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Banksia Seafood and Grill, Hervey Bay, AU-QLD

Banksia Seafood and Grill

4.6
4.6
982 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Situated on the Charlton Esplanade of Hervey bay, Banksia Seafood and Grill enjoys gentle sea breezes in a modern seaside venue. While crisp wines, icy beers and fresh cocktails are served by a professional team, our award-winning Head Chef and owner, Saul Collins has created a menu filled with perfectly cooked local Seafood and Steaks which are the stars of the show...

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 4325 4095
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Saul Collins
  • Catering
    Casual Fine dining, in a modern venue with a 'Hamptons' beach style feel. The focus of our menu is to present the freshest local seafood, and the best Queensland steaks to our guests in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.
  • Area
    Hervey Bay
  • Parking Details
    Large car park available at rear of venue
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Uber, Taxi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 982 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queensland

    Most Booked

982 Reviews
  1. GLew

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and lovely restaurant. A little on the pricey side but you don’t mind paying when the meal is of high quality.

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  2. Molpentil

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All fabulous food, service and ambience, could not fault!

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  3. NikkiT

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a great experience. Beautiful food. We didn’t feel rushed, yet didn’t have to wait long for anything! Staff were very attentive & polite. If anything, for what you pay, you would expect the wait staff uniform to be a little more polished (not any old runners)

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  4. JeanetteL

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful greeting and seated quickly at our table, menu, drinks ordered, delivered without delay. Meals plated well and mouth watering.

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  5. DOLORESR

    Queensland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Banksia several times and we have always been happy with the delicious food. The staff are always friendly and attentive. Perhaps the chairs could be a little more comfortable however would recommend Banksia for a very pleasant dining experience.

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  6. JoshuaM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, great food. Will definitely return

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  7. Sara

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Dissapointing service, people seated after us were served first. Food come out before the drinks even did. Scollops were overcooked, zucchini flowers were bland and the kilpatrick was awful. They were sour, and not the usual quality that we are used to when coming here.

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  8. Scott

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, friendly staff, great ambiance and reasonably priced

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  9. Anne

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Service and food were incredible.

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  10. Nick

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always, stunning dishes and beautifully presented. Service is not consistent, drinks not offered more than once at arrival and it is fairly difficult to gain attention from waitstaff. But we have been and will be back for the delicious food.

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  11. JohnM

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff and amazing food loved every moment ❤️

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very lovely meal. We started with a perfect dirty martini and finished with Irish Coffee and and Affogato. In between we had perfectly cooked pasta and a chowder to die for.

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  13. NickiW

    New South Wales

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always great quality as is the service.

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  14. MelanieW

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    all our meals were great, served in a timely manner, would definitely eat here again

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  15. MeredithC

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in Brisbane and come to Hervey Bay throughout the year and always eat at Banksia! We love the food there, top quality and yummy!

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  16. Mario

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, atmosphere and service is very good but the cost is far too high. $46 for grilled barramundi, chips and salad is a bit over the top.

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  17. MummaWigs

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great variety of dishes to choose from, all orders for our table of 6 patrons were delicious and very much enjoyed.

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  18. HelenL

    Sunshine Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Polite helpful staff. Consistent quality of meals. Nice dining space. Highly recommend

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  19. TraceyB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The clutter on the benches and kid polishing cutlery dropping it into a bucket right next to our heads the entire time we were eating was not pleasant, nice food but not as polished as you would think for the prices charged.

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  20. GavinJ

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, unexpectedly larger inside than first appearance. Nice atmosphere, lovely staff and great food.

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  21. MarkP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banksia is our go to Restaurant in Hervey Bay. We have always had amazing service and meals, whether we eat inside, outside, as a couple or a large group. Nothing is ever to much trouble for the friendly staff.

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  22. BrettB

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great meal with some of the better restaurant service I have had in many years. Was a very good experience.

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  23. JoshR

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal. Fresh and full of flavour. Staff are friendly and welcoming. An absolute pleasure of a dining experience.

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  24. ChrisS

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time I have the duck and again delicious. Staff great and well trained. The only comment I would make the Apple and ruburb crumble was a bit runny. More like a compote with nuts etc on top. Having said that it was still tasty.

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  25. PhilW

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banksia is probably the pick of the fine dining establishments in Hervey Bay at the moment. Great food, a good wine list and an open floor plan means that you get to enjoy your meal without feeling crowded in.

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  26. PamJ

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious… different flavours to try, melt in the mouth meat, the sauces were amazing, everything cooked to perfection… The service was spot on… water glasses filled and refilled without asking, everyone’s initial drink order remembered throughout the dinner for refills, so good

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  27. HaroldG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best in Hervey Bay. Good food, Nice staff and value for money

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  28. AnitaP

    Queensland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given a voucher from a friend. Decided to use it for our anniversary and we couldn't have been happier. The food was amazing. Not small dishes like we expected and the flavours were not strong. They just all flowed together, no matter what we ordered. Very impressed with the prices and loved it so much I have booked for my birthday next month.

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  29. DebbieB

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Avery nice evening, food and all. A surprise for Hervey Bay.

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  30. PaulD

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this venue is excellent. Location, staff, service and the food is some.of the best we've had. Highly recommended.

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  31. BradyM

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meals were incredible and the staff made a special effort to make conversation. Very polite and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!!!

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  32. IanM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome sums it up , food was just amazing we had a table of four with everyone’s meals looking and tasting top quality, staff was great and friendly our new favourite place to dine

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  33. DanielB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited for a special occasion to eat at Banksia and thoroughly enjoyed our night out. Every meal was full of flavour and generous in size. It was obvious the chefs knew how to cook seafood with respect! Incredible seafood chowder and spaghetti dishes. The online booking system worked perfectly and the staff made my partners birthday a special night to remember. This is clearly an upmarket restaurant, and a great example that you get what you pay for. By far the best dining experience in Hervey Bay. We would definitely recommend to others

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  34. DavidL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall good, few staff issue but that is everyone's problem ATM.

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  35. Familyof5

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Banksia, would highly recommend it. Excellent service, food was amazing specially the seafood chowder in a cob.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready for us upon arrival. The staff members were friendly and welcoming and the steaks were cooked perfectly! This is our favorite restaurant in the Hervey Bay area and we always have a wonderful experience and great food.

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  37. MichaelS

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are locals that have been there for a year , wanted to try again. But it was the same, Over priced for the offering on the menu

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  38. robm

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very happy to dine in this place and the food was out standing i will come hear again

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  39. RosemarieR

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Banksia is a true gem, offering an unparalleled dining experience. From the moment you step through the door, Banksia exudes an inviting ambiance

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  40. LeahH

    Queensland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful meal! Our wait staff "Jesse" was absolutely fabulous

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Banksia Seafood and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Banksia Seafood and Grill

4/381 The Charlton Esplanade, Torquay, Hervey Bay, AU-QLD 4655

Additional information

  • Area
    Hervey Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Large car park available at rear of venue
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Uber, Taxi
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Saul Collins
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 4325 4095
  • Catering
    Casual Fine dining, in a modern venue with a 'Hamptons' beach style feel. The focus of our menu is to present the freshest local seafood, and the best Queensland steaks to our guests in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.
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