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“Lovely spot for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Couta Boat Cafe

Couta Boat Cafe
Ranked #19 of 51 Restaurants in Queenscliff
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Circa 1902 restaurant and wine bar is located within the beautiful building that was formally, The Queenscliff Inn, on the main St. The Hotel provides refurbished accommodation, with freshly laid carpet and TV's in each room as well. The business is owned and operated by Chris Dinneen and Sally Denahy who certainly know how to provide a delicious, welcoming and friendly dining experience! The wine bar offers occasional live music and an ambiente experience. The owners pride themselves on first impressions, lasting memories. The menu features fresh local seafood as well as home-style cooking that are inspired by the beautiful flavours found along the Mediterranean. The restaurant also offers an all day TAPAS menu. The menu is always changing and developing. Specialty nights are also on offer from a taste of India to Paella. The extensive wine and beer list highlights some of what the local region has to offer. The restaurant is open Tuesday- Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended on the weekends.
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“Lovely spot for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We popped down to Queenscliff for lunch a couple of Sundays ago and decided to visit this restaurant for lunch.

We found the staff to be really friendly, the atmosphere was warm and inviting.

The menu had a very wide variety and we both struggled to choose our meals.

I settled on a dish for the specials menu, a scallop pie, it was a great choice and was extremely tasty.

We enjoyed a couple of glasses or wine and finished off the meal with a nice coffee.

We did not have dessert, but there were a few nice ones to choose from.

We will certainly return and would highly recommend to others.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy and good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Queenscliff is an absolutely fabulous base to explore the Bellarine Peninsula, however in winter it is fairly quiet, and a number of restaurants are closed in the early part of the week. Couta Boat Cafe is in the main street, and was nice and cosy on a cold Sunday night - we just dropped in for coffee and dessert as we'd had a big lunch. They were very welcoming, and after finding other places were closed on Monday night we went back for a full meal.
Good choice, service was good, and we really enjoyed it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Graeme27Melb
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“Great night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The meal was excellent. I had the duck and couldn't fault it. The service was great and the waitress was very helpful. Prices were great. I would gladly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Rita R
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