Restaurant Reviews


133 Ormond Rd Elwood, Melbourne, VIC


Geoff Lindsay’s celebration of Vietnamese cuisine has been popular with Bayside locals since opening in 2011. The long, narrow space – exposed brick walls, light-well garden feature and polished concrete floors – is a regular hangout for wannabe yachties and young families, who graze through an extensive menu offering everything from pho five ways to banana-stuffed sticky rice. Dishes are multi-layered and ingredient-rich, offering a bold, colourful combination of textures and flavours that mostly work well – sticky slow-cooked beef short ribs with earthy mountain spices, crab spring rolls wrapped in fried lattice rice paper – although the food can sometimes lack the sparkle and zing that the menu descriptions suggest. The bar sends out a steady stream of signature cocktails (including a Viet Espresso Martini, of course) and the wine list cleverly offers a range of familiar styles from less familiar producers, all very well suited to the food.


(03) 9531 4900



Bookings recommended


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Geoff Lindsay

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

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133 Ormond Rd Elwood, Melbourne, VIC
Geoff Lindsay
Bookings recommended
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm; Dinner Mon-Fri 5.30pm-11pm; Sat-Sun noon-midnight

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