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“Sunday breakfast ”

Rainbow Beach Hotel
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Australian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Rainbow Beach Hotel is a beautiful two story refurbished Queenslander styled hotel. Boasting large outdoor verandahs with open dining areas around The Plantation Bar. A broad range of food is available from the bistro style menu with your classic pub meals to finer foods. Open from 10 am The Rainbow Beach Hotel is the place to visit in Rainbow Beach. Kids are welcome, Live music every Friday night, large function areas and bars on the second floor perfect for weddings or corporate groups. Rainbow Beach Hotel truly is a must in Rainbow Beach
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Sunday breakfast ”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the RBH many times before when in town, usually for lunch or dinner which is always of a very good standard.
Today I visited for breakfast and again the food and service were great.
The big breakfast was not exceptional but is well priced and suitably filling.
The pancakes were somewhat dry though but a little extra maple syrup could fix that.
Coffee was great, service was quick and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Thank J S
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was our first visit to Rainbow Beach. As with any visit to a new town we made use of Tripadvisor to try and get an idea of where to find a nice place for dinner. According to the site Rainbow Beach Hotel had been ranked number 2. With high expectations we arrived to find a pub environment. There is know one to welcome you, you have to find your own table, look for a menu and then you have to queue to order your food. The restaurant was very busy so my husband had to queue for at least half an hour to order our food. Thankfully there is a playroom for the children and a monitor in the restaurant so you can keep an eye on them. After the half hour wait to order another queue to order drinks from the bar was to follow. So much for a relaxing start to the second best restaurant in town. I ordered the reef and beef which is a steak and prawn dish, my husband ordered chicken parmigiana. We ordered spaghetti bolognaise for the children. After settling down to our drinks we had to wait 45 minutes for food which you have to and go and collect. The children's meals were good. My dish was nothing amazing. Bland steak and prawns which was saved slightly by a creamy garlic sauce. My husband's chicken was a bit dry. Included as part of the children's meal is a complimentary ice cream. For this we had another lengthy wait.

The restaurant became busier as the evening progressed with people scrambling for tables, chairs and having to clear previous patrons tables.

An overall chaotic experience with no visible signs of anyone managing the restaurant.

We have been fortunate enough to have eaten in a lot of restaurants in a number of countries and are of the view that this restaurant is overrated when considering the cost, quality and overall ambiance of the restaurant. It is time to lift the standards - don't accept mediocre!

  • Visited January 2014
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Brisbane
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch at the RBH”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were visiting Rainbow Beach while on holiday staying with my father in Tin Can Bay. We took dad out for lunch to the RBH to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately it seems we arrived a little early and there was no flexibility on the lunch start time of 12 pm. We settled for a cold drink and sat back to enjoy the next couple of hours. The food was great and the service generally very friendly and helpful. The only down side was the chef. When ordering our lunch I noticed that the steaks in the window were not the best. I asked if we could have certain ones and while the waitress was happy to help, she said she would get the chef so I could tell him. We spent $300 on lunch so I thought they wouldn't mind our request. The chef was a real smart @r$e. Looked at me like I was stupid and as I walked away, my wife who was still at the counter heard him mutter to the waitress "he'll get what I give him"! Sure enough we didn't get what we asked for but my father and the other guests we had seemed to enjoy the steaks any way.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Beefa1
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Rainbow Hotel”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Rainbow hotel is beautiful and extremely close to the plantation resort! The menu has changed a couple of times in the past year or so and probably for the better. The choices are ok for a pub but the beer is great!

The kids room, friendly atmosphere and the photo wall are really great reasons to keep going back.

Visited November 2013
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Thank The_Review_Shack
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Blackwater, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Have dinner on the verandah”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had dinner here two twice in our six night stay. Bar staff were very friendly and efficient. Food staff not so much but it was very busy both nights. We sat out on the verandah upstairs which was beautiful and a bit quieter than downstairs. Food was your average pub fare, nothing wrong with that. One big advantage was you knew it was going to be open the same hours every night. Might sound strange but you need to go to Rainbow to find out.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Lyle W
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