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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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Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice, clean restaurant with an outside option with beach views, weather permitting. Had two pasta dishes for lunch and although both were very nice (one was Chicken and Avocado) the Chicken and Cashew was amazing. Liked that when the meal was bought out you also got a shaker of Parmesan cheese to add as you wanted. Service was quick and... More 

Thank WoodgateFamily
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're after a delicious quick meal solution, this is the place to go. Moreover, they also cater for vegetarian options. The pizzas were ready in 15 minutes despite of peak lunch hour. More importantly, the pizza tastes really nice. We had a lamb pizza and the lamb was very juicy and the combination of the sauce and spice are... More 

Thank anytimecheerful
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quiet night as it was mid-week. Service was friendly and non intrusive. Steak was tender and tasty, and salmon alfredo with fettuccine was really nice. Pricing was very reasonable. We are thinking we will return tomorrow evening to try some other choices on the menu. Recommend this restaurant.

Thank jammckenzie
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163 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch for four and to be frank, although the price was good, there was nothing about the food or the service that was anything better than average. Apart from the crab sat on the top of my crab linguini it was hard to tell there was crab in the dish and there was next to no meat on the crab.... More 

Thank skoyen89
Oxfordshire, England
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here tonight by default as the two places we fancied were closed, the end of season seems to have come early to Cowes! We had the fish and chips and a glass of house white for 22.5 dollars each. Good chips, lightly battered good sized fish, reasonable wine, good value, would recommend. Prompt service as well.

Thank Tricky49
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner Tuesday night all pasta and pizza were $12.00 I had marinara which normal was 29.00 but tonight 12.00 it was as normal size and quality it was fantastic not one of us complained all very happy highly recommend the staff and service was great highly recommend

Thank Ian R
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Dinner in Cowes between 6-7:30 is always problematic because of all the tourists eating before the Penguin Parade. We ate on a Tuesday, our second night there. Given the crowd, the service was attentive and the food, the $14 pizza /pasta special, was excellent. I had the mixed seafod pasta. The fish was fresh, and the sauce tasty but not... More 

Thank LesP_Lexington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Fat Seagull has definitely improved. I'm not the most popular chef on the island, in fact I'm probably the most hated for my honesty, but the meal I had recently was excellent. And because I'm honest, it is only fair to say that I change my review because I was satisfied with our food. Well done guys, I'm definitely going... More 

Thank NathanTheChef
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean, attentive friendly staff . Good menu variety, good drinks menu. Enjoyed our visit very much

Thank BMMagee
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
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242 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I booked this restaurant over the internet 3 days prior, and upon arrival they had no booking under my name, but a table was made available to me, after this minor mishap, I ordered 6 oysters Kilpatrick, they were wonderful, I then ordered a reef & beef, it arrived smothered in seafood, and I couldn't believe how thick the steak... More 

Thank Ron T

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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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?