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Whalers Restaurant

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Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
+61 8 9949 2416
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Busselton, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Several meals here during a 3 month visit to Exmouth. Excellent meals on each occasion with attentive staff & a very pleasant dining experience. Looking forward to our visit next year.

Thank Elise P
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the resort and every afternoon a delicious aroma would waft across the pool area. When we finally got to eat a meal there, we were not disappointed. Delicious food, great cocktails. The staff were very helpful when we needed to order something off menu for our children with dietary restrictions. Would love to eat there again.

Thank katya314
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by two separate people and for good reason - the food was incredible! So much so we went back a second night out of our for night trip! So so good, would recommend to anyone. And our waitress was super lovely!

Thank Katrina Z
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Whalers is a standout for Exmouth. We dined there twice during our stay and would highly recommend it. The seafood platter for two was excellent and the fish was cooked to perfection. The desserts were subtle in their flavours, generous in their portions and very well presented. The staff were efficient and very pleasant. The atmosphere was very pleasant... More 

Thank MrLizardTheWizard
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great experience in Exmouth. Easily the best restaurant in Exmouth and we've been to all. Pleasant wait staff, right priced wine and excellent food. Well presented and very tasty . A bit XXy but worth it!! Recommend for a celebratory night or just for good food.

Thank Dianne I
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always dined here evry visit to Exmouth and this visit was especially good as the resturant was in a new location which was fantastic. The staff were the best friendly and helpful all night and the food was well priced and delisious.

Thank Glenn B
Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined as a couple on a recent road trip. First in for the evening meal. Slightly different menus selection than expected. Would have preferred more seafood dishes. Finally decided on the seafood spaghetti, and it didn't let me down. Great selection blended well with the pasta. Service was a little slow considering, but it appeared that the staff were still... More 

Thank PUMPOP14
Florence, Italy
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions are generous. The service is great. The wait is average. The value is quite good: 2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 espresso, a slice of cake, a bottle of steel water 141 $. Our menu included: two starters: 6 oysters with salt and lemon really tasty and an equally good prawns cocktail. We both ordered the new orleans... More 

Thank OspreyP
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sorry I went to this restaurant. The maitre d' (who I think is also the manager) deliberately tried to make me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. I have never experienced this before. Was it because I was a woman travelling alone? The food was okay though nowhere near as good as the reports, the setting was nice but the highlight... More 

Thank Miriam F
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the old, and now, the new location. I think I preferred the old because it had a rustic feel to it but the new location is beautiful and, thankfully, the food is still amazing. Very generous serves (I couldn't finish mine) but everyone at our table raved about the food with no complaints. Service was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $35
Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9949 2416
Whalers Licensed Restaurant is located amongst the landscaped gardens of the Exmouth Escape Resort. We offer the perfect relaxed dining experience to complete your visit to Western Australia's world famous Ningaloo Reef.

Liz Minniear and executive chef Paul Minniear have owned and operated Whalers Restaurant since 2007. In early 2014 they moved the restaurant from Kennedy st to the Exmouth Escape Resort where they can now offer a more comfortable, modern and lush setting for their diners' pleasure. They continue to pride themselves on fresh, honest flavours and source the finest local seafood, steaks and produce available.

Live music is a regular feature at the restaurant with solo or duo acoustic acts playing on the deck while you enjoy your meal.

Whalers also caters for functions including Weddings, birthdays and business functions which can be catered for off site or at the restaurant.

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