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Shearwater Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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The promenade | Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6651 6053
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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581 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice spot to take the kids for a Saturday morning tea. The staff were fantastic in the way they related to my youngest son. A pleasure to be at the Shearwater

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Thank Tellithowitis101
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy dining at this restaurant which is kind of tucked into a corner so many tourists probably miss it. It has a great view over Coffs Creek which is full of enthusiastic fish who are used to being fed by restaurant patrons. The menu is decadent and yummy.

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1 Thank 255060Lkp
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for breakfast. Staff were lovely, breakfast delicious. Lovely outlook. Affordable for the family :)

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Thank Donna F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate to leave less positive reviews, especially for such a lovely place, but I felt it was the right thing. We stopped in during a drive through from Brisbane to Canberra. Hungry, tired and after a healthy meal rather than Maccas, we chose this restaurant. The staff and service was excellent and friendly, and the location is simply stunning... More 

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Thank Marie D
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally very good for service but today the service was woeful. Two drinks were left off when drinks were served, we had to ask twice for the two missing drinks. One of the food orders was mixed up by the staff, it was for a 6 year old. We had to ask , also on our own initiative again ,... More 

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Thank Local2017Jan
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New years Eve dinning! Great staff who were cleanly dressed & good manners. Great food, 4 course might I add. Nice clean restaurant which included the floor area! Wine a little expensive but.

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Thank Cate L
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group sampled the beautiful local fresh seafood as well as the duck and beef dishes. All were very good, but sadly left no room for dessert. The atmosphere sitting on the deck at Shearwater watching the sunset was hard to beat. We will definitely go back when we are in the area again.

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Thank Julie H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only nice thing in this restaurant is the view. I have ordered the nice course with fish from their menu, but what I received it was simple fish & chips. The service was very long and unprofessional. Realy disappointed.

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Thank Oxana M
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful way to showcase the best of Coffs harbour to your friends from out of town. Riverside dining with a great selection of modern Australian food. The dishes were well presented and delicious. Definitely going again.

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Thank Dinner4One
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went out for dinner with my partner while visiting! Very nice to sit out of the deck and have dinner! Food very nice, but a bit pricy! Staff very friendly! Would still come again and recommend!

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Thank Ally G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The promenade | Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coffs Harbour
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6651 6053
Description
A unique location, could be anywhere in Australia...fantastic menus, attention to detail, just awesome

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