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Waterview Bistro - CLOSED

103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
+61 7 5486 8344
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is currently closed not sure why or for how long, looks pretty empty, but we were keen to visit as staying nearby. Disappointed we missed out this trip.

3  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great atmosphere, early dinner at sunset to make the most of the view. Great tables next to the open windows. Not many people early. Excellent food - we loved it. Modern interesting decore and very attentive waitress staff.

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately waterview bistro is closed. We were looking forward to trying out this little place but it had a closed sign on the door, and nothing on the shelves. Hoping it may reopen one day but it looked very bare.

1  Thank Aleesha-brazell
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Nice location although there is no parking. We holiday in rainbow beach a few times a year and try this place when it's open, every time we come it has a different owner!!! not sure what the issues are very inconsistent place and the food...More

1  Thank truthful1972
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We have dined here in the past and found this restaurant very good but in a recent visit to Waterview we were quite disappointed with the food which also wasn't cheap. We are always prepared to pay good money for good food and service. My...More

1  Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is my favourite restaurant on the coast. Not only are there magnificent views but the food was delicious and just the right size serving. Service was cheerful and delivered in a reasonable amount of time at the table. I will definitely be back there...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I attended Waterview for a function. The meal was superb, service excellent and the view from the venue was fantastic. Affordable prices for fine dining, too. Recommended for special occasions - the staff really look after you.

Thank jhar793
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Thought the food was a bit expensive and wasn't that great. Chips were soggy and chicken was dry. Staff were nice though.

Thank has6103
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

First visit, felt like a change from the sports or surf clubs. Four and a half out of five so looking forward to it. I know some photos were 2 or 3 years old but two looked good, one the Amberjack dish and the other...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We had the hot rocks grill, meal doesn't come with any greens or side dish apart from potato. Meat was a bit fatty. View was nice although not all tables can see the view. Chicken meal was very dry but sauce was great. Wouldn't rush...More

Thank 50opd2j
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$19 - US$34
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Gympie Region  >  Rainbow Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5486 8344
  • E-mail
Waterview Bistro is an award winning restuarant located on the highest point of Rainbow Beach. Every table offers stunning views to Fraser Island and beyond and a seasonal changing menu represents the best in local produce. Nestled in the luxury botique resort of Rainbow Ocean Palms and adjacent to the stunning Carlo Sandblow, Waterview Bistro is a Rainbow Beach 'must do'!
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