Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chris' Restaurant - Beacon Point, Victoria

While holidaying at Apollo Bay in Victoria we were booked in for an evening meal at Chris’. There was a table of seven of us for a birthday calibration. I would have been happy to pay for ourselves after enjoying an excellent meal but the birthday boy footed the whole bill. Did this make the meal even better or could the whole dining experiences at Chris’ be improved? Hard to improve upon perfection because that is exactly what we got, the whole seven of us, a perfect two course meal.

The drive from Apollo Bay to Beacon Point, where Chris’s is located, is a short and easy one. There is a climb to car park (via car) where you can also find accommodation. The view from the restaurant is excellent down through a heavily treed area and out to the ocean. The interior decor is has a woody natural feel and all the furnishings are new and modern. The dining area has a few different levels and is big and open with a high ceiling, you feel you are outside, amongst the trees. I liked it!

Service is friendly and Chris, being Greek himself, has employed a number of Greek waiters. I’m a big fan of table staff being from the country in which the cuisine is based. The accents just added to the evening’s enjoyment. The food is heavily Greek influence with good variety. Can’t comment on the wine and beer list because the host took control from sit down but I can say the red wine and champagne we had was very nice. What I can comment on is food quality, presentation and taste. I can sum that up in a word – “perfect”. People I have spoken to who have dined here have nothing but good words to say about this excellent restaurant.  If you go you will also be very impressed.

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