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Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

) #9 of 9 Restaurants in Point Lookout $$ - $$$ , ,
East Coast Road, Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
0437139200
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible12%
5 weeks ago
“Passable but could be great”
Feb 28, 2017
“Pub food with a nice outlook”
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
East Coast Road, Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had the seafood platter at $90. had enough seafood to easily feed 5 adults. managed to get a great table without booking...word of warning it packs put early. so pre-book a table away from the back inside of the restaurant (where they put all...More

Thank ladykitten73
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ladykitten73 thank you for taking the time to send this lovely review. We are so glad you were able to secure a great table and that you all really enjoyed your seafood platter, it sure is value for money. As we welcome everyone to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

10 month old daughter loved the other kids. $25 lamb rump with roast potatoes and blueberry sauce quite nice. Lamb medium and tasty. $32.50 grilled snapper special was tiny (estimate 75 g) overcooked and still smelt fishy suggesting it was 3 days past prime. Salad...More

Thank Kieran H
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kieran thank you for taking the time to review of our iconic hotel. We are glad to hear that the lamb was lovely and sorry that the fish was not up to standard. We take all reviews very seriously and I am happy to...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Above average prices, well below standard food. Wagyu Beef Burger for $18.50 was a sorry excuse for a burger. For that sort of money one would expect a fresh bun not a defrosted one. The meat patty was very tasteless, and as it was only...More

Thank Suittraveller
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Suittraveller we are so very sorry that your experience at our hotel has led you to not wanting to return. We always try our best to have the freshest food available for our guests and living on an island does have its challenges for...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

What happened straddie pub? We have been coming for years and each time our visit is slightly less in quality. We love your view but the bistro really lets you down. The quality and service has definitely declined over the last 12 months. Food is...More

Thank Vanessa L
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vanessa thank you for reviewing our hotel. We take pride in our hotel so to read your review on our hotel is upsetting especially as you have been here numerous times. We are working through the issues with our Bistro and I am happy...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017

Visited same time last year, the place was legitimately terrible. Someone has obviously seen the warning signs, with a changed menu and improved service making the hotel a viable visit for a meal. Have had the lamb rump twice, very good. Wife has alternated between...More

Thank Benny A
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Benny thank you for your review and letting us know you think we have improved since your last visit, this is wonderful to hear. Being the only hotel on the island we take great pride in making sure our customers have a wonderful time...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

It's a nice outlook during the day. But at night the view can't save it, and you're left with ordinary pub food & sour staff. Showed up before 8pm for dinner, the place is 3/4 empty. Was asked snappily- 'Do you have a booking?!' No...More

Thank TrySmiling
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi TrySmiling we are sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not as you expected. Our Chef and Bistro Manager have implemented staff training sessions to ensure a memorable experience is had by all of our guests and leaves them wanting to...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017

The view is 5/5 but the food and service is dodgy. Expensive for the size of the servings and service can be very slow.More

Thank WCW1
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi WCW1 thank you for reviewing our hotel and we are sorry to hear you thought our food and service were not up to standard. Since you were here we have had changes implemented in our Bistro that we think has brought our customer service...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Great amazing views. Food is adequate pub food. Service okay but a bit slow. Worth a visit now and again.More

Thank Wayne T
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Wayne we appreciate your reviewing our hotel and are happy to hear you enjoyed our spectacular views whilst here. You will be pleased to know that our Bistro has undergone major changes and we hope that if you return to Straddie you will partake...More

Reviewed March 3, 2017

Had both breakfast and dinner here each of 3 days we stayed at the hotel so we could take advantage of magnificent view. Prices very reasonable. Breakfasts were better than dinners. Staff very friendly and helpful.More

Thank NandN_13
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi NandN_13 we are very grateful for you review of our hotel and are happy you appreciate the spectacular view that is part of a visit to Straddie. We are glad to hear your breakfasts were enjoyable and sorry that your dinners were not as...More

Reviewed February 28, 2017

Stradbroke Island Hotel bar and food area have quite pleasant surroundings and a nice outlook over the ocean. The food is average and relatively expensive for pub food. A downer was paying $36 for a dozen tiny oysters with no sauce or dressing - and...More

Thank Ben1008
StradbrokeHotel, Public Relations Manager at Manta Ray Bistro at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ben 1008 thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We certainly agree with you that we have one of the best outlooks on the island to soak up whilst dining or enjoying a beverage. We are very sorry to...More

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Rob4171
Hi am travelling over to straddy next Sunday with a load of mates on motorbikes and just seeing where is a good place to book for lunch. it would appear that the pub is not what it used to be and am reluctant to be the one who cops it when the food and service dont seem to be up to scratch. Can you please send me a menu and please advise if there is any chance of making a booking for next Sunday for 10 people at 12.00 thanks.
February 10, 2017|
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Response from anecessaryevil | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, that sounds like a question for the hotel. Good luck. Read the reviews I guess. there are plenty of them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Coast Road, Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Redland City  >  North Stradbroke Island  >  Point Lookout
  • Phone Number: 0437139200
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