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Waterview Bistro

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103 Cooloola Dve, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
+61 7 5486 8344
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Waterview Bistro is an award winning restuarant located on the highest...
Waterview Bistro is an award winning restuarant located on the highest point of Rainbow Beach. Every table offers stunning views to Fraser Island and beyond and a seasonal changing menu represents the best in local produce. Nestled in the luxury botique resort of Rainbow Ocean Palms and adjacent to the stunning Carlo Sandblow, Waterview Bistro is a Rainbow Beach 'must do'!
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with a View

After a spur of the moment decision to go for lunch, we decided on Waterview Bistro and best decision ever. Friendly staff, even though we got there at 1:30 when lunch finished at 2 and they had packed a lot of stuff up. The food was to die for, I had the Macadamia Chicken with coconut sauce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Regina S
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Dalby, Australia
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Dalby, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a spur of the moment decision to go for lunch, we decided on Waterview Bistro and best decision ever. Friendly staff, even though we got there at 1:30 when lunch finished at 2 and they had packed a lot of stuff up. The food was to die for, I had the Macadamia Chicken with coconut sauce, fabulous. My partner... More 

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Thank Regina S
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to try this place every time I go to rainbow, finally did so and very glad I did. Views actually better from the street. But eating area itself so comfortable and relaxing, views of water become a second pleasure. Service was excellent quick and refreshingly happy. Food good and presentation superb. The fresh sauces and accompaniment s... More 

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Thank dunnyo
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew rainbow beach could be home to such a gorgeous restaurant! The waitress made for a great first impression, the mojito was perfect and the food made for a party in my mouth. Very welcoming to children, which can have its cons, but the staff can't be held accountable for that... The chefs were culinary experts, albeit scruffy. As... More 

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Thank Trudy_Beckham
Cooloola Cove, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our christmas party here. The was a good selection and the service was great and the food was melt in your mouth. Thoroughly enjoyed the luncheon.

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Thank Lynnette M
Queensland, Australia
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the premises we were pleased with the views and floor set up. Our lovely waitress, Matilda, allocated us a table with views overlooking the ocean. Her manner was very welcoming, professional and a delight to be served by an individual who enjoys their job around food and people! Fantastic service, straightforward menu yet the food was of high... More 

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Thank naipl
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! Had the lamb and it was the best I have had in a long time. Run by a lovely couple with a young family, nice grassy area outside for kids to run around while parents are enjoying the view. Excellent service would recommend and go again when in rainbow beach.

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Thank Talena B
Greater Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

What a great time we had at this restaurant last Wed. The cocktail bar was a nice touch to enter the modern stylish room. The staff were friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about their cuisine answering all our questions well. We were blown away by the portion sizes which were generous and great value for money. Best Bruschetta I have... More 

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Thank BPandGL
Buddina, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Service needs to improve slighty to match food quality. But did not detract from meal. Maybe evening time dimmed lighting would be nice. Would definetley visit again.

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Thank Julia H
Noosa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

You go here for the view. The food is good and good value as very large servings. Really enjoyed the salt & pepper squid.

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Thank BuddyNoosa
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went here for a birthday dinner and it was quite busy for a Wednesday night. Good selection of affordable specials (which we ordered). Food was actually very nice and the waitress was lovely and very helpful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Cooloola Dve, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Gympie Region  >  Rainbow Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5486 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Waterview Bistro is an award winning restuarant located on the highest point of Rainbow Beach. Every table offers stunning views to Fraser Island and beyond and a seasonal changing menu represents the best in local produce. Nestled in the luxury botique resort of Rainbow Ocean Palms and adjacent to the stunning Carlo Sandblow, Waterview Bistro is a Rainbow Beach 'must do'!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?