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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.

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

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.6

Value

3.9

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Romance (14)
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Notable Wine List (9)
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Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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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Service5
Value5

 
·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
Ambience5
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
Ambience5
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
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (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
1 person found this review helpful.
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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
Ambience5
Service5
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
Ambience5
Service5
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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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

A great restaurant for special occasions. The food was good with a touch of variation on a regular menu. Service was good with the staff showing a good knowledge of the menu. The restaurant was a little noisy though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Lovely decor, nice vibes and exceptional service and dinning.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on 20 October 2017

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...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Organic, Scenic View, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 October 2017

Great spot with warm friendly staff. We had the four course degustation and were thoroughly impressed. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 6 October 2017

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!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

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”

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Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

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.

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Fantastic evening. Innovative menu of a high standard backed up by friendly attentive and professional service.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 October 2017

Great menu, great atmosphere and great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Waterfront, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

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.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 25 September 2017

The most amazing food: fresh, delicious and innovatively presented. Delightful setting with great service. Ring direct, rather than online booking to get the time and seating that you require. Best locally sourced meal and fantastic value for all.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great ambience,very tropical beach feel.40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast and Byron Bay making it a perfect day trip.My daughter and her family have have also there and thoroughly enjoy the resort.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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Food2
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 14 September 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Great menu, wonderful dining experience. Will be back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

Disappointing to have no voice but to have s3 or 4 courses and the food is Expensive and not that flash. Terrible desserts. Beautiful restaurant and good service though.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

Great food, great ambience but service was not as friendly or as efficient as previous visits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 1 September 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 August 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 August 2017

The food was amazing! The location is great! Overall a great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

Loved Paper Daisy, will definitely be returning!! Food and service excellent!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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Food4
Ambience5
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

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?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 26 August 2017

This was our favourite dining experience in the area for our long weekend on th Gold Coast.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 26 August 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 August 2017

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. 😊

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Healthy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 August 2017

Delicious food, great (friendly) service and beautiful location/decor. Always a winner

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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