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103 Cooloola Dve, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
07 5486 8344
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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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  • 49
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Not offended it just did not meet the reviews

This is a pleasant fit out with friendly service and that's where it sadly ends. The hot rock was a good idea 20 years ago, my friend ordered the "surf and turf" how you expect to cook steak and seafood on a blistering hot rock to be consumed at the same time is beyond me. It all arrived together... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Glenn A
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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English first
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant fit out with friendly service and that's where it sadly ends. The hot rock was a good idea 20 years ago, my friend ordered the "surf and turf" how you expect to cook steak and seafood on a blistering hot rock to be consumed at the same time is beyond me. It all arrived together and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The restaurant was recommended to us as a perfect venue to celebrate a birthday. We're so glad we went, the meal was sensational!! Great service, delightful staff and a beautiful view if you are there in daylight.

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Caloundra
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We almost missed this restaurant , thankfully we took the time to drive up that hill. It's off the main road,on the right as you come into Rainbow Beach. If you want to experience one of the most fantastic views, you will ever experience, as well as sensational food and drinks, please make the effort. From the time we walked... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate our anniversary dinner here and the hot stones are great! We had the eye fillet and reef and beef - YUM! Couldn't fault the food, the constant smell of people cooking on the hot stones was great as well. We also had the cold stone with ice cream - delicious!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in rainbow beach for Valentine's Day and was recommended Waterveiw Bistro by Debbie at Debbie's place and wasn't let down. Ordered the hot stone steak and my wife ordered the chicken dish and were delicious. The service was great and everyone was very friendly.

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Cooloola Cove, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband I went here for valentines day dinner. Although the view hasn't great as it was night time & of course rainbow beach doesn't have that many lights, you couldn't really see any of the beach, so if your coming here for the view come during the day. The service I thought was good although they were quite busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the Famous Debbie, who's place we are staying at in Rainbow Beach. This is probably the most relaxed yet attentive service we have ever had, wish I had got the name of our waitress, she was slim with dark hair, huge smile and positively delightful. Couple this with amazing food served on hot rocks,... More 

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Katherine, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

we arrived on a night that was booked out for a large group, however just when we thought that we would have to go elsewhere - we were given a table. I am really glad that we didn't miss out.

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Cooloola Cove, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended the waterview by friends and so glad they did recommend this little gem in Rainbow, we did not order the hot rock but off the menu and the Salmon was just delicious, the vegetables were very fresh and was extremely well presented. Our waitress was attentive and very efficient. I will be returning again very soon.

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Sonoma, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had nice coffee and a large appetizer platter shared with 4 people. Very nice, good atmosphere. Located just down the hill from the sand blow area.

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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: 07 5486 8344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 34

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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