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Tank Fish and Chippery

#539 of 2,906 Restaurants in Melbourne
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149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9020-4342
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
John H
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I tried the tank fish and chippery in the emporium mall and totally enjoyed my meal. fresh fish nicely battered with non oily taste. Service was prompt and even eating in a mall food court wasn't too bad. If you are looking for fish and chips in the Melbourne CBD don't go past Tank

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A little bit more expensive than your standard fish & chip shop but it is that bit better. Service was very friendly. The fish was grilled perfectly, still full of moisture and flavour. A definite for anyone who enjoys fish

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Firstly it's not a cheap eat in terms of fish and chips, that being said the wagyu burger was the freshest and nicest I've had in a long while. I agree that the sugary sweet salt was not great so I think I'd ask for plain salt in future. The beer batter was light and crisp but the fish a... More 

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Camberwell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Yes, I'm advocating that you go to a fish n chip shop and order poultry, but this chicken burger was so incredibly flavoursome and succulent, I can't resist the inclination to do so. The chips were also some of the best seasoned I've had in a very long time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Atlantic Salmon was pretty good but not as fresh as it looked! The salad and chips on the other hand were top notch!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We always come to this place regularly, excellent service, until today. This time I was served blue fish and chips, even though I ordered regular fish and chips. The reason they are blue is because the fish and chips come with tracing paper to absorb oil, but at the same time it is stamped with blue Tank Fish and Chippery... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

I do not write a review to criticise- I write it as I see it at the time - normally after 3 or more visits. It is imperative for a restaurant, especially one in a street like Lygon Street to uphold their set standard. I have eaten repeatedly at restaurants on 'the strip' and had various experiences in quality. Some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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