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Mainly Seafood

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Fast Food, Seafood
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106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 27 516 5555
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked...
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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh blue cod

Our pilot in Milford Sound recommended us to try blue cod as it is Te Anau specialty. Fish is pretty good and so are other seafood. I ordered shrimps and scallops as well. Service is very slow so be prepare to have some wait time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
cookiebeast
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner meal in this little but tidy and clean takeaway or eat in shop.Ordered salmon steak was really good ,full of taste and the steak burger was very nice, steak was tender and really liked the onion rings in the burger, other members ordered cod and said delicious! We ate up everything in our plates!

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Thank Lyn W
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our pilot in Milford Sound recommended us to try blue cod as it is Te Anau specialty. Fish is pretty good and so are other seafood. I ordered shrimps and scallops as well. Service is very slow so be prepare to have some wait time.

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Thank cookiebeast
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very simple from the outside looking in however when you step into this simple four table restaurant it's all go. Friendly staff nd the most amazing fish and chips although the fish can be grilled .

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Thank Chris J
Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My son and I had a take away in the evening. I had a piece of grilled fish and my son had a beef burger - we shared half a scoop of chips ($1.80). Both the fish and the burger were freshly prepared and we enjoyed them. The chips were also fresh but a very small "half" scoop for $1.80.... More 

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Thank Ian M
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My family of four ate here on Dec 28th after a hankering for fish'n'chips. After a loooong wait the meals came out. The other three didn't like the batter on the fish. The fish itself wasn't good. The chips were really well cooked but that's not saying much when the price is almost three times what we pay at our... More 

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Thank Rob H
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This would have to be the worst value for money. The two small bits of broken fish were served in a takeaway tray with a paper serviette between, consequently bits of fish had paper attached. The potatoe scallops were inedible. I am not sure what was inside the hard deep fried casing. It's a pity that people don't have to... More 

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Thank ngislove2
ElenaJ06, Manager at Mainly Seafood, responded to this review

At first you asked for crumbed fish but we don't have it and you chose the grilled blue cod which we usually not recommend to customers because the blue cod will shrink and fall apart easily as a common sense if you know what blue cod is, i think most of our customers know what kind of value we can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting the glow worm caves. The fish- both the orange roughly and blue cod- were fresh and well prepared.

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1 Thank RKC K
Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great fish and chips. Come with complimentary lemon and yummy tartare sauce. What's more they deliver for free. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Jill C
Singapore
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We were all hungry from the trip to Milford Sound and stopped here for a light meal. The blue cod and the fish and chips were great. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank francistoh
Leeds, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Called in for an evening meal of fish and chips. Service was good but I am afraid the meal lacked the taste I am used to.

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Thank Stephen C

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?