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Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
7:00 PM

Paper Daisy - Halcyon Cabarita Beach

4.2
112 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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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.
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Phone number
(02) 6676 1444
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ben Devlin
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Tweed Coast Road
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Entertainment

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food here was absolutely amazing. Such a memorable meal!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The location was wonderful but unfortunately the food and service let us down. The restaurant was busy but not packed but after 90 mins we had been served an amous bouche and our starters. The wait staff were friendly but avoided approaching the table due to the wait for food.

The amous bouche and bread were lovely but the starters of smoked rockmelon and also the octopus salad where underwhelming. When the mains arrived after about 100 mins - the fish was overcooked and the pork belly was cold. But the sides of carrots were tasty.No one asked us how our meals were, and seemed to be too busy serving burgers and the bar menu than to bother with the tables who were having the set menu at $75 per head. No apologies were given for the delay in service after asking about our food we were told it was plated so it shouldn’t be too long.

Really disappointing for a 1 hat restaurant.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Visited for my husband's birthday hoping for a special lunch. Unfortunately we found much of the food underwhelming in flavour so we're very disappointed. The waitress checked in with us after each dish and we shared our thoughts with her. Maybe coincidental but when our main course was meant to arrive we were told that it had been given accidentally to another table and waited another 20 minutes added on to the original 25 minutes. When it came finally, the fish dish was very poor. It was, to their credit, removed from the bill but the damage had been done. We should have left earlier after the delay and cancelled the main. We will not be back. No love here!

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

The problem with pretentious food (although delicious) is it's always cold. Pretty food on a plate = cold food. It's pricey but oddly enough for (poncey food) it was filling.
The staff were great (with not many people) in the restaurant. Pleasant, romantic decor.

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2.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Autumn is here and it was a chilly night on Sunday evening. We had been seated near a door I asked for the door to be closed and was told that was not possible. The staff said they would turn up the heating but it made no difference when I had to sit in a draft wearing my jacket. Just not good enough! With the cooler weather I wanted a warm dessert but there was nothing warming on the menu - Sad!

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

We celebrated our 10yr wedding Anniversary at Paper Daisy and it was wonderful. The food and service were amazing. We will be going back whenever we can.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

We have eaten here on several occasions and the experience has always been good. The food is exceptional and the service professional but not too fussy. The oceanside ambience is best appreciated at lunch.

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4.0Dined on 30 April 2018

This is the 3rd time we have been to Paper Daisy. We go because the food is excellent and the location can't be beaten. It is absolutely worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

The restaurant space was very welcoming and the decor just perfect with the crops clean blue and white with wood tones
The wait staff are very polite and helpful
The menu is small but the and food is spectacular and large servings of complete deliciousness!!
My only criticism would be to tell diners that the meals are a good size as I felt we ordered too much food for 2 people
All in all it was totally a great experience and left me vowing to return to try dinner and stay at the hotel
Just fabulous !!!!!!
Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Really loved my experience here... the food was divine! A wide variety & unusual combinations that worked really well together.... Couldn't finish as there was so much to eat! The staff were wonderful, making my experience a cherished one... I loved the atmosphere/decor...felt very comfortable & the restaurant music delightful! Definitely recommend it...& can't wait to come another time to try the different menus... superb!

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Really lovely experience. The busy hour we attended led to some small service issues and it would have been good to better understand the size of the meals as no one at our table finished there three courses. That said the food was lovely.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Our dinner was an amazing experience. Definitely in our top 5 restaurants in Australia/NZ. Beautiful & interesting food - fresh and clean. Perfect wine list.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Loved our lunch at Paper Daisy this weekend. It was all great, but the standout was the service. Attentive, authentic, knowledgeable. Just a top spot!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

What a wonderful treat! This was our first visit to Paper Daisy. We just loved everything about it, venue and location. The service was terrific - attentive but not obtrusive. And the food was incredible - inventive and fresh. We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Delightful setting and awesome quality food. Special occasion lunch or dinner. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Great beachside ambience. Delicious food and great service.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

I love the place and have been quite a few times. On this occasion, I ordered the fish main which was only partly cooked. the bottom half of the fish was absolutely raw. Disappointing as the food is usually superb.

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Paper daisy is a Wonderful setting, and a lovely dining experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and service given. Most of our meals were delicious and well presented.

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2.0Dined on 3 April 2018

We had a disappointing encounter with Paper Daisy. We had a large group booking for a birthday and notified them several hours prior to the booking that the group would be slightly reduced due to illness with a child of one of the couples. Disappointingly, Kumari insisted on charging the full $95 per person for those who couldn't attend. No consideration given whatsoever. Very much a 'not our problem' attitude. It's unfortunate as it left a sour taste amongst our party and the decor and food was otherwise exceptionally good.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Sensational food 😊
Beautiful venue and really friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Due to work commitments, my husband and I have been long distance for all of 2018 so far. When we can manage a visit, we try to make it special and Paper Daisy was no exception. Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Absolutely loved it. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Food,wine & service excellent.
Didn’t like where we were positioned. I booked a week before. Thought we would get a nice table with a view near pool etc . A bit of ambience?? But no. Positioned as further from the view as possible. As far back as you can go near the kitchen. Assumed the other tables must be booked. But no the restaurant was 1/2 full. People walking in without a booking seemed to get the better spot. Will remember that next time.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Fantastic location, great food and awesome service.
The panko prawns are a MUST DO!!!
Take your appetite.

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2.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Not up to our expectations for fine dining. The restaurant lacked ambience. No tablecloth, not intimate just a big open rectangle with seating for about 70 diners. Unfortunately we were the only 2 people in the restaurant. We were seated with one of us staring at a wall all night. The starter and entre were very good but the main of aged pork was dry and tough. The night was not worth the set menu price of $95pp plus drinks.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Delicious food in a beautiful restaurant accompanied with excellent service

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Enjoyed a really great meal at Paper Daisy. Staff were attentive, food was very nice and atmosphere perfect. Such a lovely dining space with fabulous decor. Well done PD!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Absolutely delicious! Great flavours cooked perfectly. Lovely venue with a beautiful view. A bit too expensive to be dining here too often, especially for lunch.

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3.0Dined on 15 February 2018

We were really looking forward to our visit to Paper Daisy for our friend's birthday lunch but unfortunately we were disappointed. Service was extremely slow to begin with and we waited far too long for our wine to arrive and for our orders to be taken despite the restaurant not being busy at the time. We also expected the food to be spectacular and this was also a let down. Following lunch, we ordered cocktails which were again overpriced and nothing special.

The setting itself is beautiful and the the interior decor was superb.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

We loved the ambience, service and unique menu. The cocktails were awesome too.
The interior design is perfect and the beach backdrop makes the experience 11/10.

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3.0Dined on 8 February 2018

I was surprised that the entree came out so quickly while we were still eating the snacks on the table. I had the impression that we were being rushed through to leave the table vacant for another sitting.

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4.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Food & service were great. The outdoor setting was great. The ambiance was great. Very nice place. N Disability parking spot!!!!

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4.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Stunning venue, staff were amazing, food was delicious.

Just some constructive feedback- attention to detail in the kitchen regarding the crockery. We were amazed that at least one piece of crockery from each course served to our table had a chip.

Regards,

Tahnee

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Beautiful surroundings with a very special holiday vibe. Really enjoyed the unusual cocktails,amazing food and friendly staff. Looking forward to a return visit to celebrate our next occasion

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

My wife is coeliac and although there was a good choice of gluten free options the bread was disappointing.The amuses-bouches of peppers I thought was excellent,A little spicey for my wife.Entrees were excellent.The fish main course was disappointing for us both.The taste was very strong giving the impression of lack of freshness.Desserts were also disappointing to some degree.The kaffir and macadamia butters were excellent.The albarino by the glass was top class,as was the service and attention from our waitress and sommelier.

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2.0Dined on 30 January 2018

After coming highly recommended, it was an absolute disappointment and we would not go there again. My octopus entrée was tougher than tyres; however the main course of Wagyu was lovely. Service was VERY SLOW, waiting an extraordinary long time between Entrée and Main.
My husband thought both his courses were fine but doesn't rate Tofu as a side.

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4.0Dined on 29 January 2018

Even in germany, the hotel and the work of Anna Spiro
and the restaurant with the great
Chef are known, so we went there on our trip to Byron Bay. It was a very nice evening and the
Four Course Dinner was fantastic. The bread as a amuse—gueule
was delicious with two lovely spreads.

Winelist is incredible, Service especially friendly and the location very nice.

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4.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Fabulous surroundings, most food great. Lovely service - will return

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Wonderful relaxed beachside holiday atmosphere with an impressive menu and friendly staff .

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3.0Dined on 23 January 2018

The food was cooked well, but flavours were not matching well. We had one terrific lady serving but not the other three. Maybe they were training. It’s sad that we remember the drinks and bread

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

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

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