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Catch at Shoal Bay

Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1555
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“lobster” (9 reviews)
“prosciutto” (4 reviews)
“fresh prawns” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is one of my favourites while visiting Port Stephens. It is a bit pricey, however you pay for what you get. The restaurant is located on the second level so you have elevated views of Shoal Bay. You can request a window seat, however...More

Thank 846travelbuddy
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

As it was Good Friday we needed somewhere that was open and that has seafood, Catch was awesome. We had the seafood platter and it was really good, fresh prawns, crab, we replaced the oysters with extra fish, cooked fish, best squid and no chips...More

Thank louielou79
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Attended for a family function. The booking process was made very easy by their ability to accommodate our needs. Fresh sandwiches were made available on arrival along with a glass of bubbly. This was what we had requested and was exactly as we had hoped....More

Thank Kaye M
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This place has just the right balance between class and relaxed. Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. The food was excellent, the service was properly balanced at the right point between "in your face" and "neglect" - meaning that it was attentive but not intrusive....More

Thank Dunk777
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Friendly service & good menu. Ask for window seat for best views. Soft shell crab was delicious. Char grilled occy salad was tender & fresh. Simple delicious food.

Thank kingsford
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I travel to beautiful Shoal Bay annually to play golf with friends and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After many years of eating at the the local italian - Giannis we decided to change due to the very average pizzas we recieved from there earlier in...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious meal at the Catch on Saturday night. The menu has many delightful choices - the trio of oysters and the soft shell crab are really worth trying. The service is friendly and efficient and the setting is pretty special too.

Thank Portsea1
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the flavours to die for. The staff were knowledgable and were able to help match wines with our dinner. The seafood platter was Devine with just the right amount of fresh and cooked food. Yum.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival to be so kindly welcomed and helped inside this lovely restaurant which overlooks the beautiful bay of Port Stephens. My husband who is a quadriplegic and drives a very cumbersome electric wheelchair felt instantly at ease by the...More

Thank Janette M
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Catch restaurant is my absolute favourite place for dinner in the bay. The menu is diverse, modern and fresh. The view of Shoal Bay Beach is so lovely. The staff are always very professional and friendly. The atmosphere is really great too. I don't often...More

Thank alink6
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March 17, 2015|
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Response from Jenny E | Reviewed this property |
yes they are open every night...but I personally was not impressed at all with the restaurant....they need a decent chef
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Shoal Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4981 1555
Our premier dining location with amazing views over the waters of Shoal Bay. Great local seafood options and something to excite everyone on the menu at Catch.
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