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The Fat Seagull

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10 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 3106
10:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The poor experience started when we walked through the door for a table of 8. On arrival it took quite some time for the 5 staff at the front of the restaurant to acknowledge our presence before pointing us to our table. No staff guided us to our table or offered any welcoming dialogue. Then once seated it took over... More 

Thank Cameron A
Ringwood, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From a takeaway coffee in the morning to a qualiity takeaway pasta meal or similar, this is one of the best in Cowes. Servings are big - as are eat in meals - and service is good. You pay a bit extra for being in a resort area but not over the top. Popular with the tourist buses but they... More 

Thank Neil T
South West Rocks, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Cowes during silly season so to ensure we got fed stoppped in here for an early dinner. Staff were welcoming and attentive. We enjoyed an entree followed by spaghetti marinara which was full of seafood. Very nice. This little restaurant is licensed and I cant recommend it highly enough.

Thank sd_swr
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow (50+ mins from the time we sat down til we got our food), but when it did come, the food was amazing!!

Thank Jacqui O
Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a quick coffee and a piece of cake. The service from the young lady was excellent. The coffee was hot and full flavoured and the way in which the cake was presented and served was very good. A nice place to drop in to on your travels. Well Done guys, Keep up the top service.

Thank Bonz66
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

NYE dinner. Let's not under estimate what pressure this night can create! They were honest with us up front and advised of the wait. I had the steak and must say it was fantastic! Cooked to my liking and the veggies were quite crisp! The decor does look a little tired but don't let that be a deterrent. Certainly worth... More 

Thank bitebuddy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot and a great menu! Book ahead and request a table upstairs for ocean views! We love the food here and atmosphere! Generous size meals and good value for money!

Thank Ayshilin V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't recommend this restaurant at all. They treated me horribly and they didn't even apologize. Hope they read this to learn to treat better their clients.

Thank Cristian T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We told them that we had a short time to have dinner. We had to wait 45 minutes for one pizza and we had to leave. All of the tables that came at the same time with us got their food. At the end when we wanted to go thei treated us superbad, I got insulted by the cashier. Please... More 

Thank Josefa U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a spicy chorizo pizza and also a chicken and avocado pasta .. so delicious ! We ordered take away, the wait wasn't very long and the food was so yummy ! Definitely a must try when in Cowes :)

Thank Dani R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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?