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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
In real life, I do discuss food exactly like how I write in my food review articles. As always my food reviews are scored only on what I've tried and the service expected of that type of establishment.
Published June 25th 2015
Spectacular view while eating seafood on the marina
Who doesn't like popping out to willy-Williamstown? Out where the marina meets the suburbs. This is where the footpath meets the road without a curb in the way. It's also where the park meets the harbour. In this picturesque comminuty hub, a walk through the park literally takes you to the marina. Amongst the boats and pier, you'll find Pelican's Landing.

Daytime view from inside Pelican's Landing
Daytime view from inside Pelican's Landing


Pelican's Landing looks like it could be a boat house. Location, location, location gives it a fantastic view of the water. Watching the boats move can easily make you lose track of time. It's one step away from a boat cruise. I always imagine it a great place to zone out and momentarily forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Fish and chips are a staple. It's the perfect location to have them. The sea salt in the air makes it unbeatable. I've ignored everything else on the menu for too long so this time I wanted to try something different. Everything else on the menu continues Pelican's Landing's celebration of seafood.

prawn tortellini
The enormous prawn tortellini


The enormous prawn tortellini was unusual. Is it more like ravioli? Or perhaps it is more like a wonton or dumpling? The prawn and the pork was nice, however it was confusing to compare it to other tortellini dishes. You could debate about what it should be called instead.

Seafood Paella
The Seafood Paella


The paella was filled with mussels, prawns and scallops. You'll like the seafood even if you don't like everything else. The seafood aspect was done well and what looked like chorizo was just a hint of spicy. If you have a low spice tolerance then it was spicy enough for you to feel. The consistency of a paella is always a contentious issue. Too watery, too dry and the list goes on. Finding the perfect paella is very hard and cooking it right is very difficult. That night's paella was in between too watery and perfect. Smack bang in the middle, it was very enjoyable.

Nighttime view from inside Pelican's Landing
Nighttime view from inside Pelican's Landing


As time passes, the beauty of your view changes with it. Again you'll find yourself lost in the imagery. Just on the doorstep, you'll find a small pier. Here's a prime spot where you can practise your photography skills. Click away between meals inside or outside of the restaurant.

Pelican's Landing sign
Pelican's Landing sign and other images that were better than my usual standards were taken with the guidance of Erika from www.erikasway.com


Pelican's Landing captures the feel of Williamstown. It's the opportunity to have seafood on the marina with a spectacular view of the water. This is a prime example of where the location accentuates the restaurant and vice versa. Whether it's rain or shine, the views justify Pelican's Landing as a prime spot on the pier.
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Why? Spectacular view while eating seaford on the marina.
When: 10am to late seven days a week
Phone: 9397 0155
Where: 1 Syme Street, Williamstown
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Great view to have while dining on seafood :)
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 1662 days ago
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