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Published September 24th 2012
If you live in the area (and even if not), after a day of homewares shopping at Kawana Home Centre and it's a sunny day, a nice spot in the area to stop off for a drink and a feed is Kawana Waters Hotel.
My partner and I came across it by chance (we are still new to the Sunshine Coast) on the way home to Maroochydore from Kawana. We were weary after a day of deciding which lounge suite to buy, and were in need of a cold drink and a feed.
Lots of parking helped and we didn't expect much but the realised it is sitting right on the water overlooking the Marina. Take your pick of shade or sun, indoor or out and relax. It was a Sunday afternoon at about 2.30pm so it wasn't busy at all, but that's what we prefer. I could imagine it would get busier on a Friday/Saturday night.
There are pokies in another area so you are not sitting amongst dinging machines which is good, and I think there was a sports bar too, also seperate to the 'marina' area. I'm not sure though as we didn't venture into the other areas so it the pokies/sports may have all been in one.
The menu was surprisingly diverse, a mixture of steaks, salads, snacks and desserts. I chose a caesar salad with extra salt and pepper prawns; my partner a beef and mushroom pie with mash. My salad was a great size and very decent, the salt and pepper prawns were a good size and cooked well, but I felt that for flavour there was just a whole lot of parmesan cheese thrown in there (not that I was complaining as I do like parmesan, but it was lacking in a bit of dressing and the prawns, although cooked well were not strong in flavour either).
In saying that, I would still order it again if I felt like a salad but perhaps ask for extra dressing. My partner was very happy with his pie. Doused in mushy peas and gravy and onions with the mash on the side, the pastry was crispy and crunchy (even though there was sauce/peas over it) and soft chunky beef and mushroom pieces in a thick sauce for the pie. I must admit I did have slight food envy when it came out.