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“Fine dining at the Il Pescatore restaurant of Sheraton Mirage.”
Review of Lagoons Restaurant - CLOSED

Lagoons Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
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Description: Lagoons Restaurant will tempt you with its truly extravagant, internationally themed seafood buffet. Watch the chef prepare a selection of dishes for you at the live cooking station. Experience traditional high tea served with a distinctive flair, set overlooking the spectacular lagoons and served each afternoon from 3pm-5pm. Gather with friends and family to enjoy the all-day dining with an elaborate buffet breakfast, superb á la carte lunch, afternoon tea and magnificent buffet dinner.
Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
421 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Fine dining at the Il Pescatore restaurant of Sheraton Mirage.”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

During our stay in Port Douglas before Christmas to visit my niece, my husband and I wanted to experience fine dining. We tried several restaurants, and looked forward to delectable dishes prepared with fresh ingredients - the best which Port Douglas had to offer. This was the high expectations we had of a town which abounds with fresh seafood, vegetables and fruits, but generally, we were disappointed. Luckily, my niece and her friend, who live and work in Port Douglas invited us to dine at the Il Pescatore, seafood restaurant of the Sheraton Mirage.

This proved to be the highlight of our stay in Port Douglas. The Il Pescatore is conveniently located near the lagoon and since it was such a beautiful and warm evening, we chose to sit in the terrace, where we had a perfect view of the lagoon and surroundings. While we were deciding what to order from the extensive menu, we were served some tasters consisting of small delicate dishes designed to titillate and entice the taste buds. When we took the first bite, we knew then that it was going to be a fine dining experience. We found out that the Sheraton Mirage prides itself in having in its employ several chefs, who can live up to the high level of excellence of colleagues in Australia and abroad.

The extensive menu was interesting, experimental and is characterized by the successful fusion of different cuisine influences. The dishes, which we were served during the meal, were perfectly prepared from fresh ingredients and the composition and presentation of each dish bear witness to the excellence of the chefs in the Il Pescatore kitchen.

The service was competent, discrete and friendly which all in all made the evening an unforgettable experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Exelcis
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Cairns, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Hight Tea is not very "High"”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were very excited to try out the high tea here as we had heard it is the best in North Qld. We were very disappointed to find the tea served in coffee cups, the overall ambiance for a High Tea was a let down, the service was indifferent and the food ordinary. First of all, the savoury component consisted of one 4 point sandwich made with ordinary multigrain bread, crusts still on and served as points. The scones were tight, served with what looked and tasted like canned cream and bottled jam, the pie was burned on the bottom.

From past experience we know that the buffet breakfast here is very good, but skip the high tea.

  • Visited December 2012
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5 Thank Brenda081
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Tea Gardens
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Still a Great Spot”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Probably around 8 years since our last stay, but property is still a good spot to spend a few nights. Could do with a bit of a 'touch up' with paint along with new carpet just to freshen things up, but overall our room was kept spotless. On a visual point, the planter boxes outside the rooms over the pool areas were always brimming with vegetation - now void of anything. Therefore you have to keep the shutters closed for privacy.
Did not utilize any of the restaurants, preferring to go 'into town' with the locals.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MyallTeaGardens
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
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“Breakfast with a view”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great buffet breakfast, lots of variety- even gluten free bread! A lovely view over the lagoon pools. Staff could be a little friendlier though

Visited October 2012
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Thank Katrina M
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good value buffet brekky - $26 with some prompt service”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We stay at sheraton port douglas for 6 nights and had the buffet brekky each morning - at $26 pp it's great value with all the usual trimmings. The best bits are the fresh fruit and the prompt service. Also sitting next to the swimming lagoons a great bonus. Very nice!!!

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Thank 6784_dog
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