The BOX on the Water
The food was great and it was a beautiful day on the water in a lovely location.
We had breakfast , there were 4 of us and a Pram which the staff made room for, they were very friendly attentive and made sure we were comfortable.
The food was divine, very generous portions, fresh full of flavour, and a very tempting variety to choose from. The position is the best, you can see the water anywhere from any seat then go for a stroll along the Esplanade when your finished.
We will go back again.
My family and I went to Box on the Water to celebrate my dads 70th birthday. We really enjoyed the food, the value for money, the ambience, location and the attentive staff
The Box On the Water restaurant is set on the waters of Ettalong Beach. It's a modern restaurant, with floor to ceiling windows, providing excellent water views. The service is efficient & personal, the wine list solid & value oriented, and the menu provides a variety of familiar & favourite choices. We recommend the restaurant, parking is easy, our only negative is that the polished concrete floors reflect a lot of sound, and with a full restaurant, it gets very noisy.
Love this place - its our happy place and always enjoy our dining experience whether its breakfast, lunch, sunset drinks or dinner.
We were disappointed with late service of side dish and later we were given the dessert menu but no one came back to take our orders so we left!
Really enjoyable family dinner - great location, staff were very accommodating as we had a party of 9 people and they were attentive to everyone's needs. Would definitely recommend.
lovely spot restaurant itself very nicely designed to make most of view staff were very pleasant and didnt have to wait too long but the biggest let down was the food itself not enjoyable and too expensive for the quality
Food was great but not much room was made for slight variations eg. for our 4 yr old daughter. Once we had our meals the wait staff barely came near us, I had to almost pounce on them to order another meal and drinks, I wonder how much money they are loosing due to this!!! Also they were very slow at clearing the table. But the food was great and the staff were friendly when we saw them!
I’d recommend it but with conditions it’s a great spot and the food and service are average
We have been a number of times on the weekends and would recommend it usually. But this time it was freezing in there as it was cold outside but there was no heating making it extremely cold inside.
The seafood chowder was split and oily. Prawns completely overcooked to the point you couldn't peel them and the were shriveled up.
The waitress took down the wrong order for the steak and it was over done instead of med rare. And again prawns served with steak were inedible.
Such a shame. Not sure what happened in the kitchen.
Nice spot, would be great on a lovely sunny day. food was very good.
Lovely place to have lunch overlooking the water with lots of activity going on outside. Food very good value for money.
We (four adults) had lunch at the Box on a Saturday. The location is simply amazing, and it was nice to be able to sit inside while also being outside thanks to the large opening doors (it was a windy day). Wonderful view over the water, interesting and diverse food, good wine selection. Reasonable vegetarian selection (but more is always desirable, especially if one wants to visit frequently). Would definitively recommend the Box.
the drinks were way overpriced, the food was reasonable. Overall had a great meal and would go back. Table service was fabulous
The seafood platter was really good. I had the burger. It was cold and the meat was dry. The service is hopeless I asked for still water and got sparking however it was flat. Had to ask 3 times to order and 4 times for new water. I’ve been twice now and the service has been terrible both times.
Really nice beachfront venue for our lunch. Our food was top notch as looked all the plates going by. Easy to recommend and would return of in the area.
Staff always exceptional
Food can vary in quality and preparation from time to time
Good service and food but the outlook over the water is one of the best on the coast , we’ve recommended the Box to many of our friends
Weekend away with friends and wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner. Had read about The BOX on the Water and though it sounded great.
Staff were friendly and attentive. The food was quite good, though two of us had chicken which was a little dry.
Probably the best restaurant in town. Nice decor, decent food and a very good service.
We enjoyed our time at The Box. I think the only thing that was an issue was when we ordered our meals, the waiter forgot to process our drinks order, so when the mains came, we still hadn’t got our drinks.
Little or no changes to Menu since I ate there in February. Midweek noise level low. Waitress needed to be signaled to refill glasses,get the bill,etc. Pleasant environment, outstanding location
Table of four and high chair we were put on a super small table and the high chair had to share with a person on a side or the corner of the table went straight in the kids stomach. Not ideal!
Felt really rushed with food coming out from entree to mains in a mater of 10minutes we weren’t even half way through our first drink. They definitely get u in and ship u out! After main wasn’t offered dessert.
Ok experience and good was good location amazing but overall wouldn’t rush back. Would call and make reservation to ensure the highchair has enough room. We said it was for a Birthday also and it was not acknowledged which was disappointing!
Amazing food and cocktails! All the staff are so friendly and helpful and the view is stunning. Would definitely recommend if you’re in the area.
Beautiful food using lots very fresh using lovely fresh ingredients and interesting combinations of flavours. A really good variety of really nice vegan and vegetarian options . Fast and friendly service.
Fantastic food, ambience and customer service.
I've been there multiple time and will continue to go there, I can highly recommend the restaurant.
Lovely spot, unfortunately my food was average and the wait staff cleared the table before we were finished, they actually put my guests cutlery together on the plate and took it before she had a chance to finish. She was too polite to ask him to go away.
As scored the Box is worth going to for the ambience alone. Our waitress worked hard to ensure we were more than happy. We stayed late and the staff waited patiently for us to be ready to leave. The food is good but not particularly special so I have to say over priced. My Scotch fillet was no better than a good pub meal to be truthful.
First time I ate at The Box on the water I was impressed with the food but not the service. There were barely more than 5 ppl in the restaurant and I wasn’t even approached by a waiter during my meal. Too bad if I’d wanted desert or another wine!
Decided to take friends there for brunch.
What a difference. Great service and food again on point. Very fast order to table for everything. Would def go back.
Went there two nights running as we were staying in the hotel opposite. I think that speaks for itself
Beautiful spot for lunch, nice sunny day. Staff were very friendly considering we were on a time frame. Highly recommend.
We had a lovely family lunch here - great food and a wonderful view. Well worth the trip.
My partner and I had a wonderful meal to celebrate our Anniversary. The grilled barramundi on sweet potato puree was cooked perfectly and my partner's scotch fillet was tender and delicious.
The desserts (Dark Chocolate Fondant & Spiced Apple and Blackcurrant cake) were heavenly with wonderful coffee to finish off. Thank you to our servers for their consideration and care.
Was a great experience but a little chilly outside as the heater didnt have gas. We were offered blankets which was great. The heater would have made it perfect.
Very tasty vegan and gluten free options for dinner and breakfast
The food was excellent, oysters, pork belly and scallops for entree. All mains were top notch! Unfortunately the evening was difficult as it was quite noisey which made it difficult to have a normal conversation.
The food was exquisite - wonderfully unique flavors that blended perfectly, and excellently presented. The location and view were simply gorgeous. A bit pricey, but well worth the splurge. Will definitely be going back!
Great food, service and location. Definitely recommend for lunch.