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Tank Fish and Chippery

#565 of 3,072 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Lygon Street
Seafood, Australian
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149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9020-4342
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Perth, Australia
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

There's a about the ambiance and decor of Tank that reminds me of the old-fashioned fish and chip take aways at the beach. The tables and chairs and comfy benches are a step up from the plastic garden chair, but the furnishings are not pretentious. And they don't need to be. The fish does all the speaking for them. A... More 

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Thank Suellen T
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Essentially when going out you hope the food is better than what u can cook at home. Also,youd hope that it's worth paying for...at this venue Tank, lives up to its promise...Even w the place impossibly busy the crew served up dish after dish that all looked tempting .I craved fish and was very pleased...fresh as. Saw the guy next... More 

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Thank redmaestros
Newcastle, Australia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Pity about the search for tables otherwise five star. It takes some fi ding too as it is tucked away at the northern end behind the numerous Asian and burger bars. So. What's great is the genuine fresh fish on offer.and it's truly fresh with your choice of how it's done. Fish fillets from $9 plus an extra $2 for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We decided on trying out this place as we had walked past on many occasions. To set the context, my wife isn't a big seafood fan, me on the hand, I love it! And would eat it all day if I could! We decided to try Tank and found it to be pretty good. It cost us $25 for calamari... More 

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Thank Echo419
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

had a good lunch tables were not lean and for the price were not up to scratch but food was ok not great but ok, service was very poor for the prices

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Thank Eagle E
Melbourne
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I can't believe the positive reviews of this outlet. To me, when a place describes itself as a "fish and chippery" and charges prices that are way above average, it should produce something pretty special. Instead, I found that the fish was thin and bland, the batter left an unpleasant taste in my mouth all afternoon, the potato cake was... More 

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Thank AdeleF
Warsaw
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78 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The fish is always impossibly fresh, and amazing. It isn't your 5 star place, but the fish, rice and salads make up for that for sure! If you are a fish lover, try this and you in no way will be disappointed =D

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is a very good stop if you want fish and chips. The fish was excellent, the chips well done and the scallops were excellent. It is a bot more pricey than you corner fish and chip shop, but the ambiance, quality of service and mean makes it more than worthwhile.

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Thank Tigerzouave
Colchester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There is nothing like a fresh fish catch of the day (Blue Grenadier in my case) that is perfectly grilled at a very reasonable price. It's one of the best seafood places that I've ever eaten - but by far the best value overall. I highly recommend Tank - ate there three times in a five day period - couldn't... More 

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Thank J.L. B
Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We came here based on a friend's recommendation. The platter for 4 was good value for money. The service was good and the staff bothered to explain about the fish and the options available. Love the decor which was instagram friendly. :) Most importantly, the food was fresh and good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighborhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: 9020-4342

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lygon Street

Neighborhood Profile
Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighborhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.