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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.
Cabarita Beach, AU-NSW 2488
Hours of operation:
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.
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 6676 1444
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
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.
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...
We had a great time and loved the food. The only suggestion we can make is that the bar menu should be offered proactively as an alternative to the 2, 3 or 4 course options. As it was our first time dining at Paper Daisy we only found out there was a bar menu because we asked the waitress after we noticed other tables had ordered dishes that weren't on our menu.
Great first impression, beautiful atmosphere as we sat by the bar for a drink before dinner. Cocktails were delicious, most of the dishes were amazing. It was a LONG wait between courses and drinks. Waitress some how misinterpreted the meaning of two drinks to get a double and then said we didn't clarify exactly what we wanted. Happened more than once though...
Had a delicious meal ... opted for the 3 course option and had the starter main and dessert - all were great and we were quite sated at the end without feeling stuffed. We went on a Thursday night and service was good and all the staff were friendly. Will definitely be going back.
We were a bit dubious about going given the recent mixed reviews, but are happy to report that we had a positive experience. The staff were polite, attentive and helpful. The cocktails were fantastic and the food was beautiful. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and can recommend Paper Daisy for lunch!
My friend and I had been planning a lunch here for a long time. It has finally happened and it met all our expectations and more!
The dining room is absolutely beautiful. Elegant but retaining a relaxed and beachy feel.
Our waitress was gorgeous and chatty as well as just the right level of attentive.
The food was incredible!! We tried dishes that although were quite different choices for us both, we thoroughly enjoyed them!
There were lots of lovely additions too such as the bread, different butters, hors d'oeuvres.
This just may well be our annual birthday lunch venue... and all the other occasions in between!!
I would like to see at a restaurant of this standard when I have ordered wine by the glass that the wine is poured from the bottle at the table instead of the wine glasses just put down at the table, no mention of the style of wine. It is a pet hate of some very well known restaurant reviewers. We dined on the “verandah”
Very disappointing. We had been before and the meal was really delicious. But yesterday we were there for my husbands birthday we both ordered oysters Only to find out they had none so chose the almond entree. Could not eat it at all the flavours did not compliment each other. Olives , cucumber and gherkin on sour cream. Which when I queried where the almonds were apparently in the cream . Could not taste them . The prawns were lovely the only part of the menu we both liked. The main meals were very mediocre. The dessert I chose was a meringue with strawberry and goats milk ice cream . No strawberries no meringue . Melon balls that were frozen solid the ice cream was the only part to eat. But the flies !!!!. The overhead fans should have been on to blow them away. The flies crawled all over our table. That is no exaggeration. So very disappointed.
High expectations based on hype around this hotel. Food was great, decor and location fabulous, service terrible making it an overpriced experience. The wait staff seem to be relying wholly on the hype around this hotel, and there is better value on offer in other full service boutique hotels. We sat pre dinner at the bar at sun down and waited for 25 mins for our drinks. When they arrived without a smile we were annoyed hungry and it was dark outside. Unfortunately it continued at the table with a confused food order, still water poured on top of sparkling and charged $10 for the privilege. The waits for fresh wine orders were 15 mins, but that didn't matter in the end because the food service was slow too! Restaurant was only 30% full. Vibe not so good, because all the guests seemed to be waiting.... Better value elsewhere, which is a shame because so much potential if only they could drop the attitude and make the customer count. Put me off staying a weekend at the hotel, won't bother now.
We dined here for lunch on a Tuesday & loved the food although the service was a bit unfriendly. We were impressed with the delicious local food so booked dinner a couple of nights later and it was like a different restaurant :-( Food nowhere near 2 hat quality & the service was terrible with very long waits between courses and wait staff rude & arrogant.
Late change to booking was no problem. Meant we had to have the set menu though - not a la carte. And group now included a vegetarian. But set menu had only one vego option, so kitchen rustled up some alternatives with no notice. Very impressed on several levels.
We had high expectations as it was recommended by some friends.
The waitress we had on the day wasn't very pleasent and she must of had a chip on her shoulder, there was no smile or any happiness with her. Some of the meals were great like the coconut prawns. My wife's wagyu dish was dismal as she ordered it medium rare and it was still raw and there were only three pieces of meat on her plate the size and thickness of a 50c coin.
Also when we get told that there were no oysters because they haven't arrived but see another table get them as after they ordered after us. Had very unhappy guest with us when they saw that.
This is the second time to Paper Daisy, the 1st was for lunch and I have to say lunch was a far better experience than dinner. At $110 per person for dinner it was really hit and miss, they messed up our entree's and dessert's. Getting 1 wrong for the entree and missing 1 dessert completely, yes they fixed it but really poor for a restaurant with this sort of reputation. I could have received that at Marty's across the road, the difference they don't put themselves into this class level. The bar staff was fabulous, as was the waitress. The kitchen let them down on this occasion. I came away feel a little ripped off by the $150 per head bill.
I have been waiting to have a dining experience at HHouse for 18 months as we live in SA. The setting, styling and service was all that I hoped-quality and classy. The menu held enough variety to make selection difficult which is always a good sign. We had an unacceptably long wait for our main course and were reassured and placated with complimentary drinks so no real harm done. Very worthwhile dining.
We came here for a late lunch during a weekday and the food, ambience and service did not disappoint. I was a bit apprehensive as we had the kids with us but was pleasantly surprised that they already had a kids menu (with plenty of healthy options). Highly recommended.
Our Cornish waitress and Japanese sommelier were lovely, the setting and ambience outstandingly beautiful and our expectations for this special evening of incredible cuisine were high on arrival at 6:30. By 8pm my post rugby match 15 year old son suggested we abandon the evening and head home for some toast as nothing had appeared in the way of a main course. We were getting up to leave at 830 when the mains arrived -but by then it was a complete anticlimax. We were all finished by 9- the only thing that stood out was the lovely flavoursome squid starter....and the desert of strawberry gum meringue some hours later. Poorly paced kitchen service - what would they say on Masterchef Chef Devlin?
We both felt the food was a little too fussy. The oysters with macadamia milk were disappointing - they would have been better without the milk - the combination wasn't right. We felt that the food was so lovely and fresh but was ruined by being too overdone.
First time at this restaurant which was highly recommended by friends The two of us thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience and it lived up to expectations. Food and Service was Fabulous and the Decor fresh, light and inviting.
The menu was a delight and everything on there was tempting, making it difficult to choose. Pipis, Coal Roasted Fish, Wagyu Beef and Paperbark Schnapper were our choices followed by a serve of Strawberry Gum Meringue . Yum!
This place was a delight. 😊
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