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“Unexpected and fantastic - what a gem”
Review of Aqua Grill

Aqua Grill
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 22
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A chance stay at the air bnb behind Aqua Grill in Franklin, Tasmania, led a group of four to dine there. With no particular expectation, and cautious about excessively great reviews, we had no other choice for dinner but here. It was a truly memorable night from the low key, simple eating area, to the wonderful food. Stuffed sardines to share for starter, followed by chargrilled squid, fish and chips, seafood bisque and a pizza. Simple, clean well executed dishes that everyone enjoyed. The proprietors seem to do everything with a little help. Mine host (who had difficult English), noted all our orders including adjustments and I had little hope things would arrive as ordered. I needed to have no fear. Everything came as ordered. Big Tick. Desserts followed, house made are a speciality, and were lucky enough to try an experimental 'deep fried ice cream', after we were told the apple pie was not available - sold out. Not in any way to be confused with the efforts of Chinese restaurants, these vanilla ice cream balls were wrapped in a thin crepe, sealed and then deep fried - served as is with a dusting of icing sugar. It was a taste and textural revelation. Hope they become a regular on the menu. As a visitor to Tassie, I will make it my mission to get back to Aqua Grill again some day. Oh and yes, all the excessively great reviews were spot on. Do yourself a favour......

Thank Irene B
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We think of Tasmania and think fresh seafood - this place is the real deal. Best grilled calamari I’ve ever had, simple grilled trumpeter, cod and chips plus lots of other great choices. Takeaway or eat in. It’s a simple place so don’t expect refined surroundings - staff are helpful and attentive.

Thank Bondigogo
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a very small, but very busy fish & Chips place in Franklin right at the highway. They serve local food which is delicious. Freshly caught and directly on to the table. It was so good we went 2 nights in a row. Very friendly service. We'll be back when we come to the area next time

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Thank downunder45
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This little cafe/restaurant is an absolute gem. The young couple who run the Aqua Grill could not be more obliging, friendly, and boy can they cook! The fish and chips are excellent, and the pancetta rolled stuffed sardines, served with a delicious salad, are out of this world. In terms of value for money the Aqua Grill is outstanding. And the coffee is good too!

Thank cords52
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Another busy night at the Aqua Grill - such a popular restaurant!
Despite being busy, the proprietors and serving staff greeted us warmly and made us very welcome. We were quickly seated at our reserved table and provided with water. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, was extremely efficient and most professional.
The wine selection is limited, but excellent, with a number of very good Tasmania wines available at reasonable prices.
Our meal arrived promptly and was absolutely delicious.
We started with sardines - stuffed with mussels, potatoes and herbs and wrapped in porchetta. They were absolutely fantastic!
Next we had a wonderful pizza - traditional Italian style
Then a perfect apple pie.
Coffees too were exactly as they should be.
I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Pauline S
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