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Brightwater Hotel, Mountain Creek, AU-QLD

Brightwater Hotel

4.3
4.3
1223 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

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!

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Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5493 9440

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Damien Grimes

  • Private party facilities

    Four separate waterfront spaces on offer, great packages available and no venue hire. Our professional team will work closely with you to ensure the smooth running and success of your function.

    To make further enquiries in relation to your next function at Brightwater Hotel, please call 1300 490 408 or email functions@suncoasthotels.com.au

  • Area

    Mountain Creek

  • Cross Street

    Brightwater Boulevard

  • Parking Details

    Undercover secure parking for 100 vehicles including disable parking, plus street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. LE

    LynE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    The food was delicious but it was very noisy and busy. We would prefer a quieter atmosphere with less children but we also understand it’s a hotel. Some successful hotels in the city such as Sofitel have a totally different and much more pleasant ambience.

  2. GS

    GregS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    We ordered two 500gm steaks medium/rare with chips and salad. One steak was fine the other was blue so we asked it be cooked a little more. Unfortunately the salad was gritty and tasted unwashed and the pepper sauce runny and not that nice to fair. Overall it was disappointing as it was a Mothers Day dinner and the previous visit we also had to send a dish back as it came out unfinished (the gnocchi - it was missing the blue cheese, walnuts and raisins).

  3. PW

    PeterW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Chicken parmy came barely warm. Chips and the rest was great

  4. GB

    GillianB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful mother's day breakfast - staff lovely, beautiful atmosphere, good delicious (just a little cold) . Thank you!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day breakfasts was lovely.

  6. VF

    VirginiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast and great for families. Lots of things for children to do while parents have lovely breakfast with view of water. Accommodates large and small group and very affordable.

  7. N

    Noddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife an i just love going to brightwater taven, we have our same table booked every Friday afternoon The staff are so friendly , and meals are fantastic Thanks to everyone Cheers Noddy an Brigitte

  8. LT

    LeeT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, great place to eat or have a few beers with your mates watching sport in the sports bar

  9. D

    Dotti

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our booking was for 1.30 however our families were detained in traffic from Brisbane. The staff understood completely assuring us that they were aware of the problem. We then requested a more quiet table due to me husband’s hearing difficulty. “ not a problem” was the response. How understanding!

  10. C

    Coco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Brightwater Hotel is our Go To place to have lunch alone or with friends. I am usually able to ask for and get an inside window table for two, four or six by booking with Open Table. The Seniors Meals have something for various tastes and though it doesn't change often, it is sufficient and tasty. My husband is a fish lover and always finds the fish meal fresh and very well cooked. We have a Seniors Dining card which is stamped with each main meal. The service is attentive and pleasant but not overpowering. The underground parking makes the visit very comfortable. We recommend it.

  11. NH

    NickiH

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and fast service and Harry behind the bar was lovely

  12. W

    Wunning

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We booked an inside table as we had a baby with us and when we arrived were told our table was outside. I was not very happy & told the seating attendant the booking was for an inside table. She found a table for us just inside in the doorway. It was a noisy spot & spoilt the night.

  13. L

    Lynettep

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sitting on the balcony with a glass,of,bubbly and a delicious meal for our anniversary was lovely.

  14. VJ

    VJHD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely so happy with our time here, staff were superb and caring and food was excellent. They took very good care of us all and the view is just stunning. THANKYou very much to everyone who looked after us yesterday. We could not have been happier. ❤️

  15. D

    Dotti

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our guests from Cairns were most impressed with Bright Water Hotel. Nothing was a bother.

  16. K

    Kerrod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The french parmigiana was amazing, service was great.

  17. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good with plenty of choice. Pleasant, friendly & helpful staff

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service

  19. DW

    DawnW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely setting . Good good but steak quality could be better

  20. BE

    BrendaE

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious & very good value for money. Waiter got our order wrong so 2 of our party of 5 had to wait for their meal. Ambience good, very enjoyable.

  21. PG

    PaulaG

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food at Brightwater is always good to eat and great value. Staff are amazing.

  22. S

    Steely

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A true family hotel in every respect, wonderful staff, excellent food at reasonable prices, always very clean, and a lovely ‘safe’ atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Well done!

  23. DG

    DaGa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is spacious and has fantastic views of a lake in front and carpark underground. It has a menu that caters to all tastes and budget. The prices are reasonable. Best of all, the food came out hot and the chips were crispy outside and soft inside when my friends and I dined there.

  24. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Expensive drinks... Food was good. Service very good.

  25. D

    Debs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful staff, great food and its great to have some fun after these years of covid. I will be highly recommending this Tavern to everyone. Cheers Deb Howard 😊

  26. TE

    TERRIG

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Ordered 3 meals. 3rd meal failed to arrive. Had to ask for it it had been sent to a different table!! The 2 of us had finished our meals by the time it arrived. No table number.staff was informed but didn't fix it . My meal_ladt time I had it ,it was a whole chicken breast. this one lucky to be a 3rd of a one. Really!! It's my local-or was. Not happy

  27. IR

    IngridR

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The twice cooked pork was amazing. My new favourite at the restaurant.

  28. RB

    RoyB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The steak and veg were cooked perfectly. The service was great and friendly.

  29. JG

    JacquelineG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and service very good but noisy kids running amok was not good.

  30. MM

    MargaretM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food served was not hot, it was Luke warm unfortunately.

  31. P

    Phoenix76

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Regularly eat here and has great meals but ordered special today snapper and it was cooked to perfection just beautiful.

  32. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    In our group one ordered a $40 ribeye steak which couldn’t be eaten due to being so tough it couldn’t be cut. It was sent back and a desert provided as compensation which was worth $12. The other meals were ok, but for a pub the prices were very high. $45 for a scotch filllet. We’ve eaten there a lot over the years since it opened but it’s is getting too expensive. Great venue and position and staff were very good. We will give it another try.

  33. BS

    BevS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    All good but our table of 10 was set in the sun. We shifted it a bit but this spoilt an otherwise excellent birthday lunch "…………….

  34. KV

    KateV

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the minute you enter this venue you feel relaxed . The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, the staff greet you with a smile and are only too happy to help. The food on arrival is well presented , the flavours are delicious !

  35. TH

    TrudyH

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We took our family and the kids love visiting and being taken to the tavern our grandson loves the grilled cheese burger he says “it’s awesome “.

  36. KC

    KymC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely view from the balcony and lovely atmosphere

  37. NM

    NicoleM

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a glorious outlook er the lake

  38. KL

    KLAUS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our lunch but we missed Tracy. Klaus and Marion Hempfing Regular Sunday lunch customers

  39. SR

    StelleR

    Sunshine Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We decided to do our annual family Easter Celebrations at Brightwater Hotel this year for the ease and location for those travelling from Brisbane. The venue was clean and welcoming. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good, however prices were a little high for what you get. Brightwater also advertised fun Easter activities for the kids but nothing exciting happened. Overall, it was a lovely, easy outing and we will be back again in the future.

  40. S

    Shaunaugh

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love it here.... whenever I have visitors, I bring them to Brightwater hotel for lunch, or dinner, or even just a nice relaxing drink

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Brightwater Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5493 9440.

Brightwater Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 1223 OpenTable diners.

Brightwater Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 15 times today
Google Map for Brightwater Hotel

15 Freshwater St Mountain Creek, AU-QLD 4557

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Brightwater Boulevard

  • Area

    Mountain Creek

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Undercover secure parking for 100 vehicles including disable parking, plus street parking available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Damien Grimes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 5493 9440

  • Private party facilities

    Four separate waterfront spaces on offer, great packages available and no venue hire. Our professional team will work closely with you to ensure the smooth running and success of your function.

    To make further enquiries in relation to your next function at Brightwater Hotel, please call 1300 490 408 or email functions@suncoasthotels.com.au

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