Poppies Beachside

8 reviews
$41 to $100

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Poppies Beachside offers some of the very best views of Keppel Bay of any establishment on the coast. Chef Eddie Christensen worked closely with Head Chef, Dylan Warner, to create an unashamedly seafood heavy menu, with nods to the fertile grazing lands of Central Queensland.

The Soba-wrapped King Prawns are a crowd favourite, as is the Slow Roasted Lamb Rump, and Chef's unique interpretation on the classic, Lemongrass & Chilli Crab.

A full wine list, beer on tap, and an imaginative cocktail selection make Poppies Beachside an ideal spot to pop on in for a quiet drink after work. Relax, take in the view, and let our team look after you.
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1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019

The whole experience was lovely. The service was excellent. It was extra special having music- he was terrific. The steaks and lamb rump were excellent. The mango coconut curry was lacking sauce and didn’t have a strong flavour. The seafood pasta was a bit bland once again lacking flavour. A few meals could have done with a few vegetables just to complete the meal. The pork belly was lovely and full of flavour.
However, we all enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night.

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Dined on 23 October 2019

Poppies has a great feel. The staff were attentive and very helpfull. I loved my meal. I will be back

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Dined on 13 October 2019

This was our 2nd visit here and we loved it again.
Beautiful spot to relax, enjoy coffee and a bite to eat. Staff are friendly & attentive . Food is great with a good selection on the Breakfast menu. Our only negative was our coffee order was slow again but it is amazingly good when it arrives, a local coffee I believe . Definitely be back 😊

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Dined on 12 October 2019

Twice cooked pork was too tough to cut, let alone eat. Entree prawns were also tough & overcooked. Staff were young & probably still learning, but lovely. We were looked after at the end by a lovely more experienced staff member. Very limited menu. I will give it another go when they’ve had more experience. Only recently opened I believe.

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Dined on 5 October 2019

The restaurant was having a few teething problems but staff are wonderful, though new staff needs a bit of training up but have the most important qualities I.e. smile, friendly and helpful as possible. Wines could be better and more fresh veggies with the main courses was the view of a few at our table. I had lamb rump which was delicious.

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Dined on 27 September 2019

Venue and menu was the reason we booked, service however was below par

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Dined on 21 September 2019

Food is outstanding. Ambience is good, lighting is a little bright. Service is friendly but not professional as yet. One professional wait staff (lady that used to work at the resort) with all of the others being rookies.

Poppies Beachside
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi Tracey, Thanks for your review. We appreciate all your feedback. Based on your comments, we have taken steps to ensure that our lighting is dimmed further in the evenings to better suit the mood of our dining room. We sincerely look forward to having you dine with us again soon! Regards, Brendan Irwin Restaurant Manager

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Dined on 20 September 2019

This is a newly fitted out restaurant and is beachy and casual in arrangement as fits a surf club

The staff are friendly but still learning their trade. Therefore service for price is blow par. They could not when asked say what is in the dishes or served with the meals.

The food was a total mixed bag in quality.
The crab and the fish were fine. The lamb (x 2) chewy and therefore poorly cooked and the pork belly likewise. This is standard restaurant fare and should be straight forward for most chefs

They need to look closely at their menu and indicate what sides will be offered for each meal or if sides need to be ordered separately

For $30 meals they will need to lift their game. There is a lot of competition in Yeppoon that delivers far above this for the price.

We will wait 6-8 weeks and try again. Perhaps all this will be overcome.

Poppies Beachside
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thanks for your honest review of your experience with us, and for recognising that our team are still learning. We have put together a group of varying levels of experience, and I have a tremendous amount of faith in their ability to learn and improve each and every day. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the quality or value of some of your meals; feedback has been overwhelmingly positive on our food so far. I have passed your comments onto the chef. Regards, Brendan Irwin Manager



Poppies Beachside offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0400 000 000.

Poppies Beachside is rated 3.8 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.