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Reviewed 11 March 2024

The fish was such a delicious treat! The owner greets you with a smile and helpful manner. The customers are so happy making a great occasion! The coolest Place in Otago for fresh seafood Wow so fresh and tastie chips full of flavor as well...and cooked the best crispy!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

Heading to meet friends camping, I stopped in at The FishWife, Moeraki. Arriving just in time for the BBQ tea with three very fresh crays instantly turned our Camping into a Glamping (glamorous camping) experience. So easy, so delicious! The service was exceptional, so friendly...and knowledgeable. The selection - a seafood fans dream. I cant wait to return for a meal of fresh cod and chips on the wharf next trip. MoniqueMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

The coolest Place in Otago for fresh seafood Wow so fresh and tastie chips full of flavor as well and cooked the best crispy!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

I had gluten free battered blue cod and chips. Glorious! So fresh and delicious, beautifully cooked and a rare treat for me. I was impressed that the staff are obviously au fait with Coeliac Disease restrictions and they have a separate fryer. And my order...was prepared in just a few minutes. Thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Me and my friends are regular customers of the fishwife and have made it our weekly tradition to head down for lunch. The staff and the FishWife are the brightest, bubbliest bunch! It’s always the highlight of our week ❤️

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Amazing customer service very smily people and very delicious food I definitely would highly recommend fish wife for everyone that loves seafood. You have a beautiful view of the shoreline while enjoying your meal from the fish wife 😍🥰

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Drove all the way from Darfield for Fish and Chips on the basis of The Fishwife's reputation and we were certainly not disappointed. They've taken making supper fresh fish and chips to a next level and well done to them. I've already recommended them to...friends who are heading to Dunedin as a place to stop for lunch and am looking forward to their comments. Sitting on an outside table, eating our fish and chips and looking at the fishing boats swinging on their anchors was just awesome.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Awesome the wonderful bluecod sole and crayfish cooked to perfection melt in your mouth cuisine. There is no better..prices great..service excellent. What we are so pleased about and travel the 130kil for new Zealand food . Kiwis can't buy crayfish unless u have a large...wallet or go to China Japan to get it.well done guys and to the fishermen and the fish wife I'm nominating you for a knighthood..so good. Just keep it as is don't change a thing..see u in a few weeks again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

Stopped here on a Friday lunch, been a couple times now never disappointed tasty crayfish 🦞 and blue cod amazing view while u eat. Friendly staff Great coffee See you again soon 😋

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

We dropped by for a sunday lunch on recommendation of friends, there was still a good crowd and about a dozen people in the queue in front of us at 1pm. We ordered a Gurnard and chips and a 1/2 lobster and chips for my...wife. The portions were very good and we didn't leave hungry. The batter on my Gurnard and fries was a little oily for my liking, Fortunately the oil wasn't old so it was still tasty but could have been better. The Gurnard was fresh and delicious and cooked perfectly and the missus reckons her lobster had the right amount of garlic and was perfectly cooked. There were 3 types of fish for sale, Blue Cod, Gurnard and Sole. Apart from the fish, lobster and chips that was all they sell, but fresh and plentiful.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Popped in as told by few great place we weren’t disappointed the size of the blue cod was really good beautifully cooked , the chips were tasty,the service was fast friendly!! view was awesome as well great place worth the trip off the road if...going pastMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

Had to give this place a go, only open a few days a week and highly regarded. We ended up sharing half a lobster and some paua and we took a whole lobster away with us. Total was close to $100 and I was told...it was great value. Enjoy……More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

Fresh fish well cooked in a simple, magical setting, what more can you ask for? Stopped here for lunch on a sunny but cold day. We got a friendly greeting and the battered blue cod we had was a generous portion, crispy and fresh ($12...per piece and worth it). Several other types of fish available as well as crayfish (was tempted!) The half scoop of chips was easily enough for the 2 of us and were also crispy and delicious. Comes with a complimentary pottle of tartare sauce too if you want it - rare these days. Stand at the bench overlooking the boats in the harbour and enjoy! Sometimes it is the simple things in life that matter. The place was busy with a constant stream of customers and all got the same friendly welcome and service. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

Best fish & chips ever. Fish is the freshest blue cod you could ever get, tastes like is straight from the sea to your plate. Great spot right on the wharf watching the boats coming and going and even watched 2 fishing charter boats unloading...and filleting their days catch, is no wonder the fish tasted so good. WIll be back here again for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022 via mobile

Very average, I have been twice and while the fish is beautiful and fresh and chips were tasty, it’s just too oily for me, I ended up pealing the batter off the fish and eating that way! Lovely place and setting and fantastic friendly service,...just to much oily and greasy.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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THE FISHWIFE, Moeraki - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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The FishWife is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5