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Mainly Seafood

Fast Food, Seafood, New Zealand
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106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 27 516 5555
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a bit disappointed with our sitdown meal. The room was uncomfortably cold and the food, while adequate, could have been done with a lot more flair. There are plenty of tables, but it seems that takeaways are the focus.

Thank Jennifer M
Te Anau, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish was really good and there were plenty of choices. The chips were great on my first visit but second time round they were generic.

Thank Kahurangi H
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I literally caught a cold waiting for my meal inside the store as it was freezing cold and took over 35 minutes to prepare. To be fair we were warned there may be a 20 minute delay and I was willing to give a good review, however my chips were served lukewarm and the rest of my dish was uninspiring.

Thank John T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried their grilled orange trout, oysters and salmon steak. Really average. The batter was too salty. The salad that came with the salmon was uninspiring (lettuce, onions, tomato). This place seems quite popular with the locals so we might have ordered the wrong food.

Thank Lee M
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Good feed but Over $20 for two bits of fish and a scoop of chips is pretty pricey. Much better value to be found around town. Try the Tip Top shop!

Thank MattyTexas
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Very busy place which speaks of the quality of the food. Visited twice and very happy each time. Take away seems the busiest, although there are tables inside too. You can also get and ice cream here to enjoy after the meal!

2 Thank JanQueenstownNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

nice girl n good fish chips,will suggest friends to come. blue cod is best,chips is ok,popular for young people

Thank JOE w
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Eating out in Te Anau is normally very expensive but we were more than happy with our experience here. Although its a little more expensive than New Zealanders might expect to pay for fish, the fish was unexpectedly fresh, of a reasonable size serving and tasty.

Thank Jordan W
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We had the blue cod fish and fries. The batter in the blue cod was incredibly light and crispy and the fries were perfectly cooked. Just be prepared for the wait- we waited 25 + minutes for our takeout.

Thank JenfromNorcal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice - Reasonably priced and the fishes that we had were fresh. The blue cod tasted the best. Onion rings were delicious too. Staff were friendly. We called in to place an order the first time (we thought we could only do takeaways) to reduce the waiting time.

Thank Angeline G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $15
Fast Food, Seafood, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 27 516 5555
Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked with healthy rice barn oil and all of the fish are freshly battered or grilled to orders on site. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.

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