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Tides Waterfront Dining

$$$$Seafood, ,
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2304
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“pork belly” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed today

I was visiting Caloundra for the weekend with my wife. We booked Tides Waterfront Dining for dinner and were not disappointed. Service was exceptional, restaurant had a warm and friendly atmosphere and the food was excellent. We had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience and look...More

Thank John L
Reviewed today via mobile

Really enjoyable evening at Tides. We had the chef’s tasting plate for an entree - a selection of seafoods and one chicken nibble. There was a salmon crepe, seafood croquettes, flash fried octopus, chicken meat balls and delicious fresh olives. For mains we had a...More

Thank dwabriz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every aspect of our dining experience last night was as close to perfect as you can get; from the front row table overlooking shimmering lights on the water to the attentive and professional service from our waiter Tony. And the food! We shared a delicious...More

Thank aussietraveller0958
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently dined at this restaurant with my wife and had seen photos of the seafood tower on their website. We were told that a deposit had to be paid prior to secure it, it was more than worth it. We then had other dinners...More

2  Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived locally for over 5 years, I’ve been meaning to discover this venue on Bulcock Beach Esplanade. Although on the pricy side, it is anticipated and well expected, our $49.00 (with added $10.00 desserts) were all very, very tasty. The chicken special was cooked...More

Thank Smiley311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sat down with my 2 adult children for a meal at Tides. We ordered cocktails . The owner asked my 21 year old daughter for id. Being out to dinner with her mum and 24 year old brother she didn’t bring a wallet ....More

1  Thank Lpofbrisbane
Michael M, Owner at Tides Waterfront Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LPofbrisbane. I apologise if you thought we we were being rude by asking your daughter for ID. Unfortunately this is the law and there is nothing we can do to change this. Just to state, you brought up the fact you are a lawyer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Service ok. Was a cool night but had heater on the deck. Nice wine to choose from. Nice place.

Thank Graeme and Juli... L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times and it is clearly the Caloundra stand out restaurant. Tim, our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and did a great job. The tasting plate for two is delicious and then I had the duck and my wife had the lobster...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at tides restaurant today we decide 2 have the lunch time fixed price menu and we were not disappointed the food and service was excellent the total cost was $300 including the tip and 2 bottles of wine I would recommend tides...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great venue and 7 of us all had terrific meals, the Barramundi was so delicious, some had the steak and were very impressed. 2 courses for $39 is super value for money, highly recommend Tides

Thank Jackie C
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay and probably now out of date. It was a Tuesday lunch and a birthday
Rhonda C
3 January 2017|
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Response from Paula W | Reviewed this property |
I paid $37 for beetroot, broccolini and chips. each one a separate course. they were the ONLY options available ( my companions had a 5 course meal each). nope. never again. the food was definitely 5 star but not at all... More
Craig M
26 November 2015|
Response from Mick0001 |
Hi Craig, unfortunately you cant, but they do have a pretty extensive wine list, covering most of the regions and styles. HOpe you enjoy your dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 The Esplanade | Corner Minchinton St, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2304
  • E-mail
Tides is Caloundra's favourite seafood restaurant. With outstanding views from the ocean to sunsets over the spectacular Glass House Mountains, it is arguably Caloundra's best location. With a carefully selected wine list and seasonal menus, there is always something new and exciting at Tides Waterfront Dining. With Lunch specials available 7 days and great old fashioned attentive service where you don't have to get up to order anything. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, there is never a bad seat in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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