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Sand Bar and Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Australian
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Kingfisher Bay Resort | North White Cliffs, Fraser Island, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4120 3333
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The new menu at the Sand Bar is fabulous. Lots of burgers to choose from, I had the chicken & avo YUM, while others had the beef & loads of bacon & the Island burger with onion rings & curly fries on the side. Can't wait to return & try more, maybe even the salad or pizzas.

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Thank QuickCatII
Bristol, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here two nights out of our three night stay on Fraser Island at the kingfisher resort. It's only open on weekend evenings for some reason though. We had different burgers both nights - big portions and all very tasty! You have to pay extra for fries on the side but again get a big portion. We saw others... More 

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Thank becky8985
Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate lunch and dinners here as did not like the Maheno at all. The casual ambience of the Sand Bar provides a relaxing and fun time. The food is reasonably priced, the music is great and there are tvs to watch whatever sport that is playing.

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Thank crimsn_petal
Noosaville, Australia
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

When you’re staying at Kingfisher Bay Resort or just passing through this is a great spot for simple meal and a drink or two. The menu is limited, probably best described as simple pub food pizzas etc, but they do have a couple of more elaborate dishes. Price is okay for a resort. We ate here a couple of times... More 

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Thank Adam W
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The staff are very slow and appear uninterested and forlorn. Errors made with food orders on each occasion. The food was average but better tasting and value than Maheno.

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Thank Carolyn G
Toronto, Canada
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203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

You order by going up to the counter and then the food gets delivered to your table via a buzzer, so you can continue to swim. Up to the bar for drinks too. Portions were generous. The eating area is roofed, but open to the small garden and pool area. Saw a dingo in the garden who are protected and... More 

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Thank Lynne M
Beerwah, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We've had dinner a few times at the Sand Bar and bistro. Food is quite good. Main meals are quite large. For us 2 main meals would feed 3 people. Enjoy

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Stockholm, Sweden
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219 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had some pizzas here which are ok in that genre. But the service is a little too much fast food restaurant for my taste. The drinks were horrible. Had a Bellini. That was not a Bellini, so much I can tell. The pool is ok for the kids.

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Thank Martinodman
Hallidays Point, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Went for our anniversary lunch ( friends had organised a $120 gift voucher for us) - the voucher was a drama as staff member at the restaurant had no knowledge of these and called the reception at the resort. We were told we had to walk up there to see another staff member - we went straight up there- when... More 

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Thank Donna K
KingfisherBayResort, Manager at Sand Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Donna K Firstly, congratulations on your recent anniversary. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us in celebration of this milestone. Please accept our sincere apologies however for the way in which we handled the use of your voucher. You are absolutely correct, a phone call is all it should have involved and we appreciate how frustrating... More 

Casino, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nice place to stop. Service at the bar and restaurant was excellent! The food left a bit to be desired. Veggie burger was a let down with peas and corn in a pat tie crumbed. Snitzel and fries were over priced at $18. Fries being shoe string.

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Thank kazbee2016
KingfisherBayResort, Manager at Sand Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi kazbee2016 Thank you for posting letting us know how great the service was when you stopped by – we’ll be sure pass your compliments onto all our staff. Please accept our apologies that food didn’t quite hit the same high though. We want to let you know that we believe they are equally as important to us and have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$28
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingfisher Bay Resort | North White Cliffs, Fraser Island, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Fraser Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4120 3333
Description
Combine The Sand Bar's Bistro casual dining experience with its stunning bush location and you've got a recipe for success. The Sand Bar's spacious decks allow glimpses of the Great Sandy Strait and poolside dining offers a taste of the Aussie lifestyle. The Sand Bar's made-to-order pizza and bistro menu hits the spot after a morning in the great outdoors... and best of all it's only a hop, skip and jump to two of the resort's inviting pools and a short stroll to the beach. Picnic in the trees and soak up the birdsong, down a cool drink in the shady deck or keep the kids amused in The Sand Bar's gaming arcade. The Sand Bar is perfect for a quick meal after a day's fun on the water. The Sand Bar is open seasonally, so in off peak and low occupancy times, it may not be operating.

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