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Buddha by the Beach
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Nice part of the world to visit, if you do, this isn't a bad restaurant to try....doesn't look great by a pool but the food and service was very nice

Thank Lowndesy
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Really lovely food, a little pricey but worth it. Atmosphere was good but the accoustics make it hard to hear your fellow diners.
Service was great.

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Thank Louise P
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I plus four of our friends stayed at Moby's resort and visited this beautiful restaurant which is a tropical oasis set in the resort next to the pool. Nils Stromland the head chef and owner of the restaurant has this restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable vibe about it, with a fantastic menu and service. All the meals are reasonably priced with specials during the week and weekends. I strongly recommend speaking to Nils or staff about planning a special dinner in advance. Nils made a specially catered dinner for 8 (which is not on the menu) including the best chilli crab dish and baked snapper I have ever tasted. I give this restaurant the five star tick of approval.

2  Thank Brett G
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant is a great standout in the stretch between Newcastle and Byron Bay. The head chef and owner, Nils Stromland, is a creative genius with a great talent and passion for what he does. The food here is always top notch - and it comes without an expensive price tag. Standout dishes are the spring rolls, soft shell crab, fish of the day specials & twice cooked duck. But everything here is really superb. The vegetarian menu contains many choices and is impressive - a rare find in a country area. The souffle desserts are also a treat.
When the weather is balmy, sitting outside beside the resort swimming pool is really pleasant - and often a quieter option.
If you want a more casual meal, they also have delicious pizzas which can also be done as takeaway.
A visit to Buddhas is always a taste sensation - and definitely worth the drive out from Forster.

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1  Thank leannebob_12
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The atmosphere of this place is really great as soon as you walk in, with the Buddha statues and bamboo plats adorning the room. The menu is quiet small, but caters to vegetarians also. The signature dish is twice-cooked duck in tamarind sauce and with coconut rice. The duck was really tasty and the coconut rice – what an amazing taste! Everything went well together. The fillet steak was just right, with creamy mash and mushrooms– my partner said the best meal he had all year!

The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and genuine – even on New Year’s eve of all nights when they could be rushing to get us out. They were helpful in suggesting meals and happily took pictures for us.

Definitely would eat here again! Recommended!

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Thank Patasha123
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