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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
French, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely dinner tonight. Waitress was very nice and accommodating. Food was amazing. I had the chicken and avocado with champagne sauce and hubby had the tbone steak. Service was excellent and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

Wonderful experience from the surprise gift to the amazing meal and wines. Very accommodating when I rang up to organize a surprise for my Mothers 85th birthday. She has a wonderful meal followed by a delicious cocktail. Service and atmosphere exceptional

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

My wife and I spent our 43rd Wedding Anniversary at our local Aegean Waters Restaurant in Hervey Bay. It was our first visit to this restaurant and the experience was more than we imagined it would be. The menu was perfect with delightful choice, and...the atmosphere was intimate, and ideally compact without overcrowding and catered for plenty of space between tables. Our conversations were our own, without fear of others hearing. The restaurant host was everything you would expect from a fine dining restaurant. He was attentive and conversed with right balance and not intrusive. We were at complete ease throughout our evening, and were encouraged to relax and enjoy the experience. The meals were prepared and presented professionally, providing taste sensations. This entire evening was a joy from start to finish. Thank you to our host and chef for creating a wonderful memory for our personal milestone. We will frequent your restaurant as diners from here on in. Extremely grateful. StephenMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Went there for a meal for our recent anniversary. Great service, absolutely lovely meal, quiet & relaxed atmosphere and the staff were very attentive. Had a lovely night and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

My favourite restaurant in all Australia! Having dined in Melbourne, Sydney,Brisbane, Noosa - and Hervey Bay! - this is my favourite restaurant. It’s small and quirky with a friendly Maître D , whose artwork surrounds the walls. The food is delightful with a French/Mediterranean style...and the attention to detail of the accompanying vegetables was outstanding. Not many covers per night and no “fast food” so can be difficult to book up at short notice However we’ve already booked again for another return visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Wow,waht an awesome little Gem right here in Hervey Bay. from the moment you walk in you are grreted with a smile and avery warm welcome. The Atmosphere in amazing ,very quirky with all its painting and sculputers. The food is cooked to perfection and...so very well presented.The Prices are great and represent value for money . Would definitely recommend while visiting Hervey Bay. We will definetly be back .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

the food is sensational,the chef and his wife are very professional it is no rush service and they treat you like royalty,they also are very friendly and hospitable

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

Well I am truly struggling to understand people who written good reviews about this joint… did we go to different restaurants?! This place lacks ambience and atmosphere, it is stuck in the 80s at best. I felt that drink selection was limited if you wanted...to have wine by the glass, menu read well. I ordered fish, it took a while to come out (thats ok thought). What I could not get my head around was the plating and plate… so very old fashion, so many unnecessary elements on the plate that didn’t make sense! It tasted ok, would not rave about it. Desert never offered as only 1 lady running floor and bar, and by that stage i was wanting to leave anyway. There are plenty of better restaurants around (may be not in Hervey Bay though:-)) dont waste your money and time and go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Yesterday,14 th sept 2023, my husband made a reservation for a gourmand French experience .OMG! What a disappointment ! The venue itself needs a good refurbish ,refresh. Their description of “ provincial influence” it’s well outdated , from carpet to very uncomfortable arm chairs, to...the stuffy air ( dirty air condition unit ) & many placemats / table close indubitably interesting colored. The food, taste & quality could be there IF , the chef could not loose the spark of prepare it . Interestingly enough that majority of good reviews are dated 8,5,2 years ago & the most recents are not as satisfactory ; what happened , can be the Question for the owner.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

We had the best meal tonight. Started with seafood crepe. This was excellent, mornay sauce was not overpowered with cheese which meant we could taste the seafood. I had 3 thick crumbed lamb cutlets - not the skinny one you get from the butchers. This...had a mustard sauce which cut through the richness. My husband had a succulent fillet mignon with garlic sauce. Both came with vegetables - not the typical variety you get from most eateries. Carrot batons, swede wedges, zucchini strips with tomato relish and a cylinder of deep fried potato mash. Thoroughly enjoyed the lot. Then dessert. I was so full but was determined to have the chocolate souffle. I was in heaven. Will return to try more from the menu.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Sad, tired and lacking in any atmosphere that resembles anything close to a French experience. Rude waitress, inedible food, over cooked especially considering your in Hervey Bay where great seafood should be abundant.... Don't waste your money or time here.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

We should have known the curt, almost offensive “No” to a phone inquiry on getting a table that night was an introduction of things to come. But when the phone rang about 15 minutes later telling us there was a late cancellation and offering a...table we agreed and duly turned up for what we hoped would be a wonderful French inspired dinner. First we were lectured on how lucky we were to get a table on this “totally booked out” night. Then it was explained that the Beef Wellington may not be the ideal medium rare and may in fact be over cooked - even though the online menu clearly states “The chef will take no responsibility for meat cooked more than medium”. Surrounded by sad attempts at copying French impressionist masterpieces frowning on us from every wall, we opted for Coquille St Jacques followed by the aforementioned Beef Wellington. Until that night we’d never had Coquille St Jacques on a plate adorned with - wait for it - Chinese prawn crackers - we actually burst into laughter. Sadly the laughter continued as our jaws struggled to bite through the leather-like scallops. The signature Beef Wellington was presented more like a casualty of Waterloo than the victory celebrated by its namesake. Beef well done and devoid of all moisture, pastry base not cooked through, a single strip of carrot, what may have been turnip and accompanied by a strip of zucchini boiled almost into mush and pasted with a swipe of canned tomato paste. Oh dear. We had no choice other than to keep laughing and recounting (in low voice) episodes of Fawlty Towers. As we fled into the night from what was never more than a half full restaurant on this “totally booked out night” our laughter followed us and we committed to our first restaurant review in some time. After our night on which food, service and decor all tied in their rush to the bottom, we can only (humbly) share the advice that Napoleon sadly ignored before facing the Duke of Wellington - don’t go.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Very unwelcoming, I could not recommend this venue. From first entering the restaurant the waitress seemed uninterested in serving us. Our order was taken and a drink brought to the table and then we waited and waited. Our only drinks were finished by the end...of the tasteless entrée and we never were offered another. The waitress was too busy talking with another table for over 20 minutes to be concerned with anyone else. I noticed a few other patrons looking disappointed too. 1.5 hours after arrival, the waitress started to take our mains plates away however still no offer for another drink or even dessert. Before she walked away, I asked for the cheque, she gave me raised eyebrows and said sarcastically “ohh”. I felt like leaving without paying.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

When I was planning to visit a friend in Hervey Bay, he said ‘I must book the Aegean for dinner’. It didn’t disappoint. The ambience of the restaurant, the menu, the food and the service from staff made the evening very enjoyable and memorable. We...had escargot, seafood crepe, carpet bag steak and mandarin duck. All meals were thoroughly enjoyed. While we didn’t have dessert, they looked amazing. Wine was also reasonably priced and there was a good variety to choose from. Thank you Liberty and Christian. We will be back!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

The best restaurant for a quiet dinner with good food and service and a nice atmosphere. We have never had a meal we didn't enjoy there during the last 12 years.

Date of visit: May 2023
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bubblinky
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Response from bubblinky |
Thanks again Christian for your reply. I'll drop by to make a booking, take care & continue your successes. Hoho ho
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Response from Sylvia H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has chaned with beef wellington removed. A couple of new dishes added. You can see the menu on their site. We have been away thats why this is a late reply.
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