It is a very popular local restaurant and for good reason, the service is friendly, the food is tasty and with main courses under $20.00 it's also very reasonably priced. The floors are carpeted so the noise isn't too loud; there is a sense of intimacy in the place.
There were six people at our table, and nothing seemed to phase the waitress as some of us decided to share our dishes; one decided to order a la carte and another decided not to eat at all as he had already eaten before arriving.
The loss was his however, as the food was delicious and tasty, and when someone ordered sweet and sour fish my heat sank but I was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived; the fish was very lightly battered and cooked just right and sauce wasn't overpowering as I had initially feared.
As this was a family get together, where else would you get such disparate ordering styles; it was lovely to sit, chat and laugh and feel at ease. At the tables around us there were couples eating together, a groups of girlfriends obviously on a night out and at another a large family group with a couple of small children who every so often would leave the table and run to look at something and then return to their table but no-one seemed particularly fussed.
There is no parking on Nepean Hwy, but there was plenty parking at the rear and we did as most people do; we entered from the rear of the restaurant which feels a bit weird at first but almost everyone enters this way rather than walk around to the front on the Highway.
The narrow walk way to the rear entrance of the restaurant
The restaurant is only a street way for the beach so in the warmer weather it might even be nice to buy takeaway and sit romantically on the beach to eat it.
Booking - I'd book as the place does get quite busy. Getting there - you can get there by train (getting off at Chelsea Station) and walk towards Frankston to the end of the shopping strip about 10 minutes. Parking - Behind the restaurant. Disabled Access friendly - Inside:- small step at the front entrance, very tight once you get in as there is a small table with decorations and offerings on it so it might be difficult to maneuver not much space between the tables and chairs, a step of about 10cm a the mid point of the restaurant that people often trip on as they don't see it. The back entrance would be extremely difficult as the ramp is very short and steep and probably meant for moving trolleys rather than wheelie walkers or wheelchairs, the surface on the narrow walk way to the toilets is very uneven so watch your step. Child Friendly - very Price - very reasonable