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Waterview Bistro

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103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
+61 7 5486 8344
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately waterview bistro is closed. We were looking forward to trying out this little place but it had a closed sign on the door, and nothing on the shelves. Hoping it may reopen one day but it looked very bare.

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Thank Aleesha-brazell
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location although there is no parking. We holiday in rainbow beach a few times a year and try this place when it's open, every time we come it has a different owner!!! not sure what the issues are very inconsistent place and the food last time we went was very poor as to the service also. Definitely should not... More 

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Thank truthful1972
Hervey Bay, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We have dined here in the past and found this restaurant very good but in a recent visit to Waterview we were quite disappointed with the food which also wasn't cheap. We are always prepared to pay good money for good food and service. My husband wanted a steak and we saw that not one steak was cooked by the... More 

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is my favourite restaurant on the coast. Not only are there magnificent views but the food was delicious and just the right size serving. Service was cheerful and delivered in a reasonable amount of time at the table. I will definitely be back there again to enjoy this delightful place on the coast.

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Thank Shirley C
Tin Can Bay, Australia
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I attended Waterview for a function. The meal was superb, service excellent and the view from the venue was fantastic. Affordable prices for fine dining, too. Recommended for special occasions - the staff really look after you.

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Thank jhar793
Toowoomba, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Thought the food was a bit expensive and wasn't that great. Chips were soggy and chicken was dry. Staff were nice though.

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Thank has6103
Gold Coast, Australia
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

First visit, felt like a change from the sports or surf clubs. Four and a half out of five so looking forward to it. I know some photos were 2 or 3 years old but two looked good, one the Amberjack dish and the other the chowder. Chowder was no longer on the menu and they ran out of the... More 

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Thank Michael B
Brisbane, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We had the hot rocks grill, meal doesn't come with any greens or side dish apart from potato. Meat was a bit fatty. View was nice although not all tables can see the view. Chicken meal was very dry but sauce was great. Wouldn't rush back here.

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Thank 50opd2j
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

In all my years of travelling I've never visited the same restaurant twice for dinner on consecutive nights! Until now. But this is such a good eatery, simple and a fairly unimaginative wine list but my God the fresh prawns cooked on a hot stone at the table are to die for! It's literally that, ten large, local plump prawns... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This place has a lot going for it including lovely views, very good food and friendly service. What it sadly lacks in a restaurant trying to be "upmarket", is atmosphere. Once the sun goes down (by 6pm at this time of year) you are left sitting in a harshly lit room. We asked the waitress if the lights could be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $34
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Gympie Region  >  Rainbow Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5486 8344
Description
Waterview Bistro is an award winning restuarant located on the highest point of Rainbow Beach. Every table offers stunning views to Fraser Island and beyond and a seasonal changing menu represents the best in local produce. Nestled in the luxury botique resort of Rainbow Ocean Palms and adjacent to the stunning Carlo Sandblow, Waterview Bistro is a Rainbow Beach 'must do'!

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