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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a taste sensation. The fish tacos were well filled and the chilli prawn linguine had just the right amount of spice. The first prize went to the licorice panna cotta with rosewater Persian fairy floor and poached strawberries. Alcohol free gin and tonics with...lots of fruit provided the perfect drink on a hot afternoon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic food and great service. Love the menu, delicious dishes and magnificent deserts. We booked dinner. Special thanks to Antony the waiter and owner Carl to have a pleasant chat. See you soon Grace and Paul ❤️

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start… ah yes, margaritas! Awesome, made the way they should be. We started them with dips and corn chips. Authentic starters. We had tacos. Our gluten free needs were no trouble for the charming staff. The food was relish, service excellent, ambience divine...and, thus, a lovely lazy lunch was had looking out from the historic building to the Mary River. Great Mexican. We will be happy to go to Maryborough again just for another Portside experience. Thanks Carl and staff.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch and were so glad we did. The staff were very friendly, and the food we had was really good. The nachos, kid’s fish, scones and coffee were all delicious.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on Trip advisor with all reviews giving positive comments. We were not let down with this restaurant and found it to be a delightful find. Staff were very friendly, meal was amazing, gathering for different preferences and venue was a delightful...old heritage style building.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

Truly something very special and everything was amazing, The food was delicious and beautifully presented; complimented with a lovely range of teas and coffee. Excellent customer service from all staff members and the old world setting and gardens enhances the experience. A must do for...locals and tourists.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Fabulous food, wonderful friendly service and a lovely setting. The Banoffee Mess was spectacular shared by both of us. Although before it arrived my partner said he was full. Next I know he’s eaten half after one spoonful. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

We dined here on a Friday night and the staff were friendly and very helpful. My husband chose the steak which was excellent quality and very well cooked. It's pricey, but quality. I chose the gnocchi which was delicious and I really enjoyed it. A...lovely restaurant, expensive but very tasty with good service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021

Recommended by our dear friends to come with them to Portside for Sunday lunch 12 Sep 2021, sitting out in the fresh air on the grass with large cafe umbrellas albeit a little windy on the day. We were warmly greeted immediately on arrival by...Antony, drinks ordered which were swift to arrive (generous servings of wine by the glass), food was selected from a more than adequate menu - some items had run out of stock as we were the second sitting for the day at 1.00pm, but alternate suggestions were made and these certainly did not fail to please. Entrees were delivered within 15 minutes whilst our beverages were being gently, constantly supplemented. Mains arrived shortly thereafter. Grilled schnapper, and salmon pasta were amazing. Throughout, the service was impeccable. Dessert followed. The best Sticky Date Pudding, wonderfully presented. Carl popped over to enquire as to our satisfaction, and so did the drinks waiter, and dessert waitress - an indication of their obvious passion and professionalism. Thank you Portside for your diligence, mastery and love of running such a fabulous restaurant in Maryborough. Well worth the quick car trip from Hervey Bay. You all deserve much praise.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 September 2021

We happen to walk passed this restaurant, got a friendly greeting by the owner, had a look at the menu and stayed for lunch. Beautiful food, great vegan options. What a surprise to find such a world class restaurant in a smallish country town. The...staff are great, Next time we travel through we will definitely stop to eat there again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5