• 3 Moorabool Street
  • Geelong Waterfront
  • (03) 5224 2241
  • Open 7 days
  • For breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 8.30am ‘til late

Dining in Geelong

Waterfront restaurant and café in Geelong

Whether dining in on your lunch break or kicking back after a long week at work, Sailors’ Rest café and restaurant is perfectly located on the picturesque Geelong waterfront. Grab a table outside and order from our fresh and delicious menu.

For weekends (or any day of the week for that matter!), our all-day breakfast menu means you can indulge your bacon and egg craving at any time. Add any of the extras such as fresh avocado, tasty sausages, sauteed spinach, or mushrooms, and you can while the time away with the weekend papers or just chatting with friends. A brilliant way to spend the day!

For lunch or dinner, our extensive dining menu means everyone will find a delicious and tasty meal to enjoy. Choose a refreshing drink from the beverage list and your occasion is complete.

Are you visiting Geelong? There’s nowhere better than our waterfront restaurant to take in the sights and tastes of this vibrant city. And little ones don’t miss out at Sailors’ Rest! We have a special menu just for children.

Sailors’ Rest is also the perfect location for your next Geelong celebration. If the stunning views don’t immediately grab you, our delicious dining options and fresh, tasty food will!

Please contact us to make a reservation and experience the best dining Geelong has on offer.

Don’t forget we’re a family-friendly café – our heated balcony area is a great place to enjoy a coffee with friends while the kids stay out of trouble on the nearby lawn. If you want to bring the kids down to Geelong’s waterfront for a day out, drop into Sailors’ Rest afterwards to reward them (and you!) with a coffee, bubbacino and cake. Plus we’re now offering brand new kids’ grazing trays, packed with healthy treats to keep parents and kids alike happy.

Coffee and tea aficionados will be soothed by our Julius Meinl range – said to have been inspiring poets for more than 150 years! Whether you’re motivated by inspiration or desperation for caffeine, you can enjoy your drink in-house or grab it on the run.

Please ask one of our friendly restaurant staff for the kids’ and dessert menus. Our Geelong café also offers a huge variety of cakes, biscuits, slices, ice cream and cocktails.



Breakfast & Brunch: 8.30am – 3pm KEY: GF = gluten-free Freshly Squeezed Juices Orange juice $8.5 Lean ‘n’ green: Celery, granny smith apples and ginger $9.5 Juice special of the week – please ask staff Bacon and Eggs on Toast $16.5 Served with Sailors’ hash brown Vegetarian Breakfast $21.5 Eggs on toast with spinach, mushrooms, tomato, smashed avocado…

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Lunch 11.30am – 3.00pm KEY: GF = gluten-free Something to start or share Breads $9.5 Baguette with garlic butter Olive and rosemary bread with herb oil Genovese focaccia served with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil Trio of Breads $25 All of above Mains Vegetarian Wrap $19.5 Grilled Mediterranean vegetables, roquette leaves, bocconcini and pesto in…

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Dinner from 6pm KEY: GF = gluten-free Something to start or share Breads $9.5 Baguette with garlic butter V Olive and rosemary bread with herb oil V Genovese focaccia served with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil V Trio of Breads $25 All of above Entree Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, parmesan, crusty bread (5)$11.5 Bruschetta charred potato &…

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Grazing Menu – Friday to Sunday 3:00-5:30 Bowl of Fries with house made sweet chili aioli $9.0 Potato Wedges topped with bacon, melted mozzarella, salsa, sour cream and smashed avocado $16.5 Salt & Pepper Calamari with lime aioli $14.5 Chip Butty lightly buttered bread roll filled with crunchy chips & tomato sauce $9.5 Fisherman’s Plate tempura battered fish goujons, salt & pepper calamari,…

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No matter the weather, our Geelong waterfront café is the place to relax with good food and great company! With gorgeous views of our famous bay stretching out in front of you, our cosy café is designed to make you feel all the comfort of home without having to worry about cleaning up after. If…

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