Banksia Seafood and Grill

4.4
134 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...

Experiences

  • Melbourne Cup Event

    A$200.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 2, 2021 only

    JOIN THE CELEBRATION FOR THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION 2 November 2021 Join us to Celebrate in style, beautiful food, delicious drinks and fantastic company... Arrive 11.30am - Event concludes 2.45pm Included in Event - 3hr drinks package, 2hr Canapes Served, Live Music, Sweeps, Prizes

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
What 134 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Energetic
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LinP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Calamari superb. Servings generous. Maybe consider offering bread as a side. Good wine selection. Service prompt and all staff very attentive (but not overly so). Will definitely return on next visit to Hervey Bay.

SJ
SammyJo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star!
From the time you are arrive to the time you leave. Food, service, cocktails are 5 star. Hands down best restaurant in Hervey Bay!

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Coliput
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our second visit to Banksia and still no cheese, althoug h it is offered on the menu. The Wagyu was well cooked but not as excellent as on previous visit.

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Bunny21
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely fresh seafood foe sharing over a light lunch and summery cocktails! Miss the wasabi granita on oysters! Love the atmosphere and staff attentive. Would love some breads on the menu.

JQ
JQBacatan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a true dining experience with a beautiful ambience.

LD
LorraineD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great , very loud and aircon was too cold ,but overall a great night

WY
WilliamY
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional in quality and serving sizes, great service from the staff, great atmosphere.

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Westendian
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is an absolute gem, and my favourite in Hervey Bay.
The seafood chowder is as good as, or possibly better than one I enjoyed at a high end restaurant in Maine!

LB
LanaB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was amazing however their table service let them down. Not very attentive, and I had to ask several times for service items. I think more time needs to be spent on training staff to deliver a 5 star service if your going to charge 5 star prices

PI
PeterI
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice place to visit for a meal, good service, with very tasty food selections

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, service and 10/10 as always.

BG
BlastoffGirl
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for a dinner for two. We had scallops, chowder and the smaller of the steaks. The food was very good. Hubby declared the steak the tenderest he's ever had. Unfortunately a child who was with a group dining at the next table over thought it would be great to continually jump up and down on the raised wooden platform where our table was. Not the resraurant's fault but given that it's a fine-dining restaurant, it's not what I would expect. Perhaps some expectation setting around this might be a good idea.

RS
RichardS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meals were of a high quality, well presented and good size. The staff were enthusiastic and provided a good dining experience. Meals were reasonably priced.
We will be back.

LD
LisaD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and great service, highly recommend

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Penny
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The seafood was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented.

AM
AmandaM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great place will definitely come back again

NP
NolaP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upon entering the restaraunt you are greeted by smiling lovely staff.

The restaurant was crisp and clean and had such an ambience about it.

The food was simply to die for delicious and the service was amazing!

I would highly recommended Banksia to anyone

AR
ARIH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and friendly prompt service, basic kids menu but our daughter enjoyed it.

LG
LeesaG
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was very good. Steak was cooked to perfection. Would recommend to others and will book again. Only miss was a second bee4 was ordered but not delivered. Staff were friendly and courteous.

BR
BRxx
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Banksia and it won't be our last. Greeted by attentive, friendly staff on arrival. Menus arrived and orders taken without having to wait. The wait staff service was first class, the food was outstanding!. We had the pork belly and it was the best I have ever had ( and I know my pork belly) Considering the standard of food and service, this was great value for the money. Can't wait for our next visit. The best in Hervey Bay!!!!.

NW
NickiW
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, not a budget venue but certainly value for money.

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed our first experience at Banksia. The decor is lovely, the staff were excellent and very efficient. The Oysters Kilpatrick were the nicest we have had for many years. It is great to find a restaurant of this quality in Hervey Bay. Our only minor annoyance was the high noise level as the evening progressed and more tables became occupied.

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Saff
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The food was scrumptious and we were very satisfied. We definitely thought that it was value for money as serving sizes extremely generous. The flavours were amazing I think it was the best pork belly I’ve ever eaten. Paw paw salad was Vietnam on a plate- thank you Chef’s. The steak cooked perfectly and the entrees were divine. Next time we shall have mains and dessert.

JB
JamieB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fod was exceptional although the fish Special had ran out at 7pm that i was much looking forward to and for a high class restraunt the chairs and tables were very second class. Service was great.

CJ
CraigJ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was good no complaints there. Dish sizes/plates were a bit awkward for entree being thin and oval in shape. Minor compared to the whole experience though.

RM
RobertM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food, all 3 courses and wine reasonably priced

LM
LeighM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent Food.
Comfortable surrounds
Only let down was inattentive service.

TT
TerryanneT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We returned after visiting for Father’s Day. Food was delicious, service was on point and we will be returning again soon

TT
TonyT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the two signature dishes. OMG! The best food we have had in a very long time. What a gem for Hervey Bay.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

The food is very good at reasonable prices and the service is attentive. The space has always had a noise issue which has not been resolved by the renovations done to open the new restaurant. Overall, it is well worth a visit with forethought about how busy it will be and about table location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal. Lovely atmosphere. Great service. One of the best restaurants in Hervey Bay.

OB
OBR875
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully plated dishes, efficient service and an elegant dining area.

LV
LorriV
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On our first visit to Banksia, we were impressed by the décor and set up. Tables were separated enough that you could talk with some level of privacy. The food was absolutely amazing, full of flavour! My husband has the bugs and it was a good portion and my steak was cooked to perfection.
Great staff and great service! We will be back!

DC
DavidC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't wait to go back! The staff were friendly and efficient, but the food was the star!
We both had the 500g Moreton Bay Bugs special, and were not disappointed. The dish was beautifully presented, and cooked to perfection.

DS
DeniseS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful food and very quick service, we will be back and will also recommend to family and friends

BC
BillC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came with two best mates this time and pigged out with nibbles, 4 entres and a main each with cocktails and 2 bottles of wine. As usual it was all just fantastic. We especially loved the prawns harissa, the lamb ribs and of course our favorite bugs. Can't wait for the next visit.

PD
PetraD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so happy with our experience, we will definitely be back. The staff were incredible and the food was amazing. Thank you for making my mums birthday so memorable

MW
MargaretW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to dine in this restaurant great food and lovely service Would definitely recommend

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about banksia and love supporting local businesses to see them succeed in the bay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, enjoyed the food, staff very polite but we did find it expensive.

FAQs

Banksia Seafood and Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.