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Mean Fiddler

York Street, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 82 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Café
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Albany, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a weekday lunch here. We didn't book and were seated promptly and given a jug of iced water. The restaurant was very busy. Food was prompt and tasty, serves were adequate for the money. There were plenty of good choices for a cheap lunch. The evening menu looked enticing so we may well try that too.

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Perth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really nice place, good food, good atmosphere. Great little bar as well. We had the kids there as well, and they catered for them nicely.

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Parkerville, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal. It was packed the night we walked in and we were lucky to get a table. We had pork and mash, squid entree, vietnamese prawns and steak. Gluten free options were a bonus but I dont think caeliacs are catered for. A bit noisy but casual and relaxed and we were able to talk without... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ate on a Friday lunch and there was a large selection of $10 specials ..I had the vege stack which was extremely tasty with hearty fresh ingredients .....the locals were out in force ...some for the specials but others obviously enjoying the main menu ...both of which were extensive ..great coffee as well....highly recommended for a fabulous meal on a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here 3 times during our stay. Very friendly staff and great food with many gluten free options. Highly recommended.

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West Beach, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Today was the forth time we have been for lunch here. They have a $10 lunch special menu as well as there normal menu and we normally just have the special and a beer or wine each. Today I went for the fish which was listed as "Albany shark served fried with chips, pickled onions and coleslaw". The piece of... More

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Canberra
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

During a two day stay in Albany (see also my review on the Sleepwell Motel, Albany), I came across the Mean Fiddler Restaurant, Café and Bar. Only after walking past this eatery a couple of times did I decide to have lunch there on Friday 2nd May, 2014. Obviously I picked the wrong time because it was packed…. However, I... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time at this restaurant. Food was very good, great selection of wines and beers. Service was good and the chef very friendly. We had the set menu which was great value and hope to return and try the a la carte!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Went to the Mean Fiddler last night and if mediocrity is the benchmark, they failed miserably. We both ordered the Nannygai (local fish) which came with tempura prawns, 'salad', chips, lemongrass veges and thai crab pattie for $42.50. It sounded good but the reality was far different. The meal came out with a small piece of fish (approx 100 grams)... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our initial experience with the restaurant wasn't a pleasant one as we walked in right at lunch time with no table for our big group. Totally understandable. We came back half hour later to check back with the lady boss but she was really grumpy, arrogant and snobbish. We walked right out and the boss came running out saying they... More

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