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AU$24 - AU$45
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Seafood, International, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

Food is beautiful. Prices on the high side but food quality justifies it. Some hard rice came out and was exchanged when asked. Staff attentive. Drinks take a little time to be delivered, but who cares 🙆🙆

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Upon entry received attitude from staff that obviously don't understand the job description of being a waiter. Spent $200 to feed two adults and two children. Don't mind paying the price but to have to ask at the counter for water for your table on...a 40c day when there are literally no other customers is appalling. The oysters were not fresh and plainly smelled like a fridge. This is the third time this restaurant has consecutively left a bad taste in our mouth and as frequent diners in Exmouth, WILL NOT be going back! It's a shame, Whalers used to be an institution in Exmouth, now it's just somewhere you go to get attitude from way to cool backpackers that think they run the show. Fine dining prices with short order cafe service, urgh :( what a joke!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

We went for the seafood combo. It was amazing in quality and quantity. Can definitely recommend. We did see a number of the other dishes that people had ordered whilst we were dinning and it all look great.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

This is a really lovely and lively restaurant in a great situation by two pools. The place is buzzing but service was not affected by the number of customers. We booked late due to an unexpected stay at the hotel on-site, but we were accommodated...with no fuss. The food is of a high standard and if you are in Exmouth then a visit to this restaurant is a ‘must’.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Location: at the main road and easy accessible. They have a cozy outdoor and nice indoor part. But it gets super loud, so I had to scream to hear my dad. Restaurant: the food was great! My recommendation: the shared seafood-Platter Service: semi-friendly and inefficient.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, brilliant staff and great food - delivered quickly - was a little pricey for me but it was a special occasion so spoilt ourselves. They fit us in last minute and actually gave us two glasses of champagne on the house for our...special occasion. Wonderful place to eat I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

11 out of 10. Fantastic service, great food, lovely atmosphere. We hadn’t even finished ordering when the drinks started arriving! The meals were large and filling. Went for a birthday dinner and the staff were friendly and accomodating - even singing happy birthday. Staff were...attentive and friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Fabulous fresh food and friendly service. Both starters and main courses were delicious. I would recommend an early dinner booking for the best service. We will definitely return next time we're in Exmouth.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Amazing local restaurant located within the grounds of Exmouth Escape resort. The service was impeccable and the food was AMAZING! So fresh, decent sized portions and a very ambient atmosphere. Great place to dine especially with a group of friends or special occasion. You know...it's a great place to eat when even the locals rave about it. Definitely worth a visit - whether or not you are staying at the property. It won't disappoint.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, service and atmosphere - would highly recommend this restaurant - even the pool snacks for the Escape Resort were lovely.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Just had dinner in this restaurant. Staff were pleasant and helpful until the owner walked in. She treated them absolutely appallingly. Yelled and spoke to them as if they were nothing but dirt. This is in front of the customers so I’m only assuming it’s...worse behind closed doors. I would never recommend anyone to go to a restaurant where staff are getting treated so poorly. Avoid at all costs.More

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

Staff were way to cool to acknowledge us or our needs! Positioned our table near toilets when one was available in middle of room. Busy staff as they return empty handed- under trained! Not looking at customers so to avoid having to serve. Long wait...to place order whilst they eventually cleared tables. Priorities should be orders first. Waiter too cool to write order down. Got a drink and food order wrong. Salad crispy but dressing absent or tasteless. Wine was great and good price. Lots of room for improvement in attitude and service sequencing!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

This restaurant is great you can eat inside or outside.the pools are glistening in the sun.The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great . I had the veggie stack it was perfect very large serves, I’m not a vegetarian but sometimes it’s...nice to have something different when travelling.we couldn’t fault this place we had a two hour lunch.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

This is a tourist trap with all of the problems that come with it. Falsely represented fresh prawns ( frozen but very expensive ) lots of overpriced deep fried etc. Sadly places like this thrive in tourist towns because repeat trade is not necessary. It...will fill the bill but low expectations would be well advised.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Very popular and so busy. Took 15min to get a drink, but food came relatively quick. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2023
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I don’t remember seeing a separate kids menu but there were lots of happy kids eating there the 4 nights we went there
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WHALERS RESTAURANT, Exmouth - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Whalers Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4