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Tank Fish and Chippery

#512 of 3,059 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Lygon Street
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149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9020-4342
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome seafood

There is nothing like a fresh fish catch of the day (Blue Grenadier in my case) that is perfectly grilled at a very reasonable price. It's one of the best seafood places that I've ever eaten - but by far the best value overall. I highly recommend Tank - ate there three times in a five day period... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
J L
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There is nothing like a fresh fish catch of the day (Blue Grenadier in my case) that is perfectly grilled at a very reasonable price. It's one of the best seafood places that I've ever eaten - but by far the best value overall. I highly recommend Tank - ate there three times in a five day period - couldn't... More 

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Thank J L
Singapore, Singapore
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We came here based on a friend's recommendation. The platter for 4 was good value for money. The service was good and the staff bothered to explain about the fish and the options available. Love the decor which was instagram friendly. :) Most importantly, the food was fresh and good.

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Thank RUIWEN78
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I'm really disappointed with my meal at the Emporium food court today. There was a black worm (maybe a centipede) in my quinoa salad still moving around. When I took my plate to the counter to show the staff, they just looked at me completely stunned. I don't blame them. It was a horrible thing to see and to think... More 

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Thank Tania S
Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We re-visited the Tank Fish and Chippery in Lygon Street and must say, the meal was much better prepared and in good time than our previous experience. (I think the Boss was there!!) Notwithstanding this - all was good. The batter was nice and light and the fish not over cooked. The fries were well done, a good golden brown... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you crave fresh seafood day or night, look no further. Since we usually stay at the Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon & Queensberry, it's only a short 5 min walk away ! Our favourite must be the "Old school fish & chips" but the chef's special of the day rarely disappoints. Pay cash up front at the cashier's counter,... More 

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Thank KoolTan
Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I am a pure vegan. I visited this eatery today during lunch time. I had Potato Wedges and that was awesome. Excellent Eatery, Well Maintained and Courteous Staff. Please add Wedges to your list when you eat in this outlet anytime ... Awesome wedges with some flavors served....

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Thank Kris4Ann
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this very nice and is worth you calories. i strongly recommend you to come here and eat . the fish is very fresh

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Thank timothytayy
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

good variety - hence its always well patronised. Good selection of fish and mixes. Excellent salads and chips. Nice to sit outside on sunny days - good meeting place for workmates over lunchtime.

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Thank John H
Australia
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112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have walked past this café many times but decided to try it at last.The food belies the ambience of the café, which isn't very enticing. The fish and chips really are very nice indeed and nicely presented. We had one serving which easily did for two people for lunch. Just one gripe. We sat outside and the loud music... More 

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Thank Ert53
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tasted some of the best seasoned calamari here. The blue gurnard came cooked in a light and fluffy batter. The price and quality is what we would expect in Queensland. Well worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: 9020-4342

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Staying in Lygon Street

Neighborhood Profile
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.