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Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
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Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
0264954446
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just recently moved to Merimbula because of its relaxing lifestyle as we were living in the country, it is a half way stop between Melbourne and Sydney, 3 hours to Canberra. When holidaying here I was impressed for such a small town you are well catered for from the most beautiful beaches and lakes to swim, fish, kayak, board... More 

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Thank revinbev
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Attached to an Aquarium, I went their with the kids. First the Aquarium was ok, good selection of local fish but the place looked dated and held together with string. Not some new and modern attraction. I believe it has been there for quite a few years and this was obviously the case. Like most private animals attractions around Australia... More 

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Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When recently staying at Merimbula my husband and I enjoyed coffee and cake on the decking of the Wharf Restaurant. It was a lovely sunny day & we just relaxed and watched people fishing from the wharf & took in the expansive view of Merimbula and further south. We hope to return again very soon.

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Thank Tricia1401
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here today for lunch with friends and really enjoyed it. Food was well presented, tasty, fresh and not overly expensive. Our waitress was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. My husband and I shared an entree of corn fritters, then for mains, I had the fresh beer battered flathead fillets and he had the equivalent of a Fishermans basket.... More 

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Shepparton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations of seafood from the Wharf Restaurant. I found the service ok and the food was "ok". It's only been a few days but I had to think hard to remember what I had. Calamari rings crumbed fine and not overcooked but lacked flavour. Garlic prawns were the same. The garlic cream sauce itself was fine but... More 

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Menai, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and view was nice. They catered for a fussy eater ok. Service was good. But...The aquarium was a let down. Needs maintenance to get it to a standard which they can charge that sort of money for.

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Thank kiddop
Mollymook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch, nice fresh food good bar, good wine list, lovely ocean views. Then we did the aquarium tour, it was very informative.

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Thank rosefives
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a loverly little seaside restaurant with such wonderful food and the service was great , certainly one of Merimbulas best eating houses . Very much worth a visit .

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Bega, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have been going to the Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant for many years. It has never disappointed me. From romantic dinner with my husband, to large family group, and friends the meals are fresh and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Over the years we have had such highlights as whales breaching close by, dolphins frolicking out front of... More 

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South-east Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We called in for a lunch and took a table on the balcony. The day was a marvellous one, sunny with not a breath of wind, and it was a fantastic location overlooking the wharf where some people were fishing, and looking out towards the long surf beach and to the mountains in the national parks more south. So many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $19
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: 0264954446

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