Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

4.5
721 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
The decor is like a restaurant in NY, Melbourne or Europe and they have added detail with sophistication yet it appears simple and sleek lines with subtle lighting that gives a great atmosphere. There are different areas to sit from the bar to lounge, table seating or a small outdoor area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 721 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Service

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nickm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Italian food in a delightful restaurant with very professional service

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MornaF
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Last night in Noosa was lovely place to dine... would like to come back in quieter time. Very nice restaurant would recommend to try.

LB
LouiseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Service and staff lovely. Food bland.

PM
PhilM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food is way to salty. Both fur steak and sea food.

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SylvieC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I love the fact that I was greeted by an Italian, would have loved the waiter to also be Italian but she was good.

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice Italian food with great ambience in nice pocket of hasting street cocktails are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I didn’t get the waitress’s name but she was incredible! You could clearly see she put time and effort into making a connection with every table she served (talking about things that clicked with each group) - simply marvellous!

The atmosphere of the restaurant was stunning and definitely heightened the experience! All of us enjoyed our meals and drinks!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Have regularly visited Locale over the years and have always enjoyed our experience . And have always recommended to friends .
However our recent experience was very disappointing .
Our hostess was very off putting and not friendly at all and treated us like we’ve never dined out before !!
Eg ,we were only asking about the wines and what the main meals were serve with .
“ just a question lovely , didn’t want to offend you”!
They was not much choice for mains or Entree for that matter , we normally have the pumpkin gnocchi , but don’t have it on the menu , due to Covid !!
What the ... pumpkin is bought from local produce market or supermarket !
The Kingfish was terrible , which we always have but it was warm and unusual tasting.
My chicken dish was tough and dry, and only served with Barley and 3 green little leaves.
My husbands squid ink linguine was no where near its usual standard .
I have mentioned this to local friends and they have said the same thing .
It’s a shame as this was one of my all time favourites on Hastings .

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Zxxx
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great creative food, portions are moderate so need to order a few, great service.

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BrookeO
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service outstanding. Will definately visit again on next trip.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, excellent food. Can’t fault the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Chicken was amazing. Excellent Martini to drink with the huge olives!! A Noosa staple each year we are up

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Bridgep
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Signature Tagliatelle was amazing- highly recommended

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Becs
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Service and cocktails are great.
Food is not.
Extremely small portions and overpriced.
Food that should have been served cold, was warm.
Food that should have been warm, was cold.
Lived in Italy for 5 years and I wouldn’t class it as an Italian restaurant.
Italian inspired maybe but lacks any resemblance to decent Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with family, great service and will definitely return

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PatrickG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Second time here but first degustation. Just everything about our dining was great so can only highly recommend and say a big thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Locale is a regular spot for me when on holidays and my partner and I always bring our friends.
This time was a little disappointing. The serve size of the gnocchi was certainly not $40 worth. I don’t ever leave an Italian restaurant hungry, however this time I did. The size was way off and needs to improve for the price being charged.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Dinner, as always 💗

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JazG
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I think for the price point the service & food were below par. I mentioned both in my booking & during dinner that I was my friends 40th bday and zero effort was made to make it feel special. The staff seemed annoyed that we had a 9.15pm sitting. Not worth the hype. Also the desert was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food and service disappointing compared to the last time we ate there , but it was over a year sgo, drinks service was so slow we had finished our tiny meak by the time the wine had arrived and the restaurant wad only a third full

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NickG
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Overall average food and overpriced.
I would not recommend

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for lunch for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect for a special occassion. Beautiful setting - we were on the little balcony surrounded by greenery. The service was smooth, the food was sensational and the cocktails were interesting and delicious. The lamb tortelli and zucchini salad were stand out dishes. Pricey but well worth the drive for us.

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Jacinta
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Expensive for what you got. Extremely small portions! A bit disappointed this time round...

LH
LesH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again had a superb meal at Locale. It is our ‘go to’ occasion restaurant of choice.
The staff are always incredibly attentive and the food is always first class. Cannot recommend this fantastic restaurant highly enough.

MW
MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food didn’t meet our high expectations however the Service and the cocktails where amazing. I wouldn’t recommend the degustation

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience5

Nothing outstanding for the price, small servings

JC
JoC15
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was sensational!

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Georgina
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was lovely but portions were extremely small given the prices. The service was good.

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AndrewD
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had the outside table of 6. Our waitress was amazing. Great service by her ... great food too. Risotto was terrific I as was lemonchello!! Thanks allot

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Over priced for what you get. The service and ambience is good but the food is expensive and not worth the price. They used to have a delicious calamari there and it’s been removed from the menu. We won’t be going back.

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PaulM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were wonderful from the minute we walked in the door and the food was all absolutely brilliant along with the wine :)

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Diningbystorybridge
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thoughtfully seated early as it was a wet night and served cocktails as we selected our meals. Carmen our waiter made delicious selections of food and wines- recommend the burrata, the prawn risotto, the desserts!!! Just a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Locale is a nice restaurant with great ambience and was recommended by a colleague as the “go to” place in Noosa. However, they are clearly currently having issues in the kitchen. Service was very good and the menu looked great.

Sadly the quality of the food left a lot to be desired & was beyond disappointing. The only delight were the oysters.

The restaurant handled our feedback very well & advised they don’t have a head chef currently (which might explain the challenges).

It was a disappointing night but pleased with how the feedback was handled & I would give them another shot once normal service is resumed. Right now there are many better options in Noosa & Locale needs to step up its game to live up to its past reputation.

CM
CatM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Food made with love and lovely fresh local produce, elegant atmosphere, and friendly faultless service. Perfect!.

DG
DanG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite Noosa restaurant. Never disappoints and will be back again & again. Food is fantastic and their wine list and knowledge is sublime

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The food was incredible. The best cocktails I’ve ever had too!

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Disgusted
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst service I’ve ever experienced. The blonde waitress was incredibly rude and unpleasant from the moment we arrived. She was extremely unprofessional. I will never return to this restaurant, it is a disgrace to Hastings street.

FAQs

Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa is rated 4.5 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.