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The Bay Restaurant

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Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
+61 3 6256 7222
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lodge and had two dinner meals at the restaurant. The menu didn't change but there was enough on it to had something different on each night. We thought the food was good. I got the feeling they were aiming for 'fine dinning' but I thought the food was 'good' but not 'wow'. The ambience of the... More 

Thank Fesans
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top off your visit to Coles Bay with dinner at the restaurant and coffee and cheesecake at the Bistro in the morning. The food is of excellent quality accompanied by wonderful local wines. The staff are friendly and you couldn't get a better location.

Thank Annette_SCUBA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ventured down to this place for dinner read the reviews and thought why not arrived and entered into the reception was directed down stairs the inside looked fantastic met our waiter for the evening who done a top job as all the staff were very polite we order the seafood for 2 and the cray it was delicious maybe a... More 

Thank BUNDY Dave F
Swansea, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dined in this restaurant many times over the last ten years and always found it to be wonderful. However our recent visit last month was extremely disappointing. The menu was poor, food quality and quantity left a lot to be desired. The Property itself is looking very run down and in need of some TLC (be careful walking... More 

Thank Vern R
Brisbane Region, Australia
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lovely food great atmosphere friendly staff you can't see their sign coming into the bay they are in from the main road but well worth going in for, the only negative is the lighting going back to your car after dinner is very poor

Thank Heike D
Penguin, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food impeccable service. We have eaten seafood platters around Aust and NZ and this is still the best. Gorgeous place to celebrate our anniversary, amazing sunset, friendly staff, excellent in fact!! Highly recommend

Thank juliebutler218
Bend, Oregon
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Most extraordinary deserts I've ever seen or tasted. Pastry chef is top notch. We dined here on the first evening and went to Tombolo for pizza the following night and then returned to the Bay Restaurant for desert. The Bay Restaurant needs to be remodeled to improve ambiance. Service was friendly but wait staff apparently has high turnover. Choose your... More 

1 Thank MacFarnsworth
Keswick, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not much choice around here if you are looking for something to eat.Food average,no complaints But why is chicken parmegani so popular

Thank nedrow5791
Houston, texas, USA
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386 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,875 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Nice setting in the lodge in the park with a nice view of the bay and beach below. Food was not as overpriced as anticipated and pretty good. You can sit inside or out and service was quick. Access to good bathrooms is another plus.

1 Thank jsthouston
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253 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were supposed to have a seafood BBQ but due to weather we had the food served as an indoor buffet. Food not the best and not hot.

Thank Robert M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Freycinet  >  Coles Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6256 7222
Superb contemporary dining at Freycinet Lodge, overlooking Great Oyster Bay. The Bay is renowned for its outstanding seafood and is consistently rated as one of the East Coast of Tasmania's best restaurants.

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