For a certain kind of person, the best part about birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations is the excuse to splurge at a top-tier restaurant. Even if that’s not you, nearly everyone can appreciate the experience of settling around a table to enjoy the company of friends and family for several hours while all your whims are catered for.

Located in Bayside, Melbourne? These spots do it better than anyone else. In short: you bring the occasion and leave it to the staff to supply the special. Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, or another occasion that calls for something a bit fancier – these are Bayside Melbourne’s best restaurants for those extra special nights out.

Ultimate List of Restaurants in Bayside, Melbourne

Brighton Savoy – Seaview Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Brighton Savoy

brightonsavoy.com.au

03 9592 8233

Enjoy a quality night out and satisfy your international palette with a wide range of menu items that are both sourced locally and from places all around the globe.

From Steaks, fish, Vegetarian and gluten-free option, the Seaview Restaurant has something to appeal to everyone. One of the Best Restaurants in Brighton Melbourne

If you are interested in having the skilled team of the Brighton Savoy cater your special event, wedding, corporate event, or otherwise, feel free to contact us or visit one of our Wedding Event Open Days. In order to find out for yourself exactly how wonderful a Brighton Savoy wedding can be, experience it first hand by coming to visit us.

Every weekend we hold ‘Wedding Event Open Days’ between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet you and your significant other.

If you take the time to visit us in person, you will give yourself a chance to view our four individual reception spaces, peruse through a selection of sample menus and explore a number of options we offer for your ceremony. Come spend an afternoon with us and ask us any questions you may have in terms of how we typically host weddings at our venue.

Brighton Savoy’s famous Seaview Restaurant enjoys magnificent views over Port Phillip Bay. Come and enjoy our magnificent international cuisine, whilst marvelling at the beauty of the setting sun from the bayside.

A Reputation for Sophistication

The Seaview Restaurant is known as one of the very best restaurants in Melbourne and features a comprehensive menu that includes a sumptuous mix of International, European & chef-inspired Australian cuisine –with dietary options for both vegetarians and those with celiac disease.

Start with a refreshing aperitif and then settle down for an evening of fine food and wine, and our friendly waiting staff will attend to your every need and whim. Come and taste our exquisite fare at one of Melbourne’s finest & most picturesque fine dining Melbourne restaurants.

Seaside Atmosphere

Brighton’s Seaview Restaurant offers an unmatched beach view from the bayside, scrumptious modern delicacies, fine wines, a bevy of local and imported beers, and private dining rooms in Brighton – the perfect place to meet eat, and relax with your preferred company!

Open every night for dinner, one of the best restaurants in Brighton bay view dazzles the senses almost as much as what’s on your plate, with the interior lighting as dynamic as a chameleon – no evening is the same as the next.

Daylight brings a sparkling contemporary ambience; dusk allows diners to relax into the closeness of the bay. The evening brings the sophistication of warm interior lighting, highlighting the magnificence of the sunset as it slips beneath the horizon.

The Seaview Restaurant is known as one of the very best restaurants in Melbourne and features a comprehensive menu that includes a sumptuous mix of International, European & chef-inspired Australian cuisine –with dietary options for both vegetarians and those with celiac disease.

Start with a refreshing aperitif and then settle down for an evening of fine food and wine, and our friendly waiting staff will attend to your every need and whim. Come and taste our exquisite fare at one of Melbourne’s finest & most picturesque fine dining Melbourne restaurants.

Brighton Savoy is a family-owned beach-front Accommodation, Wedding & Hotel Venue in Melbourne’s South East Bayside suburb of Brighton. Owned exclusively by the Lee Family for over 50 years, Brighton Savoy is one of the premier hotels in Brighton, which features the best of contemporary design with unparalleled customer service and attention to detail that only a 4-star hotel can provide.

Vivace Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Vivace Restaurant

vivace.com.au

(03) 9596 9510

Welcome To Vivace Restaurant & Functions Rooms

Vivace Restaurant offers local bayside diners, world-class fine dining in suburban Melbourne.

Since opening in 2004, Vivace has become synonymous with exceptional modern Italian food and service. It is also one of Bayside’s premier functions and event venues for all occasions.

Vivace has a warm and generous spirit, complimented with a striking interior that exudes Italian style and sophistication.

This family-run establishment prides itself on being the place you come for exquisite food and stay for the unrivalled hospitality experience that is Vivace.

Vivace Ristorante is located in the heart of Bay Street’s entertainment precinct, opposite palace cinema Brighton Bay.

Since opening in 2004, Bayside residents and business alike have grown to love Vivace as their premier local eatery and Function Venue to meet with friends, family and business colleagues.

Owner’s Chris & Sharee Favaloro and co-host and family member Andrew Zoli are the dynamic teams that collaborate the restaurant and function events whilst Executive Chef Davide Ferraro leads the talented team offering an extensive, modern Italian inspired cuisine, incorporating fresh Australian seafood, Black Angus beef, house-made pastas and delectable desserts for the most fastidious diner.

Vivace Ristorante Brighton is a classic example of bayside Melbourne’s best restaurants.

A striking interior complete with polished timber floors, crystal chandeliers and several fireplaces welcomes you in to warm, ambient surrounds, especially during winter. Our fully air-conditioned venue with bi-fold windows overlooking Bay Street’s picturesque streetscape is the only place to be to enjoy gentle Bayside breezes on those warm summer evenings.

Our beautiful Jarrah bar is an ideal meeting place to sit up and enjoy the extensive beverage list and some freshly shucked oysters after work or before heading off to the cinema.

Vivace Restaurant Brighton offers 4 Private Dining Rooms, all unique areas suitable for private dining or a cocktail function entertaining groups ranging from 10-40 seated and up to 60 for a cocktail style event.

Vivace Restaurant is also available for exclusive venue hire and can accommodate up to 90 guests seated or up to 150 standing guests.

Book Now

Reservations at Vivace Ristorante can be made easily online below, and we’ll confirm with you if the date and time are available.

If your reservation is for 6 or more guests, it is recommended that you phone Vivace on 03 95969511 to find a suitable table for your group.

Vivace offer 4 private dining rooms to suit any occasion.

Nachos Cantina Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Nachos Mexican Cantina

nachoscantina.com.au

03 9580 2086

It’s been a fiesta at Nachos for over 30 years, come check out why!

We at the Nachos family welcome you to Nachos Cantina. Our goal is to provide quality food and beverages, warm, friendly services and good value for you and your family.

With two restaurants in the South-East suburbs, we’ve become local favourites with our delicious meals and amazing service. As an award-winning establishment, we understand quality. We take the greatest care to ensure that whether you are dining in our Aspendale or Mt Waverley Mexican restaurants, you are exposed to great service and unbeatable attention to detail.

Bistro La Provence Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Bistro La Provence

bistrolaprovence.com.au

03 9592 2009

Bistro La Provence celebrates traditional seasonal food, beverage and the culture of Provence. We pride ourselves on ensuring your experience is one you will remember and want to share with everyone. The authentic French cuisine will leave you speechless.

French Cuisine

Bistro La Provence celebrates rustic seasonal food, beverage and the culture of a typical French Provence.

Quality Foods

Fresh seasonal produce is typical of that found in a provincial bistro. The authentic flavours will leave you speechless.

The Experience

We pride ourselves on ensuring your experience is one you will remember and want to share with everyone.

Sun Wah Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Sun Wah Restaurant

sunwah.com.au

(03) 9580 4379

Family owned & run, we have come a long way from our humble beginnings back in the 1960’s. Mordialloc has been our home since the days when guests would order chop-siu bringing their own pots & pans, to where Sun Wah has evolved today. Over the past five years, we have transformed from offering traditional Cantonese cuisine to incorporating modern fusion techniques, creating the food that is uniquely Sun Wah.

Now managed by Restaurateurs Albert & Rowena, who have a proven record of expertise in Asian cuisine are passionate devotees to both Western & Chinese cooking. The Sun Wah kitchen produces Asian fusion dishes using Eastern & Western food preparation traditions. We are well recognised for the Asian fusion dishes we produce. Sun Wah has been awarded numerous accolades, including our recent listing by the AGFG in their top 14 Chinese restaurants in Australia.

Our Food Philosophy

What makes our ingredients so special is that we source fresh and seasonal produce of the highest quality.

Our menu has been created around local, seasonal & sustainable ingredients. Ingredients are sourced locally so that we support local business and farmers. Less travel time means better and fresher quality ingredients. Some of the producers we source our items from including; Hopkins River Farm, Otway Farms & Oceania Seafood, just to name a few.

It’s these type of ingredients we source that inspires us to create a menu that we love to eat.

We hope that you love our food as much as we love to make it.

Arcobar Restaurant Bayside Melbourne 

Arcobar

arcobar.com.au

03 9551 1427

WELCOME TO OUR RESTAURANT – AND WELCOME BACK LIVE MUSIC!

ARCOBAR IS OPEN for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – 7 days a week. We have an extensive outdoor seating area that can accommodate up to 150 people (that includes our undercover balcony area) and our new 8 seater picnic tables, which have a 3m x 3m all-weather umbrella cover. Our indoor seating has a COVIDsafe restricted capacity of 62 people (as of 07/12/20).

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED for our outdoor seating area, be it either breakfast, lunch or dinner (walk-in only). There are also no bookings required for our indoor seating area, be it either breakfast or lunch. However, bookings ARE required for dinner if need to be linked with our live music events – as we have live music 2 to 3 nights a week, featuring some of Australia’s best acoustic artists.

OUR CAFE & TAKE HOME MEALS SECTION is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 8 pm, with a huge selection of our famous (and award-winning) $ 12.50’ ready to heat’ meals, $12.50 pizza’s to go, homemade pastries & cakes, and our much-awarded coffee. 

ARCOBAR IS PROUD TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEEKEND, with great artists performing inside the venue every Friday & Saturday night – and some Thursday nights. We also have FREE live music every Saturday afternoon & Sunday afternoon on the lawns (which are family & dog friendly). Details for which artist is playing (and ticket prices) are listed on our Facebook site. 

100% of the ticket price for live music goes to the artists. This means all dinner bookings would also require a pre-paid ticket for the live music event. Please note that all live music events are rated +18 years of age. 

OUR FULL DINNER MENU is available for each LIVE MUSIC event & sitting.

WE ARE ALSO OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK from 7 am, with our much-awarded “Ready to Heat” take-home meals, takeaway section, pizza bar & café section open from 7 am to 8 pm. 

OUR FAMOUS $15 MENU is still available every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday night (pick up only), with Fifteen of our best restaurant meals prepared hot & fresh to order- but only for pick-up between 5 pm and 8 pm. Call ahead on 9551 1424 to pre-order!

NEWLY APPOINTED HEAD CHEF Paul Martin (formerly from both the highly acclaimed White Rabbit restaurant in Brighton & Blue Tongue restaurant in Elwood) continues our simple ethos of “Great, Honest Food”. Supported by a terrific team of Chefs, including our dedicated Pastry Chef, our selection has never been better! 

WE HAVE OVER 40 FREE CAR PARKING spots at our front door, including 2 disabled spots with easy wheelchair access, and can even bring your takeaway meals out to the car for you!

Our NEW 2021 MENU… Our kitchen team have taken inspiration from the tropics, with delicious, seasonal, and healthier choice items for our Breakfast and Lunch & Dinner menu: great value, a great selection, and an ode to our passion for food. 

OUR MUCH ACCLAIMED CLASSICS MENU SELECTION – ALL JUST $19.50 – INCLUDING BEER, BUBBLES, WINE or COFFEE… It is available Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) – and only for Lunch – Choose any main meal from our Classics Menu, and we will include a glass of Scotchmans Hill wine or bubbly a pot of Baykers Brew beer.

ALL DAY BREAKFAST SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS (until 3pm)… Sit on our deck, or bring the dog & the kids and grab a table on the lawn. Our new All-Day Breakfast Menu has been crafted by our Chefs to include a great range of healthy and fulfilling meals, including vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Breakfast orders available until 3 pm.

FUNCTIONS & CATERING… For nearly 15 years, our amazing venue has hosted over 1000 functions. Be it a Christening, 60th Birthday, Engagement Party, Work Celebration, a Wake, or even a Wedding! We can comfortably seat 100 for table service, 150 for a conference, or up to 200 standing for canapes and drinks. We have over 80 car parks, and a 1 am liquor licence, no noise restrictions, great wheelchair and disabled access & facilities, a dedicated chef team, and a Function & Events Manager on-site to help plan every step – why would you go anywhere else!

COMMUNITY… means so much more in 2021 than it ever did in our generation. This is why we have considered it vital that we get behind the events that bind our community together. We are very proud to announce our sponsorship of the Heatherton Netball & Football Club (located in Ross Street Heatherton), as well as Southern United Hockey Club (located in Farm Rd Cheltenham) for 2021 – with a commitment to support both Clubs for the next 3 years. This sees us getting behind both juniors & seniors, as well as the Masters, and of course both the girls & the boys! Local sport is such a common bond for local families, and arcobar is proud to be a financial supporter.

ABOUT ARCOBAR…..

ARCOBAR” S OWNER Brooke Pollock has lived in the Bayside area all her life. Having raised her family here, she decided to bring her love of live music and many years of food, functions and catering experience to the local area. The result is an iconic venue that has exceeded all expectations and enjoys a very loyal following. Something that the entire team at arcobar is very proud of!

With the dramatic and immediate shift that closed so many restaurant doors in late March 2020 (due to COVID-19), Brooke set about to change overnight the concept & offer at arcobar, with the sole purpose to keep all the team actively employed.

In Brooke’s own words: “We needed the business to develop a brand new menu, which could feed as many people as possible, as cost-effectively as possible, with the best food our chefs can make – every single day. All our “Ready to Heat” take-home meals are $12.50 (nice & easy!) and will serve 2 people, on average. There are over 40 different “Ready to Heat” meal varieties to choose from every day, and because they are made fresh, they can be frozen for another night. We guarantee there is something for everyone! Most importantly, we are determined to keep our entire team actively employed.”

Over the past 14 years, Arcobar has hosted over 1000 private functions (with an average rating of 4.9 stars out of 5.0!), including weddings, wakes, christenings, birthdays – and even a divorce party – with space for up to 150 people.

Arcobar has cemented itself as a true destination for its lineup of live music, with a rotation of some of Australia’s best musicians, as well as a great selection of Dinner & Shows. Famous for its all-day breakfast option on Saturdays & Sundays – as well as the place to go for its huge (and dog-friendly) outdoor seating area – arcobar proudly roasts its own coffee (arco-barista), has its own beer on tap (Baykers Brew), and is a Scotchmans Hill preferred restaurant, with an extensive selection of their wines.

We love what we do!

Dandelion Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Dandelion

dandelion.ws

03 9531 4909

Dandelion, in Elwood, Melbourne, is Geoff and Jane Lindsay’s award-winning Modern Vietnamese restaurant. Geoff’s menu features a very personal showcase of Vietnamese cuisine. A rich and diverse cuisine exhibits a wonderfully intoxicating combination of the raw and the cooked, the hot and the cold, the sweet and sour.

Indian Burrp Restaurant Melbourne

Indian Restaurant

indianburrp.com

(03) 8524 5099

Welcome To Indian Burrp, Indian Restaurant in Melbourne

At Indian Burrp, we serve delicious and remarkable food that the food we serve meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combines both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking. To consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity in our work.

To have every customer who comes through our doors leave impressed by Indian Burrp and excited to come back again. To create and maintain a restaurant that is comprehensive and exceptional in its attention to every detail of operation. To provide all who work with us a friendly, cooperative and rewarding environment that encourages long- term, satisfying, growth employment. To keep our concept fresh, exciting and on the cutting edge of the hospitality industry.

Cerberus Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Cerberus Beach House

cerberusbeachhouse.com.au

(03) 9533 4023

Landing in Black Rock in November 2009 from the UK, we felt blessed to have Half Moon Bay right on our doorstep. With HMVS Cerberus as the view from our ‘office’, we truly feel this is a place to call home. Our aim is to deliver a consistent quality product, locally sourced wherever possible, incorporating a family-friendly atmosphere daytime and early evening, while also being a venue for that special evening occasion or dinner with family or friends with a stunning, unique and captivating view whatever the weather.

ABOUT RESTAURANT

Our restaurant serves fresh sea dishes as well as healthy classics throughout the day, starting with awesome lunches through to hearty dinners.

The downstairs beach kiosk leads up to the restaurant via a side staircase to our top room with a large glass-fronted windows great for taking the party long past the sunset.

Ken Japanese Restaurant Melbourne

Ken Japanese Restaurant Melbourne

kenjapan.com.au

03 9589 1929

Ken” 虔”, in Japanese, means “respect”.

Our Chef, Wanda San, wants food to be treated with respect through the stages of hard work of vegetable picking, fish catching, transporting, cooking and finally serving.

Ken is a contemporary Japanese restaurant – inspired by a traditional Japanese dining experience and influenced by modern Australian cuisine.

Our menu is available from Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner. Ken can cater for all kinds of occasions – work functions to special events and celebrations.

RESERVATION

Ken Japanese Restaurant has two types of seating area, including chefs, counter as well as standard dining tables. Your online booking will be made at one of these seating options, with special requests considered but not guaranteed.

For all bookings, we will confirm 48 hours in advance.

For large group above 8 ( including 8 )at Ken, please email us at info@kenjapan.com.au or contact us directly on 03 9589-1926

The Baths Middle Brighton Restaurant 

The Baths

middlebrightonbaths.com.au

(03) 9539 7001

WELCOME TO THE BATHS MIDDLE BRIGHTON

BAYSIDE’S PREMIER EATERY AND EVENTS SPACE

DINING

Downstairs at The Baths features a relaxed all-day eatery. Dine in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. The large beach-facing deck showcases panoramic views of Port Philip Bay and the Melbourne cityscape. If you are coming with a 4-legged friend, the front decking is pet-friendly!

TAKEAWAY

Whether you just want to grab something quick from the coffee cart on your way past or indulge in something hot from the Fish & Chips shop, there is something for everyone. The coffee cart features an array of sandwiches, muffins, cakes and more, but if fish and chips are more your fancy, the Fish & Chip shop has the best seafood Melbourne has to offer. 

Italian Chef Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Italian Chef

italianchef.com.au

0456 831 346

Italian Chef Artisans is where passion and tradition meet, where expert hands show the love of making pasta.

Its director Simone Garusi has created an Italian Chef with the aim of making the best pasta in Melbourne.

Italian Chef Artisans create gourmet pasta that you can enjoy every day.

Discover the Chef in you, experience the taste, follow your passion.

The journey of Italian Chef Artisans began in Australia with our restaurant Italian Chef on Chapel Street. Our adventure now continues, providing gourmet pasta that you can enjoy every day at home. From Farmers Markets and delicatessens to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, we believe we are presenting – cooking and offering – the very best hand-made pasta in Melbourne. Maybe even in Australia!

Italian Chef is for the Pasta Lover in you!

Mr & Mrs P Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Mr & Mrs P

mrandmrsp.com.au

03 9596 4463

Set amongst a historical street in Brighton, this new bar is a labour of love that has been long-awaited. It is the brainchild of Mr & Mrs Poliwodzinski as an extension of their love for each other and the world of hospitality. Between them, they share over 25 years of industry experience and have devoted themselves to deliver the unforgettable experience that is Mr & Mrs P.

Mr & Mrs P endeavour to incorporate love into everything they do. This is made evident from the moment you walk in the doors, as exemplified by the tremendous amount of care and detail built into the venue. From the design of the bar itself to the beverage and locally sourced food menus, the couple’s love and passion for their work are indisputable.

Whether it is after-work drinks on a Friday, a lazy Sunday outing, or a cosy dinner for two, Mr and Mrs P caters to all. The staff are friendly, the food is exceptional, and the drinks are mixed to perfection. The venue has a warm, welcoming feeling that will always leave you yearning for more.

So, who are Mr. and Mrs. P?

We are Greg and Georgia Poliwondzinski.

This is our love story.

Welcome to our home.

True South Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

True South

truesouth.com.au

(03) 9589 3198

Located in the picturesque Bayside suburb of Black Rock, True South holds a prime position as the areas best and biggest Restaurant, Bar and Function Space.

Once used as an auto repair shop, this modern gastropub has undergone a colossal renovation, keeping the original facade but completely stripping back the inside to create the incredible space it is today.

The talented chefs at True South offer a modern Argentinean/South American menu served in the newly converted setting. The food is designed to share with a mix of small and large dishes creating a communal dining experience.

With a range of spaces, True South is the perfect venue for any event. Our Bay View Room is a favourite for Weddings with striking views from the first-floor balcony over Black Rock beach. Smaller groups fit perfectly into our Dining Room, complete with its own bar, which can be transformed from private dining to a stand-up cocktail event.

Our Chefs bring together the rich flavours of Argentina with a modern twist creating dishes that are bound to have you back for more! Our classic Empanadas, stuffed with a textured beef and olive filling and nubs of boiled egg, or round, mini cheese buns might be the small bite you are looking for, or perhaps, you’re unsure of what to pick from our share menu in which case, we are happy to help, simply tell your waiter to ‘FEED ME’, and we’ll serve up a selection of True South’s favourite dishes for $60pp.

In addition, we have a kids menu aimed to entertain, with a 2 in 1 menu being a colouring sheet. Catering to a variety of dietary requirements, you’ll find a dish for everyone to enjoy!

Curly Whiskers Restaurant Bayside Melbourne

Curly Whiskers

curlywhiskers.com.au

(03) 9596 3328

Curly Whiskers is our little French diner in Melbourne’s Bayside suburb of Brighton. This cosy, intimate space is the fulfilment of our desire to create a real food experience.

restaurant that serves premium meals without pretence.

So why “Curly Whiskers”? We chose a name that suggests the restaurant’s key traits: French, fussy and a little bit quirky.

We are not of French heritage but have chosen a French menu because we are incomplete adoration of the cuisine and are devout practitioners of its inherent food philosophy. Rosalin, as the gatekeeper to the restaurant’s kitchen, usually begins the day with a visit to a local market to collect the day’s fresh ingredient requirements. She assesses every ingredient with great care to ensure that only the worthy ones are allowed entry.

Our Chef, Silas Orre, has spent the past four years gaining experience in French cuisine. Just look over at the kitchen, and you can witness the complete dedication and passion with which he prepares your meals. 

Together, Rosalin and Silas have designed a menu that pays tribute to the classic bistro dishes, at times with a unique twist and complements this with regularly changing specials that reflect the seasons and other culinary inspiration.

Whether it’s your desire to relive the taste of a memorable meal in France or to experience a Curly original, we are the perfect venue for you.

If you have any questions or comments, please speak to us at the restaurant, call on (03) 9596 3324 or email us at info@curlywhiskers.com.au.

Thank you for choosing to dine at Curly Whiskers. We do hope your experience is thoroughly enjoyable and that we will see you again very soon.

Il Forno Restaurant Melbourne

Il Forno

ilfornorestaurant.com.au

(03) 9521 9106

Welcome to Il Forno

Il Forno is a tribute to Italian culture and history – both ambience and food aim to take you on a journey to Italy. Creative and modern touches keep the menu exciting and flavoursome. Book your table or order online today – we can’t wait to meet you and share our passion for Italy and great food with you.

Il Forno means ‘the oven’ in Italian and is symbolic of what this family restaurant is aiming to achieve — to be a melting pot of all things Australian and Italian.

Owners Nazzareno Cugliari and his wife Kristina are proud of their Italian heritage, with both sets of parents migrating from Sicily and Calabria in the early 50s and 60s.

They brought with them a rich tradition of Italian culture and cooking, which has been passed onto both Naz and Kristina. Naz recently travelled to Italy for four months and embarked on an incredible journey of discovery, paying particular attention to his own family’s history and the flavours of the food he happily devoured!

Tips on Choosing a Restaurant

Not every available space is right for a restaurant. A good restaurant location is harder to find than some people think. What may look like the perfect spot- say a bustling pedestrian street in the heart of downtown- may turn out to be a dud.

Other times a spot that you would never think to put a restaurant – like in an old shoe shop in a run-down mill town – is a success. Of course, food and service are important to a restaurant’s success, but the location can be just as crucial, especially in the early years. Read on for ten things you should know about selecting a restaurant location.

Location

The location of the restaurant is a critical factor that you should consider. Select a restaurant that is within reach using your preferred means of transport. For example, it does not make sense to travel 100 miles to eat food worth $20. Select a restaurant that you can quickly drive to or walk-in.

You can also look for the restaurants’ fantastic locations, like those with architectural gems and those facing a beach. The area of the restaurant will have a bearing on how much money you will spend.

Ambience

The ambience matters a lot when you are selecting the ideal restaurant. A restaurant might be excellently architecturally designed, but the décor might not be your taste. The atmosphere of the restaurant matters depending on the kind of dining that you intend to enjoy in the restaurant.

For example, if you are going for a romantic dinner, the décor should be properly done, and the red colour and dim lights should be dominant. Check whether the restaurant plays music, and if they do, how loudly do they play their music.

Menu

The menu of the restaurant is another essential factor to look at when choosing the ideal restaurant. If you are going to dine with the family, make sure that they have food for everyone. We have different restaurants that have specialised in a given cuisine.

Examples include the Chinese restaurants that exclusively offer different Chinese diets. If you are looking for a particular cuisine, then it is essential to go to the restaurant that has specialised in the same. You are likely to find food for everyone in a restaurant that has a broad menu.

Service

The kind of service you will get in the restaurant should also play a critical role in your selection. Are waiters friendly? The waiters’ attitude is likely to be reflected in the quality of food that you will eat. The Adelaide hills winery restaurants offer exemplary services.

Restaurants that have friendly staff are known for quality services. Consider the cleanliness of the place and the quality of food that you are served with.

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