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Banksia Seafood and Grill, Hervey Bay, AU-QLD

Banksia Seafood and Grill

4.7
4.7
367 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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Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 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

Experiences

  • Fathers Day Lunch

    $90.00 per person

    4 Sept 2022 only
    Say Cheers to our Father figures! Book your table for Lunch on Sunday Sept 4 and enjoy a hearty 3 course set menu with a beer on arrival for each Gentleman. Children's Menu Available

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 367 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Queensland

    Best Food

  • Queensland

    Best Service

  • Queensland

    Best Ambience

  • Queensland

    Best Value

  • Queensland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Queensland

    Lunch

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    Special Occasions

  • Queensland

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  1. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Memorable meal for a birthday celebration. The best restaurant in Hervey Bay.

  2. S

    Shazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful food. Heaps of flavours. We all had the seafood chowder cob and calamari.which were entrees but had as a main. Big serving for entree So fresh and delicious. I don’t mind paying that bit extra when the food is good.

  3. TK

    TashiaK

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was speedy and friendly from the get go. Food was delicious and we weren’t left waiting long considering there was essentially a full house. We’ll be back.

  4. DH

    DerekH

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and good service

  5. AN

    ANTHONYP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly greeting at door. Service was exactly as it should be. Polite, timely, very efficient and without being intrusive to our dining experience. Table placement enhanced dining, allowing privacy for us and our fellow dinners and plenty of room for the service team to move to and from the patrons. The menu was well thought out and not over crowded, yet amble variety that allowed the chefs to show off their skills in specific areas. Our table enjoyed the Barramundi, both grilled and battered. and the 62 gram steak. The flavors of the fish where present without being over powered. Cooked and displayed simply but was of firm texture, crisp and moist. The steak was cooked as requested and delivered an excellent experience for our son. We all regretted not getting the sides but will remember for our next visit. My compliments to the team for delivering a dinning experience well above our expectations.

  6. DW

    DenisW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second time and we need to go more often. The best cocktails - well done Geoffrey you can actually taste thr alcholol - the best service - well done Chloe you are light, bubbly and excellent at your job - and the best food 100%

  7. SK

    ShaeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Banksia was an experience! From the service to the incredible food and amount of care taken by the staff to ensure we had an amazing dinner. We had such a great night I was boasting about it for the next week. I can’t wait to go back

  8. DN

    DarcyN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Disappointing. We have previously enjoyed this restaurant however the level of service has dropped and the restaurant was very noisy!

  9. GH

    GregH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderfully fresh and tasty food complimented by the dedicated and friendly staff who provided us with impeccable service. We will definitely be booking again to dine in this excellent restaurant.

  10. NH

    NeilH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice surrounds well presented meals that tasted as good as they looked. We enjoyed our meal there and would definitely return again.Neil

  11. VH

    ValH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good service. Second visit and will return again.

  12. MJ

    MareeJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thin French fries not popular with the men at the table.

  13. PL

    PatL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite restaurant, the food is fresh, cooked to perfection and well presented. Staff are very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional, made us feel very welcome. The relaxing atmosphere, and friendly caring staff made it a fantastic and enjoyable birthday celebration. 10/10

  14. H

    Helen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meals as always. Two staff on the floor, very busy. They did an amazing job.

  15. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Seafood chowder was the stand out dish of the night. Lovely evening with great food and excellent staff.

  16. JC

    JulesC

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We finally went here for dinner & it was amazing just amazing the 4 of us loved all our meals, oysters, prawns, scallops, soup, pate, bruschetta & fish just amazing Plus the staff are just wonderful very attentive

  17. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Not impressed. Not returning. Not value for money. Sorry! Staff friendly and helpful. Really though, just a jumped up cafe.

  18. LA

    LouAshley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had heard all the hype and finally booked ourselves in for date night....and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was sensational and the atmosphere was relaxed. I've eaten at some amazing places and have never had food so fresh, delicious and treated with so much respect. To have such a restaurant in Hervey Bay is an absolute treat. Highly recommended

  19. MH

    MargaretH

    Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A most enjoyable lunch. It was quiet on the day so service was excellent. The food was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending it.

  20. SP

    SelwynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tasty food and very friendly staff, could not fault service, will definitely be returning

  21. JB

    JayBeckstar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Stunning, melt in your mouth food! Attentive staff. Already made our next booking.

  22. CC

    CandiceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There is nothing to fault here, the atmosphere is inviting the service is vibrant and the food is AMAZING. The serving sizes are just right and you absolutely pay for what you get, mouthwatering quality.

  23. BF

    BlackFishLOL

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best food, service and atmosphere we have ever been to. Each of Banksias staff smiled happily and treated us as special people whom they loved meeting and spending time with while making sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I cannot recommend Banksia highly enough. We certainly will be back. Thank you soo much to the wonderful staff for a most enjoyable night. Brilliant. Awesome. Just funtastic. ❤️

  24. KT

    KateT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible, especially the bruschetta. Decor was beautiful and staff were incredibly friendly.

  25. JM

    JackieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for a fabulous meal full of flavour, taste and fresh ingredients. My partner and I loved the meal choosing an entree and main each and desert. A special occasion venue for us and definitely would return. Excellent efficient service!!

  26. p

    pirate

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food and excellent service,much improved on previous visits.

  27. AJ

    AnnJ

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is my 3rd time at Banksia & they were quite busy & was not as amazing as previous dining experience….chips cold….Asian salad like from a packet, no salt in dish on table & barely any sauce on my desert

  28. KR

    KRISSIEA

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Totally recommend ! You will love the Kai/Food and well worth the experience.

  29. CF

    CaroFew

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great place for superb seafood. Would definitely go back

  30. EP

    ErronP

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and fantastic service, wonderful dining option in Hervey Bay

  31. RR

    RobynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food -- all good -- Recommended as best in Bay

  32. D

    Darrel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant the food was amazing the service was great we will definitely be dining here again .

  33. JS

    JadeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was attentive and friendly. Current menu favourites are the eye fillet and the scallops. Can't wait for my next dinner at Banksia 😀

  34. R

    Rippa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the oysters and scallop entree.

  35. D

    Denised

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was great, my companion had battered Barramundi and I had gnocchi with beef ragout. Both were delicious (we shared some of each). The gnocchi/ragout could have been more genrous though. Overwhelmed with welcoming service then dropped off completely. Paying top dollar may I suggest some improvements privately.

  36. JB

    JanetteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit to banksia was outstanding would recommend banksia for great dining experience

  37. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was for a birthday dinner and both enjoyed it thoroughly

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, beautiful restaurant, would definitely dine there again .

  39. SD

    SueD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining at Banksia Seafood and Grill and it won't be the last. The service was great and the food was outstanding.

  40. TS

    TerrieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a very warm and welcoming experience at Banksia. Every dish we had was delicious, so much so that neither us wanted to share with the other. Very well priced. Highly recommend Banksia for a night out.

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 4.7 stars by 367 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

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Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
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 11:30 am–2:00 pm Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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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