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The Box on the Water

The Esplanade & Beach Street, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia
4339 3369
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (31 reviews)
“gnocchi” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Esplanade & Beach Street, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia
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1 - 10 of 601 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An early booking because we had a 3 year old with us. When we were seated we were asked if we wanted water. Yes. The water still did not arrive with our pre dinner drinks and had to be requested again. A steak, medium rare,...More

Thank jaymac315
Reviewed 2 days ago

Disappointed for the meals, it’s to salty. Most ordered burummundi and duck confit which I had. I complain about it and was not charge but it was still expensive what we paid at the end. My daughter fiancé brought a cheesecake for a birthday cake...More

Thank Bernardita P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This little gem on the Ettalong foreshore is a must visit. About as close as possible to the water to sit and enjoy a meal and what an outstanding vista. Waves rippling into the shore, ducks paddling about, boats bobbing at anchor, a great view...More

Thank Kerri N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great view across the bay whilst you sip on a beer and nibble some fries. Staff always pleasant and friendly.

Thank shaunmoulds666
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review and for visiting Shaun. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

A group stayed at Ettalong Beach over the weekend and we had dinner at The Box. Food was great and so was the service - friendly and pleasant. I particularly enjoyed my affogato - lovely end to a lovely dinner.

Thank Natalie737
Reviewed 1 week ago

What amazing contemporary Australian food, it was all so delicious that we ate far too much! Plus delicious and fun cocktails and service was absolutely impecible. So informative and attentive without being at all intrusive, not easy to achieve. We have become regulars at The...More

Thank Melanie D
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Melanie, we love it when our customer ‘get’ what we do here. Seafood, cocktails, great service - you nailed it! Hope you visit again very soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the view, the menu and the food. The service was great. Every food item was very fresh and juices were made to order.

Thank jenny1961
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jenny - your visit and lovely review is appreciated. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful winter's day and the outlook is beautiful. On arrival we seated promptly and with minutes had menus and water. We both enjoy seafood so we happy with what we had to choose from. Recommend the mussels, main meals were generous portions...More

Thank Ned58
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we really do appreciate your recommendation. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no booking and the place was packed. A staff member took down my number and said he would call when a table came up. This was within five minutes. The food was great and the service was above and beyond. A wonderful day...More

Thank rodbruce
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and taking time to review. Glad that you enjoyed The BOX experience! Come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name and the photo sold us before checking the menu - perfect location great and friendly service fab fish and chips and all round excellent spot ... loved it! Thank you 💕😍🌟

Thank Madeleine R
Natasha N, Owner at The Box on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Splendid! Thanks Madeleine. So glad you enjoyed yourself. See you again, we hope

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Wayne W
March 10, 2016|
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Response from Dinah G | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you will need to book can get very bisy
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johnmooreAvocaBeach
February 2, 2015|
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Response from Dinkumguy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe they are open Thursday to Monday for dinner. BYO - Yes with a corkage of $15 per bottle. Their list is not bad. Google - The Box Ettalong and the wine list is with the menu. I would suggest eat early (6 ish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade & Beach Street, Ettalong Beach, New South Wales 2257, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ettalong Beach
  • Phone Number: 4339 3369
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Description
Fresh modern Australian cuisine in a prime waterfront location with panoramic views. Open for lunch daily 12-3pm. Dinner Thursday - Monday 6-9pm. Bar menu Friday - Sunday 3-6pm with happy hour 4-5pm. Cafe & garden bar open daily 7-4pm. Licensed. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day only.
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