Open for lunch & dinner, Tuesday - Sunday


New Food

Prawn Salad
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Family dining
- from 5.30 - 7pm Tuesday to Sunday

The Restaurant

Our restaurant serves fresh sea dishes as well as healthy classics throughout the day, starting with awesome lunches through to hearty dinners.

The downstairs beach kiosk leads up to the restaurant via a side staircase to our top room with a large glass fronted windows great for taking the party long past the sunset.

If you’re interested in Private Hire of The Beach House for parties, weddings or dining please email


Myths and Modern Legends

Half Moon Bay is home to HMVS Cerberus which was launched in 1868 and believe it or not was the first and most powerful of the modern day battleships. Built for the Victorian Navy this iron colossus formed part of the pre-Federation and old colonial navy. It’s a prized item in our collection of wonders down here on the bay and is brimming with accolades being the only monitor class warship left in the world. It’s revolutionary design dispensed completely with wind sails and was powered solely by steam powered engines that once roared inside the central superstructure now grounded approx three metre of water on the sands.

Where did the name Cerberus come from? Strange but true – it dates far back beyond the rule of Victorian wars and waves to a time when myths and legends reigned supreme.

Cerberus originates from Greek and Roman culture, and is the name for the loyal watchdog who guarded the gates of the ancient Greek underworld. The story goes that no living soul would be able to cross the river Styx (rather a strange coincidence considering its a dog watching the river) to the underworld and escape back across the river alive! The most famous account tells how Orpheus in his quest to capture the Cerberus lulled the great dog to sleep with poisoned honey-cakes while playing sleep inducing music. This was the twelfth and final labour of Heracles.

Taking inspiration from this, brand and design creatives 93ft, England, have recaptured the Cerberus with the illustrative hand of International Artist, Tom Newell who is based out of London. Tom is a Dazed and Confused regular who also works for International Designer, John Richmond.

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Cerberus Beach House
Boat Shed 212,
Half Moon Bay,
off Beach Road, Box 542
Black Rock 3193

Large Group & Party Bookings available Tuesday, Wednesday Lunch & Evenings

Fish and chips call and collect now available 0395984230 Tuesday Through Sunday


Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Thursday
- Lunch - 12-3pm
- Dinner - from 5:30pm
- Last Reservations 7.30pm

Friday - Saturday
- Lunch - 12-3pm
- Dinner - from 5:30pm
- Last Reservations 8.30pm

- Lunch - 11.30-3.30pm
- Dinner - from 5.30pm
- Last Reservations 7.30pm

(03) 9533 4028


Monday - Closed
Tue - Fri - 11.00am - 6.30pm
Sat - Sun - 9.00am - 6.30pm
(03) 9598 4230

No phone orders during our busy summer period