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“POOR EXPERIENCE”

Shearwater Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 215 Restaurants in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $31
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A unique location, could be anywhere in Australia...fantastic menus, attention to detail, just awesome
Moonee Beach
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“POOR EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very expensive for what is served. Disappointing that this restaurant 'used' to be top notch but it has gone downhill; you can tell by the type of clientelle compared to when the restaurant first opened. It used to be a 'dress up' venue but now people go in tshirts and board shorts for dinner. No ambience. Would not go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great location, menu could be more adventurous”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We visit this restaurant on our annual holidays. The location overlooking the river is wonderful. The staff were attentive and helpful. We thought that the menu was unadventurous and the food was bland

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank SusanM63
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FinnJohnsen, Manager at Shearwater Restaurant, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Hi, thank you for taking time to review Shearwater...we are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, we continually try to tweet and change the menu, please come back and try something else because im sure we tickle your fancy....
kind regards
Managment
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Avalon Beach, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Spent a couple of days in coffs. Before our visit checked trip adviser and booked this restaurant for dinner because of the great reviews. We were not disappointed great food and service. Had breakfast on Sunday also nice. Would recommend this restaurant lovely outlook

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Thank samsonSydney
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FinnJohnsen, Manager at Shearwater Restaurant, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for taking time to spread the word.. we work hard to make people happy and are stoked to hear it..
thank you and kind regards,
Managment
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended, fantastic food!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We spent a few days in Coffs Harbour and came across this place after driving out from our motel for some late lunch. It is set in a local shopping area and overlooks a lovely river. The food was fabulous all fresh ingredients and very tasty, the service was also fantastic. I would highly recommend the Open Ravioli of prawns, goats cheese, walnuts, spinach & caper brown butter sauce which cost $26. We enjoyed our meal so much we felt we had to comment when paying and the owner introduced us to the local lady who made all the fresh pasta!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JoJoJB
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FinnJohnsen, Manager at Shearwater Restaurant, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Hey thank you for your kind review, our goals are to achieve everything you have said and to hear it said is a massive compliment,
We hope to see you again,
kind regards
Shearwater
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
891 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
“Quality Breakfast- All Selections $12!!(except all day breakfast).”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Smart marketing with $12 meal. Of course add freshly squeezed juice + coffee will double the bill.
The Vegetarian Offering is excellent & lives up to the quality, attentive waiters, efficient service that is evident at dinner. A good atmosphere & ideal riverside location makes for a perfect experience.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Clio H
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FinnJohnsen, Manager at Shearwater Restaurant, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you...we try really hard to make it an experience and to hear you have enjoyed it enough to write a review is music to our ears..
kind regards
Shearwater
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