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“Good seafood, good experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garfish

Garfish
Ranked #8 of 186 Restaurants in Crows Nest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. Free parking (2 hrs Mon - Sat and all day Sun) is available in the council car park 50 metres from our Crows Nest restaurant.
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59 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good seafood, good experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Went there with three friends, the food is good, ambiance is fine, service also good. I wouldn't get too gushy about the place, it's just another good quality seafood restaurant (one of three in this chain) with prices to match. It's also BYO as well as licensed which is always a plus.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mindai
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Garfish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I've been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed - breakfast, lunch or dinner - I'll keep on coming!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Belladventure
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Killcare
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Fresh fish but ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The concept of fresh fish and a matrix of what accompanies it ranging from the humble but mighty chip through to the exotic taste of chermoula infused sides should make this a simple 5 out of 5. As we all know with a statement like that there is always a but, and here's the but... It was my wife's birthday and somehow your expectations seem to become a little bit more lofted and the whole package for this occasion just didn't make this a simple 5 out of 5 experience. I would not say the experience was bad, and it certainly was above average but it would be hard to say it was very good either. So without a half star and getting caught up in the occasion I'm erring on 3 out of 5. My wife's king prawn starter looked a little sad and the prawns were more princely in size than kingly. I asked for the salt and pepper squid to be served with fresh lime rather than chilli jam and the slice of lime that accompanied the dish was far more appropriate for inserting into a bottle of Mexican beer than providing a sufficient lime hit for the entree. The salt and pepper flavor seemed a bit bland, and it could have used the lime or chilli jam. We had the mirror dory for mains and it was fresh, succulent and nicely grilled. The sides were pleasant and the service efficient. So it was an easy meal to enjoy and eat without raving about it. The wine list was functional albeit with the near industry standard of a 200% mark up. I shall come back when the pressure on the place for supplying that special birthday pizzazz is removed for a 'no buts' review.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Innes B
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Been here a few times and always impressed by the sheer quality and care in preparation of beautiful food. Not expensive but great service, good concept, you choose your fish and then the style it is cooked, great presentation and superb flavour. Sat outside where they shield you off from the road a bit, never intrusive, they have heaters for the cooler times. What more can be said? BYO, good bottle shop at the top of the road, cheese board good, I will be going back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MrSimonDale
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went for a business lunch and was pleasantly surprised by how great the food was.
Love the daily specials and being able to choose the fish, then the sauce and sides. Lots of great options and it was all really fresh and well presented.
Not that expensive for the quality you get.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wallaki
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