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Chef's Tasting Menu: designed for the avid food lover with a choice of either five or seven courses. Sample dishes like scallop ceviche, tomato, puffed wild rice and basil; or roasted duck breast, peach, caramelised yoghurt and dukkah.
Set directly opposite Caloundra's Bulcock Beach, Tides Waterfront Dining is perched above The Esplanade with sprawling water views. Enter to discover an elegant interior, styled with a coastal theme of white table linens, a stacked stone bar and open timber deck to relax and enjoy the vista. Only fresh seafood could live up to the setting and fortunately for lucky locals, Tides delivers a menu which is constantly adapted with each season, offering entrées of smoked yellow fin tuna, avocado, black sesame and radish. For a memorable main, opt for twice cooked pork belly, radicchio, baby carrots and plum; or perhaps charred Mooloolaba swordfish with a spiced cauliflower salad of raisins, toasted almonds and rocket. Try white chocolate, gingerbread and raspberry trifle for an indulgent finish.
A few words from Tides Waterfront Dining
Tides Waterfront's outlook over Bulcock Beach would be classed as a million-dollar view in any postcode, but this restaurant aims to offer Caloundra locals more than just a pretty vista.
Tides boasts an evocative menu of contemporary dishes, with trawler-fresh seafood in the lead role. Entrees are fascinatingly intricate, with dishes including chef's tasting plate, which is a delightful plate of tapas and entrees including, scallops roasted with capsicum, smoked bacon and parmesan cheese, lightly grilled.
Damian Gages's main courses range from letting the seafood do the talking, like the seafood platter; a combination of fresh sustainable seafood sourced from the some of the country's finest areas, to the more articulated pan seared salmon, with saffron & celeriac puree, buttered leeks and NZ mussels
The food is matched to a wine list showcasing some of Australia's finest drops, mixed with some well known names. There is a selection of aged wines to appease the discerning drinker as well, with all the top winery's having a place. Tides Waterfront has been awarded Best Seafood Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast 2014 by Restaurant and Catering Qld and again won best Contemporary restaurant in Qld at the Awards. Our wine list has also been awarded 1 Goblet by the Australian Wine Lists of the Year 2018, which featured in Gourmet Traveler. With knowledgeable staff to help guide you through the process from first being seated to the final sip of your coffee, they are always there, but never in your way. Tides Waterfront is an experience to remember.
Located directly opposite the Pumistone Passage, with views from the Pacific Ocean, to sunsets over the Glasshouse Mountains, there is always something to see. Look carefully and you might be lucky to spot the family of dolphins who regularly swim up and down the passage.
Tides Waterfront is a must visit on any trip to Caloundra. If the spectacular views don't draw you in the friendly beach side formal service and the delicious food will.
Upstairs, 26 The Esplanade (cnr Minchinton Street), Bulcock Beach, Caloundra 4551 QLD - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos
Seats: 75 Chef: Chad Fedele
- Up to 110 Guests
- Birthday Party
- Charity Event
- Christmas Party
- Cocktail Party
- Corporate Function
- Dinner Party
- Engagement Party
- Hens & Bucks Night
- Product Launch
- Finger Food
- Set Menu