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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views and breakfast

My husband and I always attend the annual Merimbula Jazz Festival (June long weekend). His choir booked out this restaurant for breakfast before we drove back to Canberra. It was a large group, which kept the waiting and kitchen crew busy. The ordering got a bit tangled, but we were not in a hurry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Chris M
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Romantic
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always attend the annual Merimbula Jazz Festival (June long weekend). His choir booked out this restaurant for breakfast before we drove back to Canberra. It was a large group, which kept the waiting and kitchen crew busy. The ordering got a bit tangled, but we were not in a hurry, so it didn't prove much inconvenience.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was in Merimbula with a very large group of people for the Jazz Festival in June. We all wanted to share breakfast together on Monday morning before returning home to the ACT so we arranged to go here. The service was very good, the food delicious, the choice was very good and we all had a great time. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The view is great , looking out over Merimbula , the food was fresh, and tasty the battered flathead was light and crispy, the seafood laksa as soup of the day flavoursome, the fish pie great .

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lovely friendly service matched with stunning views across the Pacific and towards Merimbula Lake. Yet to try a meal here, however their coffee and freshly made scones were simply delicious! The aquarium is a must visit, too! We had a lovely family day out there some years back. Great memories of a fun, well guided and interesting tour of this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is without a doubt one of the best spots to eat in Merimbula. The menu is always changing, fabulous staff & the aquarium is well worth a look sometimes they have rear creatures in the tanks. During whale watching season you can often watch then frolicking while you having lunch. A must for anyone visiting the south coast

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Alexandra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful spot to sit outside in the sunshine, overlooking the beautiful bay, mountains and surrounds, drinking nice coffee :-) Service from the waitress who served us was terrific, friendly and we really appreciated her going the extra mile to ensure our coffee was the way we like it :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have just had a lovely lunch , great food , great views and really friendly staff. It was such a delight to feel special by restaurant staff. We will be back

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The location promised so much and the weather was superb but the food was disappointing. During the entire meal we were constantly harassed by flies landing on our table and faces - spray would have been annoying but not if repellant was used in the morning before diners arrive. The staff kept agreeing that the flies were annoying but nothing... More 

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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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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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Address: Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Phone Number: 0264954446
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
Average Prices: USD 14 - 19
Cuisine: Seafood

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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

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