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Fig & Olive

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115 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 2655
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great food the last few times unfortunately it was hit and miss very disappointing the staff however great, and we did bring it to their attention Will wait for a while before going back.

Thank Kostasue
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a relaxing lunch, really enjoyed the tapas and the olives. The staff were so accommodating even found some water for our Westie Great place to meet up with family and friends

Thank Michael J
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We met with friends here for Boxing Day lunch and the food was amazing. We ordered a variety of starters and main courses from the menu and we were all served together, the food was hot and simply delicious. I had the seafood paella and it is one of the best I've ever had and such a generous portion. The... More 

Thank Maureen V
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Grain Fed Scotch Fillet Traditional Seafood Paella Wood-Fired Tandoori Chicken Breast Margherita House Marinated Olives - All these meals were perfect. It was a busy day so it was a bit waiting for our order but stuff is great and working hard.

Thank kappecc
Bath, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice restaurant, which was actually open! (We had a job on finding an open place to eat here) The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. A little on the expensive side but was worth it :)

Thank Ros B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had the fig and prosciutto pizza, and the Brie and potato pizza! Simply delicious! I believe that the true mark of a good woodfired pizza is the quality of the base - the base of these pizzas were light, fluffy and crispy, and simply delicious. Good service and nice wines on offer too.

Thank nikita_r94
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

0/5 simply awful my worst Australian dining experience. Hard to ruin a pizza in a wood fired pizza oven. But Fig & Olive managed it. The Saltiest plates of food we've ever had the misfortune to attempt to eat. Pizza that was so severely over seasoned it was returned to the kitchen. The Seafood pasta was no better, heavy handed... More 

Thank Matt H
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. They have a small range of tapas, both fish and vegetarian, and we ordered one of each to shate amongst our group. All were delicious. Lovely pitato skins, salmon croquettes, garlic prawns and fritatta. The fritatta wasnt like a spanish omelette, but was still tasty. For mains they have puzzas... More 

Thank Chookybirdy
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Small seating capacity,however the menu is interesting and varied.The meals were served at a timely rate.The staff were lovely and very obliging.The inside seating became quite warm after being seated for some time,possibly the close proximity of the oven/cook-tops? However was not uncomfortable for our group.

Thank grant h
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Wandering in Cowes my friend and I cane across Fig and Olive. We arrived 10 minutes before opening, but were welcomed. We decided on a tapas lunch..5 tapas shared between 2. Servings were generous, so no way could we fit in dessert. The tapas brought back visits to Spain, and prices did also..often overpriced in Australia, but not here. Thoroughly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2655
Fig & Olive at Cowes is a popular, friendly restaurant delivering high quality service and a wide variety of food ranging from Wood-Fired Oven Pizzas, Steak, Seafood & Much more. We are open for Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Monday through to Saturday. During the off-season we are Closed on Sundays; however throughout Summer we are Open 7 days a week. Children friendly - Gluten Free Menu Available - Vegetarian & Vegan Options - Pram Space & Wheelchair accessible. Reservations essential

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?