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Clipper Restaurant & Bar

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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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25 Oceanview Ave | Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4964 1300
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Phoenix, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate 3 meals at the Clipper as it was part of our hotel. Had dinner the first night. Ended up with smaller plates as we had gotten in late and didn't want to be too full. The presentation was fantastic, the food was fantastic and the view incredible! The next morning we ate breakfast there and while very good... More 

Thank Norah C
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was exceptional and the the view over the pool and ocean is spectacular. Highly recommended!

Thank Brad R
Cambridge, UK
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I would perhaps should have rated the food more highly but for one issue. We were residents in the hotel and when we arrived for dinner we were greeted with the usual "do you have a reservation?" We didn't but the restaurant was pretty empty. We requested a table by the window- as there were several empty and were told... More 

Thank David_Cambridge_UK
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful meal in this restaurant last night. We couldn't seem to find any nice restaurants in the main Airlie Beach centre that appealed to our tastes, however on walking back to our hotel (Marina Shores) in Abell Point Marina, we saw this restaurant advertised in the Coral Sea Resort and after checking that they... More 

Thank carolinfleet
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

8 friends went for a lunch. Location is wonderful and view beautiful. Staff were friendly and good but food lets this restaurant down badly. Out of the eight of us only 3 finished their meals. The pulled pork open sandwich which 2 of us was inedible and sent back. Calamari was tough and beefburgers were not nice at all really.... More 

Thank Jim55_13
Bristol, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came here for dinner as we were staying in the hotel and our taxi driver told us how good it was. We were not disappointed it was excellent. My oysters were really good as were the baked mussels. All the food was superb quality and beautifully cooked but with a difference. Portions were quite large but not over-facing and... More 

Thank rizzy80
Montejaque, Spain
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The location of this dining experience is incredibly beautiful. We had a 180 degrees view of the ocean with moonlight glowing and giving light to a silhouette of palm trees gently blowing in the breeze. There is also an inviting pool at the edge of the dining area. It was a Wednesday and there were only a scattering of other... More 

Thank katoffler
Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to eating here given the reviews but walked away disappointed. We had a starter to share but plates were still out when our mains came, drinks forgotten so we had to chase so not a good impression. Food not bad but overpriced we felt for what you got.

Thank Matt W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Loved everything, the service,drinks,food and the place its self are all top notch.. Not a bad word to say!!!

Thank Joshua W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A late decision to stroll from Abell point marina to CSR for dinner as Sorrentos had a group booking, and we weren't disappointed. Maitre'd welcomed us well without a reservation we were well looked after and offered a choice of tables. Meals were very well presented, photograph material, but we resisted the urge! We learnt after the first course this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Oceanview Ave | Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4964 1300
Restaurant is situated at Coral Sea Resort which is already listed on Trip Advisor under Hotels, but the restaurant is also open to the public and can be reviewed seperately

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