The Top 10 Restaurants In Williamstown, Victoria

Anchorage | © Stephen Barrett
Anchorage | © Stephen Barrett
Photo of Stephen Barrett
9 February 2017

With its historic buildings, picturesque beach, stunning city skyline views and a range of great restaurants, Williamstown should be top on any foodie destination list. Williamstown has innovative fine dining for upscale evenings and offers a range of cheap yet delicious eats. We’ve compiled a list of ten restaurants for you to try the next time you’re in the area.

Crowded House

Known for brewing the best espresso in Williamstown, Crowded House is a modern café with good coffee, a large breakfast menu, wifi, and an outback courtyard. Their menu include options that range from toast or buttermilk pancakes to shanklish poached eggs. They also have a range of Middle-Eastern-inspired lunch options that run later into the day. This café gets busy on weekends, so plan ahead and arrive early.

Crowded House, 48 Ferguson St, Williamstown, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9397 5526

Altro Pizza + Café

This Italian pizza joint is authentic, fresh and delicious. Altro Pizza + Café offers a range of traditional and gourmet options for their thin crust wood-fired pizzas. They also have a small selection of antipasto options to start, salads for a side and a small dessert selection to finish. The small casual dining room allows diners to view the chefs at work with the wood-fire oven ablaze. If you are a fan of mushrooms and truffles, their farfufo is a must-try.

Altro Pizza + Café, 68 Stevedore St, Williamstown, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9397 6601

Altro © Stephen Barrett

Altro | © Stephen Barrett


Restaurant, Australian, Mediterranean
Ragusa | © Stephen Barrett
Ragusa is located on picturesque Nelson Place in the original England, Scotland and Australian bank building, which was built in 1873. It is a traditional Croatian restaurant that serves a range of dishes that represent the entire country. The menu also has hints of Mediterranean and Australian influences throughout. The dining experience at Ragusa is upscale yet comforting, chic yet inviting, and very enjoyable. As one of the only Croatian restaurants in Melbourne’s west, it is worth a visit.

Fong’s Kitchen

Restaurant, Australian, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian, Malaysian, Vietnamese
When looking for cheap eats that exceed expectations, Fong’s Kitchen is your obvious destination. This small, family-run eatery, located on Williamstown’s scenic waterfront, is a popular stopping point for locals and visitors alike. The menu is an Asian fusion mix of Malaysian, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes that are very affordable. Popular dishes include their Peking duck and the snow pea sprouts that are grown on-site. This restaurant is not fancy and often crowded, but the friendly staff and high-quality food are reason enough to eat here.

Anchorage Restaurant

When looking for a premium fine-dining experience in Williamstown, Anchorage Restaurant is the answer. It is located on the waters edge in a historic boat shed that overlooks the marina, Hobson’s Bay and Melbourne’s skyline. Anchorage Restaurant is a fine-dining seafood restaurant that prides itself on its fresh selection of local fish and nautical feel. The dining room is elegant, and they offer all-season outdoor dining that overlooks the bay. They have an extensive wine list to accompany their seafood fare. They also have a coffee shed on-site for takeaway coffees and can cater for weddings and private functions.

Anchorage Restaurant, 34 The Strand, Williamstown, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9397 7799

Wild Rice

Restaurant, Australian, Thai, Asian, Vegetarian
Wild rice
Wild rice | © Stephen Barrett
Wild Rice, located on the restaurant-rich Ferguson Street, is a solid choice for Thai food in the area. Wild Rice has a comprehensive menu that has both popular and traditional Thai dishes. The servings here are generous, the staff are friendly and they offer BYO wine. This is a great destination for groups that are out for a good time, shared food and attentive staff who do not try to rush diners. At Wild Rice, you are welcome to stay all night and enjoy yourself. The restaurant boasts an open dining room that can get busy and loud.

Little Asia

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Fusion, Malaysian
Little Asia
Little Asia | © Stephen Barrett
Located off the main drag, Little Asia is a family-owned restaurant serving Chinese-Malaysian cuisine. They have a relaxed and welcoming dining room, offer take-away and catering options, and have vegetarian and gluten-free dishes made to order. Little Asia is an affordable option with a good food menu and a comfortable dining experience.

El Burro

Restaurant, Tapas, Australian, Mediterranean, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
El Burro, Williamstown
El Burro, Williamstown | © KOWALSKI23/Pixabay
Spanish tapas and cocktails are the main attraction at El Burro, a Spanish-inspired restaurant in the heart of Williamstown. They have a beer garden, sidewalk seating and a range of tapas designed to share. They also have a range of specialty cocktails, different styles of paellas and daily specials for both food and drinks. El Burro is a fun, relaxed dining experience best shared with friends.


Restaurant, Australian, Mediterranean
Alexanders Williamstown, 189 Nelson Place
Alexanders Williamstown, 189 Nelson Place | ©
Alexander’s is a multi-functioning restaurant that serves modern Australian and Mediterranean dishes and makes all of their dips, bread and desserts on-site. They host functions, weddings and host a high tea. Their menu ranges from small sharing plates to individual larger portions, and they have a strong focus on seafood. Their drinks list caters to most, and their beer selection is accommodating with local, international and craft selections from which to choose.

The Strand

Restaurant, Australian, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
The Strand is a modern Australian restaurant with spectacular views of historic Williamstown, the bay and Melbourne’s skyline. They have a decent seafood selection but also have beef, chicken and pasta options. The Strand is conveniently located on the corner of Ferguson, Nelson and The Strand.

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