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Best Known For

Fresh local Seafood and mouth watering meat dishes

About Fisherman's Wharf Cafe

Offering waterfront views onto McMillan Strait, Fisherman's Wharf Cafe in Paynesville is a desirable destination when dining in the Gippsland area. To paint a picture, the café and restaurant are situated on the eastern shoreline with a smattering of marinas and jetties nearby. The scenic esplanade and walkway is an inviting area to sit back, relax and enjoy some of your favourite flavours from the sea. Fresh local seafood and produce are naturally at the heart of their menu.

Location & Map

70 The Esplanade, Paynesville 3880 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Wed  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Thu  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Fri  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Sat  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM
Sun  8:30:AM - 4:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 90 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (11)



We went for a romantic meal for two; nice setting. A little bit loud for us, however the meals more than made up for it. VERY generous seafood platter and we will be going back again.


We ordered the Madras curry barramundi on seafood risotto and the Scotch Fillet steak (medium-rare). The fish was cooked to perfection, soft, tender, delicious, with a delightfully seasoned aromatic crust. The risotto bed was perfectly cooked, tasty and added a refreshing textural contrast to the fish. The steak was similarly cooked to perfection. The mushroom sauce complemented the meat and the accompanying vegetables were visually appealing and fresh. Chef's talents were clearly on display, and were a definite asset to this restaurant. We'll be back on our next visit to Paynesville.



excellent food and friendly service


A fantastic view and ambience from a wonderful cosy restaurant. Service is excellent and friendly. The menu diverse and well organised. A credit to the owners and head chef. Book ahead recommended. I recommend the prawn starter!


We go to Fishermans Wharf approx every 3 weeks as we have a boat moored at Paynesville and eat here every time we go to stay on our yacht. The new owners are terrific and really know how to run a restaurant. Their chef is excellent. The only downfall is - we have to book a head of time (from Melbourne) to get in. That shows how excellent this restaurant is. Great staff & service, great food, great view over the water. Love it. Keep up the good work guys!


Having just returned from San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf I found nothing to compare to their namesake at Paynesville, A true culinary experience for all to enjoy, the Service was as incredible as the meal. congratulations to all concerned. I look forward to a return visit.


Excellent. Fantastic food, service great, only place to go in Paynesville. Thank goodness for
someone who knows what they are doing. Well done


Fisherman's Wharf is an amazing hidden gem in the gippland lakes! the food was amazing and the best service with a smile that would rival any fine dinning establishment in Melbourne...


Fantastic, delicious meal choices, good wine & always served with a smile.
Best restaurant in Paynesville.