No stranger to the restaurant game, Dining Haul owner Charlie Sirianos – who opened slick city diner Syracuse years ago – has joined forces with experienced seafood chef Alasdair Beattie from FishWorks in London to bring locals a casual dining experience in Elwood.

Painted concrete floors, timbers and bar and table seating make for a relaxed atmosphere in a cool setting, where you can prop up at the bar with a beer and some crispy flathead fingers, or relax around a table with a cheeseburger and char-grilled fish and chips.

This is the kind of quality, bayside diner this area needs, serving up an array of dishes with the day’s catch.

There’s a well-balanced mix of local and foreign wine, beers, ciders and a cocktail list that includes in-house creations such as the ‘Yeah Buoy!’ – with dark rum, honey vodka, pomegranate and ginger beer.

Also open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, and breakfast on weekends, this new Dining Haul in Elwood has us, hook, line and sinker.

The Dining Haul
86–88 Ormond Road, Elwood
(03) 9531 9771

Hours
Dinner Tue to Sun
Lunch Thu to Sun
Breakfast Sat & Sun