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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food! We had a pizza, tandoori chicken, carbonara and chicken avocado pasta. All of which were amazing.

Thank Gena V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good ,prices about average, fairly busy but we didn't have to wait too long for meals. Ordered kangaroo fillet & emu sausage,pretty ordinary.

Thank Max W
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

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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, 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?