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Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill

Compton Dr | Corner Cedar Crescent, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 8809
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood tower” (6 reviews)
“seafood grill” (4 reviews)
“surf turf” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Compton Dr | Corner Cedar Crescent, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night we had 27 people here for our work xmas party. There was another function going on and other guests at the restaurant but the service was fantastic. Nothing was too much touble and the table was laid beautifully even including bon bons. We...More

Thank shereealbert1
QualityHotel B, General Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sheree, Very happy to hear you and your colleagues had such an enjoyable night. Thank you for the comments and have a merry christmas. kind regards

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had dinner here and found it very wanting. I ordered calamari as a mains. The colour of the batter was so dark brown that it looked like the deep frying oil hadn't been changed in months! The portion size of the calamari was ridiculously...More

Thank Petrosz7
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Petrosz7 Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. As you see from our other reviews, our diners are usually really pleased so this is a bit out of sorts and we do apologise and hope we'll see you back again...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We decided to eat here on our way home from buying a new car, to celebrate. It was a good choice. The Sweet Potato chips were to die for - amongst the best we have ever eaten. We demolished the whole bowl between us. For...More

Thank kerilou
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Kerilou Thank you for your recent review - we're really pleased you enjoyed your meal with and hopefully we may see you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We recently enjoyed two exceptional dinners in the Wild Prawn and have no hesitation in giving it 10 out of 10. While the restaurant in the Ballina Beach Resort is simple in style the presentation and quality of the food is really exceptional. My King...More

1  Thank Norman H
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Norman, Thank you for your comments - we appreciate hearing enjoyed your meals and especially the King fish. Let's hope we see you back again soon for our next summer menu!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our waitress told us they sourced their oysters from Tasmania and we were soon to discover they were almost as big! There were four of us for a 30th birthday celebration. We commenced with the magnificent Oysters Kilpatrick, Duck Spring Rolls and Salmon Tarte, followed...More

1  Thank Survey54
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for the great feedback - yes we try to source really nice plump oysters and our regulars really appreciate those and our biggest seller the great surf & turf. Glad you enjoyed your meals!!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding, from the moorish cocktails, the extra fresh oysters to the desserts. 4 of us dined here on a Thursday night and we all enjoyed our meals. Courses included pork belly, croquettes, huge oysters as entree, followed by mains of...More

Thank Carol D
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Carol, We're really pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable meal and some yummy cocktails. Hopefully we'll see you back again soon!

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Couldnt fault our meal last night. The cocktails were yummy. The food was so fresh & delicious. We will be back. Thankyou for making our night special

Thank G5593EFsandrab
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Sandra, Yummy cocktails certainly hit the spot, we're pleased to hear you had such a great night! Hope we see you back again soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

I thought it was good value for what you got. The continental breakfast had lots of fruit, plenty of variety in the breads and cereals. The coffee was good and we also had a couple of cooked breakfasts that we enjoyed. As we were staying,...More

Thank JoyGAuckland
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Joy Thank you for your feedback and great comments - we're glad to hear you had such a great visit.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I recently enjoyed a gorgeous breakfast here before heading to a nearby health retreat, so I was keen to sample the best that their breakfast menu had to offer. I wasn't disappointed. Perfect coffee, and a seriously delicious and balanced eggs, avocado, smoked salmon and...More

Thank Tough_Job
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Tough Job, Yes, someone's got to enjoy a few meals for the team!! - glad to hear you're enjoying the task.

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Yesterday with my husband ,we try this famous restaurant and I just want to tell you it's was just the best food I never try. The starter was delicious fresh oysters local, the king prawns linguine just awesome make home and an explosion of flavour...More

Thank samira b
QualityHotel B, Manager at Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Samira, Thank s for your comments - we're really pleased you enjoyed your meals. hopefully you'll have a chance to visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 26
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compton Dr | Corner Cedar Crescent, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 8809
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Description
Great seafood steak and modern Australian dining in a casual setting overlooking tropical gardens at Ballina Beach Resort. Weddings, parties and conferences. Breakfast & Dinner.
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