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Tides Waterfront Dining

$$$$Seafood, ,
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hours
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want upmarket good this is the place to go. Great ocean views and very professional staff. Great fish menu plus a good wine list.

Thank jeff_fay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! It was our anniversary and we indulged in the 7 course degustation. A wonderful delight. The food was exceptional. I should have gone the 5 course as way to much for this Gal. As hungry as I was. The entree tidbits were a...More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant has great views and food was delicious. August weather is perfect and the best month to holiday in the Sunshine Coast and taste test the delights of the restaurants Tides Waterfront Dining is a delight as we had not been back for 2...More

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caloundra is basically a country town near the sea so it was a pleasant surprise to find a restaurant with real white tablecloths and real cloth serviettes ( a rarity these days). The view over the water is quite impressive but we basically went for...More

Thank seckolds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Caloundra for our wedding anniversary and had seen the reviews for Tides. We are so glad we decided to celebrate at Tides. The staff were great. The food was absolutely delicious. We could not have asked for a better place to...More

Thank Glenn I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the reception by the female maitre d, to the food, the decor and the view we had an excellent lunch. The maitre d come waitress was efficient and had a good knowledge of the wine list offering a sample taste of the wine we...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

I never get tired of tides - it provides quality food and amazing service and the location is stunning. One of the best restaurants on the Sunshine Coast. We love coming here and trying the food and degustation too.

1  Thank Julianne B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

When here for a date lol much without kids and we’re not disappointed. Food and service were brilliant and the view is second to none in the area

1  Thank LauraUK87
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t want to be too critical because the food was very nice, not the best I’ve ever tasted but was an enjoyable setting to spend a birthday meal. The service was polite but oh my did it take a while to get our food....More

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I was visiting Caloundra for the weekend with my wife. We booked Tides Waterfront Dining for dinner and were not disappointed. Service was exceptional, restaurant had a warm and friendly atmosphere and the food was excellent. We had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience and look...More

Thank John L
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay and probably now out of date. It was a Tuesday lunch and a birthday
Rhonda C
3 January 2017|
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Response from Paula W | Reviewed this property |
I paid $37 for beetroot, broccolini and chips. each one a separate course. they were the ONLY options available ( my companions had a 5 course meal each). nope. never again. the food was definitely 5 star but not at all... More
Craig M
26 November 2015|
Response from Mick0001 |
Hi Craig, unfortunately you cant, but they do have a pretty extensive wine list, covering most of the regions and styles. HOpe you enjoy your dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 36
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2304
  • E-mail
Tides is Caloundra's favourite seafood restaurant. With outstanding views from the ocean to sunsets over the spectacular Glass House Mountains, it is arguably Caloundra's best location. With a carefully selected wine list and seasonal menus, there is always something new and exciting at Tides Waterfront Dining. With Lunch specials available 7 days and great old fashioned attentive service where you don't have to get up to order anything. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, there is never a bad seat in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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