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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 15 restaurants in Exmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $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
19 reviews 19 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Perth WA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Exmouth, ate here on the first and came back again on the last. They are currently BYO, so even though the food is a little pricey, it was still a good value night out. Sit outside if you can. The heaters work well and the atmosphere right next to the lit up pool is great.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Whalers Restaurant was recommended as a great place to eat, it definitely lived up to its reputation. "Thankfully" someone had cancelled just before we arrived! We were lucky, we would definitely advise pre-booking. The Whalers relaxed atmosphere and the contemporary setting was perfect for our last night in Exmouth. The service from friendly and efficient staff to superb food makes... More

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food was good. Packed with seafood. I had a Chowder and my partner the Gumbo. But it was the setting at their new location that won us over. The service was excellent, very friendly and a 'can do' attitude. We were disappointed in many businesses in Exmouth, no one takes Amex!

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Terranora, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

had a romantic dinner for two with the wife, kids being babysat, service was prompt and knowledgeable, the food was unbelievable, We had the Gumbo and Panang Curry, delicious, great atmosphere, would definately go again, best resturant in Exmouth

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Kalbarri, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent setting, very friendly staff who were great with the kids and beautiful food. B.Y.O only. So make sure if you want a drink with dinner take it with you.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were advised to make a reservation because it gets busy... and it was. We were lucky to be seated outside, inside is way too noisy, and the decore is lovely around the pool. Service was prompt and we ordered pretty quickly. I had the potebello mushrooms and my partner had the scallops for entrees, both were great. We both... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Spectacular food in a delightful setting, with friendly staff and good service. What more could you ask for!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Although we really enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and the service was good, the new location within a resort meant it had little atmosphere.

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