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“Saturday night with Family” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Balaena

Cafe Balaena
7 Buccaneer Drive Hervey Bay, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
07 4125 4799
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Urangan
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Saturday night with Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visiting town just for one night and while exploring during the day we saw this place was very busy, so we booked for 630pm Saturday night. Well, lucky we booked! The place was packed!
There was a band playing music, sort of jazz style, which made for great background noise.
The staff were very attentive, food and drinks didn't take long at all.
We had half natural half kilpatrick oysters, trio of dips, and for mains we all ordered steaks (one smokey bbq sauce, one with garlic sauce prawns and scallops, one with onion capsicum sundried tomatoes olives etc). All were amazing, perfectly cooked to our liking.
This place had a massive menu so there was lots to choose from - and suitable for all the family.
Our total bill for the night was about $150 - not bad for all our meals, drinks, and great atmosphere and service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hervey Bay, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Food Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were a party of 4 the service was good and the food was very nice. We will eat there again. IT is worth reserving at table as it gets busy.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Stunning location and great lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lots of good food to choose from the menu, all with great presentation. The restaurant is located in a fantastic location, overlooking the Marina.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hervey bay
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good but could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Sometime the service is slow, and you look around to see why? Food is consistent quality and enjoyable, outlook is over the marina and is refreshing

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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“Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place to meet with friends, terrific service great view of the harbour
Meals are great"......."...

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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