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“Sad to see, Not Recommended.”

Capers on the Esplanade
Ranked #27 of 104 Restaurants in Airlie Beach
Price range: $12 - $27
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Coolangatta, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Sad to see, Not Recommended.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sad to see, Not Recommended.

Capers has just under gone a magger refurbishment. Ha, looks the part although has gone backwards in my eyes. They have added a great look although taken away customer service & good food. It has in my eyes turned into a cash cow with only pub grub on offer (expensive pub grub $$). No table service is available, all food & drinks need to be payed for at the counter prior to receiving. So if your food is crap, (which it was). It does not leave you with a leg to stand on, as you have already payed. Not to mention there is not a staff member in sight to talk to any way . Just a couple of people picking up plates & cleaning tables (periodically)
I am a local here in AB, Capers in my mind has been angled to get the tourist in, get your money & not really care if you return.

From being a very loyal customer, Capers you have lost me…….

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Best breakie in Airlie Beach!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The best eggs Benedict I've ever had... and that is saying a lot as I have had a lot of eggs benedict! Great location and service, very comfortable sofa's - highly recommended for breakie or just a relaxing beer.

Visited September 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Wouldn't hurry back”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

A very disappointing meal. Children's meals came out cold. Menu didn't really reflect what came out on the plate. Made a small change to one of the meals and they totally missed half of what was in the menu.

  • Visited September 2013
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to relax, enjoying the food and have great food.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped here by chance and ended up having lunch one day, breakfast the next, mid morning coffee and macaroons and then ended up back there later that night for coffees, dessert and entertainment. The food was great, the service great and the atmosphere great. Love it!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Marnie W
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great atmosphere, ok service”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We found Capers to be more of a mix between a cafe and a bar, with expensive meals. Don't expect table service as you will have to line up at the bar to make your orders. The outdoor seating has nice views to the beach. The afternoon we were there they had a live performance which was quite nice. The food was tasty and they had nice cakes on offer for dessert. All in all the experience was above average.

  • Visited September 2013
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