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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4226 3555
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“crab” (15 reviews)
“pavlova” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a groupon for 2 for the seafood buffet. Was very surprised at the quality. Lots of prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, bugs as well as salads, vegetables and all the hot food. There were excellent desserts, a cheeseboard and a selection of gelato. The pavlova...More

Thank ging466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here while staying at the Novotel. We had the seafood buffet which was excellent. The cost is $55-00 but as an Accor Plus member you get one meal free. Great selection of seafood plus lamb chops,turkey & the stuffed roast potatoes...More

Thank geofff274
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying at the hotel, so decided to try the seafood buffet dinner. While not the best I’ve had, it’s certainly above average in terms of quality and range of food. The staff members were very attentive and the service was faultless. Well done and...More

Thank yangfengming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite expensive for an average buffet breakfast. Had the usual continental options and hot options but for the price, I would have expected a few more options.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were hotel guests, went for dinner. The buffet looked like "leftovers" from a previous day, the hot foods looked unappetising and the taste was unremarkable. There was a very limited choice, the "a la carte" menu had exactly the same choices as the buffet....More

Thank FreeMaggs
Reviewed 15 May 2018

As I mentioned when I did a review when we last attended this restaurant that we would be back and we recently returned. The seafood buffet was again very good. There was still lots of variety and was very fresh and tasty. The seafood was...More

Thank Pavlos M
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Paul M, Thank you for your continued patronage. We are again pleased to hear that your dining experience was most enjoyable and that our staff continue to provide excellent service. We are sorry that our dessert options were not to your liking; your feedback...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

We enjoyed two breakfasts and one dinner here, during our two night stay. Dinner is a choice of either a la carte or the buffet. The buffet range is huge, with seafood at one end, Asian stir fries and very good rice at the other,...More

Thank BelC0001
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear BelC0001, Thank you for sharing your detailed review of our restaurant. It is such a pleasure to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our dining options. How yummy are the cheesecakes! Our pastry chefs are very talented. We are so glad you enjoyed the variety...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We ate once a la carte and once buffet. I would fully recommend the buffet. I’ve never seen so many seafood choices, including fresh oysters, crab etc. the chefs were on hand to personally cook seafood stir fry. The dessert options were wonderful - wish...More

Thank AstroSeekers
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear AstroSeekers, Thank you for telling us about your recent dining experiences at Windjammers Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that you experienced both our seafood buffet and a la carte menu. The seafood buffet is definitely a very popular option. I apologise for...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

We had a scenic drive through the Royal National Park, Stanwell Tops and CoalCliff winding coast road and ended up at the Novotel for a seafood lunch. The seafood buffet was great with fresh prawns, Balmain Bugs, oysters, crabs and salmon. Our waitress, Courtney, was...More

Thank Mazram
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Mazram, That sounds like a wonderful way to spend your Sunday! We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many scenic attractions. We are so pleased you had a relaxing lunch at Windjammers and found Courtney so helpful. We hope to be your...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We turned up at 7:45 for our reservation and it took them 15 mins to seat us. The number of staff was about half of what was required. Because we were a later service there were a number of the less popular dishes that had...More

Thank david f
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear david f, Thank you for telling us about your dining experience in Windjammers. We apologise for the delay in seating you and your guests and are sorry to hear that you found the seafood buffet disappointing . We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4226 3555
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  • This restaurant is at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
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