BEST RESTAURANTS IN WILLIAMSTOWN
There are a number of great dining options when deciding to visit or stay in Williamstown. Williamtown restaurants are many and varied with a great mix of cafes and pubs to further increase the available options. Read on for a small selection of the Williamstown restaurants we recommend.
28 Ferguson St, Williamstown
One of Williamstown’s latest additions is top chef George Calombaris’ newest restaurant, Hellenic Hotel, and it has been a favourite ever since its arrival. This lively bar and restaurant offers views over Williamstown from its balcony, and George’s spirited brand of Greek food from its kitchen. The range of Souvas creatively veers from the standards, as does the Saganaki with apple sauce. The herbed rotisserie chicken is a tangy, aromatic delight and the selection of dips will have you ordering extra bread to soak up every last skerrick. Keep an eye out for daily specials, and order a ‘Kosmo’ cocktail to compliment.
139 Nelson Pl, Williamstown
High-end cuisine comes to Williamstown in Ragusa. This restaurant has brought award-winning Croatian dishes to the bay and never disappoints, delivering the rich and rustic flavours of Eastern Europe. Dining in this elegantly refurbished 1873 heritage-listed building is a sophisticated yet comfortable experience, and you can expect quality service to accompany quality food. Don’t miss the duck with sour cherries, although you can’t go wrong – everything down to the bread is tasty. Come in to cure you Croatian culinary curiosity, and be sure to book, as this Williamstown restaurant is ever popular!
34 The Strand, Williamstown
If you’re going to eat by the bay, it only makes sense to indulge in some seafood, and all the better if the setting a tastefully modernised boat shed. The Anchorage has mastered seaside cuisine. Fresh seafood is in abundance, and there is a variable selection to choose from. Dive into a whole snapper with a group, or share oysters between two while enjoying city views across the sailboat-dotted bay. Be sure to explore the award winning wine list to find the perfect accompaniment to a charming nautical experience. The Anchorage also has a coffee kiosk alongside its restaurant to satisfy your coffee cravings on your morning walk along Williamstown’s iconic waterfront.
68 Stevedore St, Williamstown
For authentic Italian wood fired pizza, try Altro. These chefs pride themselves on their traditional methods, including the use of no preparation tools other than the hands, carrying on the age-old craft of pizza perfection. And the proof is in the pizza, as they say. Light, fluffy crusts, local ingredients and artisan skills make for just plain yummy food. Dine in for cosy Italian vibes, or take away to enjoy their winning flavour combinations for a classic night in.
‘PUB MEAL CLASSICS’
The Steam Packet
13 Cole St, Williamstown VIC
For a steak and chips or a classic parma, try the Steam Packet. This pub is one of the oldest in Williamstown, built in 1863. It offers hearty meals and cold beers, as well as weekly trivia nights to test your knowledge, and your skill if you are game enough to enter the sculling competition. Whether you want to catch the Sunday arvo footy, Monday night family dinners or Friday night catch ups, The Steam Packet can provide.