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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach

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2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4226 3555
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 10:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Novatel Hotel and had the buffet breakfast downstairs at The Windjammer Restaurant. It was a delicious way to finish our weekend before heading home. Thank you to all the staff.

Thank Annette M
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed two dinners at Windjammers. On the first occasion I opted for the buffet. The hot foods are a disappointment. The antipasto is pleasing. The bread, tasteless. Pre-packaged butter is a pet hate of mine. The chocolate mouse, delicious. On the second occasion I ordered a la carte. The mushroom risotto was nicely prepared and the entre size, ample.... More 

Thank Janne L
Wollongong, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing the total cost was $550.00 we had the buffet. The only part of the meal that was nice were the oysters. In our opinion the prawns did not have any flavour (frozen). In the hot food lamb was tough fish had no flavour and the goulash liked body. Overall disappinting.

Thank jjfj1974
Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Buffet lunch for 6 adults on my 60th birthday was awful. The buffet isn't cheap so the food should be great. The hot selections were so bland and the meat so tough as to be almost inedible. Despite being very quiet due to inclement weather, we had to ask the manager to replenish the dessert selections as they had run... More 

Thank Linda R
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived at hotel late Sunday ready for business meetings next day. Wanted easy dinner so hotel restaurant. Turned out Sunday night seafood buffet all you can eat - $65 each. Not what I had planned but pleasantly surprised. Huge array of food, even for non seafood eaters. Very busy but constantly resupplying food salads fresh, prawns and morten bay bugs... More 

Thank Rachel F
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet dinner was good value with quality food and a variety for all courses. Full breakfast was also decent value. All around a good place to eat.

Thank John A
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were in house guests at the hotel. The brekky is not the best. And their ala carte menu had only 3 over priced things on it.. their stake was like $42. They have a sea food buffet but no Balmain bugs or lobster just prawns and oysters for $49 per adult. They also don't honour the Accor membership for... More 

Thank Dilhara B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a high quality buffet when you are in Wollongong then don't overlook Windjammers at Novatel. Its buffet is always full of a fine selection of foods, including seafood, lamb, chicken and pastas. The dessert selection is fantastic, including a full size ice cream fridge for the little ones (and the young at heart). The management... More 

Thank Elgrande353
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Windjammers is located on beach side of the Novotel. The sea food buffet is very good and the view while dinning is just fantastic. There is a lot more than just Sea food, normally there is a Curry, Rice, Roast Meat, numerous salads, Pasta plus lots of Deserts, lollies an ice cream "for the kids" the best part is if... More 

Thank Darran W
Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Rang and booked early in the day and especially asked to be seated near the window.On arrival girl just shrugged and said they were all taken and we were seated no where near the window.Why didn't you tell me that when I booked????. Ordered a bottle of wine to be told it was half full and they could only offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
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
  • This restaurant is at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

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