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Pelican's Wharf Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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Terilba Reserve | Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4333 5633
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Wyong, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

staff rude, food horrible, place run-down to the point the health department should be called in to shut the place down. Its could be such an awesome place right on the water, but it is not.

1 Thank Jenny F
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

DONT EVEN STOP. We spent $100 on fish and chips for a group of 8. We were staying locally in the caravan park. What a disaster, the fish was mushy, cooked in warm oil. Was supposed to be flathead and sole. Definitely not either. Chips were like leather, must have been cooked 3 times in the same cold oil. Filthy.... More 

1 Thank Ray L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This would have to be the worst fish and chip shop on the Central Coast. The place is so old and dirty. The fish is not fresh and they place the fish in water to defrost it. There are cockroaches runing around where they cook. They do not have hot water to wash up. The coffee machine is dirty and... More 

2 Thank 111buddy
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Food took forever. Staff all fighting as cooking. No one knows what to do. Calamari older than me. Had to ask for salt -and given big cheap salt to use and had to take back. No potato in the scollop. Don't go here.

Thank Catherine T
Baulkham Hills, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

My husband and I stopped here last weekend for lunch. Although the outside was shabby, we took the gamble and ordered, to be told to take a seat out the back. The restaurant is a shambles, an absolute bulldoze job. We were the only people there and I was actually scared waiting out the back for food, as it was... More 

2 Thank Sandra G
Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

Against my better judgement after reading the reviews we had takeaway family pack flathead ,chips,calamari,potato scallops. It was the WORST fish and chips ever $28 the fish was old,calamari that a rubber band would have been proud of,potato scallops that were not edible as they were only batter PLEASE give this place a wide berth

Thank sandi f
Toukley, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

I'm not one to write reviews, but people need to be warned. Of all the fish and chips shops on the Coast we picked this one. Ordered fish, chips, calamari and potato scallops. After waiting over 45 minutes for it to be cooked and they only had one other order, we received overcooked chips, 1mm thick potato scallops(that's not an... More 

1 Thank donna433
Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

DISASTER after DISASTER Been before, disappointed, came again at friends insistence, it has become worse. Must survive on 1st timers there is no way we'd ever return. Shocking and filthy.

4 Thank Tim T
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did you ever have relatives, when you were a kid, that lived on farms or hidden away on the coast and their stuff was always interesting treasures but you now know was only junk that they couldn't be bothered with. Well, the inside setting for the Pelican Wharf is like that. Its either run down or charmingly rustic. On a... More 

2 Thank Brenton C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Worst fish and chips ever. We waited over an hour for our meal. What was worse was there was only 2 orders in front of us. "They only cook 1 order at a time" - that was the words the chef used. There were 3 ladies in the kitchen cooking. Chips were over cooked and the fish was still raw.... More 

4 Thank SydPirateDave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Terilba Reserve | Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4333 5633
Seafood Restaurant in a unique Atmosphere right on the Lake. Boat Hire available, Bait and Tackle, Takeaway and Fish Co-op. Come see The Pirates try to guard this Treasure for Breakfast and Lunch Dining. Now open Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings are essential. functions of 20 or more people. We are open from 8.30am. NOW WITH OUR NEW CHEF AND NEW MENUs. See pics of our delicious filling meals.

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