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Healthy, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

The guy with the shoulder length hair and man bun was the rudest person I have ever come across. We wanted to go in and have a drink & food @ 4:30pm.. All lights and everything was on we walked to come in (everywhere online...said open) tried to open the door he walked to the door and was so rude to us. We tried pushing the door as it seemed stuck & and came with the worst attitude saying if a door is closed don’t try to open it. Horrible horrible service. You should be ashamed to have someone like this working for you. Plenty of other places around the area with much nicer staff.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Outstanding service from Johan Luka. Food was awesome the venue was perfect for our group of 10. Everyone had the same comments. Johan and the chef were generously tripped. They deserved it. The my were short staffed as the owner didn’t bother to come in...(again). I would check they have a full team in as the service was slow.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Firstly the food we had was nice, pasta for me and steak for hubby. Tasty. Atmosphere was good with live music. Why the 3. Waiters were polite but mostly absent. Took ages to order. By the time we finished the waiters had knocked off and...were washing up. Waited for ages to be asked about dessert. Plates not cleared. I ended up going into the kitchen to find someone only to be told there was only ice cream left. Hmmmm I think work needs to be done here.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

When we were walking past, my husband and I went up to make a reservation for dinner that evening, we were rudely and abruptly greeted by sorry we are closed and it wasn’t when I said can I make a reservation for dinner in the...evening the attitude of the waiter changed. Deciding to give the benefit of doubt as Whet was recommended to us we made a booking for 5pm and was told to turn up a little past 5. My husband and I turned up at 5:15 with no one to be seen we decided to go for a walk and turned back up at 5:35, when given the menu I asked for the pizza menu the lady serving us said in a condescending tone are you sure you are not meant to be at the camp ground where I replied we made a reservation before going to get the menus. When she came back she informed us that the person who makes the pizzas is running half an hour late, which was fine so we ordered an entree. When the entree arrived there was very little product knowledge no explanation of what were the trio of dips or any cutlery or side dishes. When we asked for cutlery it never made it to the table. When the lady returned to take the order. we went to order some pizzas and was told the person who makes the pizzas was still 20 or so minutes away and recommended a place to go down the road - the only redeeming factor of this underwhelming experience. Basic product knowledge and customer service and organisation for a dinner service eg having a table set for customers would improve the overall experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

The location was gorgeous! Beautifully set up on a high deck with the natural sounds around you but unfortunately that’s were the good experience ended. The food was very bland and very expensive in comparison to other restaurants in the area We understand that they...are a bit out of the way and have additional costs but when you are paying $32-$50 for a main if should have some flavour. Neither meals were finished by us Also I made the mistake of not asking for the brand of wine and ordered a bottle Very wrong decision, a $15 bottle of wine charged at $45 and tasted horrible I have told my husband check review before booking somewhere We actually went and ate somewhere else after our experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Very average food. My partners steak was cooked well done, meant to be medium, veggies were still hard. My pasta had no flavour, just a mix of bacon, pasta and a couple pieces of chicken. Very expensive for what you get, like a child had...thrown it together.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Hi there Nicky .. I am very sorry for your experience. Here at Whet we like to uphold a fine experience. If you are in the area still please stop by the restaurant so we can resolve this Issue. thank you manager of Whet Thank...More

Reviewed 19 August 2023

Whet is a great place to stop by when getting to Cape Trib. The food is so tasty! We had the chicken burger and it was made with a really nice and fresh chicken breast. The restaurant has a nice deck outside where you can...enjoy your meal while you're surrounded by the rainforest. Will definitely come back! 😀More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you for your lovely review much appreciated. happy that you had a wonderful experience here at Whet. Thank you

Reviewed 19 August 2023

Unbelievable chicken burger and great beers on tap! Would definitely recommend and hopefully will be back in the region again soon

Date of visit: August 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you for your review happy you enjoyed your experience here at Whet. Thank you

Reviewed 13 August 2023

Four of us had dinner in the first week of new ownership. That was a mistake. We waited some time to be seated, and for orders to be taken. Meals were received in haphazard fashion, with the entree received last. The front of house and...kitchen totally over-run. Some bookings arrived and then left before ordering.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Hi there john I am sorry for your experience .here at Whet. The first couple of weeks were extremely hard opening a restaurant with only a week notice to take on a lease for the first time during a busy school holiday period with very...More

Reviewed 4 August 2023

I was met with friendly faces and great service. I had the calamari and the salted caramel espresso martini, both were absolutely delicious and presented beautifully! The atmosphere was also lovely. I can't wait to go back and try the pork belly!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

thank you for your beautiful review look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 August 2023

Me and my family have known this restaurant for years we have seen all it’s changes and enjoyed the new atmosphere every time Last night was the best dining experience ever, the service was sensational the food incredible and the vibe of the place was...perfect We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you Kate its always a pleasure to have you here at Whet and you brining a warm vibe to the restaurant, Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

Wonderful staff Fantastic meal, brilliant ambience! Would recommend this place for your 1st stop in Cape Tribulation ❤️

Date of visit: July 2023
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Whet Cafe Bar And Restaurant, Owner at Whet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you Linda it was a pleasure having you dine in my restaurant. glad you enjoyed it,

Reviewed 8 July 2023

Crap waiters, service horrible. Feminist/man hating attitude. Rude and obnoxious. Food just average, nothing special.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

I cannot fathom what has happened here. The website portrays a beautiful food menu, an inventive cocktail menu, and looks like a bit of gold dust in the middle of cape tribulation. Upon arrival at lunch time the doors were closed (opening hours on google...incorrect) when eventually opened we were told there was no chef for another hour but there were ‘some sandwiches in the fridge’ that looked like they’d been sat there for a while. The drinks menu had 3 drinks on it, all of which were terrible cocktails. The backbar was covered in dust. We chose to leave, and so did the couple behind us. I’m going to guess this has been taken over by new owners. What an utter disappointment. I can’t see this place being open much longer. Head further up less than 5 minutes to Turtle Rock, fresh food and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Obviously understaffed which reflected poor service and chaos. Menu was underwhelming so thought we’d opt for pizza as a safe bet. Average to say the least. The reviews and website information did not reflect the experience we had. I would not recommend the restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5