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The Goat in the Boat

69 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 3939
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“goat” (45 reviews)
“moussaka” (21 reviews)
“octopus” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
69 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here recently after walking past many times. The venue itself is very nice. This could be a great restaurant but we found it average on this occasion for a pricey meal. The chef looks methodical but sort of in slow motion. A...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alison D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food was all fresh and beautifully cooked with generous amounts for each dish. The service was friendly and good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Passport585146
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Have been here three times and each time the waiting for the drinks and food was way too long. Each time they were waiting on staff too show.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank auschickee
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Took my wife for a meal tonight, the owners (chef and his wife) were wonderful. We had great service the food was the best Greek I’ve had in Australia, really tasty authentic dishes with the right amount of seasoning and flavour plus the flair and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank n1ckgall1an0
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a Mezze meal sharing a variety of Tapas. Friendly and enjoyable environment. Generous portions good selection of wines.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Glenys A
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Small venue located on a busy corner. States Mediterranean menu so we thought we would visit for dinner. Venue is clean and tidy and staff friendly, however we found the menu to be very limited and quite expensive for what was on offer. Tapas were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mitcham20
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had the octopus, prawn salad and dolmades. Everything was delicious. Highly recommended although it's pricey. The best Greek food I have eaten in a long time.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We just moved to Victoria 1 year ago and this is the first meal that I could say was truly disappointing in this state! Do not order the Santorini Chicken it was terrible - 2 chicken skewers that we’re breaded tasteless chicken (KFC probably can...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Marla S
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Way overpriced $40 per main. Chicken looked stewed with a tasteless tomato sauce loaded onto quinoa. Rack of lamb was separated and charcoaled to death with tatziki that’s way better from the local take away souvlaki shop On restrospect we should have returned both meals....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We made a booking, planning to try a different place to eat on the Island. The restaurant looks inviting on the inside and outside. The main course meal was ok but after the experience would go back to the many of the other restaurants who...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank EatingaGo
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 3939
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