There aren’t many buildings in Australia that can trace their heritage back to 1876, but if you take the trip to Nelson Place in Williamstown, you can find one such establishment. Once the Bank of Australasia, it now houses The Vault on Nelson, and while they are rightly proud of the legacy of their location, they could never be accused of dwelling in the past. This restaurant specialises in Asian fusion and modern Australian cuisine with a menu that is rooted in tradition but always forward thinking in approach. The focus of the food is on local and seasonal ingredients, and the restaurant itself is modelled on the dining halls of Asia for splendid shared-eating. Reserve a spot online today.
The Williamstown peninsula is but a short trip from Melbourne, but the influences that are brought to bear on the food at The Vault on Nelson come from much, much further afield. Here, the menu is packed with contemporary Australian cooking and delightful Asian fusion dishes, and that means an intrinsically multicultural output and a particular emphasis on shared-eating. Take a trip to Nelson Place, right on the corner with Cole Street, and savour what is available at The Vault on Nelson in Williamstown.
The menu here in this part of Melbourne is available all day, whether for a long lunch or a special dinner. You can begin with prawn tacos filled with baby lettuce, lemon curd apple and celery salad; tuna tartare; pressed lamb ribs and a trio of housemade dips. Then, order up several small plates to share, like the beef carpaccio, pea soup with hot smoked trout and quail egg and Spring Bay mussels with white wine tomato broth and warm bread. The mains include a diverse selection that includes typically Australian dishes like warm, olive-crusted lamb and grilled barramundi, as well as butter poached chicken and tempura soft shell crab. With so much on offer, you can be completely sure that every member of your party will be well catered for at The Vault on Nelson. In fact, all you need to do to enjoy some of the best Aussie and Asian food around is book a table now.
the food was great, cooked & presented perfectly. Lovely decor & clean. Staff were great & welcoming. Reasonably priced with great choice of specials. Highly recommend for all occasions.
Great service and food was plentiful, very well presented and tasty. Terrific location in Williamstown and the option of dining alfresco or inside the beautiful historic building. Worth a visit!
We went here today to celebrate my daughters 30th everything from the food to the service and the Historic Building with Waterfront views awesome !
A magnificent meal thoroughly enjoyed it, the seafood was excellent and the bombe Alaska so good service was good, very friendly staff, will definitely return.
The Vault on Nelson was absolutely superb. I could not recommend it enough. My fiancé and I booked a high tea for two and they treated us excellently. We were placed in a romantic private room with the high tea already set up. The service was incredibly attentive, the food was delicious. We don't drink alcohol so they switched out our sparkling wine for lemon lime and bitters instead. We also had the lemongrass ginger tea which I recommend if you're having high tea - it goes really well with the sandwiches. Overall, it was a beautiful atmosphere and the experience really made our day. We will definitely come back again for another high tea or dinner.
it was lovely of Will to contact me via sms to confirm the booking. I didn't know I requested for sits in the courtyard which was a bad idea for winter. Will changed our reserve table next to the fireplace. it's cosy and warm. I tried all three cocktails, loved the Espresso Martini. I had Black Mussel for entrée, Eye Fillet for main, & Stickydate Pudding for dessert.... yummm...
We really enjoyed the lovely meal at Alexanders. The service was great and the staff were very attentive. It was not a busy evening but it is very central location and managed to park very close to the restaurant. Will certainly be back again soon.
Great food & very tentative service. Tables & chairs were a bit dirty as was my beer glass. We were also overcharged for our dessert which was on special at $10 but we were charged the normal $19 price. But overall a great experience and would go back.
Food was good, service was better than the previous times I've been there but there is still room for improvement to make it excellent. They honoured our Entertainment Book vouchers even though the name had changed which was greatly appreciated. An enjoyable experience
Our group had limited time in Williamstown. The restaurant was able to meet our request to have our meals ready when we arrived. We had a short wait for our meals and overall we were satisfied with the quality of the food.