Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel

4.1
76 reviews
$40 and under
Café
Sitting right on the edge of Lake Eden, the Boardwalk Cafeis a one-of-a-kind destination in North Lakes, just north of the Brisbane CBD. Sit inside or outside on the deck and enjoy new homemade freshly baked goods, plus some old favourites from previous menus. Fresh, well priced casual dining with a little of everything. Combining indoors and outdoors, the new Boardwalk Café will have counter service, 2 bars (on weekends) and a takeaway option, all overlooking the water at Lake Eden.

Experiences

  • Coffee and Cakes

    Multiple dates available

    During this time, our kitchen is closed and will only be offering our "coffee and cakes" menu.
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KMN123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

No food served between 11 and 11:30 while changing from breakfast to lunch. Would suggest having some toasties or wraps in the cabinet for this in between time as an alternative to cake.
Coffee is good.

MW
MargaretW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Our little group meet there at least twice a year
The menu needs changing & upgrading
It is odd you have to go outside to order coffee and / or desserts. The staff did happily bring our order in to us.

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TraceyG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to sit and reflect . We found only by looking for a halfway point for friends to met . Little did we know we found a true Gem . Beautiful settling , excellent food and the smiles from the staff said it all . Will definitely be back . Thank you ladies for looking after us

MW
MargaretW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. Prompt service. Helpful staff. Fantastic wine

MD
MaeveD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Look forward to coming back. Lovely venue, great service

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Barb
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely place for Sunday breakfast. Meals came out quickly and were tasty... I would go back again.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was average; not overally hot, vegetables were just a few stalks of broccolini, and some "fancy" small carrots, the mash was just warm. I had the stuffed chicken but there wasn't a lot of "stuffing".
It also took too long for the meal to be served.
I probably wouldn't dine here again.

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are gracious, personable and helpful and the food was delicious. Timely service and being able to watch the bird life on the lake, added to an altogether lovely day.

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Heath
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

My food was cold and served on a cold plate. Shame. It would have been lovely warm. Lovely venue but a shame you have to go outside to order drinks and food when dinning inside. The staff were very pleasant but we had to ask for plates and glasses to be cleared, when the next course was brought to the table.

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CherieC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic View, Great service Great Menu Selection and Lovely enjoyable food

DR
DeeR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was terrible! Calamari was inedible, worse than frozen calamari from the supermarket and expensive!
Lovely spot to sit but won’t return because of how bad the food is.

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StephS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The meals took longer than expected however they were good when they arrived. Prices were very affordable and the venue itself was very pleasing.

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely view and atmosphere friendly staff. Food took a long time to come out and we got ours after people who came behind us. We had to get waitress Togo chase it up. Only 4 pieces of ham on the whole pizza

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Jeanette
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really well looked after, beautiful place to enjoy lunch with friends. Everyone's meals looked great and mine certainly tasted really yummy.

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christineg
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a walk around Lake Eden to enjoy nature and the various wild life.
We did book for lunch as it does get very busy at lunchtimes.
The table was outdoors in the Cafe area overlooking the lake.
Our food choices were delicious and service friendly and helpful.
We will be regulars with our visitors.

C
Casby
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Pleasant atmosphere. Great parking good food, average service.

AB
AshleaB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was nice but the staff did not know the menu and the food took a while to be served.

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Only one little negative was my steak had hard gristle but cooked right and everything else was all good.

SM
ShanM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We waited an hour for food and it 3 of the 5 dishes come out cold.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Waited over an hour for food to arrive at the table.

SI
SkyI
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Lovely quiet spot over looking water.
The 3 staff were efficient & professional but definitely need more staff. So there was quite a wait for the food but it was worth it & such a nice place to spend some time if you're not limited

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Steveo
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

staff assisted us to a more suitable table, very helpful and friendly
3 out 0f 4 meals were enjoyable, my prawn and chilli pizza was overcooked dry and very little topping of 8 slices only 5 had a single prawn was dry and just not what expected, because overall ok

SJ
SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

We waited nearly an hour for our breakfast which was disappointing and there was no apology. The food was good but two dishes were cold 🙄 don't know that I'll go back.

PM
PatrickM
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was very good and priced well. The decor and location of the restaurant is very good. It is wonderful to sit and look out onto Lake Eden and the surrounding parkland, and to see the wildlife. I thought the restaurant may need more waiting staff to serve and to attend to the customers, as there was an extra wait for our lunch to be served.

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MelL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to et and catch up with friends, right on the edge of Lake Eden

CH
ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the board walk restaurant, we had a good value meal in a clean, well presented restaurant.
Thy food was reasonably priced and had no complaints from our party.
Thanks

HH
HenrietteH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Had a lovely, relaxing after work drinks and dinner.

SB
SanB
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really nice night out here - a table of eight friends. The food was delicious and very generous. The meals all came out together. The staff were very friendly and efficient.

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BrittneeC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a beautiful lunch with my family, the view of the lake was so peaceful while eating

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

An attractive restaurant with a pleasant lake view. The food was excellent and plentiful, the staff were very pleasant, but the service was abysmal.
The meals for the 5 people at our table were ordered at the same time. We were warned that we would have about 30 minutes to wait for our meals, which was fine.
However, there was about 5 minutes' gap between the arrival of the first two meals. It was at least another 10 minutes before the next two meals arrived. The fifth meal (the same menu item as the first meal) arrived about 30 minutes later - after the rest of us had already finished our meals.
In earlier years the service had been excellent.
The service had been very poor on our previous visit, so we had been hoping for an improvement this time.
As much as we enjoy dining at the Boardwalk Cafe, I doubt if we will go back again.

KC
KhimC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Ordered beef burger, fish and chip, grilled fish of the day and carbonara. Unfortunately the beef burger was dry and the rest was ok. We had a nice window seat overlooking the lake. I think we will go again for a drink only, just because it’s nice to sit by the lake on a nice day.

KJ
02KJB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to Boardwalk cafe. It was a large group event and the staff were very accommodating and looked after us well.
The food was great and actually came out quickly for a large amount of people. It is also in a lovely location overlooking Lake Eden.
Highly recommend for a nice atmosphere and a big food selection at a reasonable price.

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The food was very disappointing, overcooked and not good quality at all

MR
MargaretR
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food great, service good. Coffee cold. Nice view. Will go back

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Ashlie
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

3 of us ordered steaks cooked medium and unfortunately they were cooked well done and were not nice. We did not send them back as it took 20mins after everyone else at our table received their meals already and didn’t want to wait again. Very disappointed for the price that we paid for that steak. Unfortunately we won’t be returning.

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Diseydigh
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

I had the salmon Buddha bowl and appreciated that the meal closely reflected the menu description, ingredients were fresh and tasty!

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BethH
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We waited too long to get our food. None of our food came together. We had finished eating our breakfast before we received our coffees. No breakfast menu for children. Totally disorganised staff seemed confused and the 2 men seemed flustered. It was such a shame because it's a beautiful setting. On open table it said if we didn't arrive within 15 minutes of our booking we would lose our booking and yet when we arrived on time we had to wait for our table to be ready!!! It works both ways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DaraD
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Great overall and thank you for installing a ramp at the car park entrance. My friend can now easily manoeuvre her walker up to your Cafe, which is her favourite.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Had a good lunch and meeting up with friends. The lake atmosphere added to the enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My family and friends have dined at Boardwalk Restaurant many times since it opened and have usually enjoyed our meals. However, recently we have found the food is not the same quality and four out of the six of us who dined there for lunch on Saturday 26 June have said they will never eat there again. The calamari and fish meals were considered terrible and tasted like they were made from frozen product.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel using the Order Online button. Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3180 2888.

Boardwalk Cafe @ North Lakes Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 76 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.