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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Hinchinbrook Harbour | Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
+61 7 4066 2117
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Hinchinbrook Harbour | Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
"So pleased to find a restaurant in FAR NQ that ticks all three boxes!"
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"happy hour"
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"Terrific service, excellent food, the staff were friendly"
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Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to Cardwell for lunch and surprised to find restaurant was offering a Seafood Buffet today. What a bonus. Fresh Oysters, Prawns, Spanner Crabs, Bugs, Cooked fish, mussels, Calamari, Fried Rice, Gyozas, and lovely salads. Excellent selection, very fresh seafood, accompanying sauces. Replenished as needed...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

So pleased to find a restaurant in FAR NQ that ticks all three boxes! Everything about our recent experience, a leisurely Sunday lunch, is worthy of a glowing review! From the wide selection of tapas (entrees) and other mouthwatering mains on the menu, to the...More

Thank itzmyyear
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Restaurant very nice - only overlooking the man build Marina. Nobody but us in the restaurant. The beer nice and cold. Ordered Calamari Szechuan Style with chips and salad. Very average - salad non existent, chips overdone and dry. Calamar a bit frie to dark....More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We held our clubs presentation night here over the weekend, amazing venue, terrific friendly service, we had 90pax and all tables had food within minutes so no one wast left hungry waiting for food to be cooked/served. All food and drinks are really well priced...More

2  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Such a magnificent venue!!!! Loved the food, loved the service, loved the staff! Couldn't be more welcoming! The venue itself is beautiful overlooking the water! Picturesque 👌🏼

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Traveling back From our Family Holiday on Sunday we pulled into the Hinchinbrook Harbour Development we have heard and read so much about. Good and Bad. We were regular visitors prior to Yasi and had visited in 2014 only to see the development in a...More

Thank alanheeaphy
Lucas D, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

thank you very much for your review, i appreciate your feed back. i agree the table service needs to be a better. i will pass on the message to my team and the next time you come in, you will see an improvement.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The food was absolutely enjoyable as we had the salt and pepper calamari it was tender, rib steak rare was cooked to perfection and seafood chowder was fantastic and the creme brûlée was amazing. Thanks Lucas and Zoey the food and service was fantastic, highly...More

Thank yvonnew0310
lucas d, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you very much I hope we see you again some time soon

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Fortunate enough to be at this restaurant for Tapas Tuesday. It is there lunch menu offered on a Tuesday evening for half price. Well worth a visit. Best food we had in North Queensland by far.

Thank DoonanDags
lucas d, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you very much I hope we see you again sometime soon

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

So glad this place is open again. Love heading down for Tapas and happy hour. Family friendly with great staff and service. I'd highly recommend both locals and travelers to give this restaurant a visit. 10 out of 10

Thank Craigington1
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant. The food was amazing. I had the Duck spring rolls as a starter followed by the chicken polo dish and then ginger snaps to finish as my dessert and it was all amazing. Good customer service is few and far between...More

Thank Rebecca_1992xx
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Questions & Answers
30 September 2017|
Response from Joel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, first Seafood Feast Sunday starts tomorrow from 11.00 am till 3 pm, we’ll be there!
12 August 2017|
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Response from lucas d | Property representative |
Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 3 pm and 6 -9 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hinchinbrook Harbour | Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cardwell
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4066 2117
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Premier function venue specializing in weddings and large events, Live music on weekends. Waterfront restaurant offers full food and beverage table service, menu including tapas, local produce and seafood and classic French desserts
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