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Kalinda Restaurant

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1 Ross St | RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
06:30 - 10:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 10:30
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Noosa, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast selection, fresh & delicious, staff are wonderful. Excellent seafood dinner buffet! Just divine!

Thank jane v
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Such a great variety of food that is frequently replenished. All the usual suspects - cereals, fruit, yoghurt, breads, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausages etc along with cheeses and cold meats, miso soup and a hot dish of the day. Eggs benedict one day, fried rice another, pancakes and waffles. Yummo!

Thank dianajward
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great variety and very fresh seasonal produce. Awesome did all the family and great value pricing. The seafood was very fresh and plenty of variety. Kids loved the dessert options too

Thank Mark R
Cleveland, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great food but very noisy. Sometimes birthday parties (childrens) are held here or large groups so not good if you want conversation

Thank TashaCarter
Brisbane, Australia
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912 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place has the most amazing buffet, even for me it ticks all the boxes. It does get very busy, specially at this time of year and you do sometimes have to line up when they are replenishing some of the dishes but there is so much variety and not just seafood. We were sitting outside and it was delightful... More 

Thank BrisCaz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Spent this evening here as part of Christmas work gathering. This is the second work related event at the Kalinda. The buffet is exceptional, offering feasts from seafood, hot and cold meats and dessert section. Both food and service is first class with no disappointments.

Thank David W
Gloucester, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was a great venue for a special family dinner with my 86yr-old mother. The seafood buffet promised to be more than just great seafood and indeed it was: 7 options for cold seafood (big prawns, oysters, spanner crabs, smoked salmon, mussels, clams, sushi platter); 4 options for hot seafood (flathead fillets, prawn skewers, king fish, mussels). Non-seafood eaters were... More 

Thank BJBeetle
Brisbane Region, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Have been to Royal Pines on many occasions and attended another golf event last week, wife and i tried the seafood buffet and were very disappointed. Seafood wasnt fresh, prawns obviiusly frozen for long time as shell soft and hard to get off and the oysters milky. Certainly not good value for money and not enough staff. If going to... More 

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Roma, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Hi.....my son organised 2 large setting tables for his family to come together to eat and me merry before his big wedding day. The food was fantastic the setting outside was amazing and the night was enjoyed by all. Thank you Kalinda Restaurant

Thank CountryLivin1963
Gold Coast, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Five of us ate on the 1st November 2016 - three women and two men. We all agreed it was one of the most well catered for Cup Luncheons we have ever been to. The seafood choice, both hot and cold was exceptional as well as other choices of meat and delicious salads and veges. Everything was replaced almost immediately... More 

Thank Noelene13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
06:30 - 10:30
06:30 - 10:30
06:30 - 10:30
06:30 - 10:30
18:30 - 10:30
18:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ross St | RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Benowa
Open Friday, Saturday & Special Occasions for Seafood Buffet (evening) and breakfast daily. Open to guests and visitors to the RACV Royal Pines

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