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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, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 89
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view, lovely place with a fantastic aquarium downstairs.

Nice place, we sat on the balcony and had a great view. The food is a little pricey and the portions are a touch on the small side, however, good quality and tasty. Definitely recommended though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jimoceans
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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the aquarium is worth a visit. 20 dollars to get in. spent about an hour and a half there. the restaurant cafe was ok but nothing special ,.we only had coffee and cake.,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our selection was Garlic Prawns and a Seafood Basket - both meals were amazing and service was responsive in spite of them being very busy for lunch the day we were there. The meals were very good value for money and it is a must for visitors to Merimbula. We will be back next year!

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Thank LatteBoy1
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the highlight of our trip to Merimbula Aquarium was the lovely man (I'm disappointed I don't recall his name) who worked here who went out of his way to chat to my 2 year old and point out to her all the wonderful underwater creatures in the tanks by naming them and telling her about them.This is obviously... More 

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Thank 254jessica1111
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ten of us (including two kids) travelled from Tathra for a special occasion dinner. Marvellous place with or without kids. After the kids ate and we were still pondering the menu, they were whisked off to the aquarium on the restaurant's lower level for a talk about the sealife and inspection of the aquarium's collection. (I suspect each of the... More 

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Thank Robin P
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ocean views from the restaurant. Food prices seemed reasonable when perusing the menus but flavour and presentation left us with an overpriced aftertaste. The fresh juices weren't very nice, nor cold (OJ tasted like mandarin and was mostly pith. Pineapple juice was warm, despite the ice in the glass) . Presentation of food was ok but there is *something*... More 

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Thank Kathryn R
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, we sat on the balcony and had a great view. The food is a little pricey and the portions are a touch on the small side, however, good quality and tasty. Definitely recommended though.

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Thank Jimoceans
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing iced coffee in groovy jar, yummy scones and good service. Great views. A lovely morning tea.

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Thank Barb P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While they put a lot of effort into presentation at the fish feeding the amount to get in just didn't warrant what was on display. Maybe 7-10 fish tanks not all full

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Thank Lauren P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here on our holiday to Merimbula. We ordered the salmon and fish of the day (snapper). Both meals were amazing. Fish was cooked perfectly. We had 2 drinks and 2 main meals and it was $85. It was worth every cent. Thanks for the yummy food :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very bad service, left waiting for 45 minutes. Only to receive a kids fish and chips. As I oreder a main. Yet 2 pieces of batter and 12 chip's. Very poor. Other meals were average.

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?