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Tides Waterfront Dining

$$$$Seafood, ,
Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son and I have been traveling the east coast and we stumbled upon a lovely town called Caloundra. Not knowing much about the town we turned to our trusty companion trip advisor to find a suitable place to eat. There was a multitude of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

It would have to be one of the best around,have had lunch and dinner there,it is good to know the food and service is consistent,i think it is one of the best restaurant in the area

Thank john c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot on a summer evening, unfortunately the food was fair at best Entrees were basically glorified bar snacks Main course was good quality but a bit small Desserts platter was basically a kilo of sugar turned into various shapes and colours Rude front of...More

Thank Aussiedavewitta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW WOW WOW!! What a gorgeous place to have a romantic dinner! Opposite the beautiful Pumicestone Passage at Bulcock Beach...amazing food, great personalized service and lovely setting. Isn't the cheapest place to eat in Caloundra for sure, but for a special occasion definitely will impress...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting was beautiful, the people were excellent, the layout was appealing, and the view spectacular at sunset. But perhaps it too much of a "fine dining" experience. We paid a lot of money for such a little amount of food. And yes I can...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our overseas guests to this restaurant for a final meal and unfortunately were very disappointed. Our previous visit a number of years ago was a wonderful dining experience. On our recent visit the meals were very small portions for an expensive price and...More

Thank shazza2007rk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful night, 3 of us all had the 7 course degustation with matching wines. They don't go light on the wine servings so they started stacking up. All courses were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Definitely full by the end. Attentive and caring staff...More

Thank JanelleNZ
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Loved my date with my husband. We had a lovely seat and watched the sun set over the water as the kids finished playing and went home. The lights at night on the foreshore really are nice. The food, atmosphere and service were wonderful. Nothing...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We chose here for breakfast as I had picked up a coffee and the service was awesome! The lady who served me was beyond lovely. We had their $10 special- which was great value and delicious. My only disappointment came when we received the bill...More

Thank ahay94
Michael M, Manager at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Ahay94 I think your review might be for a different restaurant as we are not open for breakfast, just lunch and dinner, and we definetly would not charge you for a bowl of tomato sauce. Thanks Michael

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

worst dining experience yet- food bland- portions ridiculously small (which is only acceptable when the food is amazing). wait staff rude & arrogant. bathroom disgusting. overpriced. steer clear of this pretentious restaurant.More

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Michael M, Manager at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

HI It was disappointing to read you didn't enjoy your time with us at Tides Waterfront Dining. THese comments are very unusual to hear in regards to the food and service, and i would love to hear more about it. Did you mention anything to...More

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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay and probably now out of date. It was a Tuesday lunch and a birthday
Rhonda C
3 January 2017|
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Response from Paula W | Reviewed this property |
I paid $37 for beetroot, broccolini and chips. each one a separate course. they were the ONLY options available ( my companions had a 5 course meal each). nope. never again. the food was definitely 5 star but not at all... More
Craig M
26 November 2015|
Response from Mick0001 |
Hi Craig, unfortunately you cant, but they do have a pretty extensive wine list, covering most of the regions and styles. HOpe you enjoy your dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2304
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