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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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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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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Great views, food and service!

We went a bit earlier on in the evening so we were served quite quickly even though there was a big party being catered for in the main room. Gorgeous views of the bush and ocean and the food was pretty good, we got the bruschetta, the chicken macadamia for the main and a chocolate pudding for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went a bit earlier on in the evening so we were served quite quickly even though there was a big party being catered for in the main room. Gorgeous views of the bush and ocean and the food was pretty good, we got the bruschetta, the chicken macadamia for the main and a chocolate pudding for dessert. Yummy! They... More 

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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Don't go on a Wednesday night as that's when all the locals seem to go and make sure you book. The food was lovely but the older waitress was so rude. Didn't try to interact with us, just took our order and walked away. She had a great time with the locals but just didn't look like she wanted to... More 

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just Beautiful, Hot Rock Deal midweek great value, also Prawn Pasta dish was so nice. Very friendly and great service.

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This bistro provides excellent dishes in a familiar atmosphere. The service is warm, friendly and just great. We went there twice after sunset so we did not see the water view and we nevertheless highly recommend this restaurant, especially it's great Wednesday meal deals (15 Dollars for a fish or meat on the hot stone, a side dish and a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We might have gone on a bad night but our experience wasn't great. It was the $15 special menu - hot stone cooked foods with very basic salad or chips. The room filled with cooking smoke which was unpleasant. Great location though!

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

No pub junk here! Delicate flavours in the Pork and Pear Salad The Steak served "on the stone" is so unique and brings the best tasting meat available Pricing is fair and if anything under priced Kids meals are generous and better than standard nuggets and chips! Will be back

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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After a pretty average stay with average weather this was the highlight of our trip. Good service and food well done! Meals were very nice. If rainbow beach looses this place there will be nothing decent left.

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Ithaca, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were recommended this this restaurant by the owner of the B&B we were staying in. What an amazing gustatory event! Not only is the view beautiful, but the space is bright, clean, with and open kitchen design. The restaurant is owned and managed by a couple and they are joined by a very talented chef. We enjoyed the surf... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were staying at Rainbow Beach for a week, and after a disappointing run in with a rather expensive plate full of DEB potato powder elsewhere the night before, we decided we should try for dinner here, as the place looked nice and inviting, and had a spectacular (daytime) view out over to Fraser Island from its hilltop position. We... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely amazing restaurant with the nicest tasting food that is absolutely delectable. Beautiful views and the friendliest staff! Absolutely love Waterview Bistro and Bar! Thank you for a wonderful night!

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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

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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