The Esplanade Hotel, Port Hedland

2-4 Anderson St, Port Hedland WA 6721
$$ Australian

The Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland offers the discerning guest a range of family friendly and premium dining choices, the sophistication of a lounge bar or the relaxed atmosphere and ambience of a terraced deck amongst an outdoor setting perfect to take in the Pilbara’s balmy evenings. The Esplanade Hotel has the most versatile function spaces in the Pilbara and our off site catering allows us to cater your special event wherever you might be located!

First constructed in 1904, The Esplanade Hotel has distinctive exposed stonework and elegant iron work. The Esplanade Hotel has maintained its rich heritage as it has been developed through the years. It is often described as the most impressive and handsome building in Port Hedland.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

For larger groups please contact the hotel direct to book

Business Info

  • Address: 2-4 Anderson St, Port Hedland WA 6721
  • Cross Street: Cnr of The Esplanade
  • Cuisine: Australian | Contemporary | International | Pasta | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 08 9173 9700
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at the bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Thursday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside group tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Saturday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Sunday
Esplanade Bar - (inside - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Alfresco Restaurant (outside TABLE SERVICE - max 12) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
DECK AREA (outside - GROUP tables - order at bar) 11:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.53 out of 5 stars based on 718 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2024
Patricia M.
We had a lovely evening. The service was perfect, the food was nice ( a little expensive though). We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2024
Phillip D.
Great food excellent service will be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 18, 2024
Michael J.
Very friendly and attractive staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2023
Patricia E.
Great food and great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2023
Louise C.
Best service and experience I’ve had at the esplanade

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2023
Julie R.
Food was fantastic

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2023
Jessica A.
Manager on day, always looks after us :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2023
Anna J.
Steak was delicious, decent serve of fresh veges, icy cold beers, smiling waitstaff. Lovely ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2023
Roz W.
We loved it the building is amazing Staff were lovely and so was the food loved the alfresco area we had a great night Thank You Port Hedland an amazing part of Australia Cheers Enjoy

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 27, 2023
Heather M.
I love coming here, only gave 9 stars for value because we bought 6 oysters and I thought they were quite small, other than that, everything else was perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2023
Gérard N.
We can twice. Will be back Saturday if we could have a table for 3 people. Thanks. Colette et Gerard NICOT

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Gidget F.
The staff looked after us, explaining various items and were very patient with us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2023
Melissa H.
service was great food was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2023
COREEN A.
Happy with the service Esplanade staff always provide. Always feel welcomed and can enjoy my meal with the family in a great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2023
Tane H.
We ordered a few entrees to share between 2 and the servings were big enough to be a main. Definitely great value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2023
Joyce H.
Each time we have been to the Esplanade it has been a wonderful experience and all our visitors we have brought along have really enjoyed it. Would certainly recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2023
Wayne M.
Great food, great staff, what more can I say , would not hesitate to recommend to anyone, we will be back , thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2023
Kara W.
Amazing, accommodating service from Dev and the team once again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2023
Jasmine H.
I reckon if you change your menu again as it’s starting to get boring having the same stuff on the menu

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2023
Amanda A.
Lovely staff and great food. Dev is always so accommodating!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2023
Paul B.
It was awesome every time we have a dinner at Esplanade. The ambiance, the people, the service, the food are excellent. Keep it up and God Bless.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 05, 2023
Heidi O.
Amazing waitstaff, so friendly and offered table service regularly which was great. Food was the best we’ve had for a long time at the Esplanade. My parents first time visiting from QLD and dinner was a highlight for them. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 12, 2022
Heather M.
Had another great dinner here, lovely service staff as usual, The food came out fairly quickly even though the place looked packed out and there was a big party of people in side, I appreciate the ease of booking a table online, and being quickly seated on arrival. Highly recommend this place for eating and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2022
Nettie V.
Great food! Steak was made to perfection and really tasty. Thanks for a great night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2022
Stephanie B.
The burgers to much salt

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 28, 2022
Lorraine M.
Everything was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2022
Michael J.
fantastic food and crew.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2022
Zul H.
One of the dishes I ordered was a little on the colder side of warm. Besides that the staff and the rest of the food was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2022
Emma A.
Chrissie is a fantastic server 10/10

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 16, 2022
Dewar G.
Really enjoyable, courteous, and efficient team with great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2022
Tony J.
Only complaint would be we are all fifo workers who do things at the last minute tried to book table last night at 445 pm for 7pm but would not let us has tow be a 3 hour window apparently For us people that go two to three times a week ,perhaps something to let us book at a moments notice provided there are tables available apart from that its always an awesome place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 05, 2022
Coreen A.
great night. good customer service. please provide a bit more lighting for the deck area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2022
Dwayne S.
Food, service and seating was awesome

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 16, 2024
Christina P.
Overall the night was great, good service and staff were very helpful. I ordered my steak medium but it was medium rare, I didn't complain. It is somewhat on the pricey side too.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 16, 2024
Mitchell H.
They know how to cook a steak!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 28, 2023
Michael F.
Pleasant evening

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2023
justin F.
Had the family over from eastern states and the love sitting out the back on the deck thanks.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 31, 2023
Jesika T.
First time visiting so was unsure what to expect. We had booked the alfresco for a date night and the table service was lovely, the staff were friendly and not at all pushy! The bottle of wine we wanted wasn’t available which was the only sort of downside. Food was delicious and came out very quickly. Overall a lovely time, thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2023
Emma L.
Everything about the evening was great. The staff were attentive, food served surprisingly quickly, and the buzz of other guests added a really nice to feel to the place. My only downside was getting home to realise I'd been on the menu for mossies, but that's my fault. I'd definitely book inside next time, as I'd not even though about it before and we had such a great time I didn't even notice!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 13, 2023
Yeni S.
Take to long for the food, and soo many house flies

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 09, 2022
Miliakere M.
Enjoyed the service and loved the food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 04, 2022
Rick T.
Got eaten by mosquitoes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 0/10
Oct 23, 2022
Jheng G.
Service was always been great. Food was great except for haloumi fries was very salty but i guess thats the way haloumi supposed to taste.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 20, 2022
Kelly R.
Great service, ambience and good food. Look forward to my next dinner at The Esplanade.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 03, 2022
Francois S.
My steak was great. But my partners fish was like eating rubber.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 05, 2022
Arron H.
A great place for dinner. Table Service was great food was good with generouse portions.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2022
Julie F.
Sat inside as too cool outside, outside of toilets so not that great! Food was quick and enjoyable, nice staff.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 17, 2024
Tim L.
The whole night was very nice, we were seated inside, away from all the foot traffic, the music was load enough to hear but not too loud that you couldn’t hear the person talking next too you. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Thank you

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 09, 2023
Liz K.
Meals were nice but kilpatrick oysters need to have a nice sauce and bacon cooked at same time as oysters. The addition of some fans on the wall to circulate air but not pointing at you would be nice as it’s very hot sitting on the deck. Also some festoon lights (dull) would be nice in deck area. The table service we had was excellent. Some feedback for you: Air curtains would also be a nice addition on all the doors leading inside to stop flies getting in. Everyone we know complains about the flies inside. The flies congregate on your meal as soon as it’s put on the table inside and is disgusting trying to eat with them that bad.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 27, 2023
Rosie C.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, great value and also nice of the bar staff to switch off the very loud tv since we were right in front of it, Thanks Esplanade Team

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 30, 2023
Tracey L.
A lovely meal

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 15, 2023
Aaron R.
Best in Hedland

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 09, 2023
Cliff C.
entrees were lovely steaks were very fatty and not cooked as requested. service was good but could see short staffed as ladies were running around and we waited long periods to get drinks.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 17, 2023
Matt M.
Great food, fast, friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Feb 16, 2023
Kyle T.
It was a nice dinner, but it is pretty expensive and the main meal was good and all but stuff like salad and chips weren’t at the best. Lighting could have been a lot better trying to get a photo wasn’t the best due to the lighting.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 31, 2022
Ben M.
Nice outdoor setting with good ambience. Friendly and efficient staff.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 30, 2022
Paula R.
Very nice

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 28, 2022
David M.
Definitely amongst the best places to eat in the North West.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2022
Lauren S.
Everything was amazing although there was no light under the umbrella so we had to move and the tree was showering us in leaves all night!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 12, 2022
Sarah M.
Thank you for great service and quality dishes served for dinner

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 31, 2022
Penelope H.
The Esplanade food is exceptional, fish of the day (Spanish Mackerel) yum!!, and the Seafood Paella delicious!!. The only criticism was the drinks were rather expensive, a beer and a glass of wine - $24.00!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2022
Peter B.
Bar service is slow, they made up for it being friendly. Will be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 29, 2022
Anne H.
Two of the guests ordered fish and found it was a bit dry. My steak was perfectly done and the mushroom sauce was the best I have ever had. The other guest was happy with his pulled pork burger. We visit each time we come to Port Hedland as we always enjoy the atmosphere.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 04, 2022
Heath S.
Very happy with our meals good service will return again

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2023
Abby W.
When dining in for dinner- table service for drinks would be good. I would have ordered more cocktails if I didn’t have to get up and order at the bar each time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 23, 2023
Annie and John M.
Good for a pub meal, air con in bar too cold and the wire covering on the beautiful brickwork does not work and should be removed.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2023
John M.
Need a little more lighting just find the alfresco area too dark

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 08, 2023
Mark M.
Kept on asking to be served...walking past our table...seemed to be focussed on getting meals out rather than have a waiter/waitress floating to see who needed service

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 13, 2023
Monika T.
Good food, lovely staff, would revisit again. Only downfall which the staff have no control over are the flies - may be beneficial in exploring fans or a misting system

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 12, 2022
Trish B.
We enjoyed our meals, too many pigeons around hanging out on tables and at your feet. They need to have water pistols or similar on the tables to get rid of the pigeons.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 02, 2022
Angela W.
We booked table service, but got put on the deck. Which caused us to order separately at the bar, in turn entrees and mains came out at the same time and varying time frames. 1 guest got her main after everyone else had finished.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Genalyn B.
Serving of food was not good enough we’re waiting for almost 1hour. We order at 6:38pm but it serve 7:30pm

Overall: 7/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Sep 20, 2022
Chloe B.
Lamb shanks very burnt. All meals very small in size/ quantity. Midges caused us some dramas and would’ve liked to see some coils. Nice setting and atmosphere.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 21, 2022
David R.
Overall the food and location was great. However the time from when the Entree came out to the time when the mains came out was over 40 minutes