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Essence Coolum Seafood

Seafood, Fast food, Australian
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Shop 3 | 1788 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So ordinary. Everything was soggy. Sauce had to be bought. The old - "Oohhh sorrwwy, we are cash only, no eftpos". Staff were more interested in packing up and cleaning than in taking orders (and it was 6.05pm on a Friday). It could have been worse, but i won't go back.

Thank akapally
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The calamari and barra was cooked perfectly thankyou for the friendly service was very welcoming👍😀

Thank Trent B
Mullumbimby, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Staff just going through the motions, fish ok, chips were soggy and,only made edible by the curry sauce,so basically a bad mistake by me!

Thank charliefitch
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

best fish chips and salad i have had in a long time at only $12 service was good will be back next time i am in coolum

Thank gettinthere60
Renae09, Manager at Essence Coolum Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out!!! 😀 More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very long wait for our takeaway. Small greasy portions of fish and chips not very nice either. Sadly it was very disappointing.

Thank Regy B
Renae09, Manager at Essence Coolum Seafood, responded to this review

Hi there. Sorry to hear of your experience at Coolum Seafoods. We do have systems in place to make sure we send out a high level of quality food in an acceptable time frame however there is sometimes a wait as we get quite busy around meal times. Please feel free to come back & try us again & we... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Worst seafood basket ever! Greasy, undercooked, soggy chips - and over priced - as well as the insistence on cash only - don't bother, wish I hadn't!

1 Thank katestreet2014
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Average fish and chips , wouldn't bother, we were drawn to this shop as it had fresh fish in the window but didn't taste fresh at all, wasn't horrible but expected more.

Thank Alilaney
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered 8 prawn cutlets at $2.50 each totalling $20. Should have been called crumbed battered prawn tail. After removing the greasy crumbed batter, there was a resemblance of 'tiny prawn substance' with tail? Really shameful and disrespectful of customers.

1 Thank Lisimone
Buddina, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Always deliciously cooked fresh fish and chips.The best on the sunny coast. The portions are huge. Had perch with crunchy and fluffy batter.

Thank Julia H
Renae09, Manager at Essence Coolum Seafood, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out!!!! Hope to see you soon:) More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

After a great morning at the beach today, we thought we'd pick up some lunch. 1pm on a Sunday. Sorry to say, but the lady at the counter was deathly slow serving people. Wandered out front to talk to some guy while customers were waiting to be served. Nearly ten minutes before I could place my order and it wasn't... More 

Thank wbee999
Renae09, Manager at Essence Coolum Seafood, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review regarding your experience at Coolum seafoods. It's very dissapointing to hear this has happened as we pride ourselves as being efficient & our food being at a high standard. We do take all comments seriously & staff who were on on Sunday will be in a retrain mode to ensure this does not... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, Fast food, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: Shop 3 | 1788 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?