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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

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2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4226 3555
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 10:30 am
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Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not a huge fan of the smorgasbord, but this one had good Sydney Rock Oysters, oodles of smoked salmon, lovely plump mussels with a coriander dressing, really flavorsome king prawns, and a good range of salads. I didn't have any of the hot food, but there were 8-10 dishes to choose from. A good range of desserts, fruit and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a pleasant breakfast. Coffee is help yourself. The food was good, but I can't think of much to stay about it. I was a hotel guest. Breakfast was adequate, but not not noteworthy.

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Thank Elaine S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am an avid seafood eater and know when the food is fresh! Booked in on Friday night for 4 adults, lady that took the call was rude so it was not a good start. Arrived @ 19:00 for the $65 pp buffet and I'm glad I did, food was awesome and fresh, only the crab was not fresh, oysters,... More 

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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended this restaurant for my 17th Wedding anniversary. They staff here were excellent, friendly and welcoming. The buffet was lovely even though there were a couple of occasions where the food was slow coming out to re-fill some stations however I put this down to how popular and delicious that food was.

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Thank Mick K
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Was a little worried about going here as there are many negative reviews. Wanted to take friends for a seafood buffet and am so glad we went. Great variety, fresh seafood, salads and dessert. Variety of hot dishes but didn't try them as the seafood was soo good. Oysters, prawns and bugs were great. I don't eat mussels but others... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Anniversary dinner for two let down by bad interpretation of a Buffet. Although the night was enjoyable we were disappointing by their choice of mainly Mediterranean type spread.The salad area which technically lacked "SALAD" although fresh only had a few slices of pre shaved ham, brochette and salami on a slim timber board. Potato salad was tasty, however the lack... More 

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Thank Graham C
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

It is dreadful, lack of staff and hygiene. Complained twice about my food and no apologises and did nothing about it. Eat else where

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Thank Leon V
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful to our table with over 20 people. We had to move to facilitate seating for everyone. Food was an option of three choices for each course. The standard was good; given the numbers. Generous Baby Beetroot salad. 350grams of steak with a choice of sauces (red wine / Diane) served with ample broccoli and thick... More 

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Thank spiceylulu
Gold Coast, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had the buffet lunch here on two consecutive days whilst attending a conference. Never really got beyond the seafood and antipasto starters. The seafood was excellent, although oysters could have been fresher. The salads were all very tasted and there was a good variety of options. The desserts were all very good. The restaurant area has outstanding views of the... More 

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Thank DeanMe2015
Wollongong, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Four of us went there for the Sunday buffet. The seafood and other food was excellent. There was a bit of a mixup with the booking as we had asked for a window table (overlooking the ocean) but the staff then went out of their way to fix that up and rearrange some tables to accommodate what we had asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4226 3555
  • This restaurant is at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?