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Cafe Balaena

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7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant

Eaten here now 10 times. Great food, great service. Excellent location. You can even put your meal on your hotel room. Brilliant! The owner dashes about like a mad man, a brilliant host. Well worth a try, I'm glad I did.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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470 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Eaten here now 10 times. Great food, great service. Excellent location. You can even put your meal on your hotel room. Brilliant! The owner dashes about like a mad man, a brilliant host. Well worth a try, I'm glad I did.

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Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We lived in Hervey Bay for 8 years and this was, consistently, the best place. Good Food. Good Service. Great Atmosphere. No blaring TV's or cheap, cheap, cheap meal deals. We have a 7 yr old who regularly came with us, and he loved the place too - staff always made a fuss of him. And dont miss Dan Bolton... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We've dined here several times, both lunch and dinner, and there's a lovely variety of dishes with interesting combinations on offer. Food is a bit rich for those with fat and spice issues, but staff are happy to request removal of ingredients and side serving of sauces. Cocktails and wines available for single degustation, and there's a great atmosphere with... More 

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Urangan, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was very good, cleanliness excellent, Menu offers a wide choice and the prices seem reasonable for the meal you receive

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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food with a good selection of local fresh seafood, relax and stare out over the boat harbour while you enjoy your meal in a laid back yet classy atmosphere, good for a romantic couple or a rowdy group booking, prices not in the budget range but well worth it - a meal you'll remember

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful calm view. Perfect location. Quiet and friendly. Great atmosphere. Good friendly service. Nice cocktails.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went in a group of 10 who all got their meals at the same time (on a busy night) and all commented favourably on food. Good size servings and my medium rare steak was cooked to perfection. Staff were very good with providing a high chair for an infant in the group. The position overlooking the Marina can't be beaten.... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have dined at Café Balaena a dozen times since being in the Bay, both for lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed with the meals ordered, or the service provided. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. I would recommend the café to anyone either visitor or resident

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New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We didn't make a reservation at this place, so was amazed that we were accomodated, particularly in a busy night as Valentines Day. The manager was superb, by placing us on a table that was suitable for our pram. The food was "amazing", the atmosphere superb and lovely views of the marina. Would definitely go there again.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

excellent cuisine at every meal from breakfast to dinner. Ate here for 3 days when working in Hervey Bay and never tired of menu . Well priced too and staff fantastic. Well done ALL . Great views from all sides of Marina and well worth eating at .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Urangan
  • Phone Number: 07 4125 4799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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