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Tides Waterfront Dining

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch. Great Lychee cocktail, that was about it. Service was friendly and timely. The food was a major disappointment though. Overcooked seafood combined with ill-matched flavours. For fine dining prices, they need to lift their game big time.

Thank BiniBuckets
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, lunchtime visit, menu was limited but I like that, as it means better food in my experience. Options were a fixed two or three set with options from a la carte. Everything served was exceptional however watch for descriptions, we ordered a starter with the first ingredient listed as being 'roasted pumpkin', however when it came the tiny decorative... More 

Thank Victoria S
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended for a family dinner. Service was OK but coming from Melbourne we are spoilt for service. Food was lovely. We had a range of dishes in the party from seafood to steak and the kids menu and everyone was pleased. Deserts were lovely also with everyone choosing the chocolate mousse so cannot really comment on how the others... More 

Thank Sarah T
Caloundra, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best service in town, great fine dinning food, Oysters to die for, nice cold drinks on a hot day and great view

Thank FrankoPerth
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two years ago we had a truly wonderful dining experience at Tides so we decided to return for our anniversary. The location is still good but that's about it. While the service remains friendly, it's not quite as polished and attentive as it once was. However, it's the food that is really letting the place down. When you are spending... More 

Thank Journo77
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after A-la-carte dining then Tides Waterfront is the place to go. Exquisite meals with an even more exquisite view as the sun sets at Caloundra. Right across the road from the water. Seems a very popular place to dine.

Thank Shelleyjones1960
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for New Year's Eve. There was a set menu with 3 dishes for each course. The seared scallops with purée and popcorn was very different but delicious - just love the different textures. The barramundi was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed the coconut pan a cotta while my husband had the cheese plate. The... More 

Thank DebbieBest1955
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on the water watching a beautiful Caloundra sunset. What you would expect to pay for a top end meal and the food did not disappoint. Recommend.

Thank David G
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to tides on a suggestion from a friend, this will be our first and last meal their. We arrived early when their was Barely anyone in the restaurant (two other tables) and waited 2 hours for our meals. When the meal arrived my daughter got the kids cheese burger, upon wondering why she had not finished her meat... More 

Thank soph_carter
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Caloundra for a while now and hadn't tried this place. We had saved the best till last. Loved everything about it but first place was the food. Amazingly delicious. We were very happy with it all. Our stand out dish was their very original king fish entree. Superb. We also loved the view, the friendly... 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$22 - US$37
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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?