Brightwater Hotel

4.5
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265 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian

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Brightwater Hotel is the best pub on the Sunshine Coast! With its stunning lakeside location and beautiful waterfront views, the venue provides a wide range of entertainment and leisure facilities for the whole family.

Offering guests a warm Sunshine Coast dining experience, Brightwater Hotel provides a wide range of fresh seafood dishes, MSA-grade steaks, and classic pub meals like pizza, pasta, and schnitzel. An indulgent variety of desserts are also on offer to indulge in or share. Ingredients are sourced from local food providers in surrounding areas like Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

We have 5 function spaces including Pontoon and Pontoon Deck, The Lounge Deck, Pavilion Deck and our flagship venue, The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast which offers seating for up to 150 guests or space for a roving cocktail style event for up to 250 guests.

Come in and meet our team or make your enquiry for your next function!
What 265 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandraL
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked on line shown to table where we were given menus and drink orders taken at the table prompt service we did how ever find the price of a beer a bit steep you expect to pay a bit more for wines and spirits but not for a cold beer over all very pleasant food was the best yum yum yum the decor and cleanliness was way up there thanks guys

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TrishT
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Three of four meals were very good. One meal was quite average - steak was nearly inedible as very, very tough.

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KerryC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Just went for the draw and a couple of drinks. The music was great over the speakers tonight.

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DavidB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to dine ,it can get a little noisy at times ,but still a very nice place .The staff are always pleasant and professional. 😊

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vipTraceyS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new menu, 8 had the seafood with rice dish and it was beautiful.

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Justdesserts
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience3

We have had a few family gatherings here and the food has deteriorated a lot. Coleslaw was horrid, calamari was overcooked, steak was overcooked, pork belly was soggy. Just not an enjoyable meal for anyone this time. Seriously considering a new venue for a couple of big events we had planned.

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Lynettep
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It's a pleasant place to have lunch or dinner, food is good, senior menu is great. Staff are very friendly. My husband and myself frequent this restaurant mainly at lunch time as we like to see the water while eating.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed the best steak we've had for a long time. We'll be back for that reason alone, however the whole dining experience was good. Attentive staff, nice vibe, good service even though it was a very busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal and good service.

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NikkiV
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved eating here. My mother certainly had her own opinions though!!

We both had the fish and chips. I thought it was fine! My mum... not so much.

‘This fish is the same as the frozen boxed fish in woolies’
‘This isn’t salad. This is just lettuce. A pile of lettuce does not make a salad. Do I need to go back there and show them how to make a salad?’
‘Chips are good, not too many.’

😂

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stanmarn
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service by staff were very good and considered to be good value...Parking under the building was a bonus...I thought the price of wine by the bottle was a bit steep !!! Overall..very good Stan Mc

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mariana
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious food and excellent service, great atmosphere. Always recommend here to my friends

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good outlook —————————————xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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SimonJ
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just ticked off on our 15th meal in twelve months and you never let us down! Food and service are awesome ! We will be back soon !

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Tarn
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All meals were excellent and served within a decent timeframe for a large group, and a packed out restaurant.

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BARRYS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had an enjoyable meal however, the noise in the dining room made it very difficult to have conversations.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here , food was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpfull.We will be back

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AndrewK
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All our visits to Brightwater Hotel for meals have been enjoyable experiences, offering good value Seniors meals, wonderful and super-helpful staff amid a scenic waterside venue. We love going here.

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KellieA
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service, nice location. Kids area was a hit.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue and dining experience ! Staff were friendly and helpful .

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The service and staff were outstanding. Was a pleasure to be served by the staff they were very courteous, polite and with a very happy demeanour

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Lynettep
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good, but I don't like standing in line to order it. Prices are reasonable , staff are very pleasant eating outside is much more quiet. It's good for a quick meal for my husband and myself overlooking water. I have seen quite large groups having a party and they seen to be enjoying themselves. It's an around good place for adults and children for meals.

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Caroline
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A nice spot for lunch especially on the deck. The music was a bit loud for the middle of the day.

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DennisK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place to have a meal and enjoy the view over the lake

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

OK but not wonderful. We booked based on a previous visit and it was certainly not as good as 2 weeks ago.
No Specials. Ordinary Salad (just Lettuce and Tomato) and too many chips.
"Good enough" but not great.

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food. We had the bug tails, salmon tostadas and the pecking duck rolls. All was delicious. Kids enjoyed their menu too. Will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great night out, staff were friendly and helpful, despite having a large table, the delays were minimal and the food was delicious!

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BarkleyF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We have been here for work Xmas do 3 years in a row. Great venue.
I was hoping for a good pub chicken parma but unfortunately it was dry & looked as if it was mass manufactured. The slaw/salad was a bit "stale".
Friends who has fish & chips enjoyed them.

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The venue was lovely, the service was brilliant, those girls worked so hard in the the heat, undercover parking was perfect, unfortunately the food was not worth what we paid, prices were high and it lacked quality, l had the battered fish it was more batter than fish, my daughter had the steak , she asked for medium & it was more like well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KenP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time there,was seated immediately,ordered our meals & in no time at all our meals arrived,outstanding definitely be back👍👍👍

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LEANNEN
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall it was great. We were able to find a quieter corner to hold our team meeting and then have dinner afterwards.
Although the drinks were ordered and served to the table I found it strange and rather inconvenient to have to stand in line for almost a half hour waiting to order our dinners. Other Hotels in the same chain do provide full table service for meals and drinks. Those staff taking drinks orders via iPad could have also been taking meals orders and if so we probably would have ordered dessert.

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LorraineH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall the entire evening was really good for a group of 11.
The hotel was a little loud, but that is what you kind of expect. After a while when many of the tables had finished and left the remainder of our time was excellent. All of our meals were of a good quality.
Sunday night for my Birthday dinner was a big success.
Thank You Brightwaterr Hotel.

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SharonC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Really good food and friendly staff. The facility is also very nice but both times I’ve been there for dinner, the noise is so loud that we had to ask to turn down the music as the people visiting were already making a lot of noise.
So great food but not a nice place if you want to speak to each other.

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Matil15
Brisbane / QLD
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal again. We tried the special which was snapper. So fresh and delicious!

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Saffron
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The steaks were excellent and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. Unfortunately the place was very noisy but the luckily the table near the water was a bit away from the busyness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food & service both good. All staff were happy & helpful. Love that you can order drink at table without having to go up to bar all time. Only downside it is quite noisy

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ClareB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious, staff were friendly and professional. I would dine here again and would definitely recommend to my friends.

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mariana
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the friendly staff, delis food, great out door alfresco atmosphere. My favourite dining place.

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SharonC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely place to have dinner. The food was only mediocre and up there in price. The staff were lovely.

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GayB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great value for money & excellent service we will be back!

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Brightwater Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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