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The Fat Seagull

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10 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 3106
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Fat Seagull for a family celebration. We ordered drinks on arrival from a waitress who could barely speak English. She also didn't know what was on the menu and even told us they don't serve items that are actually on the menu. The drinks took nearly 30 min to come out, the mains took about an hour... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Brisbane, Australia
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118 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, clean restaurant with an outside option with beach views, weather permitting. Had two pasta dishes for lunch and although both were very nice (one was Chicken and Avocado) the Chicken and Cashew was amazing. Liked that when the meal was bought out you also got a shaker of Parmesan cheese to add as you wanted. Service was quick and... More 

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Thank WoodgateFamily
belconnen
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you're after a delicious quick meal solution, this is the place to go. Moreover, they also cater for vegetarian options. The pizzas were ready in 15 minutes despite of peak lunch hour. More importantly, the pizza tastes really nice. We had a lamb pizza and the lamb was very juicy and the combination of the sauce and spice are... More 

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Thank anytimecheerful
Victoria
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A quiet night as it was mid-week. Service was friendly and non intrusive. Steak was tender and tasty, and salmon alfredo with fettuccine was really nice. Pricing was very reasonable. We are thinking we will return tomorrow evening to try some other choices on the menu. Recommend this restaurant.

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Thank jammckenzie
UK
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163 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lunch for four and to be frank, although the price was good, there was nothing about the food or the service that was anything better than average. Apart from the crab sat on the top of my crab linguini it was hard to tell there was crab in the dish and there was next to no meat on the crab.... More 

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Thank skoyen89
Oxfordshire, England
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Called in here tonight by default as the two places we fancied were closed, the end of season seems to have come early to Cowes! We had the fish and chips and a glass of house white for 22.5 dollars each. Good chips, lightly battered good sized fish, reasonable wine, good value, would recommend. Prompt service as well.

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Thank Tricky49
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner Tuesday night all pasta and pizza were $12.00 I had marinara which normal was 29.00 but tonight 12.00 it was as normal size and quality it was fantastic not one of us complained all very happy highly recommend the staff and service was great highly recommend

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Thank Ian R
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Dinner in Cowes between 6-7:30 is always problematic because of all the tourists eating before the Penguin Parade. We ate on a Tuesday, our second night there. Given the crowd, the service was attentive and the food, the $14 pizza /pasta special, was excellent. I had the mixed seafod pasta. The fish was fresh, and the sauce tasty but not... More 

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Thank LesP_Lexington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Fat Seagull has definitely improved. I'm not the most popular chef on the island, in fact I'm probably the most hated for my honesty, but the meal I had recently was excellent. And because I'm honest, it is only fair to say that I change my review because I was satisfied with our food. Well done guys, I'm definitely going... More 

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Thank NathanTheChef
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean, attentive friendly staff . Good menu variety, good drinks menu. Enjoyed our visit very much

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 3106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?