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“Perfect ambience, but food...”

Mariners Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $61
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sample some of the Whitsundays' finest seafood at Mariners, in the heart of the Hamilton Island Marina. What you'll love about Mariners: - The offering is a seafood lover's dream - with fresh fish, local prawns, oysters, generous platters and other bounties from the sea. - Great location in the heart of the Hamilton Island Marina. - Relaxed, laid-back setting.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We made a reservation at Mariners Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.
Although a same day booking they were able to accommodate us on an outside table with a view of the marina.
Perfect ambience and good customer service, however we found that the food was a let down given the price tag. Although the steak we had ordered was cooked to liking, the serving was very small with its side dishes (and for a man who likes his steak, he was disappointed). The risotto I had ordered was very bland.
Drinks and meals for me personally were overpriced (in comparison to other restaurants on Hamilton Island).

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Thank PurpleSunshine101
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We dined here twice during our stay. On first occasion we ordered the seafood platter and it was good. Everything on it was fresh and tasty. Second time we dined here was on nye. Again food was great, service was outstanding and the view of the fireworks was just lovely. They served champagne on arrival and just before midnight which was a nice little touch. We will be coming back for sure during our next visit to HI.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

One of the better restaurants on Hamilton Island. Had a very good (but not exceptional) meal here - I've given it four stars as it is quite pricy. Lovely view out over the harbour. Make sure you book - always busy. Recommended.

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Thank paul-ps01
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

At the time we visited Mariners it was ranked as #1 on Hamilton Island, so I had big expectations for this dinner. Pre-booking is necessary.

We got a nice table in the corner situated with a lovely view of the harbor. I´m happy we were not situated closer to the bar, as it would have been a quite different experience.

However, I didn´t expect to be waiting more than one hour for the food to arrive.... The waitress was friendly, but the meal took way to long time to arrive as it was already pretty late (the only booking available was at 9pm) and there weren´t too many guests here. When the food finally arrived, I was very happy with my meal - delicious mussels and plenty of them. The eye fillet of beef and the seafood mix was also really nice.

I´ll recommend this place because of the great meal, but it´s pricey and make sure to have time to wait and prepare for a late night...

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Thank FyFazan
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We have had our share of seafood platters.... and this one has to be one of the best! Excellent quality food, drinks (try the Apple Sorbet Mojito!) and great service (thanks Megan!) and the ambience is amazing watching the sunset over the Marina and Dunk Island.

Thank RK8Coops
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