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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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This restaurant is at El Paso Motor Inn
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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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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    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
First class

We had the set menu, which was excellent. The owners are lovely people and made us very welcome. This restaurant has a sincerity that is unfortunately too rare. Well done!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
deakins2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had the set menu, which was excellent. The owners are lovely people and made us very welcome. This restaurant has a sincerity that is unfortunately too rare. Well done!

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had the 3 course set menu. I don't think there is any other option. The entree was fixed with a Bread and 3 Dips (absolutely amazing ) . Mains had a few options and there was something for everyone. The mains was well presented and good quantities. The dessert had enough quantity and tasted great and there were enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We turned up late-ish and were warmly welcomed. The set menu options were excellent and our food was delicious and good value. The customer service was also excellent. We spent a week in port and went to a different restaurant each night (some very expensive) but this was definitely my favourite!

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

lovely staff however food a bit disappointing, very small fish/vegetable portion and not able to order a salad etc so had to eat elsewhere afterwards. starter of a bread role with some dips wasn't very imaginative

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Sammamish, Washington
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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We decided to try out the Waterfront restaurant based on the menu and the location, and neither disappointed us. We had some very nice food including a huge Wagyu rump steak, and the outside balcony had a great view of the harbour. There were thousands and thousands of bats flying over while we were having dinner, which added a little... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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 - 29
  • 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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