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“PARADISE IT WAS”

Paradise Marina Cafe
Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Forster
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nelson Bay
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“PARADISE IT WAS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The location was lovely and tranquil overlooking the lake
The staff were helpful. We all enjoyed our meals, and were happy with the choices offered.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Lorette K
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English first
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Enchanting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

We only stopped for coffee one afternoon. The sun was shining the lake was so blue. We have nothing like this in the west. Enjoyed the cheeky pelican who was wilfully helping himself to whatever scraps were left about. This family owned business with a friendliness reflected in the young man, a son I think, who stopped to chat and fill us in on local stuff. Thanks guys. Lovely lovely spot. You're so lucky.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank GlobalGypsiez
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Australia
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“WOEFUL SERVICE AND INDIFFERENCE TO CUSTOMERS”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

Six days ago I visited Paradise Marina Cafe at Forster for breakfast with my family - four of us. The cafe was not very busy so after ordering we were a little surprised at the length of time it took firstly to serve us our coffee and then finally for them to serve two of the four breakfasts that had been ordered and paid for. Finally when the other two breakfasts did not appear we asked where they were only to be told that they did not know there were two more orders. After checking their order book and finding they needed to make two more meals a very offhanded "sorry" was uttered.
When they finally served the missing two breakfasts, to be enjoyed with by then cold coffee, and I said that I was not very happy with the service at all, I was merely told very offhandedly again "sorry, I'll tell the boss". That was the last we heard of that.
We all agreed that the food was quite nice, when it finally came and the situation by the water is lovely but the service is woeful and obviously customer service is not at all important to the management.
We did not expect or want any great fuss but perhaps a little concern and an apology about missing serving two breakfasts would have shown that they valued their reputation and wanted their customers to return.
There are lots of other lovely cafes in Forster with just as nice views where you can enjoy a meal and coffee, so I would recommend going elsewhere, as we now do.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Travelled_8
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Tuncurry, Australia
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Step On Shore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

After a morning boat ride we moored our boat at the Marina and steped in for lunch and was very surprised at the beautiful meals, some of us had fish and chips some prawns others salmon and they were all excelliant fresh and hot the only thing I did not like so much was having to line up to order but that does keep the price down and the prices were very reasonable

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 377Carollee
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great spot for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

Great cafe, views, service and food were all good, just food envy for not choosing the pancakes! Will be back for them.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Sarah H
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