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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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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
Amazing restaurant

This Restaurant serves amazing food, has lovely and competent staff, and has a comfortable and cozy ambience. Being a local, I know that the owners have spent a huge amount of money in renovating and it now has a bar with really good cocktails! Even when we arrived late for a drink, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Aussietrotter88
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Exmouth, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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Exmouth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This Restaurant serves amazing food, has lovely and competent staff, and has a comfortable and cozy ambience. Being a local, I know that the owners have spent a huge amount of money in renovating and it now has a bar with really good cocktails! Even when we arrived late for a drink, we were welcomed by the handsome and very... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fresh Australian seafood nicely cooked and presented! Good service, comfy setting, reasonably priced for a quality meal especially in a remote area like Exmouth.

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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has relocated to a resort, so don't go to 5 Kennedy Street if you made a bookng at the Whaler's ( like we did). If you like seafood and have at least two people in your party, go for the seafood tower for two. It includes oysters, tiger prawns, bugs (little lobster like crustaceans) grilled fish pieces and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

All food in Exmouth is expensive, even a parmie at the pub. So relatively I think this place is pretty competitively priced. Great atmosphere and service, I had the Thai seafood curry which was just gorgeous... probably the best seafood I've ever had. My sister had the beef and reef, steak was perfectly done and her prawns were lush. Only... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If we could we would have eat here every evening :) Excellent service (they did everything to find us a table although the restaurant was fully booked) and perfectly prepared food .... Do not miss the seafood gumbo or the curry. The location is really nice too, near the Exmouth Escape resorts pool. Good beers, nice wines. Our best gastronomical... More 

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Carnarvon, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is really nice if you want a more fancy dinner. Location is awesome, staff is excellent and the food was yummie. Will def go here again on our next trip to Exmouth.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Eating out in Exmouth is expensive, wherever you go. Whalers is a nice spot, good service and fresh food. Portion sizes were a bit variable - we had some good sized meals and others left us hungry. Make sure you sit inside. Flies are terrible at the moment!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Staff were really nice and food came quickly but when it arrived it was just not worth the price. Better at the pub

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is Awesum my girlfriend and I did the seafood medley omg it was melt in the mouth yummo ... could not fault the food visit this place when in exmouth 😜...

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Viena, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

When I asked in my hotel about a place for dinner,they told me that the best place in town was this restaurant,so I decided to give it a try,and I'm glad I did.I ordered seafood and I was surprised not only with a nice looking meal, but also a very tasty one. I was so delighted that I even decided... 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 19 - 35
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?