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“Superb experience with excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Noosa Cruising Restaurant

Noosa Cruising Restaurant
Noosa Marina | Noosa River, Tewantin, Noosa, Queensland 4565, Australia
0419 216236
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Tewantin
Price range: $28 - $83
Cuisines: Barbecue, English, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: The only Noosa Restaurant cruising the beautiful Noosa River.All our food is prepared and cooked fresh onboard.Perfect river cruise restaurant for locals and those on a Noosa Holiday.Get onboard!
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb experience with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Decided on this for a 50th birthday bash and was extremely pleased with the result. Everyone said they had a great time, enjoyed the venue, and found the service very good. Glasses were topped up very regularly and the food was brought out in courses for nibbling as we mixed and mingled. Afterward, some friends confided that they were apprehensive about it, because they'd been on other cruises in the area and had poor service and, in one case, a downright surly captain/host.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 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
Maroochydore, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not very cruisy!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We held a retirement dinner on the cruise and whilst the vessel was sound, the weather perfect and the service average, it was spoilt by two things - an overbearing and sarcastic host and food suitable for an 11 year old pool party (touted online as "...the best of Noosa food".
We all paid $55 a head for a buffet MEAL and the food consisted of party pies, sausage rolls, garlic bread, salad and a small meat platter. Luckily we were there for a good time (not the food), however that was soured by our host treating the PAYING customers like second-rate citizens. Such a shame...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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NoosaCruiser, Owner at Noosa Cruising Restaurant, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
If asking customers to stop repeatedly interrupting the safety briefing is being overbearing, then I stand guilty as charged. PAYING customers or no, not only is the safety briefing a legal requirement, but the safety of our passengers is our number one priority. No-one likes a negative review, but I accept that one can’t please all the people all the time. If you found my attempts at humour to be sarcastic, then I am (genuinely) sorry that they ruined your good time with 36 friends.

As to the food; the organiser of your event chose the “Cheap and Cheerful” buffet menu as the cheapest option for those in your group on a budget. We make no excuses for the basic nature of the party food on this menu. It is what it says it is. $30 of the $55 cost represents the cost of the private, 3 hour cruise itself, leaving $25 for the food. Feel free to look on our website (brochures page) for the full menu, which you will no doubt accept is more extensive than you describe.

We stand by our claim to have “the best of Noosa views...with the best of Noosa food”. On Trip Advisor, we are the number 1 rated restaurant in Noosa and the only 5-star rated restaurant - and have been for the last two years. These are not our ratings, but our customers’, who, fortunately, do not share your opinion.
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Coolum Beach, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Cruise on the Noosa River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This was the best! Ian was SUCH a GREAT host! The food was fantastic - we went for the BBQ beach cruise for our end of year staff party- stopped off for a gane of cricket and a swim ate heaps (drank a little too!) Such a great day, I'd highly recommend this for any occasion :-)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wedding Reception - Great Day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We had our Wedding Reception on the Noosa Cruising Restaurant, we enjoyed a lovely meal while cruising down the river, something a little different! The day was perfect, the food was lovely, the service was excellent and the layout of tables and finishing touches was lovely, bubbly set up on arrival and the hippo for luck! The staff went above and beyond to make the day special ensuring everyone was having a good time and making sure we all had drinks. A big thank you to Ian Wright who made sure the atmosphere on the boat was good and all our guests enjoyed themselves, even the kids loved it!! I would highly recommend to everyone, fantastic day!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eumundi, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I was asked to plan a dinner for my company and to come up with something different. Ian was most helpfull right from the beginning and all the way through to the end of the evening. Everybody had a great time and I got a pat on the back for the 'something different'!!

Visited November 2012
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