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Whalers Restaurant

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Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
+61 8 9949 2416
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whalers Licensed Restaurant is located amongst the landscaped gardens of...
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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  • 151
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  • 29
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fish of the day!!

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here! ! Food was delicious..we ordered fish of d day..it was really good and fresh! ! Plz book before hand bcz it always crowdy there and reserved.we booked our table one day before!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Afza2015
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Carnarvon, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Carnarvon, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here! ! Food was delicious..we ordered fish of d day..it was really good and fresh! ! Plz book before hand bcz it always crowdy there and reserved.we booked our table one day before!!

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Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Exmouth Escape Resort and Whalers is onsite. Rather than cook ourselves, one evening we decided to try Whalers. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and wait staff great. A must try when in Exmouth.

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Exmouth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Recently had dinner here with our family visiting and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I and 1 other had the Seafood Thai Curry it was sensational never expected to get a whole bug superb. 2 had steaks and 1 had Seafood Gumbo everyone was happy. We started with 2 shares of Jalapeno Poppers they were awesome

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Sydney
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57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this restaurant for the food. The portions are large, the prices reasonable & choice is good. The staff were also attentive & polite. Nice selection of cocktails too. The only thing that spoilt the night was being eaten alive by mossies. They had spray available, but it just didn't seem to work for me. Highly recommend for a... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, and absolutely outstanding service. They go above and beyond for their diners. Really enjoyed all the food, especially the seafood dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here I had the fish of the day & my partner had the steak, (was cooked beautifully ) We were greeted by very friendly staff with mossie spray in there hands, which we used. The meal was very yummy and the atmosphere felt nice. The price was ok but most of the places in Exmouth... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

All restaurants in Exmouth are quite expensive. Whalers being no different. The food though at Whalers was exceptional. Being one of those that likes their steak well done, it was the first time we didn't seem to be looked down upon for asking for it and given the usual chef doesn't recommend it well done. Our steaks were cooked to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a dinner there then went back for a second time! Enjoyed the food and service very much. I think the seafood share platter is great as we could share that among friends and all get plenty to eat !

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We read reviews and came to this restaurant, with a reservation - it was very busy- The young staff were very helpful and chatty. We shared the Seafood Medley. Presented on three levels including beautifully grilled fish, bugs, scallops, oysters, prawns cold and hot, everything just so delicious we were really struggling to finish but did not want to leave... More 

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Perth
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having eaten meals around the world, this was close to the best. The setting was superb, staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was exceptional. Make sure you book ahead as it can get very busy and proceed with caution regarding entrees as the main meals are very generous. Some may baulk at the price but given the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9949 2416

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 34
  • Cuisine: International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?