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“Very nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Naked Turtle

Naked Turtle
Esplanade, Kings Beach, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #8 of 10 Restaurants in Kings Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We ended up stopping in for breakfast early on a Sunday morning and found the wait staff to be attentive and helpful. The pancakes were lovely and the barista made a good coffee. Service was quick, seating was nice and we enjoyed it all round.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
sunshine coast
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We dined here last week, with a large group of friends. After reading some of the latest reviews, we were a little sceptical.However, we found both the service and food quite acceptable. The oyster entrees, mainly Natural and Millionaire , were lovely, oysters being fresh and plump. Quite a few of us had the "stuffed peppers" which were different, and not featuring the usual bland mince. They were good value, and the only criticism is that they could have been hotter. The steaks ordered by others were cooked as ordered, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them. The wine selection is pretty extensive for a small restaurant, and prices average. We all gave the desserts a miss, as the mains were a good size. We realize that the Restaurants on the Coast don't cater for "late diners" but I think turning the coffee machine off at 8.15 is just a tad too early. All in all, not a bad dining experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Could have been better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

As we go to Kings Beach every September/October school holidays we have often dined at the Naked Turtle. Our experience on Saturday 28 September was not very rewarding. We had to wait over 40 minutes for our food and the coffee was burnt. I realise a large group were giving there orders as we arrived just after 8am but as we waited we noticed that their food must have about 15 minutes before everyone's food was delivered. In total the restaurant must have had about 30 people but there were more empty seats than full. Who every took my payment was lucky that they didn't ask how was my meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Cheap Breakfast ~ Good Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had breakfast here as we were staying at the Shearwater Resort and this restaurant is in the same complex.
It was a Monday morning. Service was fast and friendly. We ordered the Bacon and eggs which came with a hash brown and sausage and baked beans and toast. Very reasonable priced.

Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well but we only ate breakfast. Great view of Kings Beach which is just a short stroll away.

Would dine here again

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mackay, Australia
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Maybe not”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The sign of great coffee caught our eye, but it certainly wasn’t. Service was slow and they couldn’t find our order when we wanted to pay. Coffee wasn’t hot enough and the scone with jam and cream was served uncut and with only a spoon and was only average, really not worth the money. It's such a shame as they have a great location with large windows facing the ocean.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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