The coastal view from the dining room of Angelsea's Surf Lifesaving Club is surely one of Victoria's best. But it's just one part of the fun since Matt Germanchis (ex-Pei Modern) and Emma Gange took over and nailed the seaside dining brief. There's fish and chips with rockling in brittle-crisp batter, the chips textbook crunchy. Or a Fremantle octopus tentacle, slightly charred at the edges, that might arrive with a potato cake and vinegar powder. Or a brightly flavoured Greek salad and lightly cured and smoked raw fish. Sitting diners next to surf club photos and beneath lifesaving boats suspended in the rafters, swiping warmed pita through taramasalata or snapping pieces off a giant prawn and seaweed cracker, is a great version of what Australian seaside dining should be right now. Add a short list of Victorian wines, draught beer and souvlakis served to beachgoers on the veranda and you have a Surf Lifesaving Club that dreams are made
(03) 5263 2454
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor dining
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This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.