• 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


KEY: GF = gluten-free

Breakfast & Brunch: 8.30am – 3pm

    1. Freshly Squeezed Juices
      1. Orange juice $8.5
      2. Lean ‘n’ green: Celery, granny smith apples and ginger $9.5
      3. Juice special of the week – please ask staff
    2. Croque Madame $17.5
      Lightly toasted brioche bread filled with ham, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard topped with a béchamel sauce and fried egg served with chips
    3. The Spanish Vol au vent $22.0
      2 crisp Vol au vent shells filled with pan fried chorizo pieces, Spanish onion, roast pimientos finished in a rich tomato sauce topped with 2 poached eggs
    4. Sailors Brekkie Burger $18.0
      Sesame seed bun lightly toasted filled with lettuce, crisp bacon, fried egg and house made hash brown topped with our tomato relish served with wedges
    5. Smoked Salmon Bruschetta $17.5
      Toasted sour dough with a whipped goat cheese spread, topped with smashed avocado and rosettes of smoked salmon surrounded by crisp capers
      Add Poached Eggs 22.5
    6. Arborio Bowl (GF) $16.5
      A creamy vanilla breakfast risotto with caramelised apple and rhubarb topped with a coconut crumble
    7. The Jack Sparrow $19.5
      Slow cooked seasoned ground beef on toasted sourdough, with spinach leaves, 2 poached eggs hollandaise and golden potato cubes
    8. Milo Panna Cotta “You’ve Got To Be Made Of” $14.5
      Served with warm house made banana and walnut loaf
    9. Bacon and Eggs on Toast $16.5
      Served with Sailors’ hash brown
    10. Vegetarian Breakfast $21.5
      Eggs on toast with spinach, mushrooms, tomato, smashed avocado and Sailors’ hash brown
    11. Full Breakfast $21.5
      Eggs on toast with bacon, sausage, spinach, tomato, mushrooms and Sailors’ hash brown
    12. BIG Brunch $26.5
      Eggs on toast with grilled steak, bacon, sausage, spinach, tomato, mushrooms and Sailors’ hash brown
    13. Eggs on toast $12.5
      2 eggs on toasted sourdough
    14. Eggs Benedict
      Golden toasted muffin with poached eggs, house-made hollandaise sauce and your choice of:

      1. Champagne ham $16.5
      2. Smoked salmon $17.5
      3. Spinach $15
  1. The Benedict Trio $23.5
    3 golden muffins, 3 poached eggs, house-made hollandaise on each and one with smoked salmon, second with spinach and the third with champagne ham

Brekkie Extras, to accompany your meal

  1. Sailors’ Hash Brown $4.5
  2. Spinach $3
  3. Bacon $3.5
  4. Sausage $3.5
  5. Mushrooms $3.5
  6. Haloumi $4.5
  7. Tomato $3
  8. Avocado $3.5
  9. Hollandaise sauce $2.5
  10. Grilled Steak $8
  11. Grilled Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon $8.5
  12. Smoked Salmon $4.5
  13. Extra Egg $3
  14. Fruit toast $7.5
    Side of butter
  15. Pancakes
    Two house-made golden pancakes served with:

    1. Maple syrup and vanilla ice cream $14.5
    2. Lemon and sugar $12.5
    3. Berry compote and vanilla ice cream $15.5
    4. Strawberries and cream $14.5
    5. Nutella, banana and cream $14.5
    6. Chocolate heaven pancakes $15.5
      Choc chip ice cream dripping with melted milk, white and dark chocolate

Lunch 11.30am – 3.00pm

Something to start or share

  1. Breads $9.5
    1. Baguette with garlic butter
    2. Olive and rosemary bread with herb oil
    3. Genovese focaccia served with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil
  2. Trio of Breads $25
    All of above


  1. Haloumi (GF) $17.5
    Grilled haloumi with a pear and walnut salad
  2. Roast Pumpkin Salad (GF) $18.0
    A warm salad of roast pumpkin pieces, Spanish onion, watercress, goat’s cheese and roasted cashews drizzled with a balsamic glaze
  3. Caesar Salad $18.5
    Crisp cos lettuce with bacon, white anchovies, crostini, shaved Parmesan mustard dressing and a poached egg
    with Chicken $23
    with Prawns $26
  4. Salt and Pepper Calamari $19.5
    Tender strips of scored calamari snap fried in our spiced flour served on a crisp Asian inspired salad drizzled with a plum sauce dressing
  5. Vegetarian Wrap $18.5
    Grilled Mediterranean vegetables, roquette leaves, bocconcini and pesto in a toasted pita served with potato wedges
  6. Chicken Wrap $21.5
    Grilled Cajun dusted chicken with lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon and sweet chilli aioli in a toasted pita served with chips
  7. Spaghetti Meatballs  $19.5
    Housemade Italian meatballs tossed in a rich Napoli sauce topped with fresh Parmesan cheese
  8. Fettuccine Marinara $24.5
    Scallops, prawns, local mussels and calamari simmered with garlic and chilli in our Sailors’ Napoli sauce
  9. Spaghetti Alle Vongole $24.5
    Baby clams, local mussels, prawns, sautéed with garlic, chilli and olive oil finished with fresh parsley
  10. Risotto of Pesto Chicken (GF) $22.5
    Pan fried chicken breasts pieces with mushroom, spinach simmered in a creamy white wine pesto sauce topped with parmesan cheese
  11. Seafood Risotto (GF) $26.5
    Salmon pieces, prawns, scallops, mussels and calamari simmered in a creamy seafood broth finished with fresh garden herbs
  12. Fish and Chips $22.5
    Light and crispy tempura-battered fish fillets served with house-made tartare and chips
  13. Local Mussels $26
    Fresh Local mussels simmered in our slow cooked tomato sauce with a hint of chilli served with charred bread
  14. Fisherman’s Basket $26.5
    Japanese crumbed fish bites, tempura prawns, scored salt & pepper calamari served with house made tartare, chips and a side of Italian coleslaw. Perfect size for a hungry fisherman
  15. Crumbed Calamari $20.5
    Freshly crumbed in-house and served with chips and salad
  16. Chicken Parmi $23.5
    House cut and crumbed chicken breast topped with ham, a rich Napoli sauce, mozzarella cheese, chips and salad
  17. 100% Wagyu Beef Burger $20
    Cooked medium with lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion, Swiss cheese, tomato sauce, mayonnaise and mustard in our famous sesame seed bun served with a side of chips. Or, try it HOT with Szechuan chilli mayo
  18. Sailors Triple Stack Steak Sandwich $23
    Lightly toasted sourdough filled with lettuce, tomato , grilled porterhouse, caramelised onion, bacon and melted cheese, drizzles with a light mayo served with chips
  19. Vegetarian Spaghetti $19.5
    Mediterranean vegetables sautéed with fresh garlic finished with a hint of Napoli sauce and goats cheese

Dinner from 6pm

Something to start or share

  1. Breads $9.5
    1. Baguette with garlic butter
    2. Olive and rosemary bread with herb oil
    3. Genovese focaccia served with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil
  2. Trio of Breads $25
    All of above
  3. Vegetarian Antipasto Plate a selection of grilled and marinated vegetables, olives and cheese served with charred sourdough 19.5


  1. Croquettes house made creamy chicken croquettes, sweet chilli mayo (8) $11.5
  2. Italian Meatballs slow cooked in a rich tomato sauce served with crusty bread (5) $13.5
  3. Mexican Ceviche lime cured barramundi, tostada’s $13.5
  4. Bruschetta charred olive bread, tomato, Spanish onion, torn basil, sweet balsamic $12.5
  5. Prawns snap fried whole baby prawns, garlic aioli $11.5
  6. Spring Rolls mini vegetable spring roll, plum sauce (5) $13.5
  7. Squid scored, salt & pepper dusted, lime aioli $13.5
  8. Haloumi pan fried haloumi served with pear and walnut salad (GF) $12.5
  9. Calamari lemon and herb crusted rings, tartare sauce $13.5


  1. Roast Pumpkin warm salad of roast pumpkin pieces, Spanish onion, watercress, goat’s cheese and roasted cashews drizzled with a balsamic glaze (GF) $18.0
  2. Paella saffron infused rice with mussels, scallops, prawns, calamari, chorizo, chicken drumettes, roast capsicum, peas (GF) $27.0
  3. Spaghetti Meatballs house made meatballs simmered in a rich Napoli sauce topped with fresh parmesan $19.5
  4. Fettucine Marinara scallops, prawns, mussels, and calamari sautéed with garlic and chilli finished in Napoli sauce $24.5
  5. Risotto of Pesto Chicken pan fried chicken breast pieces, mushroom, spinach simmered in a white wine pesto cream sauce (GF) $22.5
  6. Vegetarian Fettucine ratatouille vegetables, Napoli sauce finished with goats cheese (V) $19.5
  7. Local Mussels simmered in our Napoli sauce with a hint of chilli served with charred sourdough $26.0
  8. Spaghetti alle Vongole baby clams, mussels, prawns, sautéed with garlic, chilli and olive oil finished with fresh herbs $24.5
  9. Chana Masala traditional India chickpea and tomato curry served with basmati rice, pappadum’s and cucumber yoghurt (V) $23.0
  10. Fish & Chips light and crispy tempura battered fish fillets served with side salad, chips and house made tartare $23.0
  11. Salmon grilled salmon fillets served on a warm salad of potatoes, green beans, Spanish onion and roast capsicum (GF) $29.5
  12. Fisherman’s Plate Japanese crumbed fish bites, tempura battered prawns, scored calamari served with house made tartare , chips and Italian coleslaw $26.5
  13. Chicken Parmi house cut and crumbed chicken breast topped with ham, rich Napoli sauce, mozzarella cheese served with chips and salad $23.5
  14. Fish of the Day               please ask your waiter                                                                                            $Market price
  15. Steak Frites 350grm porterhouse cooked to your liking topped with sauce béarnaise served with fries and dressed cos $31.0
  16. Lamb rosemary and garlic lamb cutlets served with crisp potatoes and greek salad topped with tzatziki (GF) $29.5
  17. Chicken breast pan roasted topped with creamy garlic prawns served with house cut wedges and broccolini $28.0
  18. Eye Fillet fillet of beef cooked to your liking topped with a creamy mushroom and goat’s cheese sauce served with fried kipfler potatoes prosciutto wrapped beans $39.0


    1. Fries sweet chilli mayo $9.5
    2. Wedges sour cream $12.5
    3. Garden Salad $9.5
    4. Greek Salad $12.5

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.

Payment policy: All alterations will incur an additional charge. 10% surcharge on public holidays and New Year’s Eve. Please note, only one bill per table and no individual payments. No bar sales.

Although due care is taken, your meal may contain traces of gluten, flour or nuts. Please contact us if you have any feedback about your dining experience.

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.


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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