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Catch at Shoal Bay

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Australian, Seafood, Fusion
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Beachfront, Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1555
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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sydney Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank kingsford
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the trip. We decided to try "Catch" above the Shoal Bay Country Club tavern. Our... More 

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Thank Dan H
West Pennant Hills
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Portsea1
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Paul A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 staff's openly welcoming manner. We tend to avoid eating out due to the complication of... More 

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Thank Janette M
Nelson Bay, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 dine out in my hometown, unless it's a special occasion, but when I do, it's... More 

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Thank alink6
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very fresh and interesting menu options. Staff great, view lovely over Shoal Bay. Part of the Ramada Resort but you don't have to be staying there to enjoy.

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Thank Kate M
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great view, good service. Best of all managed to find a chair with side arms for my special needs 6yr old grandson. They brought a plastic chair up from downstairs without hesitation for our family group of 5 adult and one child. The fish of the day was excellent! My hubby loved the oysters, done just right. Not... More 

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Thank 220SuzyQ27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd check out the New Catch after its recent refurb. Very bright,airy spacious room. We were one of only 3-4 couples there midweek so service was quick. Waitress was very smiley and attentive but insisted on calling my wife "m'lady" and me something similarly 1800's, plus she had on really grubby sneakers. I ordered the blackened chipotle chicken with... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

The decor of this restaurant is modern, clean and classy. The wait staff our friendly and attentive. Our meals ranging from salmon to steak, fish & chips to chicken were impressively presented. Not a huge range to choose from for main meals so I think this restaurant would be ideal for a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
Australian, Seafood, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?