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Tides Waterfront Dining

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had Sunday lunch at Tides. The view over Pumistone passage and the beach and water was wonderful on a warm sunny day. The staff were attentive and the service timely. We opted for the lunch package which was 2 courses for $39. Entree of Harvey scallops were not available but there was no alternative offered which just left two... More 

Thank Sue65H
Gold Coast, Australia
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunset was breathtaking but that is where it ends. Staff were very friendly and professional but the price of food compared to "fine dining" portions were overrated. Really disappointed with paying $38 for a piece of overcooked barramundi and 3 clams. Hubby orders pork belly and got 4 little squares on his plate. Not worth it. Sorry.

1 Thank Jennifer W
Michael M, Manager at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. As always, it is disappointing to hear when guests don't enjoy their evening. Thank you for letting me know you didn't think your portion sizes where big enough, while i agree we are not a place that will load up a plate with unnecessary items, each... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sampled few entrees and they were magnificent! The oysters were as fresh as you get. Service was very good.

Thank Kane B
Caboolture, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited twice during our recent stay in Caloundra. It was very busy on Friday night but still no problem with getting a drink or ordering food. Good value on Tuesday night with the Pasta blackboard special just $11. It must have also been happy hour as a schooner of Guiness was $4.00. With live music friendly staff and good... More 

Thank 338mals
Mungindi, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is prompt, friendly and polite. The view is breathtaking and the food is devine. The seafood was cooked to perfection. The sides are simple and packed with flavor. Highly recommend a visit for a great dining experience.

Thank littlebluemailbox
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What eating out is all about, defiantly not one to miss. Amazing food, views and brilliant service. Having owned 2 restaurants myself, the owner here know what he or she is doing.

Thank Jasper S
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a high level of food options. Everything we ordered was brilliantly cooked. Good options for most tastes. Excellent service and choice of wine. Great atmosphere for couples.

Thank Nathaniel C
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very disappointing. The arancini did not taste good and the prawn cakes seemed to be like frozen catered food. The 'crispy' pork belly was not crispy at all, it was chewy. Not at all worth the exceptionally high prices they charge. The service was average. The waitress brought us the wrong wine the first time, and the... More 

1 Thank M T
Michael M, Manager at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this review

Hi M T Thank you for letting us know about your experience at Tides. It was disappointing to hear we didn't meet your expectations. While i can assure you none of of food is frozen, and everything is made here at the restaurant. If you had told your waitress your pork belly wasn't crispy, it would have immediately been fixed... More 

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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Monday and it was pretty quiet. However we still had really good service and the food was lovely. We both had the 2 course special and enjoyed Scallops followed by Steak, for the wife and Spaghetini for me. Nice. Best we've been to in Caloundra.

Thank Andy B
Coolum Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I are extremely impressed by the food, ambience and service we received from the staff at Tides. Well recommended!

Thank Kellee1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 38
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2304

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