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Pelagic
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Service was good, we were attended well by an 'old friend' who used to work at another establishment. Our familiarity added to a relaxed and amusing night out.
The cocktails were inventive and well made - not many places know how to make a decent martini, my test of quality. My partners concoction was served in a teacup on a glass stem - a nice touch and a tasty drink.
As our waiter advised this is definitely a 'fish' restaurant not a seafood restaurant. Though the usual scallop and oysters were available, no mixed platters or tacky prawn cocktails, but that's not a loss.
Our entrees were tidily made and expressed a simplicity which allowed the seafood ingredients to shine through. The main fish portions were generous, well cooked and fresh.
A couple of our orders were wrong - veges instead of the salad and cooked scallops instead of the raw I was looking forward to savouring. (but maybe I wasn't clear in ordering...)
Not exciting dining, but certainly some of the better cooked seafood I've eaten.
The venue doesn't quite seem to have found it's niche, cocktail bar or high quality seafood...or a bit of both?
But as a dining experience, there was something missing, probably more the decor and fitout than anything else. The big octopus picture over the servery was out of kilter with the surrounds, and you can't order any octopus !
If I specifically wanted a nice piece of fish, or a quiet drink with a great selection of good cocktails, I'd certainly go again.

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Thank rroger_rramjet
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

I can't comment on how the food is, because we gave up waiting for it and left. Apparently over half an hour isn't long enough for these guys to warm up a couple of lunch specials, even if the restaurant is three quarters empty. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if the staff seemed to care that we really had to leave - we asked for our orders to take away so we could get back to work and were met with indifference. Epic fail!

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Reviewed June 21, 2011

This restaurant is new and has good fish. Overall not as good as our Deakin favorite, as the staff need training on what they offer. Three questions asked but none answered directly.

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Thank Vikingolly
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

We were surprised in this day and age in a city like Canberra to find a restauarnt with no disabled access. Our son, rrecovering from orthopedic surgery ahd to jum up the stairs - no handrail either to enetr and exit the restaurant. Management seemed pretty off hand about the issue.
Thank goodness for our Waiter Maddie who provide attentive service when management stood around almost avoiding customer intercation. The cockatil menu was extensive and innovative and the fish fresh. There were no steak knives for the meat eaters however which was interesting in a modern restaurant. Pelagic did not live up to expectations in Australia's national capital.

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Thank SheryleMoon
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