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Waterfront Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian
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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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This restaurant is at El Paso Motor Inn
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Night Time Special

Great Views, loved the three course special, always take the girl friend here, very romantic setting. Lovely Food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
James S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great Views, loved the three course special, always take the girl friend here, very romantic setting. Lovely Food.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by my brother who is a travelling salesman and has frequented the place while travelling. He suggested the Ocean and Earth (Surf and Turf). We had the set menu of trio of dips and damper, ocean and earth, and lime pannacotta (also Crete brûlée) and we paid a little extra for oysters as well.... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Perfect the right amount of simplicity and fine dining for a lovely meal that was very enjoyable. The meals were beautifully presented, very decent servings and tasted divine. Well exceeded my expectations. Didn't get our servers name but he was friendly and helpful. Also the winter special is very well priced and good value, entree, main and dessert for $39.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant with another couple and were pleasantly surprised. Staff were great, extremely helpful and were able to answer all our questions on different meals available. We ordered four different meals and all were presently timely and very appealing to the eyes. We were all very impressed with our food and one of the couples who is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went to the Waterfront Restaurant on a Saturday night and had to wait for over 10 minutes to be shown to our seats despite the fact we had a reservation. The restaurant's menu did not have a huge selection of dishes (roughly 4 mains and 4 desserts) and depending on who greeted you at the door, guests were made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went here for dinner last night because it had rated so highly however it did not come close to deserving it's 4.5 star rating. We were seated and given an A4 piece of paper which had a set menu on it & were told that was all that was available, there was no normal menu on offer. The set... More 

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Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This restaurant overlooks the Hastings river and it is a lovely spot to watch the afternoon or night just pass by. You will see plenty of walkers and joggers on the path to the Breakwall or dogs being taken for a walk, boats cruising or sailing on the river just metres away. This restaurant is ideal for lunch or dinner;... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Myself and my wife had a great dinner, the food was fresh and tasty, especially the oysters, they would have to be as good as I have had. Overall a pleasant dinning experience and not overpriced. If you are in Port definitely give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked for 7pm, arrived to find entrance locked telephoned and someone came down to let us in. $39 for 3 course. Starter was OK. One large roll with some tasty dips. My husband chose lamb shank - good choice. I made the mistake of choosing 12 hour cooked steak. It was tough. Disappointing. Dessert lemon tart was tasty but... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had a great family dinner here. The meal size is very generous. Nice, flavoursome meals. Good service, with pretty cool decor.

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 29 Clarence Street | (Rear of the El Paso Motor Inn Complex), Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6583 1944
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
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
Average Prices: USD $12 to $28
Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

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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 to $28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, 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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