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“Catch up lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant

Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant
Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
0264954446
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Ranked #7 of 48 Restaurants in Merimbula
Price range: $14 - $19
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dubbo, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Catch up lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great spot and the food and ambience was just right.

The seafood plate was delicious and my friend enjoyed the prawn salad that was fresh and not over complicated. Service was good and attentive without being too present. Good coffee and the desserts menu will be enjoyed on my next visit this week.

Make sure you visit and you can people watch the wharf - a young guy pulled up a huge fish during lunch...sadly I missed the opportunity to take a photo...

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jindabyne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Lunch with Colleagues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had the pleasure of sharing a meal with colleagues at this venue in January. It was recommended by one of our guests.

We made a reservation for Australia Day. Parking may have been a little difficult as there are not many spaces if a large enough group arrived. I'm not sure what we would have done had that occurred as it is a fair walk to the restaurant.

The table service was good. Perhaps a little slow but it did not compromise our day. A small mistake with my order, but they soon fixed it without me having to point it out.

Price is reasonable, but as others have suggested, the price is based on the location and views and not necessarily on the food. It's fine food, but for the price I have had better.

I would go again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great little aquarium and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We enjoyed the aquarium and the food but felt the kiosk style aquarium counter setup in the restaurant a bit tacky. Perhaps a slight separation would be nicer for the restaurant. The views are absolutely wonderful and the staff very attentive and friendly. The duck was a highlight as was the chocolate pudding dessert. Would like to try the seafood platter next time as it looked great.

Visited January 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Awesome restaurant to welcome in the new year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Located at the old wharf in Long Point, this restaurant must have the best view in Merimbula especially at sunset. Coupled with really good food, party decor, very friendly service, and a view of the fireworks across the bay to welcome in 2014, there isn't much more you could ask for. It was a set menu, nothing spectacular, but prepared really really well. The desserts esp were spectacular. Will definitely come back to check out its regular menu.

At the end of the night, we had to wait for quiet a while for a taxi home. We choose to wait outside to enjoy the cool night and the lights of Merimbula. Anthony, the owner, came out with a tray of glasses and complimentary tokay and muscat. What a way to end the night.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

There's heaps of potential here - historic building, great location and even some parking. The food portions and prices let it down. We all had entrées and mains but still left hungry. Oysters were fresh and three of us had fish which was also fresh. The portions were extremely small. The fourth diner had a soufflé which was tiny and had to be supplemented by a serving of French fries and bread. The service was average - mostly polite but the female server had attitude. I would not recommend it for dinner simply because of the outrageous prices and smallness of portions, but coffee or lunch could be an option simply because of the view.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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