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Cafe Balaena

7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Ranked #2 of 10 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hervey Bay, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Dined at lunch time, service was good, portions were good, I had a seafood creamy pasta dish, which included scallops, NZ muscles, king prawns?? baby octopus & shrimps. Received 1 king prawn (no way it was a king prawn), the baby octopus were like embryos maybe the scallops made up for the rest. Overpriced seafood dish. Dessert was run of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The position is lovely - right on the Marina. The food was fine but nothing exceptional. I went with my elderly mother and sister. My sister had a broken glass so I bought it to their attention. They took the broken one away but failed to return with another so I had to ask for a replacement. It was very... More

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I suspect that the Balaena relies a lot on guests from the two big hotels on its doorstep, however it doesn't pay lip service to that geographical fact. An extensive menu, a bit on the expensive side, but ok for Hervey Bay. Wine list underdone and very expensive for the offerings. Service was good, efficient more than friendly. Breakfast was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Friday 4 July 2014. We were staying at the Mantra next door where their menu is available for room service. They refused our order because they were too busy. So we went down to the restaurant and found it only half full, waited to be seated but they decided to ignore us and seat a larger group who arrived after... More

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Maryborough, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

On 14 June 2014 my partner and I dined at Café Balena for his birthday. I had called to book a month prior and was assured I would receive a great table. My partner and I had eaten at this establishment for breakfast and lunch on other occasions and had always received great service/ food so we were looking forward... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice food, the waiter was lovely, but the manager verbally abused and were rude to, the staff in front of all the guests and other staff while I was waiting for my meal. Poor management from where I was sitting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A short walk from our accommodation, we found the staff pleasant and the food very good - value for money

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Recommended to me. But not by me. Food good. But service tardy, to put it gently. Extremely long wait for meals - & no reason or apologies. Food & view good - but not worth the wait.

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Versailles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We dined here before and after our trip to Fraser Island. The 2nd was because of the great experience the first night. The 2nd night wasn't bad but it was disappointing after the way we had been looked after the 1st night

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Likes- Great food-great food, all sessions, Good prices, could not go past this restaurant, Dislikes - none

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