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Waterview Bistro

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103 Cooloola Dve, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
07 5486 8344
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 57
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 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
Personal and Palate Pleasing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Excellent and not overpriced! We had the most delicious and fresh seafood in this Bistro. The staff are friendly and have attention to details. The chef is a STAR! Unfortunately they didn't open on Tuesday otherwise we would had have all our dinners there!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We love Rainbow Beach and now we have a new favourite restaurant. The food, staff, service and location was fantastic. With our family regularly visiting Rainbow we are looking forward to our next meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Once again we dined at the Waterview Bistro with friends and were not disappointed. The meals were all beautifully presented and tasted equally as good. I had the Pork which was so tender and tasty. A few of the others had meals on the hot rock, which they all raved about. Service is outstanding and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend this... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After returning from an incredible trip to Fraser Island in which myself and my friend obliterated people in drinking games and ruining people's self confidence in a game of Paranoia, we returned to the mainland. Still feeling very grubby from the trip our hostel offered as an offer we couldn't refuse...free sandboarding! As backpackers we'll take anything free, we headed... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderful place, lovely owners and staff, great location and view on the ocean, substantial wine selection, terrific food! Yes, we did have the surf and turf, yes both nights running and yes, it is that good! The chef, I was made to understand, is also a butcher in his own right and selects his exquisite, locally sourced cuts of meat!... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wow! I had the Chicken and macadamia wrapped in prosciutto with coconut and mango cream - it was moreish! And my partner had the fish and chips and the fish was so beautiful, flaked and moist. One of the best meals I've had. The only thing was the wine was pretty awful. Could maybe work on the wine list a... More 

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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
  • 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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