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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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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The $14 pizza/pasta deal on Tuesday is definitely good value and they were very busy the night we were there. In fact, it was booked out so we sat outside on the tables since it was a nice day. The pastas here are probably better than the pizzas as the pizzas can be a bit doughey.

Thank dulicieux
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Clearly Cowes bay needs to open up more eateries to cater for the busy bus tours, or this restaurant needs more staff. Walked out of here as couldn't get served a takeaway.

Thank robbo_shelby
Caroline Springs, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We ordered about 5pm on a sunday. It was not busy. Ordered a chicken parma and a schnitzel from the express menu.What a joke waiting and waiting 1 hour and 15 mins should have been 15 min. Because money is more important than patrons. A bus load of 20 asians booked the back room, so our orders were pushed aside.... More 

Thank X2071GYandrewc
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Dear X2071GYandrewc, Thank you for leaving what we find to be a 'shamfully (sic)' and somewhat racist review! 'A busload of 20 Asians'? ... or perhaps 20 customers, just like you? -- See, we don't feel it necessary to identify people by what nationality they are. These 20 customers called ahead over 4 weeks prior to pre-book and organise their... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Poor service, overpriced average food and double standards I have never heard of. I was visiting with my family and overseas visitors. Unlike other restaurants The Fat Seagull was empty. I know this should’ve been a clue but we were tired of walking and the restaurant is in good location. How bad can it be, right??? Six ppl eating with... More 

1 Thank Goran D
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We ordered takeaway from Fat Seagull great quality food and available till 9 pm at night. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Nadine L
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

On arrival, they gave us a table eventually, after a bit of toing and froing. Some one had table booked for two hours after we arrived, ample time to eat and be gone. Meals were only pasta or pizza as it was a Tuesday. Meals were ok, more of a snack than a main course, no bread or anything came... More 

Thank John S
Melbourne, Australia
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Service was ok. Not really friendly but waitress warmed to us..... Pasta dishes ok. Serve was a decent size. Cheap on Tuesdays if you want a meal out instead of cooking at home.

Thank balichick47
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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 

1 Thank Cameron A
Ringwood, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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

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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$8 - US$23
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?