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Pier Farm

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  1. A pair of women enjoying a shared meal with glasses of wine on Pier Farm's waterfront deck.
    Photograph: Supplied
  2. Plate of fettucine bolognese with a glass of red wine on a wooden table.
    Photograph: Supplied
  3. Pier Farm
    Photograph: Eugene Hyland
  4. A plate of risotto with prawns and a glass of white wine on a polished wooden table.
    Photograph: Supplied
  5. Assorted plates of pasta with glasses of red and white wine on a polished wooden table.
    Photograph: Supplied
  6. The exterior view of Pier Farm on the Port Phillip Bay waterfront.
    Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

From midweek pinot and pasta deals to lavish Mediterranean-inspired feasts, this seaside diner offers the perfect pit stop

Perched on Port Phillip Bay’s picturesque waterfront, Pier Farm may not be an actual farm but the restored wooden boatshed still carries a whisper of rustic charm about it. Polished wood and azure blue tiling add to the nautical decor, making you feel like you’ve escaped on holiday. And the ocean makes a lovely backdrop for the diner, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal fare from the hand of chef-restaurateur Roberto Scheriano. 

Pier Farm’s approachable menu runs the Mediterranean gamut, spanning woodfired pizzas topped with quality Italian ingredients like San Marzano tomato and San Daniele prosciutto, linguini and gnocchi, rib eye steaks, freshly shucked oysters and a selection of local and imported cheeses. The crowd-pleasers make it suitable for a casual family lunch or date night, but the stunning views and quality of dishes on offer warrants a booking for celebratory occasions, too. 

In fact, Pier Farm is a popular spot in Williamstown for locals to host engagements, weddings, christenings and birthdays. For those a bit further out, the restaurant is only a 20-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine list of more 150 drops, with an extensive bar offering a generous range of spirits, cocktails and beers. Whether you’d just like to drop in and enjoy a Spritz on the deck at sunset, or settle into a booth for a multi-course meal, Pier Farm offers a comfortable, elegant space to wine and dine by the water.

And this winter from Tuesday to Friday, you can book a table to enjoy a $39 ‘Pasta and Pinot’ express lunch, which includes your choice of three handmade pastas (bolognese, carbonara or baked gnocchi) and a matching wine. Bookings are available via the website.

Pining for more pasta? Check out our list of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne. And here's a round-up of the city's best wine bars.

Lauren Dinse
Written by
Lauren Dinse


34 the Strand
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun lunch noon-3pm; Tue-Sat dinner from 5:30pm
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