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Brightwater Hotel, Mountain Creek, AU-QLD

Brightwater Hotel

4.3
4.3
1320 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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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Melbourne Cup Luncheon

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Nov 2022 only
    Melbourne Cup Luncheon starting at 12:00pm, catch all the action with full TAB facilities, sweep stakes, raffles and of course the big race live and loud. Enjoy a delicious entrée, main and dessert with great views and customer service.

Popular dishes

What 1,320 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Child Friendly

  • Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Sunday Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Caroline

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good and value for money and wasn’t too busy so noise level was fine
  2. GR

    GraemeR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group found the food and service was fantastic and relaxing great prices we definitely will be back again

    Brightwater HotelResponded 2 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and lovely feedback. We're pleaed you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

  3. K

    Kiwi

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was very mediocre for the price. Steak was ordered medium rare but was served almost blue. On the plus side, staff were very polite and friendly.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 2 days agoThanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your meals. Did you advise a staff member at the time so we could rectify the problem?

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice venue, good food and service, would do agai

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for visiting us! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

  5. CP

    ClintonP

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First off we were sat at the entrance table next to the childrens room when I specifically asked for an outdoor setting because it was a special occasion, so bad points given in that sense then the food came out and it was below par to what we usually receive so all in all it was not a happy experience

    Brightwater HotelResponded 2 days agoThanks for your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear we let you down on your visit. We have passed your comments onto our Venue Manager for his attention.

  6. SF

    SteakFan

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meals bought out in adequate time considering how busy it was. Outside tables a little small for a family of 4 although setting was very nice. AWESOME STEAKS! We will return 👌

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and awesome feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed our steak and we look forward to seeing you back again for another one soon.

  7. TW

    TrishW

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice experience for family dinner. Food was great and John was awesome in accommodating 10 on the table from the original 7 booked for. Thanks for a lovely night.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  8. MW

    MardiW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful setting and food and service was brilliant.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  9. AM

    AshM

    Sunshine Coast

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm chocolate brownie desert was fab. Just enough for two to share :)

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the feedback! It's great you enjoyed your visit and our chocolate brownie and we hope to see you back again soon.

  10. KS

    KevinS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently good.well presented.Staff are courteous and efficient. I love the place.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  11. M

    Milo

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service was outstanding, Brightwater Hotel is the place to take visitors for the exceptional food, service and the views.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  12. G

    Georgie

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very efficient friendly staff. A very pleasant deck table. The food was very good. We all enjoyed our choices very much. We will be back and will recommend.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for visiting us and providing your feedback. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  13. BD

    BonnieD

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 of us all had lovely meals. First time visit for a few and they said they will be back too. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. Lovely ambience. My favourite tavern!

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and awesome feedback. We're pleased you all enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  14. CM

    CaroleM

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we really enjoyed our time at the Tavern. Thank you

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  15. GC

    GraemeC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious but not warm enough.Had the delicious chicken breast with garlic sauce.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars and your feedback which we appreciate. We have passed your feedback onto our kitchen team for their attention. We hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again soon.

  16. SE

    SamEb

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated promptly, ordering was easy and the food came out very quickly. High quality and the gluten free options were really appreciated

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were happy with our gluten free options. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  17. VE

    ValdaE

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent local hotel. We have been dining at the Brightwater Hotel for years and it continues to impress. Great position overlooking the canal, a great place to relax and enjoy the excellent food and drink.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 5 days agoThanks for the great feedback which we appreciate. We're pleased you enjoy visiting us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  18. TM

    TerryM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and customer service was amazing. I would highly recommend this to everyone

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  19. JR

    JRogers

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Greeted like we were a burden. Food walked past us a couple of times.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear your visit wasn't great. We have passed your comments onto our Venue Manager for staff training purposes.

  20. YJ

    YvonneJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was 4 of us and we all thoughly enjoyed our meals. Staff were very friendly and caring.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you all enjoyed your visit and were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  21. MD

    MargaretD

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great place to eat and lovely outlook form the outside

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for the feedback which we appreciate. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  22. E

    Emdi

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely outlook over the lake but very cool if dining outside or near the doors when a westerly wind is blowing. Wide open spaces with plenty of room between tables. Staff are friendly and helpful and really engage with their patrons. Order and pay for food and drinks at the bar. Table service brings the food to the tables. Menu is varied and offers many selections for small or bigger meals. Food is well presented, arrived promptly at the table and was a good temperature for eating straight away. When paying, there is a charge on all credit and debit cards.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're pleszed you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  23. LA

    LaurelA

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always food was great and quick to our table. Ambience was very relaxed and the views of the water was exactly as requested.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 28 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  24. TW

    TimW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole atmosphere including service and the food was spot on. The best carbonara pasta I’ve ever had!😊

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and awesome feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the carbonara! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  25. SL

    SuzyL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Kitchen staff very slow , waited an hour for cold steamed veggies & hot chips. The manager did apologize & bring us free drinks.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear we let you down with our service on this occasion, but we're pleased to hear our Manager tried to rectify the problem for you. We hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again and we hope you have a much better experience.

  26. SK

    SandraK

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal always great, staff very courteous and show great customer service. Very pleasing experience.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and awesome feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  27. P

    Phoenix76

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had a chicken parmigana with bacon brie and avocado, was very tasty and a very large serve. Always great service.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing your great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

  28. RH

    RhondaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and the Salmon Goan curry was so delicious

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and the Salmon Goan curry. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

  29. AS

    AllanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food at a good price . Service from manager and all staff was excellent. Well done you make a great team👍

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing such lovely feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  30. GS

    GlendaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely lunch. Food was great and reasonably priced.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 25 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  31. AM

    AshM

    Sunshine Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was fairly full but the service was prompt and the meals well cooked and tasty. The bar staff (Harry) were especially helpful with advice and a taster.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  32. SG

    SueG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great service and good food well priced.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and lovely feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

  33. DF

    DanniF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Most staff were very attentitve. It was very noise but it was very busy. If ever redesigning or new hotels, would suggest noise cancelling areas . Mum is older and couldn't hear due to background noise which made her feel not as much included in the dinner.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate.

  34. FG

    FrankG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The reason of not giving a five star, had to do with the noise. People didn't talk. Shouted instead.😩 Wow, too noisy.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 18 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. Unfortunately, we can't control the volume of our customers so we apologise you found it too noisy on this occasion. We hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again.

  35. AL

    AngelaL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the snapper and it was moist and very tasty. Seated outside to soak up the beautiful outlook across the water.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 18 July 2022Thanks for your lovely feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal overlooking beautiful Brightwater lake. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again next time.

  36. KM

    KayM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great lunch at your Tavern. Even though it was extremely busy for staff with a conference on, the service was excellent . All the staff are friendly and happy and competent. We love the atmosphere .

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 18 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback! We're pleased you enjoy visiting us and are always well looked after. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again next time.

  37. M

    Mich

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Great big Hotel 3 out of 4 meals nice & quick efficient service We will return during the day to try a lunch as not at night thou due to cold & sure in sun outside be more pleasant . Kid friendly.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 18 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We look forward to welcoming you back for lunch next time and we're sure you'll enjoy sitting on the deck soaking up the sunshine and beautiful view over the lake.

  38. H

    jennyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcomed nicely and given all the Menus! Ordering was very easy, and meal was bought out quite promptly! Very enjoyable...

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 14 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

  39. NB

    NotBorn2Cook

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, quick service, beautiful dining area, friendly staff, kids area is great & kids dine free Sundays was our motivator. Will go again.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 11 July 2022Thanks for visiting us and providing lovely feedback! We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  40. CP

    CherylP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an awesome experience had by all - from being greeted to be seated for lunch, through to ordering food and drinks. Food great. Staff excellent customer service.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 11 July 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and fantastic feedback! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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 1320 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.
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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