Sangrias were far to good to stop at one and very well priced. The fish was beautiful and the other diners enjoyed their beef salad and hamburgers.... More 

Thank Kerrin54
Docklands Melbourne
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

On our Trike Tours we travel past Sandbar almost daily, so on a quiet Monday with my lovely Lady we went to Sandbar for a late lunch on what was a cold winters day. Watching the waves splash onto the beach in the wind was terrific, the cafe was busy, noisy and the coffee was excellent. We both opted for... More 

Thank DocklandsTrikeMan
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

You can't beat the Sandbar on a sunny day. Get there early to secure a table literally RIGHT on the sand. Easy to take the kids or the dog. Food is not cheap - but it's good - and the location is definitely worth it. A MUST do if visiting Melbourne.

Thank smithmoir
Melbourne, Australia
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is a nicely located restaurant. well situated along Beaconsfield Parade, almost on the beac, with great outside seating too; a good spot to watch the world pass by from. Basic, neat decor that works well with the location, and a menu that does the basics but at times at a price beyond what you would expect from a place... More 

Thank CilliA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beacons field parade, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne

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