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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot and great quality

We went to see the aquarium and had morning tea whilst waiting for a tour. The Vienna coffee was divine and the iced coffees and milkshakes were good too. We all had scones jam and cream. Very nice food and drink and not overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sean R
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  • Romance
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went to see the aquarium and had morning tea whilst waiting for a tour. The Vienna coffee was divine and the iced coffees and milkshakes were good too. We all had scones jam and cream. Very nice food and drink and not overpriced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Beautiful dining experience on Easter Saturday. Staff could not have been more helpful, with nothing being too much trouble. Super menu, I recommend the Wharf plate unreservedly and a great wine list. Perfect venue for a special occasion with splendid views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restraunt is the nicest place for breakfast with a view. Other meals are great also but breakfast is a favourite of mine along with the scones. A beautiful building and perfect to relax with good food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is perfectly situated - it overlooks the bay and the wharf (hence the name). We sat outside enjoying afternoon tea and spent time watching all the fishermen missing out on their fish. The coffee was a good strong blend. The menu for meals certainly has a seafood theme and is pricey with some sides extra, but I'm guessing... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant 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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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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