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Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar

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123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4758 2419
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at Boardwalk restaurant over the Easter weekend although it was surprisingly not very busy when we got there. We were disappointed on a few fronts, we had to ask where our mains were as they were taking a very long time, a waitress topped our glasses up with tap water even though they were half full of sparkling and... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Izambell for your review of your recent dining experience at our restaurant, we are sorry you had a disappointing time we usually get great feedback on our steaks as they are Cape Grim and the best you can get in Australia. We hope to welcome you back soon so we can show you a better experience. More 

Sarina, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow the food tasted extremely good and the venue was accommodating to a large group of 14. The service is ok but needs a little attention and the staff at checkout are a little blunt. Overall a really good experience

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you JulesRT for your review on your recent dining experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed the food, we always strive to serve the best quality. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Canberra, Australia
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant looked great and the food was presented well but that's where it ended. Not enough staff of the to handle the number of diners. I had the selection of seafoods entree which were very tasteless. My wife's salmon was also dull and full of bones. Overpriced and very disappointing

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you FerusandAnn for your review of your recent dining experience with us, we are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations we always get great reviews on the seafood entrée and salmon, we hope to welcome you back soon so we can show you a better experience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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618 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The space is nice down on the water but not so nice when the noise rebounds around the place from other loud groups. The food is lovely. My barramundi was superb. Nicely presented and wonderfully cooked. It was moist and very tasty indeed. And, the portion was exceedingly generous. But, at $38 you'd expect something pretty good. The meals had... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you TwoSheds57 for the review of your recent dining experience, we agree the food is superb here and justifiable to the price point as we only source the best local produce. As for your review on the wine list I will pass your feedback onto the Restaurant Manager but it is a standard in a restaurant of our caliper... More 

Townsville, QLD
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience here tonight, with sensational food and fantastic service. The restaurant was very busy but staff were up to the challenge! We can highly recommend the seafood linguini, and the sirloin steak was big and beautifully cooked. Thankyou for a wonderful meal! Worth every cent.

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you pwa251 for your review on your dining experience with us, we are glad that you had a great experience and that you would recommend the linguini, it was a hit on our last menu. We hope to welcome you back to the boardwalk Restaurant & Bar soon so you can taste our new menu. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a beautiful meal at Peppers on Magnetic. Service was A1 gorgeous location would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Leeanne6959 for your review on your dining experience with us, we are glad that you had a great experience and that you would recommend our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back to the boardwalk Restaurant & Bar soon. More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Arrived at Magnetic on Tuesday which happened to be the Steak Special night at this Restaurant. We booked in for 2 people. Service was great and we chose to sit on the verandah as it was a lovely night. We ordered a wine each and the steak special. My friend had rare & I had medium. Bad move by both... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Elgrad for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us, we are sorry that you had a bad experience with the steak, usually we have fantastic feedback about our Tuesday night steak special. I am constantly in contact with my meat supplier so I will definalty mention that we had a bad cut. We hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the staff looked after us really well. We took our time ordering, just enjoying the beautiful surroundings (and a few wines). The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I ordered my steak rare and it was perfectly cooked and just melted in my mouth. Will certainly be back. Thank you to the staff who looked... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you StephenLaMarr for your review on your recent visit to the Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar. We are delighted that you had a fantastic meal and it was complimented by great service. That's exactly what we strive to provide our guest. We hoe to welcome you back soon. More 

Townsville, Australia
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Surprised my boyfriend for afternoon drinks & dinner on the island here at Boardwalk on Sunday. It was a little too windy for outside but the lounges were great for sipping on cocktails. We had a great table on the side balcony for dinner which was the perfect setting as the sun went down. Food was fantastic & even got... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you SophieCaruana, we are delighted that you had a fantastic time at our restaurant. We pride ourselves on delivering fantastic food and service. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A meal at the Boardwalk is always on my list of things to do when I visit the Island and again we had a lovely meal. We had lunch on Monday 23/1 and it was very tasty, we all enjoyed our food. The person looking after the floor was Bradley and he did a great job on his own and... More 

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Helen for your lovely review, we agree Bradley is fantastic. He compliments the service and food that we deliver here. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island  >  Nelly Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4758 2419
Description
The Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar has a great variety for all occasions.From Lunch on the deck over looking the marina,too fine dining at dinner.Executive Chef Rodney Smith has combined fresh ingredients and local produce in his menus that will tantalize your taste buds. Now we have gone back to what we do best and wow our guests with the flavour combinations that we are renown for.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?