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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4226 3555
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“prawns” (34 reviews)
“crab” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friday night buffet dinner in a hotel restaurant is going to be one of two things - great or dreadful. Pleased to report that on the night we were there, the seafood buffet was very very good. Seafood was as fresh as you could want,...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried to have a nice family dinner here on Sunday night. Unfortunately the hotel chose this evening to host some terrible rave party on the deck upstairs where there used to be a tennis court. The noise level was atrocious! God help the over...More

Thank CharlesVanders
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear CharlesVanders, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. The hotel holds different dinners, functions, conferences and events year-round. The event on Sunday on The Deck was a one-off event that has not been held at the hotel before and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here as it’s the best seafood smorgasboard in the Illawarra. They have everything you could want, even Balmain bugs. If you love seafood it’s worth the price but book ahead. Breakfast was great also! They had a barista making coffee, passion fruits and...More

Thank Jae H
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Jae H, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you were able to enjoy both our seafood buffet and our breakfast buffet. How great is barista made coffee in the morning!! We're here every morning so please come back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has been to the Christmas dinner here dozens of times, this year was very disappointing to say the least. Restaurant hardly decorated, no music like other years, no ice sculptures like other years, no mussels, no fresh whole salmon. If your going to...More

Thank jackrea
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jackrea, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your Christmas Dinner experience. We are very disappointed that you felt this year was not as good as previous years. Your feedback has been passed on to the Restaurant Manager...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place to eat, fresh fish and a great asian chef cooking your plates on the spot .. did i mention the fresh oysters... yummy....

Thank jasonenricaz
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jasonenricaz, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Windjammers and we hope you return soon for some more delicious oysters! Kind regards, Alana Quirke Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greated warmly by a floor manager in a professional and courteous manner. Great start, but it fell apart from there. The buffet was the main focus of this eatery. We went al a carte. Steak was ok. Salad was disappointing. Restaurant was noisey,...More

Thank mattelise2015
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mattelise2015, It is wonderful to hear that you found our staff professional and friendly. We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience was not up to the same standard. As you mentioned our buffet is a very popular option but our a la...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We gorged ourselves on the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Mountains of fresh, shucked Pacific oysters, king prawns, etc. They had some lovely white wines to go with that. Remember to leave room for dessert and coffee. Another night we tried the a la cart menu.More

1  Thank Rcubed88
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rcubed88, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed both our buffet and a la carte options. The seafood buffet is definitely a popular option. And how delicious are the desserts?! We have some very talented pastry chefs in...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Family dinner on a Friday night was spoilt by the high noise level making conversation impossible, poor service and food worth less than half the price paid. Feeling the buffet was both expensive and more than we wanted we chose al la carte only to...More

Thank Julie T
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Julie T, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. We apologise that you felt our staff were disinterested, this is not of our normal standard...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary with lunchtime buffet. Copious fresh oyster, prawns and many other dishes including hot lamb, beef and fish. The wind list is not huge but still gives a good choice both of styles and cost. Good value for money.More

Thank targetmikie
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear targetmikie, Happy anniversary!! Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasion at Windjammers. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our buffet offerings and our spectacular views. We hope you will return for many anniversaries to come. Kind regards, Alana Quirke Guest Relations...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I got married at the Novotel November 2016 and we received a coupon for a buffet for two with a bottle of wine or $100 towards ale cart menu, I'm always pretty sceptical about the quality you will get with places that...More

Thank Michael P
NovotelWollongong, Manager at Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Michael P, Happy anniversary to you and your wife!! Thank you for choosing to have your special day with us last year. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your dinner in the restaurant and found our staff attentive. We hope you will...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4226 3555
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  • This restaurant is at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
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