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Tides Waterfront Dining

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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Monday and it was pretty quiet. However we still had really good service and the food was lovely. We both had the 2 course special and enjoyed Scallops followed by Steak, for the wife and Spaghetini for me. Nice. Best we've been to in Caloundra.

Thank Andy B
Coolum Beach, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I are extremely impressed by the food, ambience and service we received from the staff at Tides. Well recommended!

Thank Kellee1981
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tides is always a great choice for fine dining in Caloundra. The food is of the highest quality and always impresses me with its wide selection from locally sourced produce. Great views and tons of atmosphere both day and night. The options from the set lunch menu are first rate, as I s the full a la carte menu. I... More 

Thank Karon G
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give it 4.5 I would. Had a great lunch. After a few very average dining experiences in Caloundra at restaurants people had raved about I realised I should go with no expectations. Tides delivered a very pleasant experience and I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful view from the balcony and the entree, main and desert were really enjoyable. Nothing... More 

Thank GlomeshGirl
Caloundra, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On entry was disappointed that there wasn't any visual that it was Valentine's just a few silver circles on the table. Food was ok. Shared dessert was a let down the ice cream was soft a melting when it was bought to the table and not really romantic! We paid $80 pp for the meal which didn't even include a... More 

Thank Happy794
Caloundra, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read such good reviews about Tides we arrived at 1 p.m. on Sunday, the hottest day of the year in Caloundra. We ignored the piece of plastic which had wrapped and been cooked with the Slider for one child. Our three Entrees arrived and were great. Finally, at 3.p.m. our four main courses arrived after prompting. The fish dish,... More 

Thank wilsonjudith332
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went to Tides was for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it's been our special celebration venue ever since. The food is consistently good and well presented and the staff make you feel welcome and special. We've recommended it to several friends and they've all agreed with our opinion. Looking forward to our next visit in about... More 

Thank carolandron2016
Bulls, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am vegan. I don't make a fuss when eating out and usually eat chips. Again. We regularly go out for dinner (everyone else are meateaters). When I made the reservation, I asked if they were able to do a vegan meal. Hey, this is a top restaurant with 5 stars, worth asking. Got told 'no'. My friends had 5... More 

Thank Paula W
Tumbulgum, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Tides for 14 people celebrating my fathers 80th birthday and it was outstanding. The view was to die for overlooking Bulcocks Beach, and despite it being stinking hot there was a delightful breeze on the balcony. The service was friendly, attentive but unobtrusive. I don't remember having to search for the wait staff, it seems whenever we wanted... More 

Thank bgcslc
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night of our holiday. We were a bit uncertain about taking our kids but so glad we didn't compromise on where we eat they were made to feel very welcome. Food for us and kids was just perfect (two polar opposites but both catered for) and so tasty, service friendly and not too much. The view over the beach... 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$23 - US$38
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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Mackay, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?