Sebastian Beach Grill & Bar
This Basque-inspired waterfront bistro grills seafood and pours sangria on a sprawling shaded deck right on the sand.
In late-November, Melbourne's southwest scored the perfect balmy weather venue. Meet Sebastian, a new Spanish restaurant right on Williamstown beach.
After opening the doors to Southbank Argentinian grill Asado in August, co-owner Dave Parker (also one of the names behind San Telmo, Pastuso and Palermo) turned his sights to this project. He teamed up with longtime friend and Williamstown local Alex Brawn to transform the space once home to Shelly's Beach Pavilion into a breezy seaside bar and grill that nods to the Spanish town of San Sebastian.
Acclaimed design studio Ewert Leaf transformed the heritage-listed space into a Hamptons-style vision of white, blue and oak befitting of the waves lapping at the shore just beyond it. The venue has space for 250, complete with dining room, bistro and a sprawling shaded deck that is literally on the beach.