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The Flying Fish Cafe

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1 The Foreshore Road, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
+61 8 8554 3504
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to this cafe by the visitor information people in VH - good choice. Coffee came as ordered and the apple and cinnamon muffin was delicious - nice and fluffy and full of flavour. Haven't had a nice muffin like that for ages which made a lovely change. Thank you!!!

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Thank Charlotte J
Malaysia
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326 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right next to the beach, the restaurant has a nice view. I had the pork belly, which came out just a tad too salty and some bits were a little dry. It was accompanied by some prawns, which were good. Based on my dish alone it would have been 3-stars, but the rest of the party were happy with... More 

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Thank jchong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the signature dish of fish and chips to take away with chocolate milkshakes. The fish and chips were delicious and were nice and crispy the fish was a little greasy. Milkshakes were good. We sat on the grass and looked out over the bay - what a great view!

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Gawler, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and cake, lovely creamy coffee nice selection of cakes, wish we were hungry enough to have tried the delicious looking seafood that was coming out of the kitchen, restaurant next to the cafe if you want more formal dining, cost wise crumbled prawns and chips $14 seafood selection $16 , salt & pepper squid $15, good... More 

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Thank Pauline M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sea food. By the sea. Beautiful view. Holiday feel. Loved it. Went to horseshoe bay to watch an open water race. Sat on the lawn under the shade of a tree and had the best salt and pepper squid and Vietnam stye salad. Awesome.

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Thank Karen B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Had lunch in the restaurant and we were blown away with the meal, view and the service. Stunning outlook - all tables have a great view - restaurant is right on the beach. Delicious Goolwa cockles with tarragon followed by beautifully cooked and presented whole baby barramundi with a lovely selection of wines by the glass or bottle to... More 

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1 Thank Robyn O
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This iconic place is a must visit - fish & chips to die for. Eat on verandah or take away and eat overlooking the bay at Port Elliott

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Thank Christine A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful lunch here today. My partner and I shared the seafood platter for 2 which would easily have fed 3. The whiting was moist and full of flavor, cockles were served in a delicious broth with bread to mop it up, salt and pepper squid, salt and pepper prawns, Asian inspired scallops, a salad with fennel and... More 

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Thank Marilyn P
Port Vincent, Australia
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great spot right on beautiful Horseshoe bay. Cafe and restaurant. Been to the cafe several times - great fish and chips. Restaurant did not disappoint. Food was fresh, generous and tasty, our table were unanimous with praise. Would have scored better but one wine by the glass was "off". Waitress wasn't really interested and it remained on the bill. My... More 

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Thank Mungo L
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went to the Flying Fish for a 40th birthday celebration as part of a group of 12 people. It was lunch on a Saturday in the restaurant. The service that we received was great and the food even better! The pork belly and king prawns was to die for! Everyone in the group thoroughly enjoyed their meal which included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Foreshore Road, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Elliot
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8554 3504

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