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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

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2-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
(02) 4226 3555
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This restaurant is at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You better like seafood...

Unless you're a seafood lover, avoid the buffet lunch and dinner. Little for the red meat eater like myself. The desserts were really good. I left satisfied! What looked like left overs were served as part of the breakfast buffet. Standard cereals, breads, eggs, bacon, sausage and juices... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Troy N
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Wollongong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The buffet at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, Wollongong needs to move with the times. The food was fresh but the choices were very limited. The seafood and desert was nice but the other choices were terrible. There was nothing for children, our 4 year old ate cake for dinner! For the price this was very disappointing and I can... More 

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Thank Karen M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unless you're a seafood lover, avoid the buffet lunch and dinner. Little for the red meat eater like myself. The desserts were really good. I left satisfied! What looked like left overs were served as part of the breakfast buffet. Standard cereals, breads, eggs, bacon, sausage and juices with some organic additions.. Fairly standard selection. When we ordered from the... More 

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Thank Troy N
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

Hi Troy, Thank you for your comments regarding our Buffets. We always strive to give our guests a great variety in meal options. Feedback is always welcome, as it helps us continually improve. The Lemon Pepper Chicken from the grill has always been a favourite, I am glad that your enjoyed it. I do hope you choose to dine with... More 

NSW Central Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well stocked buffet breakfast. Accommodates a large amount of people well. Seafood buffet dinner was delicious with happy, friendly staff.

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Thank mattred74
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you, its great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here with us! Hopefully we see you back again soon. Regards, More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day before the Australia Day holiday, clearly a lot of people had the same idea - breakfast at Windjammers. There was a short wait to get a table and a LOT of people in the restaurant. Pancakes were particularly popular and a bit slow. The staff did their best to cope with the onslaught and the food was... More 

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Thank Angus P
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

Hi Angus, Thank you for your review, we did have quite a few faces come through for breakfast on Australia Day and as always the pancake machines proved very popular. Thank you for your patience and hopefully we see you back again for breakfast in the near future. Regards, More 

Nowra, Australia
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my parents to Windjammers Restaurant on Friday night 15th January 2016 to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I turned up early and had a bunch of flowers for my mum and dad. The staff were more than accommodating in terms of putting the flowers in water and then when were seated, after about 20 minutes the flowers were... More 

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Thank PeterPilt
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was last here for the Christmas dinner buffet and it was amazing. Being vegetarian, there was plenty for me to eat, heaps of salads and fruit and veg (the grilled asparagus dish is amazing), and the cannelloni was excellent. The dessert bar was absolutely amazing. And our waitress was so lovely! She came over and told me all the... More 

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Thank Sophie L
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

They offer many dishes on the buffet counter, but it is really the seafood that is the star attraction. Oysters, prawns, bugs ( a sort of Australian crayfish) calamari, mussels...need I go on? There were also excellent lamb chops, a curry and loads more that I didn't even look at! Also super desserts. At $60 Australian this was excellent value,... More 

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Thank greg d
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

Hi Greg, It is great to hear that our Seafood Buffet more then met your expectations. Thank you so much for the great feedback, looking forward to having you back again to dine with us. Regards, More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stayed 3 nights during 27-30 Dec 2015 - had Breakfast every morning at Windjammers - Services and Attitude of the Serving Staff were Fantastic!!! Especially Manager - Melissa G.. when we told her about the broken shower head in our room - she'll get on to it and report on our behalf!! Even though she was serving us our coffee... More 

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Thank Esther B
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this review

Hi Esther, That is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us over the holiday period. I will be sure to pass this onto Melissa. Hopefully you are back soon to enjoy our Breakfast Buffet once again. Regards, More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Breakfast was great experience, but the food was not really special. It's a standard buffet breakfast. One of the staff was not really polite in grabbing the plate that wasn't quite empty. He didn't ask whether we've finished with that plate or not, he just grabbed it just because no one sat in front of it (my husband & my... More 

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Thank debra_8th
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193 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Best buffet I've been to in a long long time. This is how you do a buffet. Many years ago the belvedere hotel in redcliffe had a buffet call spinnakers. It closed unfortunately but before it do it was legendary for large hearty helpings of great food. Well this place is as good as spinnakers wAs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: (02) 4226 3555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am

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