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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
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Caloundra, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On entry was disappointed that there wasn't any visual that it was Valentine's just a few silver circles on the table. Food was ok. Shared dessert was a let down the ice cream was soft a melting when it was bought to the table and not really romantic! We paid $80 pp for the meal which didn't even include a... More 

Thank Happy794
Caloundra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having read such good reviews about Tides we arrived at 1 p.m. on Sunday, the hottest day of the year in Caloundra. We ignored the piece of plastic which had wrapped and been cooked with the Slider for one child. Our three Entrees arrived and were great. Finally, at 3.p.m. our four main courses arrived after prompting. The fish dish,... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The first time we went to Tides was for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it's been our special celebration venue ever since. The food is consistently good and well presented and the staff make you feel welcome and special. We've recommended it to several friends and they've all agreed with our opinion. Looking forward to our next visit in about... More 

Thank carolandron2016
Bulls, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I am vegan. I don't make a fuss when eating out and usually eat chips. Again. We regularly go out for dinner (everyone else are meateaters). When I made the reservation, I asked if they were able to do a vegan meal. Hey, this is a top restaurant with 5 stars, worth asking. Got told 'no'. My friends had 5... More 

Thank Paula W
Tumbulgum, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We booked Tides for 14 people celebrating my fathers 80th birthday and it was outstanding. The view was to die for overlooking Bulcocks Beach, and despite it being stinking hot there was a delightful breeze on the balcony. The service was friendly, attentive but unobtrusive. I don't remember having to search for the wait staff, it seems whenever we wanted... More 

Thank bgcslc
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Last night of our holiday. We were a bit uncertain about taking our kids but so glad we didn't compromise on where we eat they were made to feel very welcome. Food for us and kids was just perfect (two polar opposites but both catered for) and so tasty, service friendly and not too much. The view over the beach... More 

Thank Timeou
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Six of us went to Tides for dinner and had a great night the food was really good.very nice entries seafood then whole snapper was the special of the day and that was beautiful and the desserts were yummy.

Thank Anna591
Caloundra, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Spectacular view over the passage with a great sunset. An all round great experience.

Thank Timothy W
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We had an opportunity to have a mid-week lunch and chose tides. We each had a two course lunch special and each dish was delicious. Everything was beautifully prepared and well presented. The food was wonderful and the lunchtime special ensured reasonable prices. The service was impeccable ( which is a not always the case in Caloundra). Add to this... More 

Thank mongoose111
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This has been a favourite restaurant for my husband and I as the food, service and gorgeous water front location are unbeatable. Our latest experience there was a tad disappointing. Our waitress seemed flustered and wanted to take our food order before asking about drinks. The wine we ordered took a good 15 minutes to arrive and then taken away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$39
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 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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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?