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“Why all the negatives??”
Review of Naked Turtle - CLOSED

Naked Turtle
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Why all the negatives??”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had both dinner and breakfast here and on both occasions the food and service were excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed. Maybe a bit too relaxed for those who felt the need to be escorted to a table!! We rather like choosing our own!! The quality of the food was great. We can assure you the lobster thermidor was just that, not mornay. The steak was cooked to order and the chicken was a pleasant surprise.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Mullumbimby, Australia
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162 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Fantastic brekky!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

My fav brekky ever! Would highly recommend the pumpkin & time bread. If you are in to big breakfast, the big brekky is huge & great value. Great value overall & lovely outlook.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AWTYblogger
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Three times unlucky....”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

The location, atmosphere and the menu should make for a sensational place to eat with a young family. However, as Sunshine Coast locals and after giving the Naked Turtle a chance on three occasions, our most recent visit left me on the verge of furious disappointment.

With two young children we ordered the kids meals, my wife ordered stuffed peppers and I thought I'd splash out to celebrate our last day of holiday by ordering a fisherman's platter.

45 minutes went by before the kids had exhausted their colouring in books, iphone and ipad. Their meals were delivered and we were shocked at how much wasn't on the plate. Two small slivers of grilled fish and literally 7 chips was what was on the plate.

Ten minutes later, my wife's meal arrived which looked great and tasted sensational.

Five minutes after that, my meal arrived. With an obvious departure from what was listed in the menu to what was on my plate, no dipping sauces, no bug, three defrosted Coles looking prawns, soggy salad and a couple of chips was less than disappointing for $39.00.

When we raised our disappointment with the waiter we were informed the Chef was an apprentice and hadn't read the menu yet!!! From that point on we were avoided and were then expected to pay the full price for our meals. Needless to say we couldn't justify paying what was being asked.

We won't be back for a fourth time.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank The_Review_Shack
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid Terrible food/service”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a great day at the beach and decided to get fish and chips it was the closet one. First impression was not good lady with bright red/purple hair was not friendly at all and had a sour look Like she didn't want to b there.Front counter floors are dirty and prices are very over priced.we ordered take away fisherman's catch $49. Food terrible fish burnt fish was dory and tasted horrible. They even forgot to give us the tartare sauce. Food leaves horrible taste in yr mouth like it's old oil. Such a shame prime location but is let down in all areas. Management you need to have a good look at yr staff. I get better service at Macdonalds.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Jane C
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An hour for nuggets and chips”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We attended with four adults and four kids. When we arrived there was one other table of two seated. It took about 15 minutes for our order to be taken. We ordered only one entree: oysters. They were very good. Our mains were not served until after 7.15 , an hour after we ordered. In the meantime it seemed another 4 tables who arrived after us received their mains.
Our waiter was friendly and I think was trying hard but the service was slow and just not up to scratch. The chips with the kids nuggets were cold. The other main meals were generally well cooked and were good. Had the meals been served within a reasonable time we would have been happy but it was just too long. A real shame because the place has a fantastic position and is very handy and generally has a good relaxed feel and real potential.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Matt W
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