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“Great atmosphere”
Review of Ocean Ended

Ocean Ended
Ranked #2 of 216 Restaurants in Maroochydore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$38
Description: Set on the ever-changing waters at the mouth of the Maroochy River - where the ocean ends - Ocean Ended provides guests with a friendly, relaxed and elegant dining experience featuring the winning trifecta of stunning views, outstanding coastal cuisine and memorable service. We look forward to welcoming you for a long leisurely lunch, a shorter lunch for those with work beckoning, or for dinner with friends, family or loved ones... which should never be rushed!
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Description: Set on the ever-changing waters at the mouth of the Maroochy River - where the ocean ends - Ocean Ended provides guests with a friendly, relaxed and elegant dining experience featuring the winning trifecta of stunning views, outstanding coastal cuisine and memorable service. We look forward to welcoming you for a long leisurely lunch, a shorter lunch for those with work beckoning, or for dinner with friends, family or loved ones... which should never be rushed!
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A little noisy but great atmosphere for a dinner with friends. Food was great, service was casual but efficient. All round excellent dining experience.

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Teresa R, Owner at Ocean Ended, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for dining at Ocean Ended and for taking time to write a review - especially such a positive one!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were warmly welcomed when we arrived for dinner and shown to our table. Although this restaurant is right on the river we could not appreciate the view as it was already dark. But it would be magic at lunchtime or for an early dinner in mid-summer.

We chose the seafood tasting plate and whitebait fritters to share as entrees. All were extremely tasty, well prepared and presented and we enjoyed every mouthful.

Unusually for us, we both chose the same main course – Fish of the Day which was wild Barramundi, accompanied by a warm salad. We ordered a side order of fries to share. The fish was obviously very fresh and was beautifully moist and very tasty.

The wine list was varied and we enjoyed a bottle of Pinot Gris with our meal.

Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert but we will certainly be going back on our next trip to Maroochydore as I’m very keen to try to Eton Mess so I hope it’s still on the menu.

It was a real pleasure to eat in this restaurant. Our hosts were so friendly – they were knowledgeable about the food on offer and really wanted to make our evening enjoyable – and they succeeded very well indeed.

We highly recommend this restaurant both for its food and service. We look forward to our next visit.

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Teresa R, Owner at Ocean Ended, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks so much for your long and lovely review. I think there'd be a riot if we took the Eton Mess off the dessert menu, so I hope you will be back soon to enjoy it - next time for a long lunch when you'll be able to see our wonderful view or earlier in the evening. Full moon rise is also spectacular for dinner guests year round.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I had the beetroot cured salmon for lunch and it came presented so beautifully. The salmon was delicious, I was impressed with how well it was done. Waiters were attentive and friendly, and the view is gorgeous. Only slight down is that the vinegar was a little too tangy and overpowering in the dish, but I'm sure they will fine tune that. I would definitely go again! So many restaurants with a great view tend to rely on that only, so it was lovely to go to a restaurant with a view, friendly waiters AND great food!

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Teresa R, Owner at Ocean Ended, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thanks for your great review. We too have been disappointed over the years going to restaurants with great views where food and/or service diminished the experience, so we're glad you marked us high on all three attributes. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The food was delicious and lots of choices. Paul and Michael were very friendly and made our dining experience one to remember.

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Teresa R, Owner at Ocean Ended, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks for taking time to give your feedback and telling others about Ocean Ended. Spread the word! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was lucky enough to attend a small wedding held at Ocean Ended Resaurant and was extremely impressed with this lovely venue. From the moment we entered, the hosts Paul and Michael made us feel very welcomed. The restaurant is beautifully located by the riverside as the name suggests. The evening began with champagne on arrival accompanied by delicious hors d'oeuvres. Once seated we were treated to generous mixed entree platters which included a mix of hot and cold food, all equally yummy! The main and dessert dishes were an alternate drop of 4, each different dish looked amazing. My main meal was roasted spatchcock served with pumpkin purée, melt in your mouth tender and full of flavour. Although it was a struggle, I managed to eat most of my dessert, the Santa Fe chocolate brownie, as a chocolate connoisseur it ticked all the boxes! I cannot fault this restaurant, the wonderful staff and fabulous food made this beautiful wedding an event to remember!

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Teresa R, Owner at Ocean Ended, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are delighted that you and the other guests enjoyed such a wonderful celebration of love at Ocean Ended. Thanks for taking the time to review us - and for the five stars!

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