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“Unexpected delight”
Review of Fen Restaurant

Fen Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Port Fairy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $37
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fen - low-lying flat coastal land. Our small restaurant in seaside Port Fairy was formerly known as The Stag Restaurant. We have been open since March 2015 and have recently re-branded to Fen Restaurant in March 2016. Fen's brand of modern dining combine innovative native ingredients with more traditional produce to create food that is uniquely Australian. Our drinks list is exclusively Australian and favours small-batch, handmade, low intervention, often organic or bio-dynamic wines and spirits.
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Unexpected delight”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't believe our luck when we saw this restaurant was attached to our hotel.
We ordered from the a la carte menu instead of the 5 & 7 course taster menus as had already eaten two meals that day.
My beef cheek was perfectly and cut like butter and my wife's duck breast was cooked just as she liked. Our desserts finished the evening with delight.

Great service and good value.

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  • English first
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Could not fault the place”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We have just had one of the best three course meals I think I have ever eaten.
Quail and Trout entree, Beef Cheeks fro main (x 2) and a Strawberry an Ice Cream sweet. Team that with three of the nicest bottles of beer, and a couple of Pinot Noirs and you have the perfect evening meal.
Great service as well.

Visited January 2014
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Amsterdam
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Incredible meal”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

To celebrate our engagement, we were recommended dinner at the Stag. We were not disappointed. We've eaten at several Michelin-starred and quality restaurants in Europe and the US, and this is right up there with them. The food, presentation and service was divine. Try the wine pairings and your taste buds will go to heaven.

Visited December 2013
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Chengdu, China
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236 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed at the hotel and decided to eat there and we were happy to find The Stag which is a real gem. We had the tasting menu with full pour wines which was superb and reasonably priced at AUD120. The pork belly was out so this world, as was the duck. The dessert was fab with great strawberries. My only criticism was that the octopus for the entree was a tad over cooked, but a minor issue. Overall a great evening which was supported by great staff who seemed interested in you as a guest. Make sure you eat here if in Port Fairy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding tasting menu”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant is cosy and intimate. Uses the space well without being cramped. We booked late on a Saturday night and they were happy to accommodate. Staff very friendly and service was excellent. We had the tasting menu. At $80 dollars per head this was superb value because the food was amazing. Can't recommend this highly enough.

Visited December 2013
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