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“Delicious food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tides Waterfront Dining

Tides Waterfront Dining
Esplanade, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
07 5438 2304
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Ranked #14 of 147 Restaurants in Caloundra
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Ipswich, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The meals were cooked and presented to perfection, in line with the price and reputation of Tides. As usual with restaurants of this nature you need to order one or two side dishes to make a full meal. The staff were friendly and helpful, unfortunately we had to wait a long time for our meals as the restaurant was understaffed for the evening.

Worth a visit if you are looking for a meal at a restaurant of this nature.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Caloundra, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Poor food, dreadful service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We turned up here at the beginning of lunch service, we were the first to arrive and did not feel welcome, the waitress sat us at a table and handed us menus, each time she came back to our table she was either in the process of doing up her apron or playing with her hair. When she came to take our order she told us 4 of the things on the already limited menu were unavailable including the king george whiting, which 3 of us wanted, but we were hungry so we ordered what we could, when our tiny meals did come out they were all edible but nothing fantastic, one of the meals was the wrong meal, and we saw other tables which had arrived after us, being served the king George whiting. We asked the waitress why and she said that it had just arrived. We will never return to tides, below average food, below average service, beautiful view, but that's about it.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb service, superb food, superb location, not so superb value...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We went here in early April 2012 and was given the request I had asked for which was a seat overlooking the ocean at sunset, straight away a bonus in my eyes. Secondly the female wait staff member was above and beyond brilliant in the delivery of service, she was very professional yet still able to not seem robotic and her stories were great. The location which is right on the waterfront was breathtaking, especially at sunset, a great setting for a romantic dinner. The food was very good for those that are meat eaters, being a vegetarian the choice for me was limited, however the cost and value was not so good, with a lot of meals seeming overpriced for what they were, $10.00 for a bread roll with two small servings of taramosalata and hummus was one of the items that shocked me as well as the $28.00 for six to eight pieces of pumpkin ravioli, the dinner ended up costing approximated $200.00 for the night incuding drinks and dessert so not recommended for families. So the restaurant failed on value to me but that is the only thing that I could flaw the restaurant on. Ambience: Check / Service: Check / Good Food: Check / Great Location: Check / Value For Money: Can be vastly improved.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing view and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Tides is a wonderful restaurant and if you book ahead you can secure a balcony table which has a beautiful view of the sea. The food at tides is also a very high standard and I would recommend the salmon fillet. Cooked to perfection and mixed with great flavours. The only negative is that the parking is a little limited. But apart from that tides is my favorite restaurant on the sunshine coast.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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brisbane
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“a night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

the restaurant is in a top spot,the food and service are very good and the price is right will be back.john.c

Visited February 2012
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