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Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant

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Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
0264954446
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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great little hidden away restaurant right at the merimbula warf with delicious food and a small but interesting aquarium down stairs, the resaurant staff were extra friendly and the aquarium staff were happy to answer any questions about the marine life. There's also a big friendly sting ray that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

great little hidden away restaurant right at the merimbula warf with delicious food and a small but interesting aquarium down stairs, the resaurant staff were extra friendly and the aquarium staff were happy to answer any questions about the marine life. There's also a big friendly sting ray that can be found hanging around the warf

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Merimbula or the Sapphire Coast, the Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant is a fantastic option on a sunny day. If you go in the morning to visit the aquarium, you will see the attendants feeding all the fish. The aquarium is definitely worth the admission cost. Afterwards you can have lunch out on the deck overlooking... More 

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Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited here twice this week, once for lunch with guests from the UK, and once for a birthday celebration dinner. Both times we had excellent food, and great service. Our UK guests raved over the quality of the food, and the amazing view. They said they would not be able to better the seafood anywhere in seaside England. Our... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Thank you to the amazing staff and kitchen. This is my third visit and this time I took my 11 month old grandson, we were treated so well and suitable food was produced for my grandson as well as an amazing lunch for us. We also toured the aquarium itself and were given every assistance and some great information by... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My family and I were looking forward to eating here as we had heard great things about this place. The staff were incredible, the food and price let them down. I had a cajun fish burger, the fish was fresh but the rest of the meal was dry. My partner had the chilli calamari that didn't have much flavour. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had two lunches at Wharfside one on the balcony and one inside. The waitresses were just fabulous and the owner very acommodating and chatty which was a plus. The food was lovely, a little pricey for what you received. Lovely views would certainly go again when in Merimbula.

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Melbourne, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We have a lovely experience with the great waitresses at the Wharf. They couldn't do enough for us and therefore we really enjoyed it. The great food and fabulous view was the added bonus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We liked the aquarium when we went on Saturday good array of fish ect to look at and we especially liked the large tank with the turtle in it. Did not eat at the restaurant as it was a little too pricey for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Thinking it's by the sea it would be fresh seafood not frozen. When staff tell you it's lightly battered and comes covered you have to peel all the batter to get to the fish. The staff seemed new as they wouldn't pronounce Pinot nor could they understand a glass of ice to go with the warm table water. Nice views... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely place to eat but the menu is very restrictive if you do not eat seafood. I would love to eat there more often but with only 2-3 options to choose from it becomes a little monotonous. Staff are friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: 0264954446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 19

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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