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“Several visits”
Review of Forty Five 51

Forty Five 51
Ranked #24 of 213 Restaurants in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Cuisines: Australian, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Forty Five 51 is a restaurant, bar & live music venue located 100 meters from the beach at 115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. We aim to provide great food with exceptional service so you can relax and enjoy the best of our coastal lifestyle. Group bookings, functions and offsite catering available. Located at 115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra below The Ocean View Resort.
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

During a recent 6 night stay at Ocean View Resort we dined 3 nights here. We loved the atmosphere which was enhanced by live music and friendly helpful staff.The printed wine list did not match availability which was disappointing and alternatives limited.The menu is small but on each occasion we were happy with our choices. I enjoyed the tapas selection on two occasions.My husband tried the fish & chips,steak .Other family members enjoyed the fish of the day as well as previously mentioned dishes.One night after I had left to attend an evening session of a conference the remainder of the family enjoyed dessert.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Had a quick but hearty breakfast and lots of coffee. Service was fast and friendly. Food was hot and plenty of it especially the bacon and eggs, the eggs benedict was rich and yum would have benefitted from some spinach. Waitress accommodated the kids and made sure their meal was something they would eat.

Thank Amanda D
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Quality, low key, live music, a great menu and very reasonable prices. The staff are capable and friendly. Plenty of on street parking and a indoor/outdoor environment.

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Thank skytiger
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We visited Forty five 51 last Saturday night and once again had a great night out. We've recently moved to the sunshine coast from Sydney. We love it here but do at times miss the Sydney night life. we've discovered that there's not a lot going on in Caloundra on a Saturday night, so this little restaurant/bar is a bit of an oasis!

We went early in the evening thinking it may be busy and discovered that most of the tables had been booked and that they were also hosting a 21st Birthday Party. No problem! Lisa, the friendly waitress/floor manager that we'd chatted to on our previous visit quickly found us a nice little space for 2 in the outside area - which we prefer. Once settled in, we proceeded to enjoy a cocktail and some tunes courtesy of 2 guys and their guitars who we gather play there regularly. Not the same 2 guys that were playing on our previous visit (who did some nice Led Zeplin covers) but equally as good. The atmosphere was relaxed and the music just right - loud enough to provide a good buzz but not have to shout over. The food is pretty good as far as bar food goes and the menu provides plenty to choose from. Providing a tapas menu is a great idea as it means you can have little bits and pieces to share (or not) throughout the evening rather than a large meal if like me that's what you prefer. My hubby had the fish and chips and reckoned they were really tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful and when they weren't too busy up for a bit of banter. Considering there were just 2 (maybe 3) waitress' working the floor they did a pretty good job of keeping on top of it all with energy and a smile. Oh, and did I say the whisky sour was pretty darn good too?

So we give this place a big thumbs-up for being a great all-rounder - for the atmosphere, the music, the food and drinks and the friendly service. Now if we could just sort out the taxi service in Caloundra......be prepared to catch a bus or walk if you have a drink and don't have a designated driver....the taxi ONCE AGAIN didn't turn up at the end of the night. Hmmmm.

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Thank shelbel12
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Forty-five 51 is alive. Cool food, cool music, cool atmosphere - and noone trying too hard.
Weekday nights used to be a real snooze, but Caloundra has a new buzz on Tuesdays, with talented musicians, nicely priced munchies and a family friendly surf coast feeling at 4551. If you've been wondering where to go for quality live music on the Coast, this place has recaptured the vibe. And they've got plenty more to give
We will have to return, even if only so I can work my way through the extensive beer list. With theme nights, name guest acts and musos competitions throughout the week - not to mention the open mic nights - these guys have got it going on.
So forget half-price pizza and 20-20 on the telly - next Tuesday I think I might dust off the old acoustic, get up a bit of Dutch courage and belt out a couple of John Butler covers. Who knows, someone might even throw a few goldies in the busking tin!

The Sound Production Was GREAT on Tuesday night. Keep it up!


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Thank Review H
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