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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.
Tweed Coast Road
$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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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