Brightwater Hotel

4.3
208 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
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 208 People Are Saying
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JE
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There was almost nil choice for vegetarians. A vege lasagne, mushroom risotto, or such was expected to be available on your menu. We requested a plate of vegies including chips and received a beautifully cooked mix of vegies which was really good. Why would we come again if this is all we would be able to order? Yes, a salad or pizza was available but hardly a 'going out for dinner' fare.

SD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Usually have Saturday lunch with my son, very good meals and staff are excellent.

KC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming to the Brightwater for drinks and catch ups with friends. Whilst the food is really tasty and well presented, meals are a little expensive as are drinks. The staff are always terrific and the tavern clean and welcoming.

H
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Atlantic salmon crowded. We all had it and all loved it. Friendly staff. Good wine 🍷

P
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Was happy with overall exsperiance was only a little put out by how close we were tabled to the kids play room would have enjoyed it a little more relaxing and less noisy but no biggie 👍

E
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

When we arrived our booking was not as we had requested - the table was outside not in. Thankfully the staff member managed to reorganise the room to accommodate us inside. The beef cheek special was outstanding full of flavour and a great choice. The Mexican special chicken schnitzel was a disappointment. The chips were cold when it arrived and the dish did not have the coleslaw as the other schnitzels on the menu had. The menu needs to specify in detail what the dishes comprise rather than using stars with no explanation. I must add that the dish needed something like the coleslaw that was given when I asked for it. The ambience is always great at this venue and the doors were closed when the night got much cooler.

AP
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service, I am a regular patron and will continue to be so.

RG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brightwater Tavern was fantastic would definitely go back and highly recommend to my friends and family. My son is ananphalaxtic to Nuts so taking him out to dinner is quite stressful. The staff were absolutely amazing. The managers and the chef did everything to accommodate my son and were happy to help.

JU
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been here a few times for a drink. Ate here for first time this weekend.
Will be back. Service and food were both excellent. Restaurant quality food, plentiful and very tasty.
Want to try whole menu!

PL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoyable. Keep coming back each year for our annual tennis lunch. Thank you.

LH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good day for out group of 9. Several in the group ordered white or red wine - house - good - however - hard to tell difference between a 'double' and a single. (Apart from the price!) Thought the double would look very fulsome. Maybe the standard glass as too generous and made our comparisons invalid!! Overall very good day. Thanks.
LH

JG
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful day matched only by food and service. Thank you.

GP
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really good quality food, tender and perfectly cooked steaks. Staff both behind the bar and wait very friendly and happy to assist. We were there for my daughters birthday and had a great evening.

JW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Overall was lovely but unfortunately was let down when my sons steak skewers arrived cold. We were kindly given a complimentary dessert but was just disappointing.

FW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good quality food and friendly staff. Popular venue with live music Fridays and Sunday afternoons.

PY
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The website is not user friendly. Can’t make an indoor/ outdoor reservation. Just other. Who knows what that means. We wanted indoors, but no option online. Average food. Coleslaw was old, my chicken parmigiana was pretty average. For $25-30 expected more. Keep trying to get better. Love the location.

L
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a beautiful lunch here on Sunday. Never been here before as we live just out of Bundaberg but will definitely be coming back next time we are down that way.

BW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely time celebrating our very good friends birthday.
You were very accomodating as regards to cake and present delivery earlier than opening time.
The service and staff very pleasant and attentive.
Thank you
Bobbie Walsh

SM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely setting, a bit noisy inside. Food was good, not a lot of variety though and having to pay extra for veggies instead of coleslaw was a bit ordinary. I wouldn't travel for it, would go if I lived locally though. But much better options available on the coast

DM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was greats don’t the Service was outstanding but the drinks a bit pricey

CC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We can always rely on the Brightwater Hotel to provide a great range of choice on the menu and the food doesn't disappoint. The staff are friendly and attentive. It's a great family venue so the noise level is 'energetic'. Online booking makes it so easy to secure a table.

SA
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and food! Very enjoyable! Staff were very friendly and food was cooked very well and great value for money! Not always easy for us with three young boys to go out and enjoy it!

DD
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great - thanks for having us again, we will see you next time. Jeremy

RL
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Overall experience was not good from unpleasant waitress, unsatisfactory food and having to sit outside on such a cold night when the booking was for inside dining. Will not be returning

SM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

have been coming here since they opened and always found the staff very efficient, food always good and outlook is fabulous.

e
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable lunch, lovely view, delicious food. Excellent value too!

WG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Steak was a little chewy.Otherwise meal was really good

Brightwater Hotel
Responded on 4 June 2019

Hey Wayne Thank you for your review, glad you had a great experience even though the steak was a bit chewy, i'm sorry about this, i hope you know this isn't the norm. Thanks again and ill see you soon!

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AW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great venue...good views over the lake....friendly staff.

DB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

60th Birthday Lunch

B
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff who are knowledgeable about what is going on for members & menus.

LW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We booked an outdoor table for 5 adults with a pram for Mother’s Day. The weather had turned cold and the staff member who showed us to our table arranged a great table inside. The service and meals were great. Would highly recommend this venue.

SM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! They even moved an outdoor heater to warm up my dad who is unwell at the moment and check in to make sure we were comfortable and happy several times. Their amazing staff and food are an absolute credit to them!

TT
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice location good food and great service very enjoyable

IL
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Brightwater is close by so we stop by regularly. The table we got was right under the loud speaker and the noise was deafening. Members draw was in progress so the screaming over the speaker went on for well over an hour, during which we could not converse AT ALL. Why the member's numbers can't be put up on a TV screen with only one announcement is beyond me. Very, Very unpleasant evening.

SB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We always have a great time and good food.
The smoking area is too close to diners why why why

WG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A little noisy but food was great as usual although a little on the expensive side

W
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It has very good steaks. I ordered the duck dish and unfortunately it was way too salty for me. Nice atmosphere if you sit outside.

Brightwater Hotel
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hey There Thank you for your feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your time at Brightwater hotel and I’m sorry that the duck was too salty for you. Iv pasted your comment on to the chef and I hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Rob Forsyth General Manager

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TB
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought visitors from interstate to the Tavern for a casual dinner. The staff seated us, took a drink order and explained the menu in a very pleasant and professional manner. The bar service and the meals themselves were similarly impressive. Thank you for making a simple evening out, memorable.

KG
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Atmosphere is nice, service was good but pizza needs to be cooked more as the cheese wasn’t even melted.

b
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beer prices to expensive to make a regular occurnce.

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