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Tides Waterfront Dining

$$$$Seafood, ,
Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (41 reviews)
“spanner crab” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

worst dining experience yet- food bland- portions ridiculously small (which is only acceptable when the food is amazing). wait staff rude & arrogant. bathroom disgusting. overpriced. steer clear of this pretentious restaurant.More

1  Thank andthatsall
Michael M, Manager at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

HI It was disappointing to read you didn't enjoy your time with us at Tides Waterfront Dining. THese comments are very unusual to hear in regards to the food and service, and i would love to hear more about it. Did you mention anything to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us for lunch at the end of a 2 month holiday. We all had the 3 course for $50. each choosing something different, the food was exceptional and beautifully presented. Service was great and a view and seabreeze to top it off. If...More

Thank innowra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with the family and tried the degustation with matching wines. Food was exceptional and waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the wines were well matched. The selection of food was good and they even changed one of the courses to...More

1  Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last Saturday before heading to the theatre. Superb location overlooking the Pumicestone passage with the setting sun Service good and prompt . We had the pork belly and our friends had the Barramundi - both dishes were really good Desserts imaginative...More

Thank BrisbaneGrevillea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood was way overcooked with average presentation. Ribs dry lacking sauce,coleslaw is not just large leaves of cabbage. Quality didnt match the price tag. Very disappointing.

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for a birthday celebration and weren't disappointed. The waiter was entertaining, service great and timing between courses not rushed which seems to be the case at many restaurants nowadays. Wine list was a good size and the waiters recommendation on a Riesling...More

Thank LonghornTours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right at the beachfront!!! Reasonably priced delish food. Very pleasant staff. Highly recommended when in Golden Beach.

Thank Emie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Tides in a group of 15 for dinner on a Thursday night. Delicious, contemporary dishes with friendly, attentive and unobtrusive service. Recommended.

Thank DTLC78
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I booked last minute for a birthday lunch and we had a great table on the waterside. Our waitress was great giving us the right mount of attention that let us get our orders in and have time together to celebrate a birthday and chat....More

Thank Janine7Craig
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We went rather late for our dinner but nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was excellent and the service superb

Thank dragoneer
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Happy794 | Reviewed this property |
We have eaten here several times before and since and have had awesome meals. Sadly for us the worse time and we'll never eat here again on this day it was Valentine's Day 14th Feb...
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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 40
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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