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“Good, but not excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Middle Fish

Middle Fish
Ranked #670 of 4,053 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne
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135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good, but not excellent”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food here is quite interesting and tasty. Lovely southern thai street food type cuisine- think lots of coriander, lemongrass, chilli and fresh carrots, vermicelli and cucumber. Delicious curries, tom yum soup, roti, twice cooked pork. Overall quite delicious. However, my meal came at a tepid temperature and the menu featured ALOT of heavy pork pieces. Also, the roti desserts are to die for- banana with ice cream and roti!!! Yum! I have always walked past this place and have been very interested in the décor. Quirky tiles on the walls, wall hangings, cushions on wooden chairs and beautiful furniture. It adds to the fun playful feel of the place. Service is casual and variable- sometimes speedy, sometimes a little slow. Accepts reservations. Only open breakfast and lunch. Would be great if it opened for dinner as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Melbourne
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228 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“First Visit following good reviews - bit disappointing”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I had lunch here today and must admit following reviews both on Trip Advisor and Urbanspoon I expected better. Service was very good, but food very disappointing. It tasted like mass produced food with little attention to real Thai food.

Would I return ...given todays experience probably not. Perhaps it is targeted at uni students.

Great location, good parking. Maybe the regular chef was on a day off.

  • Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“First time up...good signs”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Finally got around to checking out Middle Fish.

Sunday lunch, a lot quieter I believe than weekdays when the Uni is in full swing!

Service: mixed. Very friendly staff, but the young girl who welcomed us disappeared and didn't come back to take our order. A young guy eventually did the rounds and noticed we were still sitting there waiting. The food arrived in double quick time though. When leaving we noticed a specials board at the counter (not visible from where we were sitting). We hadn't been told about these. The young guy was very friendly, had a good chat to my hubby who likes to engage people when we visit places for the first time (chats about the decor, food, the business).

Food: Delicious. Hubby's beef mussuman curry was the winner, my twice cooked pork belly dish was delicious but extremely salty.

Ambience: Warehouse funky meets Thailand. Has a lovely relaxed feel to it without being dingy.

Return visit? Most definitely.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CarltonCaz
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Kempton, Aus
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Thai food”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A new restaurant that served great Thai food. Does not have a liquor licence but owner in process of applying for one. Currently only open during the day. Service exceptional. Large dining space that has a good atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Denise,Tas,2004
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Brisbane
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai Food”
Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

If you love Thai food you won't be disappointed here. We stumbled across this unpretentious restaurant and were blown away by the quality of the fresh delectable curries and condiments. Great food at a great price.

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Thank BeautGem
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