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10 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 3106
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After waiting more than an hour for our meals, 3 out of our 4 meals had hairs on them. Our complaint was met with aggression by the manager. Although they discounted the bill, we won't be back.

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Thank Katherine G
rob3922, Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Katherine! Thanks for your 'appalling' review. We regret that you found fabric - not hair- in your dishes. We generally only add this item on request. Our $12 Tuesday special is very popular for our local and visiting guests. My apologies that this did not rate higher on your review of our 'value' ... With regards to your being... More 

Colac, Australia
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Took the kids and very impressed with this little restaurant. Very clean, well presented and nice feel to the place. Waiter very polite and food was great. Kids enjoyed chicken parmas and adults loved the pastas. All very good... Would recommend

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Thank Andrew D
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Andrew D! Great to see you enjoyed your experience with us! We take a lot of pride in ensuring our guests leave happy - and with a full tummy! Next time you are looking to dine-out, please don't hesitate to drop by! We would love to welcome you and your family back again soon! Kind regards, The team @... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Inedible slop served to us...not just the wings & ribs unpalatable, but my partners gluten free chicken pizza was raw. The base. So imagine the state of the chicken. $60 we can't afford to waste, wasted. And when I called the shop? I was laughed at. And I give everyone a chance!

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Thank NathanTheChef
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi again Nathan the Chef, We've tried to contact you directly to resolve your concerns, but haven't received a call back as yet. As you would know (being a chef) we do pre-roast our chicken for all pizza and pasta dishes, so the state of the chicken would be quite okay for consumption. The gluten free base you mention comes... More 

Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Brief stay on the Island on a cold and wet weekend. Ordered via Menulog and had the Ribs and Seafood platter delivered promptly. No complaints, Seafood fresh and well cooked, Ribs succulent and tasty.

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Thank Ian F
rob3922, Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Ian F! Great to hear your enjoying our new delivery service! Being on Phillip Island it can sometimes be difficult to ensure our great quality reaches you promptly owing to the size of the area, traffic etc - we are always working to get our delivery orders out as quickly as possible and we appreciate you noting that :)... More 

Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The service was great, very friendly staff. The wine we had was very unpleasant, the young waitress had no hesitation of opening a fresh bottle for us. The food was great, we had the seafood basket, all the fish was fresh and the tempura batter was very light. My second time there.

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Thank Maursy48
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Maursy48! Thanks for visiting us again, and for leaving your review on Trip Advisor ! We appreciate the kind feedback you've provided and will ensure this is shared with our team. It's always great to celebrate the hard work they put in to ensure our guests leave happy (and return!) Our team look forward to welcoming you again soon!... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The pasta was delicious, our sticky date pudding was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to eat, we will eat there again.

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Thank sp98consultancy
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hello sp98consultancy, Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us on your recent visit, and we thank you for leaving such positive feedback on Trip Advisor! Our team work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their Fat Seagull experience, and it's fantastic to hear you had just that. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! The team @ The Fat... More 

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

They use to have my favourite pizza in the world here, but even if I ask if they can make it they always say no 😔Garlic prawn pizza was the best. Please bring it back.

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Thank Karminski-
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Karminski-, Our current menu has been in effect for about a year, so it has been a while since we have had our Garlic Prawn pizza available. Unfortuantly, with 50+ dishes it can be hard to ensure all dishes are available at all times. We will certainly have a look on our upcoming menu change to see if we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Visited multiple times over the last 3 years. Food is ok, sometimes good. Service if you dine in is atrocious. Continually ignored by wait staff. Not offered refill of drinks, don't clear empty glasses or plates unless you ask them, which is hard when they are ignoring your table. Never offered dessert. Wouldn't recommend unless you are getting takeaway.

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Thank jayzav
rob3922, Owner at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Jayzav, It's never great to hear feedback like this, especially via online reviews. In saying that, I believe that we have failed you on the occasions you've visited and not provided you with consistent service. It would be a shame for us to not offer you a more positive experience on your next visit. We would love to welcome... More 

Sydney
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Having eaten at several over priced, dinner venues in Cowes previosuly I decided to try this place. The variety of food and prices were great. Great variety of pizza's and pasta with choice of types of pasta & risotto as well as many different sauces. Service was fast & pleasant and the food was great. Would eat dinner here again.

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1 Thank ran42k
rob3922, General Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hello ran42k, Thank-you for your very kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Next time you join us, you might like to take advantage of our $12 Tuesdays where all our great dine-in pizza and pasta dishes are at the one set price! We will share your comments with our team, and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Shepparton
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Seafood was excellent. When the $12 pizza and pasta crowd left it was even better. BYO wine @ $7.00 per bottle was excellent value.

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Thank Holler49
rob3922, Manager at The Fat Seagull, responded to this review

Hi Holler49, Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your time with us here! It's always lovely to know when we are able to provide a good experience to our visitors! We hope we can welcome you back soon! Kind Regards, The team @ The Fat Seagull More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?