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West Beach Bathers Pavilion

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Published March 26th 2013
A tearoom with a modern twist
The West Beach Bathers Pavilion occupies one of the most desirable locations in Melbourne: right on the sand at St Kilda's West beach. Advertising itself as a restaurant, bar and tearoom, the Pavilion is casual and laidback, with the main drawcard being the proximity to the shore. Beach chairs, loungers or tables on the wide shady deck are often crowded, while the large indoor seating area is much quieter.

West Beach Bathers Pavilion
Perfect for sunny afternoons: the deck at the West Beach Bathers Pavilion

Its relaxed atmosphere and big open spaces make it popular with families. Kids can play in the sand in full view of their families, instead of having to sit quietly at the table. The off-leash beach also draws plenty of dog-owners.

[ADVERT]Open from 10am til sunset Monday to Friday and from 9am to sunset on weekends, the menu offers breakfast until midday, then an all–day menu with a Mediterranean influence. Light meals include dips with Turkish bread, saganaki, grilled prawns and baked sardines, (around $14 – $17) while larger meals include standard Aussie beach favourites like fish and chips, beef burger and seafood linguine ($24 - $28). A kids menu includes grilled chicken or fish and chips.

The 'Tearoom' offerings hark back to the building's 1920s beginnings, with old-school desserts made on the premises. Selections change daily but might include bread and butter or sticky date pudding, vanilla slice, lemon tart, scones with jam and cream, apple strudel or passionfruit cheese cake, all around $9-$10. Milkshakes, spiders, smoothies and hot or iced chocolate or coffee are also on offer, along with a gelati bar.

West Beach Bathers Pavilion
Table with a view: the West Beach Bathers Pavilion

The Pavilion lends itself well to a relaxed, sunny afternoon with kids, grandparents or even your four legged friends.
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Why? For a chilled-out afternoon with the whole family
When: Monday - Friday: 10am til sunset, Sat & Sun: 9am til sunset (weather depending)
Phone: 03 9593 8833
Where: 330a Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West, VIC 3182
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