The Vista Seafood Restaurant

"Apollo Bay's Favorite Beachfront Seafood Dining Experience......"

The Vista Seafood Restaurant experience focuses on providing the freshest local seafood and Chef Cameron Elder transforms it into a wonderfully unique modern Australian cuisine. Combined with the Vistas superb location and setting opposite the main beach the restaurant offers a fabulous back drop for dining out in style in Apollo Bay. The Vista has an elegant and modern feel, lovely wooden decor and boasting an inviting ambience.

Owners of 10 years, Jack & Irene Spanidis, pride themselves on impeccable service which is reflected by their friendly, attentive & experienced staff

Entree Menu

  Soup of the day

Blow torched scampi on seaweed salad salad with prawn oil 

The Vista assiett - a smaller selection of four of our finest seafood delicacies

Seared sesame en crusted Marlin, ribbon cucumber & light soy dressing

Seared sea scallops, green pea volute and crispy proscuitto

Crayfish ravioli with smoked prawn and tomato butter

Five spiced quail with thai influenced salad

Coffin Bay oysters - Natural or kilpatrick

Main Menu

Locally caught whole baby snapper with lemon caper butter

Seafood Linguini-prawns, scallops, barramundi and mussels with garlic, chilli, tomato, fresh herbs, parmesan and olive oil

Atlantic salmon on Asian greens, soy mirin broth and crispy skin


Barramundi fillet wrapped in banana leaf with jungle curry & side of coconut rice

Slow braised lamb shank, pom puree, mushy peas and veal jus

Eye fillet steak with roast Dijon potatoes, field mushroom and peppercorn sauce

Chicken and buttered mushroom roulades with leek, pea and proscuito risotto

Fresh and locally caught crayfish - natural, garlic butter or mornay

Ask about the seafood platter for 2 (nothing deep fried)

"Paradise by the sea"

Apollo Bay is located at the foothills of the Otways and in the heart of the Great Ocean Road region, the beach is a focus for activity all year round. Swim in the clear water, sea kayak with local seals, indulge in some deep-sea fishing, learn to surf, or horse ride along the beach at sunset.

Fishing is an important local industry and seafood is always on the menu at the local cafés and restaurants. For great views try Chris's at Beacon Point high in the hills overlooking the sea. Shop for art and curios in the many gift shops, galleries and tea houses and peruse the regular Saturday foreshore market for local crafts and produce.

Head into the Otways to find mainland Australia's oldest lighthouse. Explore nearby forest and waterfall walks or enjoy an exhilarating ride through the ranges on a mountain bike. Take a treetop walk along the Otway Fly and enjoy a bird's eye view of the spectacular Otways rainforest.

Apollo Bay is considered to be the counties number 8 of Australia's top 100 towns according to the recently published article by theAustralian Traveler magazine.


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Contact us at the Vista

The Vista Seafood Restaurant Contact & Bookings Please book in advance if you are planning a visit to Apollo Bay in the near future or just drop in if you see our lights on and torches burning.

If you would like to check out what's on the menu just give us a call and we can let you know what's on. Maybe we can organise something special if we know your on your way.

Hosts: Jack & Irene Spanidis

Telephone: (03) 5237 7188

Address: 155 Great Ocean Rd , Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia 3233