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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
(02) 4226 3555
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Ranked #67 of 239 restaurants in Wollongong
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The meal I had was disappointing for any restaurant. Especially disappointing for a moderately expensive restaurant in an expensive hotel. I paid $37 for a meal that I would have been disappointed with if it had cost $10. The so called Glazed Pork Loin on herb quinoa & hot apple chutney turned out to be an un-glazed cold pork loin... More

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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went for Dinner & had the buffet, the sea food was Excellent, Oysters, Prawns, Bugs & crabs all top quality! The wine was very reasonably priced & service was excellent! Would recommend arriving just before dark to see the water & taking your time for the meal. Will be back for sure!

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ihave enjoyed this restaurant for years but sadly since the novatels takeover earlier this year the meals and service has deteriorated greatly. Even the childrens play area had only broken useless toys until I drew their attention to the matter and they have improved this slightly. Maybe they will read this review and make serious changes to bring the ratings... More

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Figtree, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Windjammer overlooks Wollongong beach. I fully recommend the buffet lunch. Great food, great value. A window table is the best but you can still see the view from anywhere in the restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went for lunch as and hadn't been since I was very young. Reminded me of those buffets that got shut down or went broke more than a decade ago. Completely inedible hot meals and seafood was tasteless (crabs) or unclean (oysters). The salad bar was really drab and the fluorescent cake selection didn't even look legal. The ice cream fridge... More

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Mandurah, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Good go to place in evening, meals were well priced and had large tvs, but sound very low so you could watch the news and just hear. But food and bar good and made me stay at hotel more than go elsewhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Went there on the off chance, and had a bottle of champagne and dessert, staff are attentative. The hotel could do with a make over.

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sydney australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We breakfasted here and I was very impressed with the fruits combined with different herbs/spices - unusual and very tasty. Also the cooked breakfast has a wide variety with something for everyone. The views over North Beach are fabulous too!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you are into seafood you will love this buffet. There are other dishes to choose but I found them to be overcooked and dry. If you have kids who are fussy eaters I wouldn't recommend it. Service was excellent but we did have to line up and pay for our meal, which when the bill is $200 plus I... More

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england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Not expecting to get what you get in the big hotels in Sydney, but chicken drumsticks, bgasa fish, penne, plain veggies, party pies and sausage rolls meant the mains were very ordinary. Entrees were better with oysters, prawns and smoked salmon. Dessert was about 5/10 - fruit, small cheese platter, jelly, choc mousse, small cakes. Also, what was on offer... More

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