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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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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stopped by this charming little town on the way to the penguin parade. The staff at the restaurant were extremely friendly and welcoming! Despite the short time that we spent there, we had a fantastic lunch! The carbonara was creamy, smooth and tasted wonderful. We also had the Smith's beach pizza which was spot on on the thin crust and... More 

Thank Leo_Tan87
London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

MotoGP weekend and the restaurant was very busy, staff were very helpful and moved a few chairs around to get me in (but I still had plenty of room). Decent menu with plenty of choice all at reasonable prices. Good choice of beers and wines make this a good place to eat.

Thank keithhd888
Albury, Australia
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233 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Regardless of the day I believe the food would be great and still a fair price, however being there on a Tuesday was a real bonus and 2 of us the seafood marinara which was very tasty with lots of seafood, 3rd person had a creamy salmon pasta dish and said it was delightful. The price of $12 was fantastic... More 

Thank Shirley D
Cowes, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I should be not telling you this as I don't want top spoil it for us locals in that they have $12 Pasta or Pizza dishes on Tuesday nights. Visit regularly with a group of friends and find the food and hospitality is excellent.

Thank Norman W
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

An extensive menu with good range of food styles to select from including pasta and Australian. Also a range of wines and beverages that should please most diners. Good service and excellent food.

Thank George W B
Alexandra, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Cheerful and prompt service. Meals were very tasty and well presented. A nice ambience. Tuesday $12 pasta or pizza a big hit as the place was full. Great value!

Thank Frank D
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went here with friends on a Tuesday which was half price Pizza and Pasta day. The food was lovely. We all had Pasta (6 of us) and everybody had a fantastic meal. Service was first class. We can thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank Captainsunshine16
rob3922, General Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Captainsunshine16! Thank you for taking the time to let us know just how much you enjoyed your $12 Tuesday experience recently! It's always nice to know when we've provided an all round visit to our guests and we hope we are able to do the same thing for you in the future! Kind Regards, The Team @ The Fat... More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to dinner with friends who are locals as this is their favourite restaurant. We were not disappointed, the food was sensational and the service very good. We shouted our friends dinner and I had to check the docket when I got home as I couldn't believe the price and thought that they must have missed something. The only criticism... More 

Thank Lisa C
rob3922, Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Lisa C! How wonderful to see that we have good local based word of mouth, and that your friends had you along with them to experience our restaurant! We always strive to provide a warm atmosphere, enjoyable food and service and a reasonable price point. The staff will be happy to hear that on this occasion we were able... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nice little Italian restaurant with a good sized menu offering plenty of choices. We went for the pizza and it was really good. "Meat" pizza was my choice!

Thank joellenf910
rob3922, General Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hello joellenf910! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your time with us, we especially enjoy our meat pizza as well and it's always encouraging to know when we get it right! It's nice to have varied options for meals, we find in such a seasonal area such as this; you need to... More 

Cowes, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Treating the locals bad is the worst thing any business could do. I made an order for delivery. When order arrived the drinks did not come with the food. The driver said he was not given them even though they were on the receipt. He said he would come back with them which he never did. We ate the apple... More 

Thank xxxxsc
rob3922, General Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi xxxxsc, Thanks for taking the time to leave your view on what happened with your delivery recently. While we are not opposed to having anyone leave good or bad reviews we do appreciate if they are true and accurate. Unfortunately this one is not completely truthful. We understand you feel as though you have had a bad experience with... More 

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