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The Bay Restaurant

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Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ventured down to this place for dinner read the reviews and thought why not arrived and entered into the reception was directed down stairs the inside looked fantastic met our waiter for the evening who done a top job as all the staff were very polite we order the seafood for 2 and the cray it was delicious maybe a... More 

Thank BUNDY Dave F
Swansea, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined in this restaurant many times over the last ten years and always found it to be wonderful. However our recent visit last month was extremely disappointing. The menu was poor, food quality and quantity left a lot to be desired. The Property itself is looking very run down and in need of some TLC (be careful walking... More 

Thank Vern R
Brisbane Region, Australia
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food great atmosphere friendly staff you can't see their sign coming into the bay they are in from the main road but well worth going in for, the only negative is the lighting going back to your car after dinner is very poor

Thank Heike D
Penguin, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food impeccable service. We have eaten seafood platters around Aust and NZ and this is still the best. Gorgeous place to celebrate our anniversary, amazing sunset, friendly staff, excellent in fact!! Highly recommend

Thank juliebutler218
Bend, Oregon
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most extraordinary deserts I've ever seen or tasted. Pastry chef is top notch. We dined here on the first evening and went to Tombolo for pizza the following night and then returned to the Bay Restaurant for desert. The Bay Restaurant needs to be remodeled to improve ambiance. Service was friendly but wait staff apparently has high turnover. Choose your... More 

1 Thank MacFarnsworth
Keswick, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much choice around here if you are looking for something to eat.Food average,no complaints But why is chicken parmegani so popular

Thank nedrow5791
Houston, texas, USA
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379 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,847 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice setting in the lodge in the park with a nice view of the bay and beach below. Food was not as overpriced as anticipated and pretty good. You can sit inside or out and service was quick. Access to good bathrooms is another plus.

1 Thank jsthouston
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were supposed to have a seafood BBQ but due to weather we had the food served as an indoor buffet. Food not the best and not hot.

Thank Robert M
Bellingen, Australia
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320 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While fairly expensive, the food here is excellent and imaginative. Fine dining in a beautiful setting, with views to the west taking in magical sunsets when the weather is right. You might even be lucky enough to see a southern aurora on occasion.

Thank Bjerkana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and the food was fantastic. Service started great and then all of a sudden it was like we were the invisible table. Main plates sat in front of us for ages then eventually cleared by someone other than our waiter.... so then we sat even longer waiting for someone to offer us dessert. Meal was well worth... More 

Thank Vanessa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Freycinet  >  Coles Bay
  • Phone Number: 61362567222
Superb contemporary dining at Freycinet Lodge, overlooking Great Oyster Bay. The Bay is renowned for its outstanding seafood and is consistently rated as one of the East Coast of Tasmania's best restaurants.

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