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106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 27 516 5555
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. Open for all day...
Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. Open for all day breakfast from 11.30Am till 8.30Pm. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.
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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
Fresh fish and chips

After a long drive from Dunedin we were looking forward to have something nice for lunch. Lucky we stop at Mainly Seafood, friendly manager, quick service, tasty seafood. Prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the batter cod and the garlic mussels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We reached Te Anau around 3pm and was looking for a quick bite then we saw Mainly seafood it looks clean and no customer. We order ham and egg sandwich which is the most basic meal yet it was so horrible, bread wasn't proper toast ham look and taste pathetic. Seriously horrible sandwich I ever had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After a long drive from Dunedin we were looking forward to have something nice for lunch. Lucky we stop at Mainly Seafood, friendly manager, quick service, tasty seafood. Prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the batter cod and the garlic mussels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was looking for a quick bite, and found this little store. Very friendly reception, and opted for a fish and chips. The food took a bit longer than we expected to arrive. Quality was however good - fish was fresh, well cooked with not to much batter smothering the good cut of fish. And a decent size chips also well... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had the grilled orange roughy and chips...fish was perfectly cooked. Other family members had burgers but we really enjoyed the venison one which had real steak chunks and a delicious sauce. The owner was so nice and friendly. Many thanks.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An outstanding meal of fish & chips, which were cooked to perfection and enjoyed in a pleasant very clean dining room. At just $24 for dinner for the two of us this was extremely good value. Well recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We came to Mainly Seafood hungry and cold after a day of hiking in the rain and driving. We ordered hot chocolate which was delicious and warmed us right up. My husband had fish and chips which was quite tasty but didn't come with any tartar sauce (you have to order it separately). The fries were perfectly crisped. I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a burger with hash brown and beef, filling and taste good. Fish and chips is alright, a bit disappointed they don't have cod. The salmon is surprising good though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

this is either a sit down restaurant, or in our case a takeaway. I don't usually review takeout food but this has to be an exception.. The Fish of the day was orange roughy! Hard to get, so delicious. Cooked to perfection in a light crispy batter with no soggy bits! Chips also cooked perfectly and not drowned in oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We just wanted some simple food, grilled orange roughy and rice. No frills but clean and airy seating area, lemon pepper on the tables and fast courteous service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

didnt want a big meal or anything fancy. Found this place - great selection - you didnt have to order the chips - even had green lipped mussels. Place is being sold at the end of the month- hopefully it will continue with its good reputation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 27 516 5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. Open for all day breakfast from 11.30Am till 8.30Pm. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.

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