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Tides Waterfront Dining

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Esplanade | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous dinner here, with a lovely view out over Pumicestone Passage. We chose snapper and it could not have been fresher. As to the "dessert for 2", it was quite something! For a true fine dining experience, you won't find better.

Thank AMC3050
Rosebank, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our lunch at Tides Waterfront Dining, look up if you have not been to Caloundra before, restaurant is upstairs. The Portuguese Port is to be enjoyed at the end of your meal.

Thank Gail P
Caloundra, Australia
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Limited choices on the menu, but that is the only item I could possibly be critical about. Food quality is excellent, presentation is masterful and the table service is professional with great attention to detail. All the staff have worked there for a long time, and this speaks volumes about the managements attitude to a great dining experience. As a... More 

Thank michael p
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come here so many times and enjoyed good service and food but our last visit was disappointing. The prawns were well and truly getting on with black heads and when we told the waitress she argued and disagreed. Having working in the Prawning industry I know what I'm talking about.

Thank Kymbo_13
Snowtown, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How lucky were we? - these guys had just put up a new menu. Beef cheeks and prawns for entrees -both spot on! Partner had pork belly and I chose lamb rump for mains. Sensational flavours and absolutely prime meat cooked to perfection. House staff were all very personable and catered to our needs and questions without hesitation. 5 stars... More 

Thank ianhillard
Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will try and be as fair as I possibly can. I seriously would have given this lovely Restaurant a 4 star however sadly I cannot ..indeed Im bordering on giving it a 2 star rating. The venue is really stunning and the service was impeccable. There was a large group of us. Maybe about 18pp for a luncheon. Limited... More 

1 Thank Maria Z
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tides is our special occasion restaurant on the coast. My husband proposed to me there, we had our reception there and every anniversary we spend there. Friends from out of town also make a special trip to eat there. The degustation menu is to die for, each dish is meticulously presented, the wait staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Each season... More 

Thank jgrace73
Dromana, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Tides to celebrate my birthday. The food was sensational! After having entree and main, we were tempted by the dessert menu. We rarely have dessert and even though we were certainly not hungry we just had to taste the honey crumble with mousse. It was delightful!! The service friendly and prompt - even... More 

Thank gsjc2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to try this place after a day trip in Sunshine Coast during the long weekend. The conclusion is: stay away from it like a plaque!! The story goes: we requested for 7pm table but was told to come in at 1/2 past. We arrived almost an hour early to have a stroll around the beach... More 

2 Thank WHC80
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Memorable food and service with beautiful views - what more could you ask for! This is my favourite go to place in Caloundra for special occasions.

Thank Debbie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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Mackay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
over a year ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?