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Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant

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Lake Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
0264954446
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came only to see the fish in the downstairs aquarium. I was the only one in there and it was amazing. I got a personal tour with two of the marine workers who told me all the most fun facts and interesting stories of how the fish come to be here. There are some really beautiful and quirky fish... More 

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Thank Glen N
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely afternoon tea at the restaurant before enjoying spending time at the aquarium below. Great views, ask for a window seat. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium too including watching the diver in the large tank at feeding time. Kids especially would love a visit.

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Thank snorkelsuemton
Merimbula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere at the Wharf Restaurant is open and friendly with Host Anthony and Sally, from a fine meal to a cup of coffee it is the place to go and if you are lucky enough to be here during the whale watching season, we do not have to leave your seat in the restuarant to to a whale, the... More 

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Thank DingaMerimbula
Frankston, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Aquarium not the restaurant. We were unsure if it would be worth $22. But we went at feeding time with mr 2. It was quite enjoyable and informative. We enjoyed seeing all the beautiful fish. Were there for about 40 mins.

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Thank LaurenEB_11
Shepparton, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a couple of hours there the staff were very informative and heaps of photos taken I loved the moray eel and the turtles

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Thank lmalexander2016
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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Thank Jason C
Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 July 12, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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 Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?