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Our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. Free parking (2 hrs Mon - Sat and all day Sun) is available in the council car park 50 metres from our Crows Nest restaurant.
PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 March 2021

Hi , My wife and myself arrived from Adelaide to stay with our son and partner who have just moved to Crows Nest. Our sons partner was celebrating her birthday so we chose somewhere special. The food was excellent, we all had different dishes ....Coming from South Australia i chose the Spencer Gulf prawns hoping they would be as good as we have eaten here. They were excellent as all the dishes were. Not the cheapest place but the service and food made our night very special. We will be returning diners when we again visit our family in Crows Nest Thank you AlanMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Garfish Crows Nest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2021

Thank you Alan - this is wonderful feedback, particularly our spencer gulf prawns. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and can't wait to see you when you're in town next.

Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

Dinner here, attentive staff, replenishing water and wine, menu explained with useful suggestions. Fish is always fresh, and you can’t beat the simplicity of fish n chips

Date of visit: February 2021
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Garfish Crows Nest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2021

Thank you for the review - we pride ourselves on our great consistent service and I'm glad you find us to be reliable. Made our day! Look forward having you back very soon again.

Reviewed 4 October 2020

As always, fresh seafood with creative flavours and really nice wines to match. Good vibe with wait staff who just know what they're doing. While in Sydney recently, headed back to Garfish and not disappointed. Comfortable, nice ambience and above all lovely food. Please don't...change Garfish :O)More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

Superb place - staff excellent, ambience happening, and food wonderful. It's pricey but you get what you pay for. Every dish around us looked great and we both loved every part of ours....

Date of visit: September 2020
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garfishcrowsnest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! Really appreciate it. Let us know what you try next time you come :)

Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

The tastiest natural oysters in Sydney!! Followed by a fish curry that was so delicious!! Family members had fish and chips and deep fried snapper. All meals were top quality!

Date of visit: August 2020
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garfishcrowsnest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you! Really appreciate the feedback. Look forward having you and your family back for a visit soon again.

Reviewed 22 August 2020

Been coming here for years. Always a trusted local. Precautions implemented due to Covid (temperature check, hand sanitising stations etc) are comforting. Feel safe dining with them and the food and service is just as top notch as it’s always been. Thank you for making...us feel safe. Make sure to book ahead as they have limited space still and no byo except Tuesday’s - locals night. Will see you soon!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Superb. Hidden gem in crows nest. Staff were superb. Highly attentive, fast service. Great eye contact and always had a smile. 3 female chefs. U rock, ladies! Food was excellent. For a seafood restaurant, my sirloin was perfect. My kid’s beef short rib dish had...a shiny bone at the end which says it all. My wife’s orange roughy was served crumbed and not grilled as ordered. No problems! Apologies all around, no fuss, a quick whisper to say the new dish is almost done, this was a Masterclass in service. Then we ordered desserts. Omg, if mains were the sky, Garfishs desserts are extraterrestrial. Pastry chef, whoever she is, take a curtsy. I love my desserts and your bomb with yuzu jelly is a true 5star dish. I pay my respects Garfish, and tonight my wife n girls go to bed full n very happy.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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garfishcrowsnest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2020

Thank you so much Steve - such a glorious review. We're glad you chose to dine with us and look forward having you and the girls back soon again.

Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

For what has always been such a reliably good restaurant, sadly our last experience was not up to scratch. Firstly they have removed the ability to BYO, which came as a surprise, then more importantly the salmon we ordered as medium came out very over...cooked and rubbery. My fault for not saying anything at the time, but I was starving and ate it anyway.. haha. Yes I’ll go back, but I will be certain to remind them of the medium cooked expectation.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 June 2020

We are regulars at Garfish, mostly at Crow's Nest because the food is good and the service adequate, the wine list is a bit unreasonable and so we have chosen it because of it's BYO policy. When we booked for last Saturday we were not...told they had stopped BYO and on arrival we were offered corkage of $20 per bottle. I don't mind a reasonable per head corkage but $20 per bottle is just profiteering from the unusual circumstances. We walked out in disgust.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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garfishcrowsnest, General Manager at Garfish, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. I do apologise that it was not mentioned on the phone that we no longer allow BYO wine however we have notified our customers via the website and social media since we...More

Reviewed 4 June 2020

I've been a few times to Garfish Crows Nest and the food is good. However it's usually too noisy to converse and crowded, so the dining experience is compromised. Now in the post-COVID world I visited again, with some tables removed. At this moment in...time, it's a premium experience. It ought to be since it's premium prices. Please don't make the mistake of putting the tables back in again and packing people in like sardines. You may have sardines on a menu, but customers aren't sardines. Everyone lost money in COVID, so trying to claw it all back by packing people in will mean a bigger loss in the long term. Sell off those old extra tables and chairs, and protect the dining experience. You've discovered the formula - don't blow it.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Hi Judy, yes we always have vegetarian options at all three Garfish Restaurants
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5