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Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
+61 7 4066 2117
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
1. Weddings
"So pleased to find a restaurant in FAR NQ that ticks all three boxes!"
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2. Croc Sightings
"Watching the resident croc swin by was a highlight"
Paula C
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3. Awesome Desserts
"Love heading down for Tapas and happy hour."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place. Do yourself a favour and enjoy awesome tapas and service. Exceptional. A night to remember.

Thank Carherine B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Waterfront twice and had three tapas and two mains. Absolutely cannot fault the chef. Everything was bursting with flavour and cooked to perfection. Complemented by a solid choice of wines and a relaxed waterfront ambiance, I was very impressed by this restaurant. Lucas,...More

Thank David B
Lucas D, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Hi David It was a pleasure to have you and speak about your traveling ....It’s always a satisfying to recommend something to a return customer and have them enjoy their experience. Hopefully see you again, on your way through next time

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey Lucas we loved the position of the restaurant and bar...the food was fabulous, amazing views, even though we didn't see Fluffy the Crocodile.... Carolyn and Brian Love

Thank Carolyn V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great meal at the Waterfront! The setting just can't be beaten and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. Soft-shell mud crab was amazing. We took advantage of the excellent special 2 pastas and wine for $55. Really good value and some of the best...More

Thank DiiD2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst traveling to Mission Beach we went to the Waterfront restaurant for lunch and it was great ! Food was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful. Meals were quick and Barramundi was exceptional as was Thai beef salad. If u like ur sweets...More

Thank Jo B
Lucas D, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks guys look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch and the atmosphere is terrific. The food was very tasty and the menu extensive. The service was very prompt

Thank lilypr76
lucas d, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments we look forward to seeing you again some time soon

Reviewed 11 July 2018

We stopped in here on a our way home for a light meal. We settled for the seafood taster and a glass of wine. The food was excellent as we have found on previous visits and we will continue to go there.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined early in the evening at The Waterfront restaurant and were delighted. The staff were very helpful and efficient while the manager Lucas never stopped working. Great job, everyone. After a drink at the bar we were shown to our table...More

Thank enegise
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We attended here on a Sunday for lunch. We had the seafood taster for entree and Coral Trout for mains. The food arrived in good time and it was extremely well presented. In the entree taster, there was an oyster (Pacific), prawn skewer, squid, baby...More

Thank Simofoz
Lucas D, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your feed back ... we have just a few new girls so I will bring this up next staff meeting

Reviewed 7 July 2018

This restaurant has a lovely setting overlooking the water. There is a good selection of dishes on the menu and they are reasonably priced. Our accommodation recommended this restaurant and gave us a card that entitled us to a free drink. the restaurant also runs...More

Thank Aussie_traveller097
Lucas D, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

It was a pleasure to have you we hope to see you again some time soon

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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$4 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front St, Cardwell, Queensland 4849, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cardwell
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4066 2117
  • E-mail
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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