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Published April 22nd 2017
Fresh, Crispy and Cheap, Fish & Chips ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Big Tuna Fish Co. For fresh fish and chips at the Entrance.
The Big Tuna Fish Co. offers a wide selection of fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices, with views over the Entrance lagoon. I ordered six fish cocktails, four potato scallops and some chips which was more than enough to feed two adults and two kids.
The fish cocktails were amazing. Sweet, not too flaky and crispy without being greasy. The chips were thick, cooked all the way through (it's surprising how often chips aren't cooked properly) and weren't greasy.
The combo meal packs would be perfect for a seafood-loving couple or one hungry individual. I liked the healthy option sides for the whole pieces of fish, such as a salad or brown rice instead of the usual chips, so you're not forced to have a cheat day, even if everyone else is.
The inside tables were large (seating 6-8) solid-wood and were surrounded by comfortable metal chairs making it feel like restaurant seating, rather than 'hurry up and finish' plastic seating usually found in takeaway restaurants.
The decor was beach themed but homely and the blue and white seat cushions were a nice comfortable offering.
There was a large selection of soft-drinks including ginger beer and juices for the kids. The drinks were a little pricey compared to the price of the food but it didn't detract from the whole experience.
Rest of the menu at Big Tuna Fish Co. the Entrance.
One major point of difference at the Big Tuna Fish Co. is they are licensed to sell wine, which is $7.50 a glass or $25 a bottle. They offer several different whites and reds, including organic wines and the ubiquitous New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I'd imagine it's incredibly popular on a sunny day to sit outside sipping on a rosé whilst nibbling on some grilled salmon, overlooking the water views.
The outside tables looked comfortable and sturdy enough but as it was raining when we were there, most people opted to sit inside. However, the outside tables had nice views over the Entrance lagoon and beach area.
There is indoor and outdoor seating at the Big Tuna Fish Co.