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“Love the food and service”
Review of Arnica - CLOSED

Arnica
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Maroochydore, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love the food and service”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Dined here last night (3rd Oct), very quiet only 3 tables of guests. However, this did not detract from the service and the quality of the food. The waiter was very professional, it is such a joy to be served by a waiter who knows what he's doing! For entrées we had the 'funky' oysters (a selection of natural oysters dressed 5 different ways - delicious, scallops (bread crumbs on top) with a chilli dipping sauce, and the daily Asian Special (pork noodles - but not what you think, they had a delicious sauce which was so full of flavour. For mains we had, eye fillet - so perfectly cooked medium rare - so many restaurants get this wrong, accompanied with chunky fries and a mushroom jus, again, delicious, my other daughter had the veal scaloppine, salt ala bocca (or something like that) with a risotto base - couldn't fault it. As for me, I had the seafood platter for 1 (the photo says it all) - actually, it was big enough for two - all fresh and beautifully presented. Believe it or not we even managed to fit in a dessert - special chocolate mud cake and vanilla cream and the trio of desserts - choc pastry, mango sorbet and rosewater jelly. All divine. This is definitely a restaurant you would save for a special occasion, it is not cheap, but then again, I thought worth every penny. So far, this is one of the best restaurants I have found in Maroochydore.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Ozmaree
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English first
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Its generally difficult to find really creative cooking outside the big cities. Whilst Arnica tries, the food here is far from exceptional. The scallops were bland and overpowered by the gazpachio, the fish was drowning in hollandaise sauce, and the lamb was ordinary. However, the portions were generous and the service was professional.

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Thank Globaltraveller56
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Caloundra, Australia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“World Class Restaurant”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a pleasure it was to find a restaurant of such a high calibre here on the Sunshine Coast. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. Our waiter was very professional, attentive and knowledgeable. We felt like we could have been at a fine dining restaurant anywhere in the World. Well done Arnica!

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Karen and Sheri... T
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Buderim, Australia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love the French food”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We went to Arnica for a 6 course degustation French dinner it was lovely the services was first class and the food was very well prestented and tasty would recommend to try it at least once
not cheap but you pay for the good things

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank baligirl60
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Marcoola, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A great tasting experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We enjoyed the degustation menu for 2 - a 6 course tasting with matching wine accompanyments if chosen. The food was excellent, the wait staff Eddie was very experienced and helpful. He was able to manage several tables by himself on the evening so was kept on his toes but always had time to discuss menu, wines or chat or make interesting shapes from tablecloths.
It was our first time there and we were impressed and would recommend to others.
We will definately go again.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Mal B
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