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“Always delivers”

Bombora Goolwa Beach
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Goolwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Grindelwald, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Always delivers”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We are locals and love, love, love this place. The food is fresh, consistently delicious, and reasonably priced. The salt and pepper squid is to die for - tender, served with a delicious salad and just the right size for lunch. Good wine list with the Bremmerton Sav Blanc a perfect match for the squid. There's other seafood, local Coorong mullet and cockles as well as great salads, baguettes and various specials of the day. Delicious fresh cakes and coffee finish off your meal if you have any room left!

If you've not been here before, Cafe Bombora sits at one end of the Goolwa Beach car park, amongst the sand and sea. It's very casual (used to be the beach kiosk) has an enclosed verandah with cafe blinds protecting you from inclement weather and they even provide fleecy wraps to keep you warm on those cool Goolwa days. There are outside tables too, for people who pop in and out all day for coffee and cake.

Opening hours are limited after the summer months end, and it generally only opens for breakfast and lunch. If you're thinking about heading down to Bomboras for a meal, ring first ....... Just in case! The only problem, it's become so popular that we locals can't expect to just roll up and get a table.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank KateMc23
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English first
Victor Harbor, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great seafood, great location”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

At last a very casual beach cafe right on the beach with great seafood, wine and service. Our 16yr old went surfing right in front of us whilst we enjoyed the company of friends in this casual very beachy cafe. So authentic, it is wonderful!

Visited January 2013
Thank caymancaro
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Position perfect!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Small serves but great food and helpful staff. Very tasty dishes.
Amazing location right on beach nestled into dunes.

Visited February 2013
Thank ozfamilyToronto
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“It's a good start to the end of the week”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

After leaving Stirling , we went for pleasant drive to goolwa on our way to Victor Harbor.
Not in the mood to cook we stopped along the mouth of the Murray at the Bombora resterant, gues what on a Friday night nearly booked out.
But thanks guys( girls) for squeezing us in right under the heater( February?) lovely seafood dishes again and again.
Thanks next time we will book so that we won't miss out for sure.
I do love the romance question, it's romantic but not really the place to ask the girl to marry for better or worse.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Johan O
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Clare, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best fish down south”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

this is rustic, sit out side with your dog in your Bathers and feel comfortable. the fish is local and FRESH. Cooked simply With great salsas, changes on the day. You must try Olafs Mothers apple cake. Wine list small but matches the food, Rieslings of course. A walk on beach afterwards to see the cocle hunters. Wonderful Australian experience for all.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank MitchellWines
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