Having the Lakes Entrance fishing fleet as your neighbours means there is never a shortage of fresh seafood. Executive chef and owner Nick Mahlook has put together a menu that is all about supporting his local community but also showcasing what this amazing region has to offer. Think Nostalgic charm meets modern classics.

The story began in 2000, when a local fisherman converted the Raymond Island Ferry into a floating cafe on Middle boat harbour, Lakes Entrance. For 20 years this has been an iconic destination for tourists and locals to enjoy dining on the water. 
From humble coastal beginnings in Lakes Entrance, to running some of Melbourne’s most sought after and demanding kitchens, Nick Mahlook has returned to his hometown to bring you a culinary experience that highlights the best our region has to offer.  
Capture the stunning sunsets and salty sea air, in a laid back, casual dining offer that highlights some of the regions finest produce and wine.

He brings with him an honest and simple approach to the menu, while honing his passion for nostalgic childhood dishes and reinventing the classics.

On the backdrop of the stunning Middle Boat Harbor, Nick’s menu at Sodafish will highlight the freshest wild and sustainable fish, oysters and shellfish and celebrate local producers for many years to come.
His vision is to celebrate good times in a casual dining offer that captures his family’s love of food and wine, all sourced from his doorstep.  

Downstairs brings you a good old fashioned fish + chippery with takeaway beer, wine and bottled cocktails, eat on our middle or lower decks, or enjoy takeaway at the beach.