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Fen Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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22 Sackville St | 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly The Stag Restaurant)
+61 3 5568 3229
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying that the food was good and the chef clearly has talent. The passion for sourcing local and obscure native produce is to be lauded. However, this chef is not alone in including unusual Australian items just because they are unusual. Very few of the obscurities packed flavour or added to the dish overall. This is... More 

Thank Louise P
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know when last I had such exciting and innovative food. I'm not one for overly fussy food, but the chef combines local and unusual produce to create something magical. Port Fairy is worth the journey if only to dine here.

Thank TheVoyager79
Warrnambool, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food. We had a very nice meal. Highly recommend the taste and presentation of the meal was lovely. Wine list very good using local wines

Thank Neville W
Hamilton, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fen is a simple low fuss atmosphere but full on food and wine experience the matches of wine and food on the degustation menu are excellent match in local produce to great local wines of character. the services was spot on with great passion shown by the wait staff for the food presented. Ryan the chef continues to fire out... More 

Thank darcy w
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have tried really hard to find one single fault in our experience at Fen.... could not find any! The vibe of the restaurant, the super friendly staff, the wine pairing.... and of course THE FOOD!!!! Just so unbelievable so find such a treasure outside the big cities. Major congratulations to the chefs and team of Fen... More 

Thank Lavinia1001
Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a tradition of visiting Port Fairy every year and always organise a dinner at Fen. It never disappoints us and this visit was just the best ever. The chef Ryan is amazingly talented and consistently making food that surpasses my expectations. Kirstyn provides the friendly smiling service that sometimes is missing from fine dining experiences, I like her... More 

Thank SchnoopyGirl
Port Fairy, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a family dinner recently. We chose the 5 course menu and every course was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. One member of our family asked for the seafood to be substituted and she was delighted with the options given. Service is first class and wine selection made easier by the expertise of Kirstyn and staff.

Thank Trish G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had the eight course (plus the four little additional dishes) degustation menu and everything was just perfect. All the dishes were faultless with superb flavours and leaving you wanting to enjoy every last morsel on the plate. Ryan's creative work comes through in every dish and the floor staff are friendly and know all the dishes well. Love the... More 

Thank Oz2Australia
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with superb and different local and native food selections - really worthwhile if in town to book and experience this. The seafood options and matched wine always a winner and terrific service.

Thank Brett D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for the 8 course degustation menu with matched wine. The food was superb. Often in a degustation menu the will be a couple of weak dishes, but that was not the case at this restaurant. Every course was creative and well crafted. The wine were well matched and the staff really knew their stuff. The... More 

Thank Nicky D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Sackville St | 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia (Formerly The Stag Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Port Fairy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5568 3229
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.

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