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Drift Bar

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2611
06:00 - 00:00
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21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very thick chicken breast for the chicken parmy and fish was a little rubbery and so small for the price. Salad was a few bita of cabbage and lettuce.... chips were probably the best part of the meal.

Thank Amy S
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been walking past here all week. So was excited to have dinner here always have a few people having a drink and some live music. I had he pasta which was terrible, actually has three spoonfuls and left the rest! My husband had the very overpriced steak which again was pretty crappy! Terrible service, miserable staff that look like... More 

Thank KatrinaS335
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are frequent local customers who love nothing more than coming down to chill out and grab a bite to eat on a Friday night whenever work rosters allow it. However last week when I went to get my all time favourite pork belly spring rolls I was told that the menu had changed 2 weeks ago. So disappointing as... More 

Thank Jo J
Dalby Australia
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here to celebrate a birthday and the atmosphere was very good. The staff were friendly and the food was great.

Thank Ampster
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just what you need on holiday - somewhere you can go and just enjoy a glass of wine and the stunning view. Excellent wines you just can't buy anywhere. Great relaxed vibe too.

Thank Skippett
Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food with the most amazing garlic aioli sauce I have ever tasted. Outdoor seating area provided a great view while still being protected from the wind.

Thank Staceyncrew2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been our local for a while now. The view is over the water at Bulcock beach towards Bribie island. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The have live music on weekends Great place to have catch ups or to meet out for dinner and drinks 😊🍻🍹🍸

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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375 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drift always seems noisy when we go past in the evening but we stopped by for a coldie and lunch the other day and were really impressed. The staff were terrific, and it was lovely sitting out the front watching the passing parade and of course there were wonderful ocean views. Top marks for lovely selection of icy cold beverages... More 

Thank Colin S
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the Drift breakfast special. The food was so fresh and tasty. Coffee was great also. They know how to cook crispy bacon and poached eggs.

Thank NickTrezise
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is more for the owner/manager than customers. We come all the time specifically for the breakfast burger and ocean trout on the breakfast menu. There were four of us this morning that went specifically for those breakfast items but the menu had changed. Because the menu had changed, our party of four walked out and went up the... More 

Thank mollyarbidans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2611
Drift has the best views on the Coast across Pumicestone Passage. Live music Tuesday-Sunday creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy craft beer and even craftier food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?