Whytes on the Esplanade

Located on the Esplanade with second to none views of the Ocean is Torquay’s newest sleek wine bar and restaurant. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, we have created a relaxed, warm, friendly and beach-chic atmosphere. Come and enjoy the views with a glass of local wine from our extensive wine list. In a hurry? Just next door, Whyte’s Away Café offers expertly crafted Kazbah Coffee and delicious take away items ready for you to get in and out the door quickly. We look forward to sharing our love of all things coffee, food and wine with you! There is just something about drinking wine by the sea…

2016 Regional Awards

FINALIST Best Casual Dining sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.

Judges’ Comments

Whytes on the Esplande Torquay enjoys a vibrant coastal setting with views to the sea front and is a great eatery to relax and enjoy. It’s a family-friendly restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come during the day to enjoy the beach view or the magical atmosphere at night.  There’s outdoor seating and inside there’s a fire to keep you warm during the cooler months with elegant copper lighting and framed photos stretch along the rear wall. Comfortable cane chairs with white tables set the scene along a large marble bar. The menus included lightly coated salt & pepper calamari cooked to perfection in fresh oil, that just melted in the mouth, accompanied with a lightly dressed rocket salad. The chorizo and spicy eggplant relish appetiser with crostini was also generous in size and the entree and appetisers were large enough to be shared. The spaghetti pescatore had an abundance of fresh seafood in a delicious spicy broth. The Wagyu rump came with a creamy Paris Mash and baby winter vegetables including turnips, carrots, brussels sprouts and snowpeas, with a sticky jus and crispy shallots – delicious.  The chocolate fondant was decadent dark chocolate with a soft centre of pure indulgence and vanilla bean ice cream. Timing was good between courses and there were a good choice of dishes to suit a diverse tastes.  Whyte’s has quite an extensive list and variety of beverages on offer, with helpful descriptions for each on the menu. The restaurant is affiliated with Lethbridge so there are a good selection of wines available by the glass, plus a diverse range of imported, national and local wines – mostly available by the bottle.  Customer service was quick, friendly and attentive, and the value for money, given the location, service, quality and generous servings of foods was good.

The Esplanade 40
Torquay 3228 VIC AU
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Restaurant - Casual Dining Contemporary Australian Cuisine Gluten free available Cards accepted include Visa and Mastercard $$ Open seven days 8.00 am to 11.00 pm Street Parking Bookings recommended for Dinner