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Waterview Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
+61 7 5486 8344
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is currently closed not sure why or for how long, looks pretty empty, but we were keen to visit as staying nearby. Disappointed we missed out this trip.

3 Thank Michelle B
Eudlo, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great atmosphere, early dinner at sunset to make the most of the view. Great tables next to the open windows. Not many people early. Excellent food - we loved it. Modern interesting decore and very attentive waitress staff.

Thank Vanessa W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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.

1 Thank Aleesha-brazell
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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 

1 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 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Yvonne W
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Shirley C
Tin Can Bay, Australia
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank jhar793
Toowoomba, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank has6103
Gold Coast, Australia
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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Michael B
Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank 50opd2j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $34
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
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
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?