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“Great cheap seafood platters..!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anchors Seafood Restaurant - CLOSED

Anchors Seafood Restaurant
Price range: $18 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great cheap seafood platters..!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

We went for the first time not long ago as we have heard how great the food is here. We were not disappointed. I shared a seafood platter, it was amazing, very large and so much to choose from on it, eg: crabs, fish, chips, prawns, mussels, scallops, fresh fruit etc. All other people at our table enjoyed their meal as well. Will def be going back there one day soon. Staff were friendly too.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Clojo1985
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18 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Seafood extender is not seafood”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

This used to be "the place" to go for those special family occasions, but it has clearly slid into oblivion since then. I took my grandparents there the other evening with those memories in mind and we were very disappointed.

Two things offended me greatly. Firstly, the seafood chowder was full of seafood extender and shrivelled salty clams that had clearly been tinned or frozen for a long time. Secondly, the garlic prawns were done in jarred garlic with the taste of vinegar over powering the whole meal. When seafood is your stable use fresh or at least "real" ingredients.

The rest of the meal was average, we would have been better off just going to the takeaway counter and getting fish and chips in paper for all the service we got in the literally empty eating area and the price we paid.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Nom_on_this
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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Handy location for takeaway F&C. Food quality is OK but it is a little dated and does not always look clean. Probably due to needing a face lift.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank philk2011
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Newcastle
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great seafood place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Had couple of great nights here. The seafood was fresh, albeit there were twice which it wasnt as fresh as I've had before, and it seems to me that sometimes the texture and taste of the food is different on different visits. Both service and ambience was good. Recommended

Visited September 2011
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1 Thank JiannW
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Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Friday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had the most delicious seafood pack from Anchors and wanted to go back for more it was that nice..

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Digimeister
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