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Fish Tales

51-55 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
+61 2 6653 1213
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (9 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51-55 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Fairly quick service for a group of 12! Enjoyable atmosphere, not like the usual bistro, open and away from the pub. Good menu, although not many small serve choices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Margot P
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch. So glad I did. I dined on the Salt and Pepper Seafood Combo. Absolutely yummy. Add to that good price, very friendly staff and lovely cold beer to wash it all down. I’ll be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laffo57
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Good menu with plenty of fresh seafood choices on the board. Good sized meals with lovely salads. Desserts available but we were too full!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank janl446
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We chose this establishment as our daughter was staying in the area for the AFL Masters. The menu had plenty of choices and the beer is cold. The meals we had went down a treat. But if you want to have the snapper you really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This bistro being part of the hotel had a good menu choice, friendly staff and decent meal portions Good choice for family pub meal

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VickiKah
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We have been there several times now and each time great seafood, well cooked and moist, and we come away satisfied. Take your choice of small to extra large snapper, or even a large steak. Yum!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tamma2
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We ate at Fish Tales on our first night in Sawtell as the RSL was crowded. Happily, our meal was very good - I chose the crumbed lamb cutlets (2 large) while Kevin had the shepherds pie. Both meals went down well - the service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kevdeb5
Reviewed 19 July 2018

First time I heard of "memberships" in a pub in Australia. I guess I am never too old to learn something new. So there were 2 different prices: members and visitors We had the roast lamb lunch special. The portion was huge (200 gr) and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ken P
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Long wait Meals were not as advertised Kids steak rare Adult eye fillet over cooked Salad missing ingredients Pasta special a cheap plain meal Feel sorry for the girl serving.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Nic Y
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We were on a golf trip to Bonville and stayed at Sawtell. We ended up at the Sawtell Hotel and eating at the restaurant" Fish tales" ! The food variety was excellent , from lamb , steak ,seafood etc there was a good range of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stevebW6555TP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51-55 First Ave, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sawtell
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6653 1213
Restaurant located within the Sawtell Hotel
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