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“Great location and views, ok food”

The Flying Fish Cafe
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Port Elliot
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Have been many times and always enjoyed the view and turquoise waters - perhaps the food was not as good as we remember from the past but it was still enjoyable , very efficient service and a good range of quality wines at reasonable prices.
Perhaps a little expensive for the quantity - only 2 pieces of whiting with the battered fish and chips - but we were to meet local friends rather than a gourmet experience and we all went away happy.

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Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Tonight we returned to the Flying Fish Restaurant for our 2nd Anniversary (we held our wedding reception in the flying fish restaurant in 2012) and were completely devastated by the experience!
We were in and out within 45 minutes due to the terrible excuse for what passes as food in the 'a la carte' restaurant. First we tried the salt and pepper squid, instead of beautiful fresh local squid we received flavourless processed squid but the worst was yet to come. My husband and I ordered the steak, what I was looking forward to was a delicious eye fillet but instead received something overcooked that after a few tiny mouth fulls left the most disgusting sour taste in my mouth for hours!!! Unsure of how the 'chef' managed to achieve this, as a chef myself I can only guess it was an extremely old cut of meat which had been cooked prior to service and left sitting in the bain-marie for hours!!?! The scallop potatoes- more like hassle back microwaved potatoes were under cooked with absolutely no colour/caramelisation?!? Again not sure how the 'chef' managed to achieve this unless they were literally microwaved also what should have been the best part of the dish the 'jus' was a watery stock.
All in all it saddens us both greatly that such a gorgeous little restaurant has fallen so far, it goes without saying we certainly won't be returning nor will any of our family or friends.

2  Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We are regular visitors to the South Coast and have tried many coffee establishments. We are always very happy with the quality of the coffee at The Flying Fish. However, we find that a particular barista is much more consistent with her coffees. We would highly recommend the Flying Fish for any coffee loving person!

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1  Thank Nathaniel P
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

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Friendly service
Coopers (and good winelist)
Beer battered whiting
Salt and pepper calamari

All ingredients to a great lunch

Thank TheSolarBear
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Stayed at Pt Elliot over Xmas & having been to the Cafe before pre booked an early evening meal We were given a window seat with great views.Service was prompt & very friendly nothing was too much trouble Everyone commented on how good their meals were. BYO $15 is reasonable
although they have a wide wine list. Once again we were impressed

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Thank Robert G
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