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The Big Fish

U 2 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“potato cakes” (32 reviews)
“prawn dumplings” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
U 2 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We really wanted to go here because of good reviews but couldn’t find it. The owner needs to put much better directions on sites/search platforms.

Thank Carolyn1310
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We ate here for lunch and the fish was fresh and delicious. We purchased a value pack which included fish of the day ( we chose to have it crumbed) a potato cake, dim sim, chips and sauce of choice for $12.50 . Very large...More

Thank JeanetteOsborn
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Wife and I wanted some fish and chips - being near the sea we wanted fresh and local. The Big Fish seemed to fit the bill and the friendly service was a great start. We chose one of their packs for take away and were...More

Thank shane w
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We walked in here sun night and the dude behind the counter was so rude and dismissive we felt very uncomfortable and unwelcome. Food may be good but we didnt even bother ordering due to the negative vibes.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed May 8, 2018

I have tried F&C in Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney, and I can say this is one of the worst F&C I ever had. They only had flakes, and they were so tasteless that we had to mass spray chicken salt on the flake. Not sure...More

Thank Kuntino H
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed light batter and delcious potato cakes -not usually choice-glad I tried them. Would recommend.

Thank zeotravels
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Stopped in for a quick lunch of scallops and soft shell crab. The batter is light and delicious, retaining the integrity of its seafood inner. The scallops were beautiful and the crab could've been a tad fresh however, I would still recommend this cafe with...More

Thank melbf00die
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Soft-shell crab was half raw. Chips small, too few, and underdone. Octopus stick far too chewy. Service well-meant but inept. No credit card accepted. Avoid.

3  Thank mvandenbuuse
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Upon my most recent visit it appeared that new owners had taken over and I was a little concerned that the quality would not be up to the usual standard. I am very happy to report that my meal was delicious and I will definitely...More

Thank GeraldSmith
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Yum!! Fish and seafood, lightly battered and perfectly cooked! Crispy chips. A refreshing light change to the usual fish and chips!

1  Thank Jackie W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 14 the Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
Phillip Island's freshest fish and chips. Upstairs on The Esplanade, Cowes
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