Locale Restaurant and Bar Noosa

4.6
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520 reviews
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$40 and under
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue, great atmosphere and our waitress was very friendly and helpful when ordering. Cocktails were amazing. Thanks to the bar staff for looking after us during the other nights we went back just for drinks!

OT
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food but a little overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine list and great food as always!

OT
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service

SF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Great service, good ambiance and cocktails. Loved the squid ink pasta.

OT
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, what an amazing restaurant so lucky to have this gem in our backyard....bravo Locale

MA
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous place for dinner the gnocchi are great for kids

OT
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food with lovely staff!
Good alternative when u want more city vibe kind of place!

OT
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Genuinely one of the best meals I have had in my life.Amazing wine list. Can not recommend this place highly enough. Pricey but worth every cent.The place was also still packed even when we were leaving at 11pm so even a 9 or 930pm booking is great.

OT
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and great cocktails. We had a very enjoyable meal.

OT
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, food is sublime, service excellent, a marvellous restaurant that exceeds all expectations

OT
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Exceptional food. You guys deserve your first hat!

OT
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from the minute you walk in . Steven was the best waiter we have had in a long time.
Fabulous food and good wines that are priced well.
Was a standout meal and will be back next time we are in Noosa
Couldn’t have been happier!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food & great service. Could not fault anything.

OT
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband & I absolutely love Locale! Every time we come up to Noosa (2-3 times a year) we dine here at least 1-2 times each trip. The food is absolutely delicious, cocktails are amazing & we always have friendly, helpful & efficient waitstaff!! We love it & recommend it to all out friends. Can’t wait to come back!!

OT
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful as always

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very busy time of the year and yet the service food was excellent. A place to always visit.

OT
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food with generous portions. it’s about what do I choose with so many great options. Bookings advisable.

OT
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. This is one of our "go to" places when we visit Noosa. All our dishes were tasty, nicely prepared and presented. Service was very good on an extremely busy night for the restaurant.

OT
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meals and service the restaurant has a real ambiance. Well done.

OT
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit here. It was my wife's birthday. We last went there two years ago for our anniversary. Quite often I find when you return to somewhere you have previously enjoyed, it often doesn't live up to the elevated memory you've created and built upon over time. This was not the case on this occasion. The way we were served as return diners celebrating an occasion was exception and the food and wine, still stellar. An absolute must visit. One of the best in Australia

OT
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Decided to give it one more go on the last day of our holiday. What a complete difference to our first experience. We had a wonderful waitress. Her service was outstanding. It made all the difference to our dining experience. Food was great a little on the small serving size.

OT
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Loved locale last year. I was excited to return and was very disappointed with the Service.My gluten free pasta was not like last year. Firstly I ordered a main size as I was hungry and didn’t order an entree. The waiter bought my meal after waiting a long time. It looked very small I questioned wether it was a main size. No one got back to me . I had to follow it up only to be told he made a mistake. I was given an apology nothing else... I left the restaurant feeling hungry. Not good enough.

OT
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really delicious food and lovely service!

OT
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food and service. The only issue was that the ‘Frutti Di Mare’ was somewhat bland in flavour. When queried, we were told that it was intentional; however, other dinners had previously made similar comments. I would think this would prompt a change in dish/menu........... all the other dishes we had, including dessert, was great.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Our first time at this restaurant was expecting a lot more from the rave reviews. Drinks were nice and the octopus entree was good except for the breads entree which wasn’t the freshest bread which was disappointing and I told the waitress about but didn’t seem interested. The mains were ok but when served to us looked as if they’d been sitting a while before getting to our table. I had the steak and my wife pork belly. We both agreed we could have the same quality at Brisbane casino in the cheap restaurant for half the price at kitchen restaurant. Yeah don’t get me wrong I’m not a fussy reviewer but this place is definitely overrated. The end of the night after meeting considerable time when Mainesville taken away we were still waiting for a waitress to appear andno show. So we just headed to the counter to pay a bill and the lady took our money didn’t even ask how our meal was goodbye. Service definitely not meet our expectations. Plenty of other choices in Noosa.

OT
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fab restaurant with fun professional staff
nice dining experience

GM
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every visit has been outstanding - this is one of our favorite Noosa Spots! The food is phenomenal!

L
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Coming here every year for my birthday o)) So next year we'll be back!

OT
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Noosa Heads. The best pasta I have ever eaten !

OT
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Book in here and enjoy a world class operation of cuisine and hospitality.

BC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We were really looking forward to having dinner at Locale after reading positive reviews. We made a booking well in advance, however when we arrived we sat at whatever table was available in a thoroughfare which was less than ideal. We asked the blonde female maitre'd to be moved to another table as there were plenty of other options and she instantly snubbed us and begrudgingly moved us. We then caught this maitre'd pointing and talking about us, clearly complaining about our request to move.

The price of the food was very expensive for a restaurant that was not classified as fine dining and although quite tasty, was definitely not worth it. $40 plus dollars for a main pasta is very expensive in my eyes, even for Noosa standards!

On the plus side, the ambience was quite nice but the service leaves something to be desired.

SE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very impressed. Amazing service, incredible food, great atmosphere.
Nothing to fault, a gorgeous restaurant & a lovely romantic vibe.
Definitely coming back again soon!

MT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service food and outdoor garden

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived at Locale on time for our 1.30 lunch booking . Only to be dismissed to our table. Over there in the corner the waiter told us. We were ok with location of the table it was just the way he spat the instructions at us. He then gave us menus and disappeared out the front door.The menus just happened to be desert menus. He spent perhaps 5 minutes outside speaking to someone.When he arrived back the attitude was the same , seemingly crossed that we were there.We then made a decision best we leave there and then. Plenty of fantastic places to eat on Hastings st . We ended up at Bistro C and had a fabulous lunch with lots of beautiful staff looking after us. Whatever you problem was mate,I’m not sure? but it is called the hospitality industry for a reason.

OT
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu and wine list . Staff excellent even though fully booked.

OT
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always thought Pendolinos in Sydney was the best Italian in Australia but now I think it’s Locale.
It’s fantastic in every way - the food is exquisite, the ambiance vibrant and the waitstaff knowledgeable and efficient. A special shout out for Ash, who really made our visits special.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Food and Service.