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level one | 102 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales 2487, Australia
+61 2 6674 8764
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Following the massive multi-million dollar refurbishment in late 2014, an...
Following the massive multi-million dollar refurbishment in late 2014, an exciting new Weddings and Events space is now at Babalou. Situated on top of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel, this ocean front venue blends heritage features with a dramatic contrast of contemporary design to give it a fresh, coastal and unquestionable sophisticated elegance. We can tailor packages to suit all styles of events from cocktail parties, share plate menu's to sit down dinners, Babalou Weddings and Events is the perfect venue for you. Entertain guests with pre dinner drinks and canapes or an oyster bar while overlooking the ocean before enjoying a meal from our many options. After a night of dancing why not opt for one of our late night bars - taco bar, gourmet wood fired pizza, mini sliders or a dessert bar for something different. We also have a number of beverage options as well as specialty drinks. Create a signature cocktails for guests on arrival or for that WOW factor a champagne tower. For the boys why not book a Whiskey and cigar bar which will be set up on the terrace. We will also be hosting a number of Key calendar events from wines dinners to charity events so please check our special events page to see what is coming up.
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
NOW A WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

We were wedding guests, and enjoyed a reception at Babalou which is one floor up above the bars of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel. It's no longer a restaurant; specialising in wedding receptions. It's a great location with sweeping views along the ocean. Crisp white linen on the tables, with alternate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Colin S
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were wedding guests, and enjoyed a reception at Babalou which is one floor up above the bars of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel. It's no longer a restaurant; specialising in wedding receptions. It's a great location with sweeping views along the ocean. Crisp white linen on the tables, with alternate drop meals which were all pretty good. Wait staff were... More 

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Casuarina, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We live in the area and have been frequenting Babalou since openning with Leroy as manager. Cannot believe how it has gone downhill! We have had many family functions at the restuarant, as our friends have over the years. Please management, do something! This was one of the best restuarants in Kingscliff, now one of the worst! The staff were... More 

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welshman
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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Attended a wedding reception the location is just opposite the beach which is fine but the building work spoilt it.The food was ok,but the company was amazing they made the place swing,making us forget the reno until we had to go down the stairs.

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Pottsville, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We booked a 1:30 pm sitting for Mothers Day today for 10 (8 adults and 2 kids). At 2:00 pm we walked out having only received a bottle of tap water and menus and a promise to return to let us know what was left to eat (not much it turns out - they had run out of most things)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Everything about the reception was perfect. From the staff to service and the food - amazing! Great variety of food and it all tasted amazing - especially the pork belly! The room is beautifully set up and creates an ambience like no where else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just attended my Sons wedding at babalou . What a wonderful experience. The venue looks lovely (except for the renovations), which will be finished at the end of the year. This however didn't deter once inside. The reception was cocktail. There was plenty of food that was well presented and tasty and plenty of. Overall a great night. Thanks

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Murwillumbah, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I wanted to go somewhere different for a birthday lunch and Babalou didn't disappoint. With a great view of the surf and quirky decor, we sat down to delicious cocktails while we waited for the food. Though they needed more staff to improve the speed of service, the result was worth the wait - the best garlic... More 

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Pottsville, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Congratulations, this would have to be the worst meal that we (4) of us have ever eaten. The tapas, is not tapas, it's just deep fried "packet" everything. The pork belly, I would not feed it to my dog (if I had one) it was boiled, dry, it could be the most disgusting taste that I have ever experienced. The... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Babalou used to be consistently great - both food and service. I'm not sure what's happened but I'm guessing it's new staff and/or management and/or a good dose of complacency. We went for breakfast and the service is as other recent reviews have indicated; slow and they don't seem to care. You feel like you're imposing. I think it will... More 

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Rachel Q, Manager at Babalou, responded to this review

Hi BSWAustralia, Thank you for your review and criticisms that we continuously endeavor to improve on here at Babalou. I apologise that you did not receive the service that myself and the rest of the staff strive to deliver. We are going through some changes especially with regards to the exciting renovations that are going on. Nevertheless that should not... More 

Tweed Heads, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Will not be back. Suggest another restaurant. Highly overrated. Several orders in surrounding tables were returned or appeared to be not what was ordered.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: level one | 102 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales 2487, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kingscliff
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6674 8764

Description

Following the massive multi-million dollar refurbishment in late 2014, an exciting new Weddings and Events space is now at Babalou. Situated on top of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel, this ocean front venue blends heritage features with a dramatic contrast of contemporary design to give it a fresh, coastal and unquestionable sophisticated elegance. We can tailor packages to suit all styles of events from cocktail parties, share plate menu's to sit down dinners, Babalou Weddings and Events is the perfect venue for you. Entertain guests with pre dinner drinks and canapes or an oyster bar while overlooking the ocean before enjoying a meal from our many options. After a night of dancing why not opt for one of our late night bars - taco bar, gourmet wood fired pizza, mini sliders or a dessert bar for something different. We also have a number of beverage options as well as specialty drinks. Create a signature cocktails for guests on arrival or for that WOW factor a champagne tower. For the boys why not book a Whiskey and cigar bar which will be set up on the terrace. We will also be hosting a number of Key calendar events from wines dinners to charity events so please check our special events page to see what is coming up.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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