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Banksia Seafood and Grill, Hervey Bay, AU-QLD

Banksia Seafood and Grill

4.7
4.7
412 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 19 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

What 412 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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    Lunch

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  1. j

    johnd

    Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Location very good. service excellent . price very reasonable. Food well presented. MY wife had goat , she said it was very enjoyable, I had pork belly a little on the chewy side but very nice meal.
  2. EJ

    EmJayGee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular and we were served quickly without feeling rushed. The wine menu was amazing and the staff attentive without being disruptive.
  3. W

    Wooly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and divine food, staff are incredible and the restaurant is beautiful
  4. BT

    BecT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best food and service in Hervey Bay! I highly recommend Banksia.
  5. HL

    HayleyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rewlly nice restaurant. Service is fantastic and don't go past the dessert. They are to die for!
  6. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food. Flexible with changes to reservation. Good decor. Mains were served 1 hour after appetizers. No one informed us of any delay nor apologized for the delay.
  7. S

    Struthyj

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Main menu has 2 seafood dishes $90 crab $170 seafood platter which you can only have if you order 24hrs in advance so if your new to the restaurant you cannot have this. Then fish of the day ! Looked like they had more seafood options on the entree menu but we were there for a main meal not tapas. The rest is curries salad and steak so really very unimpressed with a seafood restaurant with 3 mains seafood options …. Well 2 really if you don’t order the day before. We would not go again or recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very charming and contemporary Seaside Cafe that can boast exceptional service, skilled and dedicated Chef Team, and the freshest ingredients from passionate local suppliers. As blow-ins from the city, we have been spoilt to find this gem of a restaurant. Every dish makes sense, and the flavours invite you to come in for more. The drinks list, and speciality cocktails never disappoint and it's evident they are there for a reason - to enhance the food experience. Needless to say, the Restaurant Crew are the stars. Don't let the idyllic seaside town vibe fool you - the wait crew are honed into their profession. Delivering service with big city skill and precision, coupled with small town charm and manners. A must if you're in the Bay!
  9. KG

    KittyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Banksia delivered a great dining experience. Great drinks & wine list. A great menu although I did expect some more seafood dishes given the venue's name, but the food was delicious. The service was professional, efficient & non-intrusive. We will come back again to enjoy what else is on offer
  10. RP

    RussellP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome and the service was great. Any questions where answered quickly and with plenty of information.
  11. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go. Nice menu , we covered wine list . Well done
  12. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best seafood meals I have had and exceptional service. A very good overall experience.
  13. AD

    AmandaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, from entrees through to mains the flavours we’re amazing. Could not fault anything at this establishment 😋Definitely be back
  14. TG

    TimG

    Queensland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a special occasion Banksia was the perfect venue. Excellent service from beginning to end, very attentive staff & the food was beyond compare. We have been to Banksia previously & this time was just as good. Very consistent.
  15. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in the bay. Great menu. All our meals were very tasty Portion size was spot on.
  16. JW

    JaneneW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place to catch up with family when visiting from Brisbane. Best food and service in Hervey Bay that we have experienced.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant serving fresh, local and flavourful seafood. Service is impeccable and kitchen consistently delivers sensational morsels. Would highly recommend the Prawns, Scallops and Mud Crab. Oh, and don't forget to leave room for their heavenly desserts!
  18. DA

    DonnaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. Very open restaurant, so a little noisy, but didn’t detract from our evening, will definitely be back.
  19. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! We loved the mackerel pate and pleased to see it was sourced from within the area. The barramundi was cooked to perfection, moist and not dry. The service was superb - efficient and friendly. We hadn’t dined at Banksia before but will certainly be going back. Keep up the standard. Well done team!
  20. KF

    KayeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food - if a little bit of class in the bay is what you are looking for BANKSIA is the place to go
  21. T

    Tc87

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink service was absolutely excellent. Will definitely be coming back! Thank you so much!
  22. PJ

    PaulJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood chowder in the Bay! Was absolutely delicious we loved every spoonful. It was so filling that we didnt have anything else. We will be back again soon to try out the other delights! Thankyou
  23. JB

    JanetteB

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding table service was exceptional always checking on the little children brilliant overall our family just loved it
  24. LB

    LynB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time we have tried Banksia Seafood and Grill, food was very nice, service was good. We will be back again.
  25. DS

    DarrenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality, fresh ingredients combined by the chef into very tasty dishes. Great service.
  26. MG

    MonicaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great, a tad overpriced but that won't stop me from going back, for dessert. Our Steaks were cooked to our liking, but the pepper sauce was bland. We also had the delicious seafood chowder & mackerel patè yum!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night for our anniversary. Food was brilliant &.The service even better! We highly recommend & we will be back.
  28. JE

    JillE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Entrees - prawns and scallops were both excellent. Mains pretty good too. Very big serves.
  29. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful staff . Wonderful service and excellent food. Looked and tasted amazing. Great atmosphere too. Will definitely recommend
  30. AA

    AliA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, quality flavour dishes, excellent service, great wine and cocktails opinions. Thanks for great dining experience
  31. NS

    NatalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, tasty and fresh food every time we go here. Definitely our go to place. Never disappointed.
  32. VS

    VikkiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a special catch up with our friends at Banksia. It's their favourite restaurant in Hervey Bay, but our first visit. Love the relaxed dining atmosphere, staff very friendly and helpful. Food was exceptional quality. The scallops on potato puree with truffle oil were a taste sensation. We'll definitely be back!💖
  33. PG

    PeterG

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb but the dessert was amazing. Great meal.
  34. GH

    GillH

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have visited Banksia Restaurant on a number of occasions and consistently good each time.. Well Done Chef and Staff !!
  35. BY

    BarbY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We try to eat here whenever we come up from Brissie. Scallops are amazing, the menu changes often enough that there’s always something new to try and staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Easily on par with their Brisbane counterparts
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were fabulous. Food never lets us down always tasty and cooked to perfection, service even with shortage of staff was great!
  37. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall, I thought the experience was very good. Service could have been slightly more attentive. Also, lacked a 'cheese board' on the menu!
  38. CK

    CarolK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in the bay, highly recommend.
  39. MM

    MickM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Had lunch with my wife, food was great ( mudcrab beautiful ) food was also came out fast & was nice and hot. Service was good. Food has always been great credit to the chef
  40. DH

    DeborahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wine. Lovely service. Delightful atmosphere.

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 412 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 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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