On the sands near the Queenscliff ferry, this heritage-listed building has been a commercial premises since around 1870: a bathing pavilion, tearooms, a boat hire business – even a local fish market where the boats would bring their catch. A relaxed restaurant for the past eight years, if it was any closer to the beach you’d have sand between your toes as you eat. The broad menu has something for everyone, from homemade muffins and French toast for breakfast to steaks, lamb and seafood specials for lunch and dinner. Regulars come for The Baths fish and chips – either fried in crispy beer batter or grilled – and for the tender marinated and grilled calamari.
3278 Point Nepean Rd; (03) 5984 1500; open daily for lunch and dinner, and weekends and school holidays for breakfast