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Tank Fish and Chippery

#662 of 3,179 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lygon Street
Seafood, Australian
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149 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mildura, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Had the cone of calamari and chips three pieces of calamari good size and chips served with lovely mixed Sally and pepper with a hint of chilli at $11.50 it was good and quick service. Nice

Thank Kezzasboy
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82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

The fish at TANK is always very fresh outstanding... This time it has gone to a whole new level!!! Salmon with a Balsamic dressing blew my taste buds away! The service on top of that is always and I mean always outstanding... Don't just take my word for it, OUTSTANDING IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT ;-)

4 Thank Dawid K
Tullamarine, Australia
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Eat-in or take away up-market fish and chips. In addition to a variety of fish dishes you can also get burgers (including vegie burgers) and salads. Wine and beer is available as well as soft drinks. I opted for a "Calamari Salad" which comprised a few strips of spicy seasoned fried calamari served on top of a green salad. The... More 

1 Thank Colin A
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

again I had 2 lunches here during my business trip CAN NOT fault This place has fresh food amazing value best service and through many visits always the same just prefect

Thank Eagle E
Perth, Australia
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Suellen T
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank redmaestros
Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ggg324
Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Echo419
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Eagle E
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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.
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