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Fish Inn Rockpool

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Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Value, location, breezy

What a location! A wide balcony and many window tables allows you to enjoy the sea breeze as you gaze and wave at the children and sun seekers in the rock pool below. We enjoyed our breakfast (nothing over $12.90 before 930!) so much that we returned for dinner. Our daughter (6) was made feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jethostess
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Hobart Tasmania, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat and the view is fantastic. Thursday nights $3.95 meal when you buy a alcohol drink. Great service and meals come out quick. At the northern end of the Strand give it a go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view over to magnetic island. Fast table service...But the food was a bit average. A bit bland and overpriced.

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Hobart Tasmania, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a location! A wide balcony and many window tables allows you to enjoy the sea breeze as you gaze and wave at the children and sun seekers in the rock pool below. We enjoyed our breakfast (nothing over $12.90 before 930!) so much that we returned for dinner. Our daughter (6) was made feel welcome with crayons and paper.... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Haven't been back in a while so we came in for brekky on Monday at 9am. It was starting to get busy so I ordered my usual chai and Fish Inn Feast and my friend ordered a latte and Eggs Benedict with Bacon. It was a 30 min wait but with good company that didn't matter. We finally got our... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

As a vegetarian it is so hard to find something good for me to eat as well as for the family. My husband and kids ate the fish and chips and loved it and I ordered the snow pea and sweet potato salad and it was amazing. I have gone back with friends just to have the salad again. It... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our meal was shocking, slimy lettuce and burnt bacon does not make a caesar salad. Coffee was cold, cold drinks were warm over priced and uninviting.

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warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Would have loved the opportunity to fix up any issues you had immediately while you were still in the business. Most people with any concerns really just want them fixed...which my staff will always do. regards Warren Ufer Owner More 

Townsville, Australia
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ,as a family have enjoyed breakfast here on a sunday quite a few times.Staff are very friendly and ,efficient. Breakfast menu is quite interesting as well as the usual bacon and eggs,which are very good especially if you have hungry males along,lots of bacon with everything and the crunchy ciabatta bread is great.Nice to enjoy breakfast with the great... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Had fish, calamari and chips with my partner Big serving. Would of been happy with less chips and a salad instead but everything was tasty. Not a strong tasting fish. I had grilled and it was good. Needed to clwar their tables a bit quicker.

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warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on your meal. I would believe that the fish you consumed was Spanish Mackerel. This does not have a strong flavour compared to others. If you like a great flavour try our Atlantic Salmon. I am aware of our issue of not getting tables cleared quick enough and have employed a specific floor manager to get... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Today we went to the restaurant after 1pm. We ordered steak burgers. They were lovely when they finally arrived. However, it took fifty minutes for our meal to arrive. We were starving. The waitress told me Saturdays are busy - not good enough. You may need more staff. When's he brought the meals I told her that while waiting I... More 

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warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. It is good to hear you were happy with the meals provided. I agree with you regarding your comments on feedback. We are always happy to listen to both and most importantly act.. Personally I prefer to receive it immediately and face to face ...so we can fix it now. Your visit has coincided with a... More 

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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This cafe is in a lovely spot, over looking the rock pool. From the outside it looked exactly what we were looking for. Great views and open air feel about the place. How wrong were we? Firstly.....flat white coffee. ..how hard can it be? But what we got was something akin to instant coffee...minus any taste....served warm, although we had... More 

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warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Avon H Thanks for your feedback on your coffee and breakfast. I will not respond to the other comments regarding another customer because your observations and assumptions regarding this issue are not correct...but that's ok. We are sorry that you didn't let us know while you were here that your coffee was not up to the standard we all want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?