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Waterview Bistro

103 Cooloola Dve, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
07 5486 8344
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Price range: $19 - $34
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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noosa heads
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A bucks weekend for five late middle aged desperadoes in Rainbow Beach. . . after the pub. . .where to go?. . Consult trip advisor. . highest rated eatery? Waterview Bistro. Although it was too dark to see the actual view. . we had a brilliant meal. The staff were friendly the food and wine was excellent. Congratulations to the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been looking forward to the reopening of Waterview. The view is magnificent and the new menu and style is unique. Just what Rainbow Beach needs. Will definitely eat here each time we visit Rainbow.

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We noticed this restaurant on our way up to walk around the Carlo sand blow (named by Captain Cook) - such a beautiful place - and thought what a fab view there should be from there! And we were right. And what we ordered was beautiful food, thank you. (fish and chips with a gorgeous salad, a beer and a... More

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Nerang, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food and the view is to die for Great family atmosphere and all the staff was so friendly. Cannot wait to back on my next visit to rainbow

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Blackwater, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Was looking forward to eating here after reading reviews. Sign on the door saying it is closed down.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Perhaps we were early, that was why we enjoyed private moments in the restaurant. Judy (I hope I didn't get her name wrongly) was friendly and attentive to us throughout the whole meal. Their chowder is definitely the best we had, ever. Never had we tasted chowder in such rich broth with loads of fresh ingredients. Chef from sweitzerland/sweden and... More

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Tewantin, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The seafood chowder is to kill for. Go early enough to watch the sunset. The were kind enough to pick us up at our hotel and drop us back. What great service.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

What great people work in and run this place, you can tell they love what they do, sensational food, perfect service, and extraordinary value for money, what a pleasure to eat here!!! Loved it!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We went to this place for lunch on a Sunday and it was so good we went back for dinner in a Thursday! Great little casual but fine dining experience in rainbow beach. For the quality of food the prices were also fantastic. The seafood chowder and duck are exceptional. The courtesy bus to and from the restaurant is also... More

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I visit Rainbow Beach on a regular basis and this was my first visit to the Waterview. The service was exceptional and the food was devine. We shared the aranchini balls and goats cheese salad for entree - gorgeous. Gnocchi and lamb ragout with parpadelle for mains followed by (apparently) an exceptional crime brûlée (one of us is trying to... More

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