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Windjammers Restaurant @ Novotel Northbeach
Ranked #35 of 485 Restaurants in Wollongong
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have mixed feelings about these places. MY wife loves seafood so paying $75 to fill herself on Prawns, crab, oysters and big is not an issue. So to her perspective she finds this place wonderful..Me I am not a big fan of seafood finding it all too much work for very little reward. The selection of none seafood food, which is all I can comment on to be honest, was small and unexciting. The restaurant it self is very sunny and bright with beautiful views of the beach and the coast. A little reminiscent of the Novotel at Brighton-Le- Sands..and I feel the buffet at Brighton is better (though I haven't been for a while). Anyway to while my wife enjoyed herself immensely feasting on seafood I was left will a small and not overly exciting range of dishes. The only plus for me is that I have an ACCOR advantage card so I eat for free, hence I cant complain to much. So if you live seafood and like to really overindulge then this maybe the place for you otherwise give it a miss its not that good

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Thank DomenicPapa
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We met friends for a seafood buffet. Oysters were the pick of the choice. The prawns were quite tasteless and possibly frozen not fresh. A variety of salads but nothing amazing - all just so so. Very poor selection of desserts and while cheese selection was good, the plate was virtually empty. Replenishment was slow and people were waiting too long. At a price of $75 pp plus drinks I would give it a miss .

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1  Thank Robyn611
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Children allowed to serve themselves at the seafood buffet??? Yes that's right and that's what i was told by the restaurant manager when i complained about all the dishes that had been cross contaminated by children using the same spoons and serving utensils in multiple dishes at the same time. Due to parents lack of supervision most for what looked liked nice buffet meals were destroyed and left them un-eatable and restaurant staff that doesn't police a policy of adult supervision or doesn't care!!! The experience we encounter included: children throwing play doe on the ceiling,children running through the restaurant, deserts mixed in with other deserts, ice-cream pavlova, in with puddings and cakes etc. What's worse the staff just didn't care! $99.00 out the window for 1kg of cooked prawns Should of gone to Macc's after 8 pm so the children would of all gone home. Buyer Beware

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Thank steve l
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Admittedly we had a voucher that gave us a discount, but even so the buffet was of poor variety. There was not enough variety in the seafood offered, and the fish in the Bain Marie was not pleasant to eat. The restaurant itself is in a wonderful location, but the food does not match the location.

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1  Thank OpaMarnie
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Had breakfast here as it was included in the room rate. Everything you could possibly want to start the day with was available. The food was tasty and fresh.

Thank 193Christine
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