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Waterfront Restaurant

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29 Clarence Street | (Rear of the El Paso Motor Inn Complex), Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
(02) 6583 1944
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our Waterfront Restaurant based in Port Macquarie has magnificent water...
Our Waterfront Restaurant based in Port Macquarie has magnificent water views of the Hastings River and is a superb venue for breakfast, evening meals or special functions. It is the ideal setting to relax and unwind. Be tempted by the innovative menu featuring succulent steaks, fresh local seafoods or enchanting 'Blackboard Specials' from waterfront family fare to fine dining. A la carte dining Evening meals are catered in several ways including our extensive a la carte menu, function menu and even weekly special menu's. We can supply full a la carte service for up to 150 guests or a table d'hote menu for as few as 5 - 10 guests.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Value Average Food

We were attracted to this restaurant after reading all the positive reviews on the trip advisor. We selected the summer menu as it was good value. The dishes were substantial but nothing else. They were not bad but certainly not more than average. The restaurant is in prime position but is quite... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Romeo B
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greater Sydney, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were attracted to this restaurant after reading all the positive reviews on the trip advisor. We selected the summer menu as it was good value. The dishes were substantial but nothing else. They were not bad but certainly not more than average. The restaurant is in prime position but is quite run down in need of renovations. The serving... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The food was fresh and very tasty. I had the fish which was so tender with such flavour. I could not eat it all. Husband is a real critic with food but loved every bit of his meal. We had to go back two days in a row for dinner. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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West Wyalong, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have visited many restaurants in Port Macquarie over the past few years and have had mixed experiences. I have walked past this upstairs restaurant a few times and have never taken much notice however it is in a prime location with an excellent view of the river. After reading some recent reviews we decided to book a table for... More 

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Bunnys
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had dinner here with our friend from Sydney. On offer on the night was the summer menu. The oysters were ok, the mains of lamb shank, porterhouse steak with prawns and the African chicken were all average. Nothing wrong with the food but nothing to write home about. Dessert was the same. No complaints here but after reading the... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If I could give another half a star for our dining experience tonight, I would. It was good, but not very good, so not deserving of 4 stars. We had the $39 summer 3 course meal and the damper and dips for entree were delicious, though the younger waitress couldn't tell us what the dips were! My husband and I... More 

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port macquarie
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Thank you to both Rob and Karen for hosting our Christmas party function. Nothing was a bother with organising this event. Menus were tailored to our requirements and the food was abundant and tasty. My colleagues were impressed with the venue; great view, service and food.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ate here for breakfast and dinner, as a couple and extended family. Food was to perfection both times. Food size definetly provides you with calue for money and customer service is personalised. Balcony overlooks the river which provides a great romantic dinner ambiance. I would recommended all types of people to try this beautiful restaurant. It has the best... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had the light breakfast which was part of mymotel stay.Staff were friendly. The only thing that I would say to improve the dining experience would be for the wait staff to keep their eyes open for the little things such as making sure the butter and napkins are replaced when the last one is used, and to wipe spills on... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Awesome salmon! Staff were great.. Staff went way beyond what was expected to fix a tiny mishap! Would Definately recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stopped over in Port Macquarie on our way up the coast and a friend suggested we give the Waterfront a try. With little expectation we were surprised how much we all enjoyed our meal. I can recommend the Lamb but had hearty votes for the salmon and barramundi as well. Great dessert choices which we all enjoyed and Rob... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Clarence Street | (Rear of the El Paso Motor Inn Complex), Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: (02) 6583 1944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Our Waterfront Restaurant based in Port Macquarie has magnificent water views of the Hastings River and is a superb venue for breakfast, evening meals or special functions. It is the ideal setting to relax and unwind. Be tempted by the innovative menu featuring succulent steaks, fresh local seafoods or enchanting 'Blackboard Specials' from waterfront family fare to fine dining. A la carte dining Evening meals are catered in several ways including our extensive a la carte menu, function menu and even weekly special menu's. We can supply full a la carte service for up to 150 guests or a table d'hote menu for as few as 5 - 10 guests.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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