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Whistling Fish Bookshop closed reopened as Gather Restaurant

Has reopened as a restaurant. We didn't try food but décor and menu looks great. We like coming... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
melroseeast
Perfect spot to relax and have drink, read a book and even buy a book!

Stopped by and had a cold drink on the lawn with cheese and crackers with olives and date paste... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
Natees
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 Jan 2016
“Whistling Fish Bookshop closed reopened as Gather Restaurant”
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38 Smillie St, Robe, South Australia 5276, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for some breakfast and coffees. Great soot with lovely garden area, nice decor and yummy food. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere whilst reading the paper and enjoying our coffees. Busy but reasonable table service

Thank George D
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Has reopened as a restaurant. We didn't try food but décor and menu looks great. We like coming here for a pre-dinner drink in the garden before going to Sails Restaurant.

Thank melroseeast
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped by and had a cold drink on the lawn with cheese and crackers with olives and date paste... Delish! Lucky, the dog there, is very friendly as well, be warned loves pats and ball thrown :)

Thank Natees
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We stopped here as we had read in a brochure for Woodsoak wines and a wine trail brochure that they did tapas here as well as wine tasting and boutique beers. They however don't serve tapas at all. They have toasted sandwiches and bruscetta only....More

Thank Dieter_Sch_13
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I'm usually very skeptic about places that classify themselves as too many things. A cellar door and a cafe and a bookshop, but I was pleasantly surprised. We came in to this place for a quick wine tasting and ended up staying for lunch. The...More

Thank Rhiannon K
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Its a very beautiful coffee/bookshop. Not only is the coffee good (its also from a local company,) but the environment and atmosphere is great. The owner is friendly and an interesting man to talk with. We brought a couple of books and had a coffee....More

1  Thank kerry405
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Cosy interior and pleasant garden made this a great alternative to a very busy main street on Monday at the end of the long weekend. Great coffee, want to try Mahalia's too and the caneles took us back to France :-) When searching for cafes...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Visited twice,first time very friendly service good coffee an enjoyable experience,later in the week went back with all the family incredible rude person served us ,no smile no conversation at all after we gave him the order all he said was $25 no please thanks...More

6  Thank chrispris
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Great coffee but awful service. Served by the most uninterested and rude man. Grunted at us. No please no thank you. Life is too short to be that unhappy.

6  Thank cathy g
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Found this little place while my wife was off shopping, it is a great bookshop as well as a cafe and cellar door. spent a great hour here reading a book i purchased, while also enjoying a craft beer.

2  Thank James T
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