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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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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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  • 35
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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
Best food

Food is always exceptional here no complaints at all and the staff is always friendly and helpful makes the dining experience easy and pleasant

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Marcia R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food is always exceptional here no complaints at all and the staff is always friendly and helpful makes the dining experience easy and pleasant

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Novotel for the week and needed to find somewhere else to eat. We had tried a couple of other places in Exmouth WA before trying Whalers and we were highly impressed. The whole meal was fantastic, from starters through to deserts. I was in a party of 4 and we all chose different items on... More 

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WhalersRestaura... E, Owner at Whalers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It can be challenging operating in such a remote area so we really appreciate your kind words. We are grateful to have access to fresh local seafood and wonderful Australian produce and endeavour to create an environment and service to match. Thanks again for your appreciation. More 

Antibes
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Modern chill lounge setting. Excellent service by young smiling staff. Ate there twice. Highly recommend Duck dishes! Disappointed by the entree Seafood platter. What with the 3 bottled sauce in the cute little dish!!! One home made one would be far more adequate to your standard.

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WhalersRestaura... E, Owner at Whalers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Whalers! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I would like to ensure you that all of our dishes and sauces are homemade, made from scratch by our chefs. Thanks again More 

Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had 3 days in Exmouth and visited here twice for dinner. Great atmosphere with tables outdoors overlooking pool and grounds. Had the Seafood spaghetti both times which was generous with seafood - scallops in shell, prawns, mussels, fish, and a wonderful lemon creamy sauce and a hint of chilli.

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Exmouth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

4 of us went down for a business dinner, all ordered the same but all cooked differently as per the order, all come out perfect......Great Service, Great Everything!!

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by a local so we gave it a try. We went on a Friday night and it seemed that half the town was dining there. Obviously popular and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Nice table, chairs and lighting. Menu had a great selection and catered for vegetarians. Good wine list for the area. On the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

By far the best restaurant in town. Great service. Delicious food with fair prices. Pitty we went on the last night or we would have been there every night for sure! There was 7 of us and we ordered starters like jalapeño poppers (for those who like spicy) seafood taste plate and squid. Mains included seafood curry, steak and chips,... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review Whalers! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your meals and experience. Safe travels home :) More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our meal was absolutely delicious, staff couldn't have been more helpful. Definitely will come again

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Bunbury WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent meal and service. This was our first visIt in the new premises and we found the whole dining experience wonderful. Keep up the good work

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After travelling WA for three weeks we have found the ultimate restaurant. Service was absolutely amazing and the food was so delicious. Mostly seafood but with a couple of non seafood options also available. Everything was perfectly cooked and just couldn't have been better. Lovely decor, clean and live entertainment just topped it off. A++++

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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 17 - 32
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?