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Tides Waterfront Dining

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made our booking online (very convenient) and confirmation prior by text. Met at the door by enthusiastic waiters and our table overlooked the Bullock Beach shore and nightlife below. The attention to the menu, descriptions recited by the well trained staff, and relaxed ambience made our experience very memorable, especially the little treat at the end of the evening,... More 

Thank mickangi2
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband had a delicious dinner here on the weekend. Our waiter was amazing 👌🏼 and we could not fault the food. It was all delicious especially the seafood.

Thank Rani90
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

From the moment we met with Jude (event manager) at Tides we knew we had finally found our venue for the wedding. Nothing was too difficult and the service on the night from the bar, wait and kitchen staff was outstanding... The food is always amazing at Tides, we have enjoyed a few lunches here with small groups and the... More 

Thank Joanna D
Maroochydore, Australia
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The view from the balcony across the water is just stunning. One can just watch the world go by and even get a glimpse of the big ships as they turn away from the coastal passge in towards Moreton Bay. We chose the three course menu for $50. For each course there was a choice of three dishes. We both... More 

Thank Kay C
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My partner booked Tides for my birthday and it didn't disappoint. We moved to the Sunshine Coast a year ago and I had been saying I wanted to try it ever since. The food was amazing and the wine that was recommended was perfect. Thanks for a lovely night.

Thank Kerry S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fabulous views of the Passage and Bribie Island. Great for sunset drinks on the balcony. This had been our go to restaurant for special celebrations since moving to the Sunshine Coast. You cannot beat the Degustation Menu with matching wines for a superb lunch with charming views. Tides have shared many a birthday and anniversary celebration with us. Food and... More 

Thank urbanbeauty
Yandina, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Tides yesterday with some friends. The greeting (if you can call it that) from the girl at the front reception desk was blunt and unwelcoming. Told us to find a table and someone would come and see us. It's not what was said but the way it was said. So after a brief chat we decided to leave.... More 

Thank JaybieNI
Michael M, Owner at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this review

Hi JaybieNI I was shocked to read your review, and i just wanted to clarify a few things. The way you described your service at Tides Waterfront Dining is completely against everything we do. As you can see from previous reviews, service is something we take a lot of pride in and routinely meet or exceed our customers expectations on... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a 7 course degustation, the food was amazing and the staff were very attentive. We had a balcony table with a view from the beach. I would recommend eating at this restaurant.

Thank Anne-marie S
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we weren't given the opportunity to dine in as the response we got is that the kitchen was closed. They were still serving food so I guess they could have made an effort specially when we said that we would settle for something quick!.

Thank L Guillermo R
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Recently dined at Tides to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Originally dined here 7 years ago and was so impressed with the location (overlooking Pumicestone Passage and the beach), the friendly staff and the magnificent food, that my now wife and I made this a regular occurrence. In fact we held our wedding reception here. The food is consistently excellent, the... More 

Thank Paul S

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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$ 22 - US$ 37
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?