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Pelican's Wharf Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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Terilba Reserve | Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
+61 2 4333 5633
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out, told 20 minute wait. An hour and a half later.... Its fish and chips mate. Are you going fishing yourself? No apologies, no updates. Completely average fish and chips at best. What a pathetic joke of an establishment. Winners of peoples choice? Really? I think not.

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Toukley, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered hot food and told the wait will be 15-20 minutes. Only about 5-6 others waiting. 55 minutes later our food was ready. It was terrible. However. the fresh prawns were great. Some OH&S issues. They need to bulldoze and start again.

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Thank MROE17
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch. Waited 40 minutes, while listening to the staff fighting and using terrible language (which other customers could hear as well) to have the foulest tasting fish and chips ever. The batter was soggy and dripping off the fish, both the fish and chips tasted as though the oil was reused too many times. The... More 

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2 Thank Jules170959
Wyong, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

staff rude, food horrible, place run-down to the point the health department should be called in to shut the place down. Its could be such an awesome place right on the water, but it is not.

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1 Thank Jenny F
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

DONT EVEN STOP. We spent $100 on fish and chips for a group of 8. We were staying locally in the caravan park. What a disaster, the fish was mushy, cooked in warm oil. Was supposed to be flathead and sole. Definitely not either. Chips were like leather, must have been cooked 3 times in the same cold oil. Filthy.... More 

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1 Thank Ray L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This would have to be the worst fish and chip shop on the Central Coast. The place is so old and dirty. The fish is not fresh and they place the fish in water to defrost it. There are cockroaches runing around where they cook. They do not have hot water to wash up. The coffee machine is dirty and... More 

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2 Thank 111buddy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Food took forever. Staff all fighting as cooking. No one knows what to do. Calamari older than me. Had to ask for salt -and given big cheap salt to use and had to take back. No potato in the scollop. Don't go here.

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Thank Catherine T
Baulkham Hills, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

My husband and I stopped here last weekend for lunch. Although the outside was shabby, we took the gamble and ordered, to be told to take a seat out the back. The restaurant is a shambles, an absolute bulldoze job. We were the only people there and I was actually scared waiting out the back for food, as it was... More 

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2 Thank Sandra G
Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Against my better judgement after reading the reviews we had takeaway family pack flathead ,chips,calamari,potato scallops. It was the WORST fish and chips ever $28 the fish was old,calamari that a rubber band would have been proud of,potato scallops that were not edible as they were only batter PLEASE give this place a wide berth

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Thank sandi f
Toukley, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I'm not one to write reviews, but people need to be warned. Of all the fish and chips shops on the Coast we picked this one. Ordered fish, chips, calamari and potato scallops. After waiting over 45 minutes for it to be cooked and they only had one other order, we received overcooked chips, 1mm thick potato scallops(that's not an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Terilba Reserve | Wilfred Barrett Drive, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  The Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4333 5633
Description
Seafood Restaurant in a unique Atmosphere right on the Lake. Boat Hire available, Bait and Tackle, Takeaway and Fish Co-op. Come see The Pirates try to guard this Treasure for Breakfast and Lunch Dining. Now open Friday and Saturday evenings. Bookings are essential. functions of 20 or more people. We are open from 8.30am. NOW WITH OUR NEW CHEF AND NEW MENUs. See pics of our delicious filling meals.

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