Bistro / Bar


Located on the first level, with direct access to the deck, it’s a great place to watch the bay and the beach over summer. In winter there is no better place to be than enjoying the couches in front of the warming fire. The Racing Lounge and deck area offers quick and tasty bar snacks and a great bistro menu. For further information on dining at BYS please refer to the FAQs at the bottom of this page

Our bar and bistro is open in-line with the current Victorian Government restrictions 

  • Density limits are still in place and affect our dining room capacity so bookings are essential.


Winter Trading Hours

Thursday 4 pm – 6 pm 6 pm – 8.30 pm
Friday 4 pm – 6 pm 6 pm – 8.30 pm
Saturday 11 am – 3 pm 3 pm – 6 pm 6 pm – 8.30 pm
Sunday 11 am – 3 pm



What are your opening hours?

Our Bar and Bistro opening hours may differ depending on the time of year.  During Xmas and January we are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For the other 11 months of the year our opening hours are reduced to certain days and times of the week. Please refer to the table above for the current opening times for the Bar / Bistro.

Do I need to book for lunch / dinner?

We strongly advise booking your table in advance, as there are times when we are full and unfortunately are unable to accommodate walk-ins.  Therefore to avoid disappointment we do encourage you to book via the online booking system, or by calling Reception during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) to book over the phone 5925 9600.

Do I need to be a member to come for a drink/meal?

No, you don’t need to be a member to dine or drink in the bistro, however, you MUST be in the company of a member, whose obligation it is to sign you in as their guest and be with you during your visit to BYS.  These requirements are mandatory under our Liquor Licensing regulations.

Can I bring a guest/s?

Members are entitled to bring guests with them up to 12 times per year, split over off-peak and peak periods – this being 6 times between May-October and 6 times between November-April.  Note that guests MUST be signed-in at all times to cover our Liquor Licensing regulations.  There is no limit to the number of guests a member can bring, however, EACH guest must adhere to the number of times that they can be signed-in, which is mentioned before (i.e. up to a maximum of 12 times per year)

Can I bring my own bottle of wine?

Unfortunately we do not allow BYO alcohol.  We are a fully licensed venue and all alcohol must be purchased from the bar.