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Whalers Restaurant

Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
+61 8 9949 2416
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Exmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $42
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whalers Licensed Restaurant is located amongst the landscaped gardens of the Exmouth Escape Resort. We offer the perfect relaxed dining experience to complete your visit to Western Australia's world famous Ningaloo Reef. Liz Minniear and executive chef Paul Minniear have owned and operated Whalers Restaurant since 2007. In early 2014 they moved the restaurant from Kennedy st to the Exmouth Escape Resort where they can now offer a more comfortable, modern and lush setting for their diners' pleasure. They continue to pride themselves on fresh, honest flavours and source the finest local seafood, steaks and produce available. Live music is a regular feature at the restaurant with solo or duo acoustic acts playing on the deck while you enjoy your meal. Whalers also caters for functions including Weddings, birthdays and business functions which can be catered for off site or at the restaurant.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had booked this restaurant as we were staying at the Novotel Ningaloo resort and Whalers is walking distance (for us- it's about a 3klm round trip) from the resort. We had to wait for our table but the service improved once we were seated, the restaurant is quite popular. It overlooks the pool and is very pleasant, good range... More

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Inverleigh, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great meal had read about it on trip adviser was not disappointed seafood chowder was fantastic friend had Penang curry seafood really good all of us enjoyed our food went twice

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My partner and I shared the fried crocodile and garlic bread. The crocodile was juicy and well seasoned, and the garlic bread seemed to be fresh and absolutely delicious. The entrees/appetizers came out very quickly. We then waited 40 minutes between appetizers being cleared and mains. My main was the twice cooked pork belly. There was no issue swapping out... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had the seafood gumbo and the fish special of the day. The gumbo is very nice with lots of mussels, fish pieces, prawn and charizo. The best is the crispy soft shell crab on top. The fish special of the day is almond crested locally caught snapper with a very nice salad of greens, orange, almond, pine nuts and... More

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Took us a while to track it down as it's moved from a site in town to being within one of the resorts (exmouth escape resort, I think). Really very, very good. Was doing busy service when we walked in but we were happy to wait for 15mins and the staff were lovely and friendly. Great menu and brilliant food.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Service was really helpful and welcoming. We ordered quite a few dishes but some were average, some great: sweet potato gnocchi was yum, lamb rack was fatty and disappointing, seafood platter was ok but $$, spaghetti marinara good, desserts were great! It's currently BYO but they have an application in to serve liquor soon.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here twice and had great food both times. Recommend the seafood spaghetti and the seafood chowder. BYO is a great bonus and really

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a fabulous night by the pool listening to local band "Cape Collective". Atmosphere was only surpassed by excellent food and local seafood. Could not fault it. Must do in Exmouth.

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Perth, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went there with family including young children for dinner. Shared the seafood tower for 2 and it was amazing. As much local seafood as they could put on it. everyone elses meal was great too. Would highly recommend!!

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Bunbury, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had two meals at Whalers on our family holiday. Both times had reasonably priced, high quality meals. Nice relaxed atmosphere and very friendly service

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