The BOX on the Water
Awesome view + incredible food - took a little while to get our drinks / had to ask a few times so could do with a couple more bar staff but great overall.
Excellent views and food
Love this place - great staff great food and wow what a view
The food was delicious. Service was good, but not great . The menu had just changed to the summer menu . Would have liked to see a few more options for side dishes
Six of us sat outside with the view into Ettalong Bay. Great food, good wine, especially the Yarra Valley chardonnay from Ingram wines Nice table one the shade. When the breeze became a bit chilly we sat out against the rock wall in the sun and finished our drinks. Great meal out.
We had a wonderful lunch at The Box. The service was so friendly & fun. Our waiter Ben could not have been more professional & managed our table & all our different menu choices expertly. The food was superb & all beautifully presented. The location right on the water gave us terrific views of the beach & all the activities. I would highly recommend The Box to anyone who is seeking a great beachside experience!
Picturesque location. Great food. Professional, yet personable staff.
We were joined by friends from Sydney for brunch and they are keen to return on another occasion for lunch.
Thank you BOX.
Our group of 10 took the ferry from Palm Beach and enjoyed a pleasant 10 minute flat walk to the restaurant. The restaurant is very modern and open with fantastic water views. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food portions were generous, very tasty and well-presented. The wine prices we considered to be quite reasonable. Everyone agreed that we will return to this gem very soon.
This was my second visit to The BOX and both times I have brought visitors from Scotland. The view and ambience are wonderful, the food was delicious and we were very well looked after by Sarah.
Great atmosphere and location.
Food was beautiful and great portion sizes.
We’d just gotten engaged and I was wanted a special place to take my new finance to help celebrate our occasion - I can’t recommend ‘the Box’ restaurant staff (including the chefs) high enough. Thank you for helping to make our day both special and memorable. We’ll definitely be dining at your restaurant, again.
The Box is a pleasant place. Food was great, but parking was atrocious, especially as it was mid-week. No dedicated carpark, and we had to walk a long way to the car. The whole place was pretty open, but we got chilly because of the breeze; but they moved us to a secluded corner, away from the breeze. So bring a jacket, and be prepared to walk. Service was very good, and so was the food.
Excellent food and service , the staff were very friendly and attentive. Couple with the great views and handy location helped make for a memorable evening. will definitely return
Great views, good, unobtrusive service and yummy food, made for a relaxing family Sunday lunch. Definitely worth a visit
Steak was tough and fatty and was not eaten. When the female waitress came to collect the plates, she stood there in a reprimanding way as if to say, why didn’t you eat your meal? But didn’t actually ask if everything was ok. Male waiter was fine and helpful. View is lovely. A cold wind was coming in and despite us going to get our coats, the doors were not closed. Would not rush back
My wife and i found the images online appealing so made a booking. The staff were pleasant and the servings were generous and prompt. I would suggest this is a good place for dinner and be happy to go there again.
Booked in for Lunch online having been for a very enjoyable breakfast previously. Exceptional service and quality food. Beautiful location by the water. Could do with a few acoustic panels on the wall/ceiling to dampen out the chatter as it is difficult to hold a conversation when the room is full, but a small gripe and otherwise a perfect lazy afternoon lunch. Would have left a decent tip but out of 4 adults, none of us had any cash as these days we pay for everything with our phones!
While the Box may be great for breakfasts at night it is too noisy (just people talking but much too loudly).
Food this time was not up to previous standard and fish was not even fish and chip shop quality.
Wine was good but I guess they couldn't help that.
Incredibly happy with our meals. Service was always with a smile. Wine list was good and a lovely selection of non-alcoholic drinks too.
Better for hearing-impaired people during quieter periods or when seated outside.
Really poor and slow service, food could also be more flavourful.
The food, the service, the outlook all 10 out of 10. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is fresh and plentiful. Just love The Box on The Water.
Everything was perfect!!Service very friendly,food super delicious and you just can't beat that location&beautiful water views.Hope to go back soon!
For the number of customers the service was not slow but indifferent. Orders were not taken correctly . A BOX hamburger for a signature dish was very ordinary and the Waygu patty was badly treated and burnt. Not an outstanding signature dish.
Had a lovely day with The Knitting Nannas. Staff were very courteous and respectful. Fantastic place. We will be back and recommending to others. Thanks
Consistently meets our expectations for a fine dining experience in a great atmosphere and location which in turn creates lasting memories of great food enjoyed with our dearest family and friends. Highly recommend and will definitely be back again, and again. Thank you!
We have been at the Box for many occasions over the years and have always be happy with our bookings . Thank you we had a another enjoyable time on Saturday night .
The food is always fantastic, and the location and ambiance is perfect.
I come here very often, great location and food always good. Service today was terrible and very slow. Appeared to be new staff and kept taking food to wrong tables. Also gave us dessert menu but never came back to take our order so they missed out on that sale. Had to leave to catch ferry. Food was amazing though and stunning view 😊
its the third time we tried the Box - but every time service has been so slow - this time we sat at our table and no one came near us for 40 minutes - time before we waited an hour and a half for our food and we had children we us
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