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Shearwater Restaurant

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The promenade | Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6651 6053
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had breakfast here over the Easter weekend. We arrived at around 8 and it was very quiet. We were concerned to start as there were patrons in the cafe next door but not here. We need not have been concerned. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Highly recommend a visit. We will be returning.

Thank JulesD3007
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Went for dinner with family . Great location and service . I thought the meals were a bit "light on" and could do with more veggies and spuds , I ordered the potatoes on the side as an extra. Out came 1 average size potato on a bed of rocket with some pesto , at bit steep at $9.00 I... More 

Thank Brainspace
Grafton, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch with a cool breeze by river. Excellent service and atmosphere. Only tiny negative was thai chick salad drowned in dressing. Very good overall

Thank RobboMS
2 reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I must say Ive been here multiple times and i have to express the critique of this place It is an inevitably providing experience with a nice and tasteful menu Combinations of certain but yet diverse amount of flavours through out all 3 menu's The salmon specials during the day are superb And the night menu is great menu for... More 

Thank Michael D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

We were delighted to get a table overlooking the river so we could watch the fish and other wildlife, as well as the paddle boarders and canoeists - this passed the time easily as our fresh fish dishes were prepared. As a coeliac it was really good to be able to order grilled fish as opposed to 'battered' - thank... More 

Thank Don I
Southport, Australia
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438 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Only stopped in for coffee and a cake for morning tea, but we were impressed. The cafe is hidden away from the road, with a great location right on the river ( the verandah is actually built out over the water's edge). The coffee was excellent as was the in-house baked Turkish Love cake we had with it. Next trip... More 

Thank ChrisandJudy1000
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Worth booking river side table to watch fish & birds flow by. EVERY visit has been enjoyable. The staff r friendly the food is ALWAYS special & real value. BEST coffee in Coffs. Do yrself a FLAVOUR hv recotta hotcakes with home made lemon curd spiced dates & muscopony My mouth is watering just remembering it. We always take friends... More 

Thank Maria N
Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2016

Went here with friends & their families for breakfast whilst in Coffs Harbour. The service was excellent and the food was delicious, fresh and served just how it was requested. The views over the river were pleasant. Price is very reasonable and seems to be somewhat cheaper than most others in the area. This place is certainly worth a go,... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Attentive and friendly staff who opened early to enable our function to go ahead. Food beautifully cooked and presented in a timely manner that took into consideration our time constraints in still having to attend work. Lovely location right on the water. One small problem with one of the meals quickly resolved with friendly customer service and apologies. Highly recommend.

Thank HRwilltravel
Gunnedah, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and From the second we walked in the door to the moment we left we were waited on and treated like nothing was a hassle. Waitress who took our order was amazing with our kids who became fussy with the menu. Food was well priced and delicious! Will be back next holidays!

Thank Ampaja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $29
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The promenade | Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coffs Harbour
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6651 6053
A unique location, could be anywhere in Australia...fantastic menus, attention to detail, just awesome

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?