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40 Wharf Street, Port Albert, Victoria 3971, Australia
+61 3 5183 2007
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Description: Making its home in the picturesque little fishing village of Port Albert...
Making its home in the picturesque little fishing village of Port Albert, 'Wildfish' is South Gippsland's premier waterfront restaurant. With a simple philosophy of producing the freshest local seafood caught by local fishermen 'Wildfish' is much welcomed in the food and wine circles of Gippsland. Occupying the site of the old fishermen's co-op, diners are likely to see the fresh seafood on the menu being unloaded from the fishing boats on the wharf at the front of the restaurant. Port Albert is such a special place, with rich maritime history, beautiful natural scenery and surrounded by some of the countries best National Parks. A picturesque two and a half hour drive from Melbourne and you're already relaxed. Step into Wildfish and truly unwind. You can choose from a cocktail or fantastic local wines that you can enjoy at the beautiful handcrafted bar or sink into the cosy lounge before your meal. There is nothing better on a beautiful day than dining on fresh seafood on the deck which is literally on the water.You can enjoy artisan bread at your table takeaway cakes, croissants, pastries and more.. The service is warm and friendly, the food is exceptional and the surroundings amazing.
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  • 31
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Such a great location - such average food.

We were a party of six dining on the past recommendation of another friend. Our welcome was cordial and, because my partner and I arrived earlier than the others, we began with a champagne outside the dining room on the wharf looking towards the sunset - a magic location, although a little breezy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were a party of six dining on the past recommendation of another friend. Our welcome was cordial and, because my partner and I arrived earlier than the others, we began with a champagne outside the dining room on the wharf looking towards the sunset - a magic location, although a little breezy on the night. We selected from entrees,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views over the water, the service was fantastic, very friendly yet professional. Food was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

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cudgen
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location on the wharf overlooking the bay. Food was fine, but nothing special. Scallops were without the roe, small amount, and we found the meals expensive for the quantity. We are not into " nouvelle cuisine " where you pay high prices for small dishes. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

A clean, modern, cosy and friendly welcome upon arrival. The staff were all friendly, professional and quick to help. Situated right on the water, the dining room provides amazing views of the boats and Harbour. Beautiful bread and wine to start the meal. The fish was fresh and delicious, caught that morning and both our meals were flavorful, hot, and... More 

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victoria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Four of us visited wild fish on a long weekend quite busy food & drink service was excellent staff checking to make sure everything was to or liking Freshly made bread fantastic flavour Pate to die for Scallop entree magnificent 6 spoon entree presentation perfect & very tasty Mains Flathead tales chips & salad cooked to perfection Seafood pasta a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food. Great service. Great setting. Great wine. What more could anyone want. I was taken there for my birthday and had a night to exceed all expectations - the staff and food and ambience were a delight. Recommend sincerely to anyone in the surrounding area or visiting this beautiful region of Victoria.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

what a perfect location - situated on the water at Port Albert. A bit out of the way but worth the trip. The food was first class. People were catching fish on the wharf outside. The view spectacular. One disappointment: the wine list was very poor. Unfortunately, like many restaurants - even in Melbourne - once you've eaten, the service... More 

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were told that Wildfish was the best restaurant in Port Albert, & was renowned as a sea food restaurant of note !!! Well.... there were only four people in the restaurant when we were there & the Maitre D managed to get my order wrong. On the second attempt , which only took 10 minutes or so, my battered... More 

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WildfishRestaurant, Owner at Wildfish, responded to this review

After all the wonderful reviews we get, I am surprised to get such poor comments, we pride ourselves on beautiful food and excellent service, our customers thank us for the way we spoil them and the delights they taste. Our seafood is sourced from local fishermen which the region is famous for. I hope one day you come back to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best for 'foodies' and for those ready to experience a few new flavours, this restaurant is a rare treat. Meticulous chef, Vito Sechi is a major city top chef, residing in a tiny country town. Don't miss out!

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Traralgon, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Had a great 3 course lunch at Wildfish. Food for all four of us was great. Angela, our waitress was fantastic. The chef came out to check how we were going. Great food, fantastic location...highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Wharf Street, Port Albert, Victoria 3971, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Port Albert
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5183 2007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Description

Making its home in the picturesque little fishing village of Port Albert, 'Wildfish' is South Gippsland's premier waterfront restaurant. With a simple philosophy of producing the freshest local seafood caught by local fishermen 'Wildfish' is much welcomed in the food and wine circles of Gippsland. Occupying the site of the old fishermen's co-op, diners are likely to see the fresh seafood on the menu being unloaded from the fishing boats on the wharf at the front of the restaurant. Port Albert is such a special place, with rich maritime history, beautiful natural scenery and surrounded by some of the countries best National Parks. A picturesque two and a half hour drive from Melbourne and you're already relaxed. Step into Wildfish and truly unwind. You can choose from a cocktail or fantastic local wines that you can enjoy at the beautiful handcrafted bar or sink into the cosy lounge before your meal. There is nothing better on a beautiful day than dining on fresh seafood on the deck which is literally on the water.You can enjoy artisan bread at your table takeaway cakes, croissants, pastries and more.. The service is warm and friendly, the food is exceptional and the surroundings amazing.

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