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7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Urangan
Cuisines: Australian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Have visited cafe balaena many many times over the years and have always found the atmosphere very good , the service excellent and the long list of well cooked delicious meals to the highest of standards The only problem with cafe balaena is what to choice from the long list of different meals on the menu The prices are comparable... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been here a few times now. We have never been disappointed in the food. Great portions very tasty. The service is good. Sometimes you sit sit a little longer then you would like waiting because they are always busy. I would recommend this place to everyone. I would also recommend booking in advance as they are always booked... More 

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Brisbane
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

My family enjoyed the meals. Food was good and portion was generous. Dessert counter had a good range. Price acceptable and lovely view by the marina. Service not great but alright. We been there 3 times and happy to go back again. Can count in one of the dining place in Hervey Bay.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service and extremely rude staff. We decided to get a quick breakfast before our flight back home. We had an hour which we thought would be plenty of time to get a coffee and a quick bite. It took 45 minutes to get our coffee and still no sign of food, we waited 5 minutes I mean his grad... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner on a monday night and the restaurant was very busy. Located on the Marina it makes for a beautiful location to dine. However this was slightly let down by the service, it took longer than it should for meals to come. Drink orders weren't taken as often as they should have been. It seemed to be slightly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food here was terrific and reasonably priced but the service was near awful. There were plenty of staff around but they weren't talking to many people. Because of this my girlfriend and I only had one drink each, nobody ever came back to the table to take another order. Nice food though.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Loved dinning there for breakfast and dinner, food was great, loved the lambs shanks n veggies, staff friendly and helpful and great view of the harbour.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We usually visit Balaena when at the Boat Harbour in Hervey Bay. The whale trips had finished and the ferry to Fraser Island no longer leaves from the harbour so their was an atmosphere of being a bit run down and lethargy about the place. The food was as good as ever and plenty of it.The service was slow-ish but... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of the best restaurants in the Bay with amazing views and a awesome menu. Food is always presented beautifully

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Third visit in as many years. Amazing atmosphere, natural ambiance on the marina's edge. We love when steak melts in your mouth and the colour of the meat is perfect. My mother always complained at restaurants if her order was not cooked to perfection and on our first visit to Cafe Balaena, my mother's meal was perfect. No complaints, a... More 

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

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