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Village Cafe Restaurant

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50 Matthew Flinders Drv, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
(02) 6582 5888
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Pleasantly surprised

Went here for dinner with my girlfriend while we were holidaying in Port Mac. We were staying in light house beach so we thought we'd check out the local eatery. BYO wine. Great menu options and there was actually a great buzz and atmosphere to the place. The service and food was good. Would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Nat J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my girlfriend while we were holidaying in Port Mac. We were staying in light house beach so we thought we'd check out the local eatery. BYO wine. Great menu options and there was actually a great buzz and atmosphere to the place. The service and food was good. Would recommend for sure.

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Thank Nat J
Port Macquarie, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Village Café Restaurant (just off Matthew Flinders Drive) is a nice little hideaway set in a holiday park in a peaceful part of town. If you are unlucky enough to go on a night when there is a table with lots of people on it for a birthday party or (God forbid) a hens night, it can get a... More 

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Thank portmoose
Port Macquarie, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

really good food, but not a lot of it, & just a touch on the pricey side if your wanting somewhere just to go for lunch or dinner.

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Thank my_unique_thoughts
Warners Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

just across the road from the B & B Anchors, excellent service, great food, easy walk to it.. brilliant all round.

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Thank ColleneKalb
Bathurst
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A very disappointing meal! We weren't offered offered drinks other than water, service was very slow and the pumpkin soup had no flavor! It just tasted like boiled pumpkin, no spices, sour cream or anything. It was served with nice looking sweet potatoe crisps as a garnish. It took forever to place our orders and then even longer to be... More 

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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The service was very slow and we unfortunately had to ask for some things a couple of times. The food was presented well but just lacked something to make the dishes flavorsome. The staff were friendly but didn't demonstrate that they were trained well in how to take and complete orders. The food was just okay and the salad had... More 

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1 Thank Dharugtraveller
Port Macquarie, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Average - extremely slow service which spoils everything. Quite ordinary food is served and high charges if you take your own birthday cake.

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1 Thank Juliet S
David J, Owner at Village Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you found our normally efficient service to be slow, your visit was obviously on a day when we busy so my apologies for that. The fee you paid for us to serve your own cake was to cover cream or ice cream served with the cake, it is our policy to... More 

Star707, Sydney
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419 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There it was, an oasis of light, glowing in the surrounding darkness, a Restaurant by the Beach, complete with outdoor decking and palm trees. We were here for a rather large birthday party, there would be around 100 people attending. The ambiance is definitely beach-side, which it pulled off despite the drop in temperatures at this time of the year.... More 

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Annan
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wednesday night is steak night - excellent value and cooked to your liking. Had dinner here twice as it was too good to pass by. Lunchtime menu for smaller meals was also good. Desserts are beautiful. BYO. Great place for friends to meet or couples to relax and enjoy the food. Friendly staff. Can't fault this gem.

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Thank Hecklegirth
Port Macquarie, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every time my Family and I eat here, I try something different from the menu. Tonight the Barramundi was to die for The Chef and Staff are always friendly helpful and courteous Well Done Guys I will return yet again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Matthew Flinders Drv, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: (02) 6582 5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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