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Whale Restaurant

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Princes Highway, Narooma, New South Wales 2546, Australia
61 2 4476 2411
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant at a great motel

We dined here for breakfast and dinner and found the offerings at both meals were very much to our satisfaction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
JANDK2265
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Tumbarumba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Whale restaurant will match it with the best.The Menu is varied and always highlights that you are on the coast with a great fish dish and the use of local produce.It has a bar and cosey lounge for a relaxing pre .dinner drink. They also have a great selection of wines and beers.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We dined here for breakfast and dinner and found the offerings at both meals were very much to our satisfaction.

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Canberra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When you have a fine food restaurant in a regional town you are reliant on tourists and discerning locals. The Whale Restaurant deserves their patronage. We are dining on a Friday night and there is a live pianist playing softly in the background. The service is friendly and attentive. We opt for three courses and the dishes are imaginative, substantial... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The oysters are freshly chucked on site and some were still stuck to the shell; they had there own divine sea-watery juices. Freshly chucked oysters are amazing and really the only way to eat them and I have never had that before in a restaurant; they were fantastic. We enjoyed our entrees as well, but were not so keen on... More 

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Narooma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a Narooma resident and regular to the whale I am consistently impressed by the high quality food and wine on offer at affordable prices, easily some of the best on the south coast. Matt and Jen are fantastic hosts and it shows that they love what they do. The new lounge bar is great and a welcome addition to... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Fantastic meals. Basic or fine dining, they cater for all. Great sized meals. Service was wonderful, staff friendly and attentive.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in Narooma for the Oyster Festival and most of chefs who were at the festival were also related to the Whale Restaurant. We had booked for the 8 course celebration of local produce and wow whata celebration of food. This is a must do and incorporate the Oyster Festival when you visit the awesome Narooma township. This is... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great setting overlooking the bay at Narooma, lovely setting to eat, good staff and enjoyable meal at reasonable prices

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Russikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

With a view as spectacular as the food served this restaurant it a must if you are in Narooma! We had the duck and lamb which were both first class and luckily saved enough room for dessert... the creme brûlée, mousse and chocolate ball combo are heavenly. Excellent wine list, great service and gourmet food made this the culinary highlight... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very average .way overpriced for a country town .oysters $4 each.yes per oyster! and they were terrible.steak had to be sent back as wasnt cooked properly.chips were just frozen shoestrings.asked for water refill .came straight out of the tap.For a restaurant that talked itself up so much it was very poor.for the price of the food they must think there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Princes Highway, Narooma, New South Wales 2546, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Narooma
  • Phone Number: 61 2 4476 2411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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