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Big Tuna Fish Co

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by Jade Jackson (subscribe)
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Published April 22nd 2017
Fresh, Crispy and Cheap, Fish & Chips ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Big Tuna Fish Co, The Entrance, Central Coast, Fish & Chips, Scallops, Seafood, licensed restaurant
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.

Fish cocktails, fish and chips, Big Tuna Fish Co., the entrance, central coast, fish, chips
Fish cocktails and tartare sauce.


The serving sizes were generous with each fish cocktail being approximately 15cm long. There was also a seasoning table where you could add your own salt, vinegar or sauce.

Chips and scallops, chicken salt, fish and chips, big tuna fish co, the entrance, central coast, chips, seafood
Chips and hand-cut scallops with chicken salt at the Big Tuna Fish Co.


The hand-cut potato scallops were huge and were almost an entire meal by themselves. The tartare sauce was homemade with dill and perfectly complemented the fish without being overpowering.

For those who prefer grilled fish, there was plenty on offer including salmon, hoki, barramundi and yellow-fin tuna, alongside octopus, prawn cutlets and prawn twisters.

Fish cocktails, fish and chips, Big Tuna Fish Co, the Entrance, Central Coast, Fresh seafood, tartare sauce
Fresh fish cocktails at the Big Tuna Fish Co.


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.

Menu at Big Tuna Fish Co, Fresh seafood, fish & chips, the entrance, central coast, licensed seafood restaurant, takeaway
Menu at the Big Tuna Fish Co. the Entrance.


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.

Menu, big tuna fish co, the entrance, central coast, fresh seafood, fish and chips, licensed seafood restaurant, takeaway chips
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 rosť whilst nibbling on some grilled salmon, overlooking the water views.

Wine menu, Big Tuna Fish Co, The Entrance, Central Coast, Fresh seafood, licensed seafood restaurant
Wine menu at Big Tuna Fish Co.


You can choose to dine-in or takeaway if you prefer to eat your fish and chips on the beach.

Big Tuna Fish Co, Fresh Seafood, Fish & Chips, prawns, scallops, central coast, the entrance
Fresh seafood is available.


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.

Outdoor seating Big Tuna Fish Co, the Entrance, Central Coast, fish and chips, fresh seafood, licensed seafood restaurant
There is indoor and outdoor seating at the Big Tuna Fish Co.


On-street parking was available nearby and EFTPOS was accepted.

If you're enjoying a mini-break or day trip on the Central Coast and looking for fresh, good value fish and chips, then the Big Tuna Fish Co. is a fantastic option and highly recommended.
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Why? Outstanding fish & chips at reasonable prices & it's licensed.
Phone: 02 4332 5341
Where: 131 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
Cost: Fish cocktails from $1.30 each, hand-cut potato scallops $1, chips from $3.50
Your Comment
Those fish and chips look divine, Jade!
by Elaine (score: 3|6232) 760 days ago
Great article. Hope to make it up there some day!
by Carole (score: 0|4) 758 days ago
Great article. Hope to make it up there some day!
by Carole (score: 0|4) 758 days ago
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