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About Paper Daisy - Halcyon Cabarita Beach

The dining experience at Paper Daisy restaurant is a celebration of our unique part of the world. Confident coastal cooking in a relaxed setting, the food expresses the very best of Cabarita Beach and the region’s unique produce and burgeoning culinary reputation.

With one of Australia’s most promising young chefs Ben Devlin (Queensland’s Chef of Year 2014, ex-Noma and Esquire) leading the kitchen, the ethos that drives the restaurant is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable.

21 Cypress Cres
Cabarita Beach, AU-NSW 2488
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
7 Days
Breakfast: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bar: 12.00 pm - Late
Please note: We do not accept reservations for our bar and outside tables. First in first seated.

Cross street:
Tweed Coast Road

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 6676 1444

Website:
http://www.halcyonhouse.com.au/paper-daisy-restaurant/

Entertainment:

Executive Chef:
Ben Devlin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paper Daisy - Halcyon Cabarita Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (17)
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent place to dine, we enjoyed the food qualty and the great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Unique dishes packed full of flavor, awesome tastes, and very well presented

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Food4
Ambience5
Service3
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

Our evening was very enjoyable with very good food. Very spacious between tables which was great instead of some other places where you feel like you are sitting on top of other guests. Only criticism is the lady who served us could have been a bit friendlier and smiled more. The experienced gentleman who bought out the wines was very experienced and knowledgible and friendly. Thanks for a very good night.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 12 January 2018

Food was bursting with fllavour. Great options for dairy free as well as gluten free.
Ambience felt like an island paradise. Loved it!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Great spot
Beautiful clean food
Excellent service
Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 11 January 2018

This was a 2nd visit and I’m not sure why but it wasn’t as impressive as our first time. I’m not sure what it was but it feels like the menu has become a little too “noveou” and not as genuine as we remember. Attentiveness of the staff was not as we remembered either. It was still nice but not to the price tag.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 January 2018

Stylish and unique decor touches that enhance the dining. Attentive and professional service with just the right amount of interaction. The food was outstanding with extraordinary flavour commbinations and perfect portion sizes. We were delighted with the side dishes of carrots and pecan butter and an iceberg wedge salad. Wasn't thrilled anout the screaming kids on tables around us but what can you do? It was a great memorable dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 8 January 2018

The food for the adults was fantastic. I had the squid followed by the Mahi Mahi. The Mahi Mahi tasted like the ocean - so fresh. Our service was attentive and knowlegable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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Food1
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on 8 January 2018

Awful and over priced. The octopus was chewy and wobbly. The cheese was ordinary. We asked for the bill several times before it came. The service was slow.
Extremely expensive!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

Waiting over 20 minutes for our first round of drinks (albeit cocktails) wasn't a great start to the night. We opted for the 4 course $110 set menu and chose to drink wines by the glass so as to match to the food, however not a single round of drinks arrived in time for the food we were trying to match. I had to send back a glass off wine because it was no longer cold after having sat on the bar waiting to be brought to our table for almost 10 minutes (very frustrating to be sitting staring at your drink from across the room). The sommelier spent his time dancing around a couple of select tables and not once visited us to offer any advice/interest. Considering our bill came to well over $200 per head we really were expecting at least an attempt to make this a special evening. The Maitre d' made an effort, particularly after he noticed how long we had ben waiting for our drinks but we felt a general lack of interest, which is hard to shake. The food was hit and miss, some dishes delicious, some a little on the bland side, though generally good. Portions were small and we all left still a little hungry. We have been really looking forward to visiting Paper Daisy and will definitely NOT be returning and will be telling everyone else not to bother.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

Our dinner was everything we had anticipated
The food was exceptional and the hospitality was genuine and generous

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

The food was delicious and Location is great. Being right next to the hotel pool and being able to see into people's rooms is odd and unfortunately the service did not deliver at all. We waited well over an hour for our main meal amongst other issues. We were told a number of times that our door was on its way (although it wasn't) and apart from that the staff were completely inattentive and distracted. There was obviously a mix up with our order as people who arrived long after us were getting their meals long before us, however we didn't get any explanation as to what had happened. It wasn't a very relaxing environment to be in, in fact there appeared to be a lot of stress.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 5 January 2018

Great food, lovely service and a nice location on the beach.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on 4 January 2018

The food was fantastic. Interesting menu. We did have an issue with one dish and queried the chef and his response was appalling - we could see his gestures to the waitress from our table.
The bar staff was terrible - one was very rude, unhelpful and unpleasant. Another didn't know how to make an irish coffee and when asked for a hot coffee the response was pleasant but we were served the same cold drink again. Our main waitress was friendly and helpful but didn't have a thorough knowledge of the menu.

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 January 2018

Simply superb in every way. The food, service, atmosphere and attention to detail is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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Food2
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Value3

 
·Dined on 1 January 2018

Staff excellent, the food was OTT. You could not get something simple. I wanted grilled fish not grilled lettuce which was disgusting along with the squid ink taste. Felt sick the rest of the day. They need to do food for clean simple eating people that are happy to pay a premium. Wine choice excellent and hot bread fantastic. The menue is not for people who would like something other than seafood due to allergies. Would I go there again - probably not.

Tags: Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 December 2017

We went there as it was our 1st wedding anniversary...superb dining experience!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 December 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great views and excellent service, such a treat. The staff were gracious and knowledgeable. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and a feast for the eyes. It is hard to know where to look as senses go on overdrive.

The food was delicious, only comment is that the Sapote sorbet should come with a warning label, as it was a most unusual dessert and likely not to be to everyone’s taste.

The perfect spot to arrive in your best summer frock and sip on your spritzer, slowly making your way through the 4 course lunch.... well worth the drive from Byron Bay.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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Food2
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 28 December 2017

We were very disappointed in the quality of the food and service. We had a vegetarian with us, who was told she could not have her choice as “it was not designed as a main course”. She was not offered a choice from the bar menu and the staff made very little effort to find something that she would enjoy. The dessert was shared around and no one could eat it and the coffee was very unpleasant.

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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 24 December 2017

We had been really looking forward to dining at Paper Daisy for Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to expectations. Whilst the decor is lovely, and the service was great, the food was a little underwhelming and lacked the flavour we were expecting. There was only the option to choose to have a 3 course or 4 course meal, with fixed pricing for each. Whilst the prices weren't outrageous (we had 3 courses; from memory it was $95 each which is comparable to other similar restaurants), the food just lacked flavour and didn't blow us away as we had expected. Presentation was very nice though. Our daughter had the kids pasta dish which she enjoyed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on 18 December 2017

The overall experience was very good. The food was interesting but we felt there was too much cucumber. Our prawn dish had lots of cucumber in the salad and the side that came was a cucumber dish maybe we should have had a different entree but we did not know the side would be cucumber. Dessert was well worth it.

Tags: Seasonal
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 December 2017

Fabulous experience. Will definitely go back bringing friends. Had lunch and can’t wait to try dinner. Better make sure I book early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 December 2017

A fabulous afternoon! Highly recommended. Excellent service, food and gorgeous surroundings.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

We had the three course option, the oyster natural dish was beautiful but only 3 , fish of the day was blue eye cod tasty and moist, drinks are expensive overall $480 for four people.the room for dining is very pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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Service3
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Really good food in a beautiful setting. Service was well meaning but a bit patchy, and the timing of the meal not great. But still a wonderful experience and worth doing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
Ambience5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 9 December 2017

Hi , myself and partner loved our visit to Paper Daisy. We found the food creative and modern. We visit and rate all the best restaurants on the east coast as a bit of a hobby and usually opt for places with degistation menus. All in all out of around 22 restaurants Paper Daisy has made it into our top 5 favorite dinning spots so well done and we will be back when the menu changes with the seasons. Thank you for the wonderful evening!

P.s We feel that Paper Daisy is a bit of a hidden gem and not very well boasted about!! Please promote your lovely restaurant more because people just dont know what they are missing! We will be shouting from the roof tops about our experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 27 November 2017

Food was good but we preferred the bar menu to the restaurant menu. The service was impeccable whether nothing was too much trouble.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 November 2017

We loved our evening at Paper Daisy. The restaurant was colourful and interesting, and our waiter Pedro was amazing. We felt very special all evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 20 November 2017

The decor and ambience are exceptional. The bar seating is excellent and the food was well cooked. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Beautiful relaxed setting near Cabarita Beach. We stayed in house and dined for both dinner & lunch. The service was often very slow & not up to a chefs hat standard,it lacked direction.However the produce used was of outstanding quality, beautiful oysters & prawns. We also found some of the dishes just didn't work. The plum sauce with the pork loin was way to overpowering and the buckwheat was not a good match with delicate flavour of the mud crab.
Overall a lovely restaurant but the service and some dishes very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

Paper Daisy lived up to expectations. Couldn't fault anything, service, food and the restaurant itself are all exceptional. Loved it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Amazing place, we will be coming back! Such a nice setting, welcoming staff and beautiful food. Great portions too!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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Food4
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Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

The service and food selection did not reflect the prices that Paper Daisy are charging. Kym

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 30 October 2017

A wonderful night in a cosy, well decorated environment. Food great and ambience excellent. We have booked again in two days time because we loved it so much.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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Food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Credit due for the use of clean seasonal ingredients. It seems that Unfortunately we chose to sit in the ‘outside’ area but still order from the restaurant menu and I suspect this upset the system as our food was extremely slow to come out and 2 of the 3 main course dishes (pork and wagyu) were over cooked to the point of dry. On a good note, highly recommend the paper bark wrapped fish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Dubai)·Dined on 28 October 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Great bar for drinks prior and a lovely restaurant with good food and service. It's a new favourite.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

It is wonderful to have a restaurant n the area of this caliber so it's worth the 40 minute drive. Service is impeccable and ambience/ decor very easy on the eye.
We will be back

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Fabulous! Worth the drive. Ambience terrific wish we were house guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

After so many rave reviews decided to try it. We ordered 3 course tasting menu and so got to sample 6 different dishes as there were two of us. 2-3 of the dishes were exceptional, the rest were good, but not amazing at all...Beautiful setting, but unfortunately the service was not up to par for a restaurant with this reputation and for the price. Would recommend for others to try, but won't be going back again...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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