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Babalou

level one | 102 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, New South Wales 2487, Australia
+61 2 6674 8764
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Ranked #28 of 39 Restaurants in Kingscliff
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Babalou Bar and Restaurant, the distinctive dining and cocktail venue on the Tweed Coast that’s become a must-see destination for locals and visitors alike. Drop in for a cocktail while you enjoy the gorgeous ocean views seated on a lush vintage velvet couch; then take a seat at the balcony or at an intimate dining booth to select from a diverse menu ranging from delicious share plates to à la carte fine dining.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Babalou Bar and Restaurant, the distinctive dining and cocktail venue on the Tweed Coast that’s become a must-see destination for locals and visitors alike. Drop in for a cocktail while you enjoy the gorgeous ocean views seated on a lush vintage velvet couch; then take a seat at the balcony or at an intimate dining booth to select from a diverse menu ranging from delicious share plates to à la carte fine dining.
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English first
Casuarina, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 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 via mobile

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

4 wait staff, 20 guests, 35 minute wait for lunch. Acceptable? I don't think so. Hygiene? I don't think so - a waitress wiped a child's messy seat, then the table with the same cloth. Still hungry? Service? I was on the verge of leaving, having sat for 10 minutes waiting for at least a glass of water, when a... More

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