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Brightwater Hotel, Mountain Creek, AU-QLD

Brightwater Hotel

4.3
4.3
1259 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 26 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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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  • Sunshine Coast

    Child Friendly

  • Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Sunshine Coast

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  1. LB

    LynB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Wrong menus given and no give in accommodation for the hotels error

  2. J

    Johatts25

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dad and I are regulars at Brightwater. I can safely say we have NEVER had a bad meal there. We have never had to send anything back. Food excellent. Service good. Wait staff recognise us!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    Food quality was fine for a tavern but at restaurant prices is very expensive. $15 red wine by the glass was stale, and no interest from bar staff. Booked seven places, given a table for six and we had to steal a chair from others to make the extra setting (ie like at a pub). All round very dissatisfied and will be our last attempt at our local Brightwater Tavern for a meal. Only good for a sundowner it seems.

  4. DH

    DelH

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love dining @ Brightwater Hotel - always good food, service & ambience.

  5. JE

    JENNIFERR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all enjoyed the meals and sitting outside was lovely. We agreed that we would go there again.

  6. W

    Wendy

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    New menu! Hooray. Love the duck pancakes. They were sensational!

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for the 5 stars and amazing feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed the duck pancakes and we hope to see you back again for more soon.

  7. DW

    DarrylW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    The order system need to be approved more. We have two orders has been charged twice.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for your feedback which we appreciate. Our ordering system is still new so we do apologise for the inconvenience with orders being charged twice. Has this been sorted out at the venue?

  8. CF

    CarolynF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Great place! Awesome service! Meals need to be smaller & fresher - lower the prices too please

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for the feedback which we appreciate. Unfortunately, given the rise in cost of supplies, it makes it very difficult for us to lower our prices. We are also struggling to obtain certain fresh ingredients so we do apologise for this.

  9. IR

    IngridR

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the service was great, friendly staff and the steak was cooked to perfection. This is why it is our favourite place to dine out.

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for the 5 stars and awesome feedback which we appreciate! We're so pleased you enjoyed your steak and were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  10. KP

    KaylaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place. Great for family’s. Would recommend

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback! We're pleased you enjoy visiting us and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  11. AV

    AshleyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice surroundings, good service and very reasonably priced meals

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for visiting us and providing lovely feedback. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.

  12. PY

    PeterY

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    I booked a table for a party of 10 to celebrate my dads 85th birthday. We placed 3 separate order on the day and asked for them to be served at the same time. The first Oder placed was forgotten, and so we started eating after the rest of the family were finished and waiting. On your booking website it asks…is this a celebration? Why have this if there is no response on the day? Pretty average guys.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Thanks for providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear of your bad experience and have looked into this for you. As multiple dockets were received at different times, it made it difficult to get the food out at the same time. Unfortunately, our staff made a mistake with the first docket. Our ordering system is new and we are still getting used to it. We realise that we have let you down and we are endeavouring to train our staff to do much better next time.

  13. PS

    PeterS

    Sunshine Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great venue. Good Service. Good Food.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Thanks for visiting us. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  14. CM

    CindyM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4

    It was really disappointing as the service was really bad. The waitress didn’t pick up the dishes that were clearly done from the entree when she brought our main meal over. Not friendly at all. Just dropped the food n walked away. I wanted to get a doggy bag as I could not finish my meal and no one came to check on us. So we just left. The steak was so small. $40 for a steak the size of a patty. Bad value for money. Very disappointed.

  15. JT

    JenniferT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved dining here at the Brightwater Hotel: nice venue, great service and lovely food. So….we will be back😊

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars and lovely feedback! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  16. PC

    PeterC

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All 4 of had a very enjoyable meal service great and not cramped in

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 14 June 2022

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

  17. JP

    JanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Noise level was not energetic for a lunch time, just far too loud

    Brightwater HotelResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for the 5 stars and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're sorry to hear you found the noise too loud - was this from music? If so, one of our friendly staff would be more than happy to adjust the levels for you should you experience this issue again.

  18. H

    Helen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat! Food is amazing, staff helpful and friendly. Clean and spacious.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback! We appreciate your support and hope to see you back again soon.

  19. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff went above and beyond, great service, everyone was friendly and attentive.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars and great feedback! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after by our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  20. A

    Anonymous

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Since the new menu system was brought in the turnaround time has been very slow. Last time we didn’t get our drinks for 40 mins and then we had to also chase the food. This time we waited 45 mins before following up on our food (the kids had received their meals and finished by then). They were then brought out straight away but were cold and very average. My steak was over cooked and the salad had no dressing. My husband had the lamb dish and 1/3 of the lamb was like rubber and inedible. We go there a lot as we live close by but we have now decided to try more restaurants in the area. It’s a nice place for drinks though. Such a shame.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear of the problems you experienced on your visit and have passed this onto Management for their review. Did you advise a staff member at the time about the meals not being to your liking so we could try and rectify the issues for you?

  21. W

    Welsor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Under staffed for lunch groups, some confusion with lunch orders delivered to table. Single bar staff service inadequate. Complex group booking process, difficult to change & contact, lacks personal contact. However GREAT decor, excellent parking & interior ambience, will visit again.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. Unfortunately we are short staffed at the moment. We have passed your comments onto our Management team for their attention.

  22. DD

    DebbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are friendly, great selection of meals. Good value.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

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

  23. PH

    PaulH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The young people you have working at the Brightwater Hotel are well trained and are very attentive to client needs. The ambience is very suited to covid times as you can sit out in the open and enjoy views of the lake. Great work!!!

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for visiting us and providing your lovely feedback which we appreciate. It's great you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  24. DC

    DannielleC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Steak was still rare inside when asked for well done.. 1 was cold. Salad dressing didnt taste the same as it used to be (very vingary)

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for visiting us and providing your feedback which we appreciate. We're disappointed to hear that your steak wasn't cooked to your liking. Did you advise a staff member at the time so we could rectify the problem for you?

  25. KA

    KeriA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful staff, and great food. Thanks Brightwater for a lovely afternoon.

    Brightwater HotelResponded on 8 June 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars and lovely feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your afternoon with us and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  26. JK

    JoanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service. Great table overlooking the water with the native australian flora

  27. SL

    SusanL

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Is a very nice place to go and have lunch for seniors. Food tastes great and staff very friendly

  28. M

    Mondo

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I'm a frequent visitor to Brightwater Hotel, the staff are efficient and friendly, food is great and price to point. Love it

  29. LH

    LaraH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My dinner was classified as French with Brie cheese and it didn’t have the cheese.

  30. DT

    DenisT

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, a bit noisy but not as bad as some other places. Surprised the bar didn’t have lemon squash?

  31. G

    Gayle

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    For a rainy Monday night it was quite busy with surprisingly a lot of kids running around inside. Unfortunately the special curry was not a hit at our table and the other meals we could only rate as fair. Not as good as previous visits to the Brightwater :(

  32. CJ

    CarmelJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Clean fresh Venue and good service we visit weekly for Dinner and Trivia. Needs to have more vegetarian options on menu .

  33. AS

    AntheaS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely good. great outlook.friendly staff yummy food

  34. DG

    DebbieG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ticked every box outstanding service, staff are just one in a million

  35. D

    Dinky

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed our evening with friends and delicious meals.

  36. MD

    MargaretD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We have been here a few times now and have had only one issue which was resolved quickly :-). all the foods we have experienced have been great and the atmosphere is lovely. We tend to eat outside and looking out over the water which is very pretty. I recommend it

  37. LE

    LynE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    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.

  38. 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).

  39. 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

  40. 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!

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 1259 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 26 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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