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“Great food, great service and fantastic views”
Review of Arnica - CLOSED

Arnica
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Caloundra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great food, great service and fantastic views”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

This is a fantastic place for a meal on a nice day. Fantastic views of the Maroochy River and even better food. The service was outstanding and I would recommend this place to anyone. Looking forward to taking friends and introducing them to Arnica. Not cheap but the servings are fairly big and the quality can't be beaten on the Sunshine Coast.

  • Visited May 2012
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5 Thank GeoffandLea
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English first
sunshine coast.
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“The very best Restaurant on the Sunshine coast”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

This is truly a fantastic place to east. The food is simply amazing, the service outstanding and the views to die for. As a not so recent blow in from Sydney it took us many months to find this place and now we have it’s our favourite. The Chief has over 30 years experience and with this he creates the most amazing dishes sure to please even the fussiest of diners. The staff and friendly, experienced and attentive, simply 5 STAR all the way. Don’t just take my word for it, just book and GO!

  • Visited May 2012
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8 Thank ozteam888
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Absolute Stunner”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Where do we start..... We arrived on the Sunshine Coast 6 months ago, since that time we have only found local restaurants that are just average, nothing stood out. Arnica CHANGED all that!!!!!

We arrived at 6pm, to be greeted by a Maitre'd (who butlered for the Spanish Royal Family), he seated us at by the window, however it was raining. My partner and I decided to have the 5 Course Degustation Menu and what a BRILLIANT choice of meal that turned out to be. Arnica has a very good Al a Carte menu as well as a limited wine list (however you can Bring Your Own (BYO)).

Our Degustation Menu started with a stunning Scallop dish, just delightful and beautifully favored. That set the tone for the rest of the night, along with some seriously stunning service from the Maitre'd. A lovely light Tuna dish was next, followed by Red Emperor and Garlic Prawn dish. We drank a wonderful French Chablis with these 3 dishes. All the dishes were full of favor from the wonderful sauces. Our 4th dish was sliced Roast Beef, again just beautifully cooked with spot on wonderful presentation. To accompany the dish, we drank a lovely Australian Shiraz.

To cap the night off we were presented with a wonderful Chocolate Souffle.

We arrived at 6pm, left at 11pm, after having desert, and after dinner drinks. We thought our meal was so wonderfully cooked, served and presented, we just had to meet the Chef/Owner, who has spent years cooking in Sweden and Europe. Michael is a Michelin Star trained chef and it shows in everything he presented to us that night.

Sean, the Maitre'd is just your classic consuminate professional, nothing was too much bother and everything was done with passion. We just loved the way Sean made our cold wet night into a night that we will remember forever.

We've dined at a number of Queensland's top restaurants including Aria, Arnica knocks them off with stunningly efficient superbly presented food.

So if you are a geniune food buff, Arnica is a definite must go to place whilst you are visiting the Sunshine Coast.

  • Visited April 2012
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7 Thank Massai7
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noosa
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic location and professional service”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

We just had the most beautiful lunch at this great hidden gem. First we were greeted by charming Swedish waiter Eddie, who looked after us in very professional manner. Whoever complained about the service in a previous review...that staff must be long gone.
We started of with an amazing plate of black mussel, prawns tempura cooked to perfection and other top quality antipasto. The highlight would have been the house made Fennel & pork sausage and the different breads, the Italian chef makes on the premises.
Both main courses were delicious and very generous in size. The ambiance of this place, being right on the river could not be better. We can't wait to return...all the way from Noosa.

  • Visited February 2012
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8 Thank schatzieNoosa
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Up market restaurant, great location and great food”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We went for lunch at a friends recommendation and had the special which included a glass of wine.for only a few dollars more, you could also have coffee and a pastry. By the water, l.ovely outlook on a nice day. Good, friendly service.

  • Visited February 2012
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12 Thank BHP534
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