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Tides Waterfront Dining

$$$$Seafood, ,
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“scallops” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (44 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been here a few times and it is clearly the Caloundra stand out restaurant. Tim, our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and did a great job. The tasting plate for two is delicious and then I had the duck and my wife had the lobster...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch at tides restaurant today we decide 2 have the lunch time fixed price menu and we were not disappointed the food and service was excellent the total cost was $300 including the tip and 2 bottles of wine I would recommend tides...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a great venue and 7 of us all had terrific meals, the Barramundi was so delicious, some had the steak and were very impressed. 2 courses for $39 is super value for money, highly recommend Tides

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location for my birthday dinner, we ordered the 3 course special for June, the hostess was very busy but attentive throughout the evening. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening, delicious !!

Thank Addie1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on our last night of a week at Caloundra. We have a 8month old girl and visited on opening at 530pm. Very accommodating and looked after us. Food fantastic and could fault anything. Would recommend tasting plates. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank e_and_r_57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again a year later and the experience was even better than last time. The Degustation was 5 meals this time around and did not require you to fast the prior 6 hours. Timing was ideal and not rushed, allow some time for this dining...More

Thank Clark K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tend to go here for an ex tra special meal. It is fine dining with a lovely view, even at night. We have enjoyed the seafood.

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Didnt even make it to the reservations stage. Rang to make a booking n was told " sorry we are closed for the winter" what the hell. Its the 20th may winter is in June for god sakes n what are you expecting snow fall...More

Thank CHARMED181
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We came here to link up with 4 of our friends from Oz. Our view from our seats was excellent and the food was even better! We had our first taste of Moreton bugs and loved them. The oysters were great and we loved the...More

2  Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch, with a nice view of the sea. The grilled seafood main course consisted of barramundi, prawns, Moreton bay bugs and scallops. The barramundi was cooked to perfection, the bugs and prawns delicious. I didn’t like the herb gremolata on the...More

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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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$7 - US$37
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, 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, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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: 26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2304
  • E-mail
Tides is Caloundra's favourite seafood restaurant. With outstanding views from the ocean to sunsets over the spectacular Glass House Mountains, it is arguably Caloundra's best location. With a carefully selected wine list and seasonal menus, there is always something new and exciting at Tides Waterfront Dining. With Lunch specials available 7 days and great old fashioned attentive service where you don't have to get up to order anything. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, there is never a bad seat in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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