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“Forgotten” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Fat Seagull

The Fat Seagull
10 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 46 Restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
2 reviews
“Forgotten”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

After being put upstairs in the function room we were quiet impressed with the chilled and relaxed vibe. How ever we started reading other review while waiting for a meal, one review stood out when it referred to the function room as the forgotten room. Meal was delicious however after waiting for the length of time we waited anything would have tasted good.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The Fat seagull left us hungry and not at all fat!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We attended at his restaurant at 7 pm on a friday evening , we had booked earlier in the day. We sat upstairs in the function room (also known as the forgotten room) The waitressing staff appeared to be without any skill or personality at all. We waited for 20 minutes and eventually had to ask for menus and also water. We ordered our meals and had to wait for over 1 hour for them to be delivered. Once they arrived we ate quickly as we were starving. I had the calamari which was nice and fresh and not tough as some calamari can be. others in our party had chicken parmas which were adequate in size and OK but not fabulous... especially after waiting for so long to eat...our drinks order was mucked up....we were delivered 2 Shandy's instead of 2 chardonnays... and when we questioned the waitress she tried to tell us that the they WERE chardonnays....
Don't bother with this place.... you'll leave hungry and frustrated....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“awful service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

they sent one of our pizzas out with a tour bus order, and they didn't notice one of us sitting waiting while the rest of us ate. they never came back to check if all was well, or if we wanted more drinks (which we did). we went up and asked where the last pizza was, the chef cooked it and brought it out (as i was finishing mine). waited at the end for a drink offer, or if we were interested in desserts - gave up and went to the counter and asked for the bill. I asked them to knock something off, they refused and said there was nothing wrong with the pizza.

Go elsewhere...plenty of choice

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warrandyte, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

The pizzas were great. Thai prawns and roast lamb both had fantastic flavours. The service was ideal with time for conversation and polite effecient service. Also has upstairs room with great sea views.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice chicken parmigiana”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The main course was very nice and there was an extensive menu to choose from. There was a deal which included a glass of wine. It was very busy. We were not able to order coffee or dessert as they seemed too busy to serve us.

Visited November 2012
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